Watching musician/actor John Lurie paint and grumbly pontificate in an unnamed tropical locale is sometimes puzzling, often intriguing and always soothing.
The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been downsized to fit the television screen — and pay loving, sharply observed homage to TV sitcoms of different eras in the process.
A new adaptation of James Herriot's books about life as a Yorkshire vet in the 1930s has gorgeous landscapes, majestic animals, and a welcome focus on home and work.
Playing a retired millionaire who unexpectedly wins his bid to become mayor of Los Angeles, Danson takes the spotlight and shines, sticking every landing on every line.
Made by Shonda Rhimes' production company and adapted from a beloved series of romances, Bridgerton is witty, sexy, absorbing fun that might just keep you up late.
COVID-19 precautions kept us physically apart, but Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli says shows such as Schitt's Creek, Better Call Saul, Fargo and Lovecraft Country provided virtual connection.
If you could watch it at home in 2020, it's here — four NPR critics give their picks for the best in streaming or broadcast TV in a year when current events turned the industry upside down.
From Lovers Rock to The Good Lord Bird, the titles on John Powers' year-end list didn't simply distract; they also delved into enduring questions of freedom, dignity and survival.
Kaley Cuoco plays a messy flight attendant in the HBO MAX series that begins when one very bad night leads to one very rough morning.
Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play Abby and Harper, a couple headed home to Abby's parents' house for Christmas. Dan Levy, Victor Garber and Aubrey Plaza are among the terrific supporting cast.
The beloved cartoon is resurrected at a time when real life might be zanier than anything Yakko, Wakko and Dot could conjure up.
The new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special gently satirizes the franchise, but the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special nearly killed it.
In the Hulu on FX limited series "A Teacher," a high school English teacher (Kate Mara) lures a student (Nick Robinson) into a sexual relationship. It doesn't turn out well.
The Netflix adaptation of a novel about a couple of teenagers who communicate by writing in a shared notebook is a well-made limited series with old-fashioned appeal.
The latest season of The Crown pulses with glamour and sizzle, as Elizabeth II greets the arrival of two women who threaten her preeminence: Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana.