For most of our last season, the questions we've been asking about love deal with its passionate side. In the five winter episodes, we have veered slowly towards the costs of that passion. As I have noted before, the only real promise you ever get with love is that it must end; that we go on loving, in the face of certain loss, is one of the nobler traits of humanity; in fact, it may be our saving grace as a species.
Devotion and adoration are not restricted to things that are good for us...
'Twas the week before Christmas, and I can't remember when so much was stirring on TV this late into the year. Here are some highlights from an unusually busy pre-Christmas week.
DINO-MIGHT? The biggest cliffhanger regarding the two-hour finale of Fox's time-tripping family sci-fi drama Terra Nova (8/7c) isn't so much what happens on the show, which is fairly standard action-adventure mayhem, but whether it will return for a second season next year. (That decision should be ...
Fist pumps still rule! Jersey Shore was the year's most-watched prime-time series on basic cable.
Did Paul Young kill Rosie Larsen?
Mark Moses, the actor who plays the Desperate Housewives murderer, is joining The Killing as a new detective who joins the investigation into Rosie's death, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (What? That doesn't mean he didn't do it!)
The Killing postmortem: Showrunner Veena Sud on the finale's big twists and Season 2
Moses, 53, will play Lt. Carlson, a new hire at...
Kyra Sedgwick, Frances Sternhagen, Barry Corbin
One of the greatest side benefits of my work on The Closer has been the time I get to spend thinking about our themes. This last season, which revolves around love, has provided me countless hours of reflection, examining the best of all human emotions and, to my mind, the most powerful. When you have a choice, and love is one of the options, the decision usually becomes obvious.
For me, life is broken down into a series of families...
Mark Pellegrino will give Castle and Beckett trouble... from half a century in the past!
Cheers to Fred Willard for bringing joy to the world of The Closer.
Kate Burton will reprise her role as Meredith Grey's mother for the upcoming alternate universe episode of Grey's Anatomy, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The episode will imagine all the ways Meredith's life would be different if her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer's before she died in Season 3, was alive and...
Is he a good Santa or a bad Santa? Sounds like a case for Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), and in a very campy Christmas episode of TNT's The Closer (9/8c) — one of many holiday episodes we'll be weighing in on this week — the Santa is ...
Kyra Sedgwick, Frances Sternhagen and Barry Corbin
In our season-long examination of love, The Closer would be remiss if it didn't pause to consider the fuzziest of all human passions: a fondness for our own golden past.
Hardly anything tickles warm, childhood memories like the holidays. Gifts, decorations, friendly gatherings, family feasting and favorite songs blend to paint a glowing patina over our best memories. Unfortunately, the American brand of nostalgia borders on amnesia, and holding on to our youthful attachments oftentimes requires overlooking a host of problematic truths, or so our intrepid civilian tech, Buzz Watson, discovers when dragging his younger sister, Casey, on their annual trip to a local Christmas fair...