The Passage: Fox’s New Show Is a Pleasant Surprise

I loved Justin Cronin's fantasy/thriller/horror trilogy of books, and the first of which, The Passage, is the basis for a new show on Fox starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, which premiered on Jan. 14. Gosselaar plays agent Brad Wolgast, who is in charge of "escorting" (or kidnapping) a young girl and bringing her to a secret government …

The Surprising Quality of Canadian Comedy: A Primer for Americans

One of my favourite exchanges from The West Wing is a typically Aaron Sorkin back-and-forth between Amy Gardner and one Donatella Moss, who’s just been informed she was actually born in Canada, and was therefore endowed with certain inalienable rights. “Canadian, huh?” Amy asks. “Yeah,” Donna responds. “You feel funnier?” “No, but I am developing …

Nordic Noir: The Subtitled Mysteries of Bad Men, Bad Weather & Badass Women

If you live in the UK and you're reading this on Friday 29th June 2018, I'm going to hazard a guess that you're either waiting to watch or have just seen the final ever episode of The Bridge (Bron|Broen). I can barely wait to see how, in my opinion, the greatest ever non-English-language TV drama …