Al Jazeera Live Streaming - Drawing on the legacy of the groundbreaking Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English (AJE) was launched on November 15, 2006 to more than 80 million households worldwide. The 24-hour news and current affairs channel is the first international English-language news channel to broadcast across the globe from the Middle East. Al Jazeera English's global footprint continues to grow and now broadcasts to more than 220 million households on six continents in more than 100 countries. Al Jazeera English is broadcast from four strategic broadcast centres: Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London, and Washington, D.C. Unlike other international channels, Al Jazeera English's broadcast shifts as the world turns providing the most comprehensive and contextual news coverage. Also see Programs page.
All In with Chris Hayes - Focuses on politics including the day's top headlines, newsmaker interviews, and panels of pundits, politicos and voices from outside the mainstream.
Associated Press Television News (APTV) - The international television arm of The Associated Press, the world's oldest and largest newsgathering organisation. APTN is the world's leading video news agency, serving over 500 broadcasters, major portals and web sites with video.
Backlight - VPRO's weekly 50-minute 'Future Affairs' program. The series shifts between two modes of communication: it provides in-depth analysis of new developments by leading intellectuals, visionaries and mavericks - the architects of change. At the same time, it applies daring cinematic techniques, capturing the effects these changes have on the daily lives of the real world's citizens.
BBC News - The UK's British Broadcasting Corporation international news coverage.
BBC Programmes - A permanent rolling record of everything on BBC Television and Radio.
Bill Press Show - William "Bill" Press is a U.S. talk radio host, liberal political commentator and author. He was chair of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996. See Wikipedia.
C-SPAN Networks - A public service created by the American cable television industry to provide access to the live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided - all without editing or commentary.
Dateline - News programming with anchors Jane Pauley and Stone Phillips. Also features Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric and Maria Shriver each of whom contributes to and anchors some of the editions. M-W, Fr and Su on NBC.
Face the Nation - Each Sunday, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer interviews newsmakers on the latest issues.
Four Corners - Australia's premier television current affairs program.
Fox News - U.S., World, Market Wire, Fox Sports, Health, Hi-Tech, Entertainment.
Global 3000 - DW's globalization magazine. News, reports and portraits on globalization issues.
GRITtv - Reaches millions of viewers weekly on Free Speech TV on Dish network (9415), on cable and public television stations nationwide, and anytime, anywhere online. Distributed in multiple platforms, GRITtv is a daily, 30-minute discussion for people who want to make a difference. Incorporating viewer-submitted content, grassroots activism, and a positive, progressive message that aims to go beyond the one-way format of traditional media, GRITtv talks to the people commercial media ignore.
House Hunters International - Globe trots from Sao Paolo to Prague. Home hunters and their real estate agents check out all sorts of architectural styles and work through the idiosyncrasies of buying real estate in other countries.
Indymedia Newsreal - Brings progressive grassroots organizing, going on in your backyard, to a national television audience. This site lists times and dates for satellite/cable broadcasts, screening venues, and information on how you can get a free satellite dish and receiver to downlink Indymedia.
ITN - British broadcast service producing television, radio, and multimedia news and documentaries.
Meet the Press - Interviews with world-renowned guests hosted by David Gregory. Sundays on the NBC-TV network.
NASA Television (NasaTV) - A resource designed to provide real-time coverage of NASA agency activities and missions as well as providing resource video to the news media, and educational programming to teachers, students and the general public.
Ruptly TV -An international video news agency headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Seeks to supply online broadcasters as well as traditional television broadcasters with comprehensive digital video content, covering all major issues of our time with an emphasis on stories widely ignored by the mainstream media. Home page here.
Sky News - UK and world news, political and business news plus live webcasts, weather reports and the latest from the world of showbiz.
Television News Archive (Vanderbilt University) - The world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming. These special reports and periodic news broadcasts cover presidential conferences and political campaign coverage, and national and international events such as the Watergate hearings, the plight of American hostages in Iran, the Persian Gulf war, and the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001.
BBC Newsnight - Up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories.
BFI Film & TV Database - Since 1933 the BFI has been collecting information about film and television from around the world, with records dating from the beginning of film production to the present day.
British TV Comedy Resources - Casts and characters database to hundreds of British situation comedies. Links to hundreds of websites which feature British TV comedy programs.
Broadband-Television - A comprehensive directory of live and on-demand broadband broadcasts. Enjoy international television and CD quality radio using your computer and free software. A high speed internet connection such as cable, ADSL, ISDN or TI is required. Broadcasts are available in English and other languages.
C-SPAN Congressional Chronicle - An index to the C-SPAN video recordings of the House and Senate floor proceedings. The video recordings are matched with the text of the Congressional Record as soon as the Record is available.
Digital Duo - The the independent, irreverent video review of all things digital. Every week on public television, hosts Stephen Manes of Forbes Magazine and PC World and Susan Gregory Thomas, a nationally syndicated columnist, cut through the hype and show you how the latest innovations of the electronic age really work - and how they don't.
eguides - This site contains Episode Lists for over 2000 TV shows. Each list contains titles and airdates. For over 500 shows there is a more detailed episode guide containing guest stars and plot summaries.
epguides.com - Contains episode lists for over 6400 TV shows. Each list displays only titles and airdates, but in most cases the episode title is a link to the page for that episode at TVRage.com (or sometimes TV.com),
where there is more information such as guest stars and a plot summary.
FORA.tv - Delivers discourse, discussions and debates on the world's most interesting political, social and cultural issues, and enables viewers to join the conversation. It provides deep, unfiltered content, tools for self-expression and a place for the interactive community to gather online.
Foreign Exchange - A weekly, half-hour PBS international affairs series, hosted by noted author, journalist and international commentator, Fareed Zakaria.
Independent Film Channel (IFC) - Features independent movies, documentaries, animation, shorts, exclusive originals, and coverage of all the major independent film festivals.
Independent Lens (PBS) - Airing weekly on PBS, Independent Lens is like an independent film festival in your own living room. Each episode introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers - filmmakers who are taking creative risks, calling their own shots and finding untold stories in unexpected places.
Independent Television Service (ITVS) - ITVS brings independently produced programs to television - programs that engage creative risks, advance issues, and represent points of view not usually seen on commercial or public television. ITVS is committed to programming which addresses the needs of under-served audiences, particularly minorities and children.
JustWatch - A streaming search engine that allows you to search and browse through different providers, including Crackle.
KQED - Public TV Channel 9 in San Francisco weekly schedule.
LyngSat Guide - Program schedules for 733 TV channels with 258,860 programs.
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) - Responsible for administering the public access cable television services in Manhattan, New York. MNN programs include local issue talk shows, cultural and arts exhibitions, live call-in programs, public service announcements, religious and numerous foreign language shows.
Starz - Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG) is the largest provider of premium movie services in the United States with approximately 174 million pay units. SEG offerings include the Starz Encore Movie Pack with 13 digital movie channels and more than 750 movies per month, Starz HDTV, Starz On Demand, and Starz Ticket, an on-demand premium Internet movie subscription service available on the broadband platform. Starz Entertainment Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
Trover - A leading weblog for news and information about IPTV, Internet TV, online video and related topics. Also provides a directory of web sites offering online video and Internet TV, forums for discussion (IPTV Forums), an informational site (IPTV Information).
TV Acres - Guide to television program facts. An on-line subject guide that finds information about the characters, places and things that appeared on television programs broadcast from the 1940s to the present.
TV Guide Online - Articles on television's major issues and trends, personality profiles, and comprehensive TV listings.
TVEyes - TVEyes watches TV 24 hours a day looking at every spoken word. At this free site, type in a search word, and the instant that word is spoken on TV, TVEyes will send you an email alert. Then just link back to the site to read the transcript.
TVRage - Reference guide to the television shows you love. View episode guides, cast and crew information, analysis, reviews and more.
WorldLinkTV - Participatory television channel focused on critical global issues from human rights, justice and conflict prevention to environmental protection, sustainable development, preserving cultural integrity, and the presentation of music and culture from around the world.
Xfinity.TV Listings - Watch your favorite TV shows on Xfinity TV by viewing local television listings, tv schedule, full length episodes, movies, sports, kids and HD channels by Comcast. Also provides What's Playing Now, On Demand, and MyTV.
12 Monkeys - American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett -- a science fiction mystery drama with a time traveling plot loosely based on the 1995 film of the same name.
30 Rock - An American television comedy series created by Tina Fey that currently airs on NBC. It takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series depicted as airing on NBC; the name "30 Rock" refers to the GE Building where NBC Studios is located and which has the address 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The series has an ensemble cast that consisting of 10 regular cast members, including Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander and Alec Baldwin.
Affair, The - Premiered on Showtime on October 12, 2014. The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart (Dominic West and Ruth Wilson) when they meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and Williams College alum who has had one novel published and is struggling to write a second book. He is happily married with four children, but he resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of her child's sudden death. The story of the affair is depicted from Noah's and Alison's perspectives respectively, complete with memory bias. See Wikipedia.
Aftermath - Canadian television sci-fi drama series. The series is centered on the Copeland family, a couple with three almost-grown children, who struggle to survive as natural disasters, followed by the rise of supernatural beings, brings civilization to an end.
Ally McBeal - An American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series starred Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, with other young lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric, humorous and dramatic. Also see TV.com.
American Masters - PBS series ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of outstanding cultural artists. Its body of work to date includes profiles of such American artists as Charlie Chaplin, James Baldwin, Helen Hayes, Andy Warhol, Charlie Parker, Aaron Copland, William Wyler, Martha Graham, Eugene O'Neill, Billie Holliday, The Group Theater, Philip Johnson, Paul Simon, Alexander Calder and Leonard Bernstein among others.
Americans, The -
An American television period drama series created and produced by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg. Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with their unsuspecting children (Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati), and their neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI counter-intelligence agent. The series focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Jennings', sometimes incorporating real-life events into the narrative. See Wikipedia.
Aquarius - An American period crime drama television series created by John McNamara for NBC. The show premiered on May 28, 2015. The show stars David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak, a fictional LAPD detective investigating the case of a missing teenage girl. Along with his younger colleague, undercover narcotics officer Brian Shafe (Grey Damon), Hodiak finds himself coming up against Charles Manson and his "family", a mostly ragtag group of hippies who follow Manson in drugs, sex, and rock-and-roll. The girl they are looking for, Emma Karn (played by Emma Dumont), is discovered by Hodiak to be with Manson and The Family. See Wikipedia.
Art Newspaper.tv - Publishes videos online affecting the visual arts and culture worldwide. Correspondents in more than 30 countries. Watch for free.
Art of More, The - An American television series which debuted on 9 Nov 2015, on Crackle. The series explores the underbelly and surprisingly cutthroat high-stakes world of New York auction houses.
Banshee - Series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country. Features an enigmatic ex-con who has assumed the identity of a murdered sheriff. He imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own interests. Also see Wikipedia and Welcome to Banshee.
Baskets - American comedy television series was co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the showrunner. Galifianakis stars in the dual lead role as Chip Baskets, a failed professional clown in Paris, who instead becomes a local rodeo clown in Bakersfield, California and his twin brother Dale Baskets.
Battlestar Galatica - The story arc of Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans live on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with a cybernetic race of their own creation, known as the Cylons. With the unwitting help of a human named Gaius Baltar, the Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. Out of a population numbering in the billions, only approximately 50,000 humans survive, most of whom were aboard civilian ships that avoided destruction. Of all the Colonial Fleet, the eponymous Battlestar Galactica appears to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of Colonial Fleet officer Commander William "Bill" Adama (Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (McDonnell), the Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled refuge known as Earth. Also see:
Better Call Saul - American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is a spin-off prequel of Breaking Bad, which was also created by Gilligan. Set in 2002, Better Call Saul follows the story of small-time lawyer James Morgan "Jimmy" McGill (Bob Odenkirk), six years before his appearance on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman; events after the original series are briefly explored.
Billions - An American television drama series starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Lewis) are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other.
Black Mirror - British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. See Wikipedia.
Blacklist, The -
American crime thriller television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013.
Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader), a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has compiled over the years and is willing to inform on their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However, he insists on working exclusively with a rookie FBI profiler by the name of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). See Wikipedia.
Book TV - Each weekend on C-SPAN 2, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction books from 8am Saturday to 8am Monday. This web site enhances information on those books, provides an opportunity to watch or listen to programs you might have missed, and provides additional information not available on the network. Also see particular series/topics, including:
After Words - An interview show in which authors of the latest nonfiction books are interviewed by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their material.
Biographies - Book TV regularly covers author talks on biographies of prominent and historical figures. These can be searched by author name or subject and viewed here.
Booknotes - For sixteen years, from 1989 to 2004, Booknotes was C-SPAN's signature author-interview program. Booknotes format was simple: One author, one book, one hour. Booknotes had another editorial guideline: authors could only appear on the program once in their careers. As a result, the Booknotes archive is a collection of 800 first-person interviews with some of the best known non-fiction writers of the late 20th century. In addition, contemporary political leaders are seen and heard in their own words, as they discuss their autobiographies and memoirs.
In Depth - A comprehensive, live three-hour look at one author's work, with questions from viewers via phone and e-mail.
Booknotes - For sixteen years, from 1989 to 2004, Booknotes was C-SPAN's signature author-interview program. Focusing exclusively on contemporary nonfiction books, the Booknotes series created an unparalleled television forum for writers of history, biography, politics, and public affairs. Booknotes format was simple: One author, one book, one hour. For a full hour every Sunday night, fifty-two weeks a year, nonfiction writers were asked to discuss their most recent work. Beyond the book's subject matter, authors were also queried about their research, their writing process, and their own lives and influences. The result is a valuable video resource for authors, researchers, students, readers and educators. 800 intrerviews from April 1989-December 2004.
Breaking Bad - Official site. Breaking Bad is an American television drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). White's primary goal, when he begins manufacturing the methamphetamine, is securing his family's financial future before he dies. See Wikipedia. Also see Wiki and Breaking Bad Music.
Brotherhood - An American television drama series created by Blake Masters. Produced and almost entirely written by Masters and Henry Bromell, the series is broadcast by the premium cable network Showtime in the United States. Brotherhood premiered on July 9, 2006 and ended its third season on December 21, 2008. Set and produced in Providence, Rhode Island, the series revolves around the Irish-American Caffee brothers and their friends, family and colleagues. Tommy (Jason Clarke) is a local politician; Michael (Jason Isaacs) is a professional criminal involved with New England's Irish Mob.
C-SPAN - American Writers, American Presidents, Book TV, Booknotes, Capitol Hearings, Broadband C-SPAN. Also see the C-SPAN Schedule.
California Channel - Politics and public affairs in California. Unedited, unbiased legislative news.
CartoonNetwork - The best cartoons from the past and best new cartoons, on TV and on the web.
Cinemondo (Link TV) - Features the U.S. television premiere of 11 outstanding movies that explore the distinctly human side of critical social and political issues faced by people in countries as diverse as Iran, Holland, China, Greece, Palestine, Bosnia and Mauritania.
CNN Justice - Focuses on newsworthy and controversial legal proceedings.
Colony - An American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In a dystopian, near-future Los Angeles, a couple, Katie (Callies) and Will (Holloway) Bowman, live with two of their three children, under a regime of military occupation by an organization known as the Colony Transitional Authority. They are part of a larger invading force, of extraterrestrial origin, who are referred to as the "Hosts." The Hosts have built an enormous wall, around 20–30 stories tall and many meters thick, that surrounds the central part of Los Angeles, and similar walls around other major cities (now called "Blocs"), while various buildings still display severe damage from the armed conflict during the invasion, known as the "Arrival." See Wikipedia.
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy - The purpose of this site is to promote better understanding of globalization, world trade and economic development, including the forces, values, events, and ideas that have shaped the present global economic system. Provides a complete netcast of the six-hour television program as originally broadcast by PBS -- in three two-hour episodes.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack - Public TV show devoted to long-term diversified investing in stocks, bonds, real estate, insurance, art and collectibles.
Conversations with Great Minds ...with Thom Hartmann - Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talkshow host. His evening TV program, The Big Picture, is wholly owned by his own production company, produced in the RT studios, and licensed to and carried by Free Speech TV in the US and into over 600 million homes in 104 countries by the RT TV network, and distributed worldwide on Hulu. Weekly, on Conversations, Hartmann conducts 25 minute interview with politicians, activists, journalists, scientists and the like.
Culture Show, The - BBC programming providing best of the week's arts and culture news. Covering books, art, film, architecture and more.
Curb Your Enthusiasm - American comedy starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David as himself, and produced and broadcast by HBO. The series was inspired by a 1999 one-hour mockumentary titled Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, which David and HBO originally envisioned as a one-time project. Set in Santa Monica and loosely based on David's life as a semi-retired multi-smillionaire in the world after Seinfeld, the series has been described as a more subversive take on that hit program's "show about nothing" motif.
Deadwood - HBO series. In an age of plunder and greed, the richest gold strike in American History draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything - and everyone - has a price. Welcome to Deadwood, a hell of a place to make your fortune.
Deep Dish Television - A national satellite network, linking access producers and programmers, independent video makers, activists, and people who support the idea and reality of a progressive television network. Deep Dish TV is programmed on more than 300 cable systems around the country as well as selected public stations. Many stations run Deep Dish in several time slots each week, reaching audiences at various times on different days.
Design: e2 - PBS series on sustainable architecture.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - BBC America science-fiction detective series based on a humorous detective novel by Douglas Adams in 1987. Written by Max Landis, it stars Samuel Barnett as the time-traveling detective Dirk Gently and Elijah Wood as his reluctant sidekick Todd.
Dr. Who - News, video clips, photos and reviws from the official site.
Dust Bowl, The - A two-part, four-hour PBS documentary series by Ken Burns. The film chronicles the environmental catastrophe that, throughout the 1930s, destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts, and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world. It was the worst manmade ecological disaster in American history.
Elegant Universe, The - All 3 hours of this PBSNOVA special TV program are available online: "Eleven dimensions, parallel universes, and a world made out of strings. It's not science fiction, it's string theory."
Expanse, The - American space opera / mystery science fiction drama television series on Syfy, based on the series of novels by James S. A. Corey. Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, it follows United Nations under secretary Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Miller (Thomas Jane), and ship's officer Jim Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that threatens peace across the System and the survival of humanity. See Wikipedia.
Falling Water - An American supernatural drama television series. Three strangers realize they are dreaming parts of the same dream. As they delve deeper into the meaning behind their connection to each other, they realize that the implications are much larger than their personal fates, and the future of the world lies in their hands.
Fargo - An American black comedy-crime drama television series created and written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the 1996 film of the same name written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series. See Wikipedia.
Fault Lines - Al Jazeera's weekly documentary program that primarily examines the United States' role in the world.
Feed the Beast - An American crime drama television series based on the Danish series Bankerot by Kim Fupz Aakeson and adapted by Clyde Phillips for AMC, starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess. Tommy Moran and Dion Patras are like brothers. Dion is unable to stay out of trouble and Tommy is unable to move past it. For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening an upscale Greek restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around. See Wikipedia.
Free Classic TV Shows - Assembling the largest collection of early television shows that is organized by genre and by date.
Free Speech TV - Provides free hosting for over 7000 non-commercial websites and 2500 media files. Free Speech Internet TV, in collaboration with Free Speech Cable and the new Free Speech Digital Broadcast Satellite Channel, also provides an internet venue for producers and directors of progressive film, video and audio.
Frontline - The PBS television public-affairs series. Distinguished writers and reporters such Garry Wills, Roger Wilkins, Shelby Steele, William Greider, Seymour Hersh, Richard Ben Cramer, James Reston, Jr., and Peter Boyer have worked with Frontline producing powerful and compelling documentaries.
Game of Thrones - An original series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Croatia, Iceland, and Morocco, it premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. The first follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm's deposed dynasty to reclaim the throne. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores the issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, sexuality, civil war, crime, and punishment. See Wikipedia.
G4 - On-air and online network dedicated to the digital lifestyle. Games, reviews, cheats, Xbox 360, PS3.
Globe Trekker TV - Spotlights the adventures of 10 solo travelers as they venture off the beaten path, exploring every corner of the globe: from cosmopolitan cities, to remote tribal villages, discovering a wealth of diverse landscapes and stunning natural beauty along the way.
Good Wife, The - An American television legal and political drama. The series focuses on Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), whose husband Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), a former Cook County state's attorney, has been jailed following a very public sex and corruption scandal. Alicia returns to her old job as a litigator (having taken 13 years out to be a stay-at-home mother) to provide for her two children. The series was partly inspired by the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, as well as by other prominent American political sex scandals, particularly those of John Edwards and Bill Clinton. Also see Wikipedia.
GreenWorks.tv - Hosts the largest collection of environmental video programming on the Web as well as interactive educational programming, environmental workshops, live webcasts and more. GreenWorks' mission is to spread one simple message: real people are making a difference to protect our environment.
Halt and Catch Fire - Television series created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, that premiered on AMC on June 1, 2014. The series, set in the Silicon Prairie of Texas in 1983, depicts a fictionalized insider's view of the personal computer revolution. See Wikipedia. If the series is extended to a third season, it will be set in California.
Happy Valley - A British drama television series that debuted on BBC One on 29 April 2014. Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) is a strong-willed police sergeant in the Yorkshire valleys, still coming to terms with her daughter's suicide. Just as she seems to be getting back on top of her life, she spots Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton), the man she believes is responsible for the brutal rape that drove her daughter to suicide, standing on a street in her town. She soon becomes obsessed with finding Royce, unaware that he is involved in the kidnapping of Ann Gallagher (Charlie Murphy), a plot instigated by Kevin Weatherill (Steve Pemberton) and orchestrated by Ashley Cowgill (Joe Armstrong). Things quickly take a dark turn. See Wikipedia.
HBO Online - HBO programming, including: Sopranos, Sex And The City, Oz, Chris Rock, Autopsy, Boxing, Band Of Brothers, Inside The NFL, Real Sports, On The Record, HBO Films, HBO Documentaries, Zone, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Wire.
Helix - An intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation. Executive Producer is Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica).
Homeland - An American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim. See Wikipedia.
Humans - A British-American science fiction television series, with the first season debuting on 14 June 2015 on Channel 4 and AMC. The series explores the emotional impact of the blurring of the lines between humans and machines. Also see Wikipedia.
Incorporated - American television sci-fi drama series. The series takes place in a dystopian Milwaukee in the year 2074, where many countries have gone bankrupt due to a number of crises and climate change. In the absence of effective government, powerful multinational corporations have become de facto governments, controlling areas called Green Zones.
Jane the Virgin - An American serial comedy-drama television series that debuted on The CW on October 13, 2014. It is a loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen created by Perla Farías. Also see Wikipedia backgrounder.
An American television drama series developed by Graham Yost. It is based on Elmore Leonard's novels Pronto and Riding the Rap and his short story "Fire in the Hole". Its main character is Raylan Givens, a deputy U.S. Marshal. Timothy Olyphant portrays Givens, a tough federal lawman, enforcing his own brand of justice in his Kentucky hometown. Also see Wikipedia.
Killjoys - A Canadian space adventure drama series.
KQED: Science - Follow KQED Public Media's science and environmental coverage from Climate Watch and QUEST, as well as PBS and NPR shows like NOVA, Nature and Science Friday.
Larry Sanders Show - Satirical television sitcom that originally aired from August 1992 to May 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the United States. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders, and centered on the running of his TV show, and the many people behind the scenes. It is notable for featuring celebrities as themselves (often parodying themselves, by being themselves) and its character-based humor.
Law and Order - An American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks, premiering on September 13, 1990, and completing its 20th and final season on May 24, 2010. See Wikipedia.
Leftovers, The - An American television drama series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta airing on HBO. It is based on Perrotta's novel of the same name. The series stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Ann Dowd and Carrie Coon. It premiered on HBO on June 29, 2014. See Wikipedia.
Legion - An American cable television series created for FX by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character David Haller. Dan Stevens stars as Haller, a mutant diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age. Filming takes place in Vancouver, and on sets built in Burnaby. Hawley wanted to show Haller as an "unreliable narrator", including mixing 1960s design with modern-day elements, and filming the series through the title character's distorted view of reality. See Wikipedia.
Leonardo's Machines - Is it possible that the Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci was hundreds of years ahead of other scientists, and had actually developed the means with which people could fly?
Louie - An American comedy-drama television series on the FX network that began airing in 2010. It is written, directed, edited, and produced by the show's creator, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. He also stars in the show as a fictionalized version of himself, a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City. See Wikipedia.
Low Winter Sun - An American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. A contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. Low Winter Sun begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective's life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld.
Mad Men - American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner. Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (later Sterling Cooper & Partners), located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Sixth Avenue. The focal point of the series is Don Draper (Jon Hamm), initially the talented creative director at Sterling Cooper and later a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and the people in his life both in and out of the office. The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States across the 1960s. See Wikipedia.
Magicians, The - A fantasy television series that premiered on Syfy and Showcase, based on the novel of the same name by Lev Grossman. Premise: Quentin Coldwater enrolls at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy to be trained as a magician, where he discovers that the magical world from his favorite childhood books is real and poses a danger to humanity. Meanwhile, the life of his childhood friend Julia is derailed when she is denied entry, and she searches for magic elsewhere.. See Wikipedia.
Man in the High Castle, The - An American dystopian alternative history television series produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free, Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and Big Light Productions. The series is loosely based on the 1962 novel of the same name by American science fiction author Philip K. Dick. The story portrays an alternate history of the world in which the Axis powers won World War II.
Manhattan - A fictional American television drama series based on the project of the same name that produced the first nuclear weapons. While some historical figures are referenced in Manhattan, most characters are fictional, and the show is not intended to maintain historical accuracy.
Marine Biz.tv - First global maritime channel. Initiated by Aries Marine, Dubai, the largest ship design consultancy firm in the Middle East.
Masterpiece Theatre - The longest running prime-time drama series on American television, presenting the works of classic and contemporary writers interpreted by the world's foremost actors.
Masters of Sex - Drama series on Showtime developed by Michelle Ashford and based on Thomas Maier's biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love. The series tells the story of Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson., the research team that pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s.
Max Headroom Chronicles - Compendium of nformation, episode guide, cast lists, commentary, and more on th US/UK TV series.
MercuryMedia International - Strives to deliver innovative and exciting television of the highest quality to the international broadcast market.
Mick, The - An American sitcom television series broadcast on Fox. Created by Dave Chernin and John Chernin, the series stars Kaitlin Olson who also serves as executive producer. Mackenzie "Mickey" Murphy, an irresponsible woman, relocates from Warwick, Rhode Island to Greenwich, Connecticut. She becomes the parental guardian for her niece and nephews after her estranged and wealthy sister Poodle and her husband Christopher have been arrested by the FBI for fraud and tax evasion. See Wikipedia.
Mildred Pierce - A five-part miniseries that first aired on HBO on March 27, 2011. Adapted from James M. Cain's 1941 novel of the same name, it is directed by Todd Haynes and stars Kate Winslet in the title role, alongside Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel Wood. Carter Burwell wrote the original score for the series.
Modern Family - American comedy series. Presented in mockumentary style, the fictional characters frequently talk directly into the camera. The program is the story of Jay Pritchett, his second wife, his stepson, and their infant son; and his two adult children and their families. Also see Wikipedia.
MoneyTrack - Public television series about money and investing that features real people.
Moyers & Company - The series continues Moyers' long-running conversation with the American public by offering a forum to poets, writers, artists, journalists, scientists, philosophers, and leading scholars. It also features Moyers' essays on democracy.
Mr. Robot - An American cyberpunk-thriller drama television series created by Sam Esmail. The series follows Elliot Alderson, a young man living in New York City, who works at Allsafe as a cyber security engineer. Elliot has social anxiety disorder, but connects to people by hacking them and acts as a cyber vigilante. He is recruited by a mysterious social-anarchist known as "Mr. Robot", and joins his team of hackers, known as "fsociety". One of their missions is to take down one of the largest corporations in the world, E Corp (known as "Evil Corp" by Elliot), a company that Elliot is paid to protect. See Wikipedia.
Murder in the First - An American detective anthology drama television series that airs on TNT. The series was created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, and stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson. Set in San Francisco, the show follows a single case across an entire season. See Wikipedia.
National Public Broadcasting Archives (NPBA) - Brings together the archival record of the major entities of non-commercial broadcasting in the United States. An extensive reference library contains basic studies of the broadcasting industry, rare pamphlets and journals on relevant topics. Besides the textual records of public broadcasting's major institutions, NPBA also collects and maintains a selected audio and video program record of public broadcasting's national production and support centers (NAEB, NPR, CPB/Annenberg) and of local stations WETA, WAMU-FM and Maryland Public Television (MPT).
New Americans (PBS) - Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century.
Newsroom - From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes The Newsroom, a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.
Night Manager, The - A British-American television miniseries directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki. It is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by John le Carré and adapted by David Farr to the present day. Former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall and Washington, D.C. where there is an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. He must infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), Roper's girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki), and associate Corkoran (Tom Hollander). See Wikipedia.
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - This ten-part Showtime documentary series looks back at human events that at the time went under reported, but that crucially shaped America's unique and complex history over the 20th century. From the atomic bombing of Japan to the Cold War and the fall of Communism. With newsreel footage, copious research and Stone's own understated narration, Untold History revisits familiar events, but through an unapologetically leftist lens.
OneWorld TV - Video sharing and social networking aimed at people interested in social issues, development, environment, etc. A unique public platform for filmmakers, video journalists, NGOs and just about anyone with an interest in video and a concern for a better world.
Orphan Black - A Canadian science fiction television series starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical women who are revealed to be clones. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of her clone, Elizabeth Childs, after witnessing the latter's suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its impact on issues of personal identity. Also see Wikipedia.
P.O.V. - P.O.V., a cinema term for point of view, is public television's showcase for independent, non-fiction film.
Parks and Recreation - An American comedy on the NBC television network, starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. See Wikipedia.
Penny Dreadful - A British-American horror drama television series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. The series draws upon many public domain characters from 19th-century British and Irish fiction, including Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mina Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, Renfield and Count Dracula from Bram Stoker's Dracula, Victor Frankenstein and his monster from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Dr. Henry Jekyll from Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. See Wikipedia.
Play for Today - Introductory essay by Dave Rolinson. A British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 from 1970 to 1984. Over three hundred original plays, most between an hour and ninety minutes in length, were transmitted during the fourteen-year period the series aired, and it is by far the most famous programme of its type to have been screened on British television. Also see Wikipedia article.
Political Animals - A six-hour American miniseries created by Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark, that premiered on USA Network on July 15, 2012. Sigourney Weaver portrays Elaine Barrish, as a divorced former First Lady, currently occcupying the office of Secretary of State.
Portlandia - A satirical sketch comedy television series, set and filmed in and around Portland, Oregon; it stars Carrie Brownstein (lead guitarist/singer for Wild Flag and Sleater-Kinney) and former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen. See Wikipedia.
Preacher - An American television series developed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin for AMC starring Dominic Cooper. It is an adaptation of the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.
Queen of the South - American television drama series, an adaptation of the successful telenovela La Reina del Sur.
Ray Donovan - Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players. The new one-hour series stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful drama unfolds when his father, played by Oscar winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.
Rectify - An American television drama series created by Ray McKinnon. The first original series from SundanceTV. Daniel Holden was imprisoned as a teenager for the rape and murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend, Hanna. After he has spent 19 years on death row, new DNA evidence vacates his original trial, and he returns to his hometown of Paulie, Georgia. The subsequent adjustments and events in the lives of Daniel, his extended family, and the townfolk are related as a character study in a slowly unfolding Southern Gothic story.
Roadies - An American comedy-drama television series created by Cameron Crowe. A ten-episode first season premiered on Showtime on June 26, 2016. Sadly, it was cancelled then cancelled. Roadies is an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of “roadies,” who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.
Shameless - An American comedy-drama television series which airs on Showtime. This remake of the British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although filmed in Los Angeles, with the exterior scenes filmed in Chicago. Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.
Sherlock - A British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. See Wikipedia backgrounder.
Six Feet Under - HBO series. Using dramatic irony and dark, situational humor, the show approaches the subject of death through the eyes of the Fisher family, who own and operate Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home in Los Angeles.
Sky Arts - A TV channel dedicated to the arts. Every day Sky Arts broadcasts quality programs across the whole range of the arts from around the world. including: films, opera, ballet and concerts; documentaries, news, masterclasses and profiles; and specially-commissioned programs on today's top artists, performers and events.
Sleeper Cell - Showtime fictional series about an Islamist terrorist cell.
Sopranos, The - HBO series. Creator David Chase's drama series stars three-time Emmy winners James Gandolfini as mob boss Tony Soprano, Edie Falco as Tony's wife Carmela, Lorraine Bracco as therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Michael Imperioli as Tony's nephew Christopher Moltisanti, and Dominic Chianese as Uncle Junior. Joining the cast of The Sopranos as a regular this season is Steve Buscemi (Ghost World), playing Tony Soprano's cousin Tony Blundetto.
South Bank Show - Britain's dominant arts program for over a quarter century.
Spark - A weekly television show, an educational outreach program and a Web site about Bay Area artists and arts organizations.
Springboard - PBS series providing analysis of the ways that today's scientific and technological revolutions are reshaping the fabric of American culture. Host, Rebecca Roberts, brings together the experts from varying backgrounds, specialties, and philosophies who are creating the current revolution in science and society.
State of Play - BBC series. When Sonia Baker, a young political researcher, falls on the Tube tracks and is killed, it devastates her high profile Labour MP boss (David Morrissey). The press smells blood and questions are asked about the nature of his relationship with Sonia. The story is pursued by a leading broad sheet, and its senior reporter, Cal McCaffrey (John Simm) is put on the case - his long-standing friendship with Collins considered a bonus to the editor (Bill Nighy). is uncomfortable with pursuing what amounts to a domestic scandal until his colleague Della (Kelly Macdonald) discovers a surprising link between Sonia's death and the murder of a black teenager named Kelvin Stagg that same morning. Someone clearly wanted Sonia dead, but why?
Taboo - A British television drama series produced by Scott Free London and Hardy Son & Baker for BBC One and FX. The series, set in 1814, begins with James Delaney (Tom Hardy) returning to Britain after twelve years in Africa with fourteen stolen diamonds, following the death of his father and as the war with the United States is nearing its end. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery. Also see Wikipedia.
teen.tv - Video destination for original webisodes, celebrity interviews, exclusive performances, skateboard tricks videos, on-the-street style.
Thirteen - A British drama television miniseries created and written by Marnie Dickens. The series centres on Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer), a 26-year-old woman who escapes from the cellar where she has been imprisoned for 13 years.
This Old House - The Emmy Award winning This Old House is the PBS's premier home improvement series. The show demystifys the home improvement process and while celebrating the fusion of old world craftsmanship and modern technology.
Top of the Lake - A 2013 television miniseries written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, and directed by Campion and Garth Davis. Filmed and set in New Zealand, the drama series follows a detective (Elisabeth Moss) investigating the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old girl. Also see Wikipedia.
Treme - Drama series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. Treme begins three months after Katrina, and they follow a diverse group of characters as they rebuild their lives in a city torn apart, a city in which tens of thousands of houses are abandoned, in which only 50 percent of the population remains, in which neighborhoods are still without power. The main characters in Treme aren't the overburdened cops, spiraling addicts, ruthless dealers, struggling dockworkers, corrupt politicians or compromised journalists of The Wire. In their place, for the most part, are musicians, as the show's title sneakily suggests: Treme (pronounced trih-MAY) is the New Orleans neighborhood where jazz was born. And even though it adjoins the French Quarter, few tourists visit Treme, where generations of the city's musicians have lived.
True Detective - An American television anthology drama series on HBO created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, with the first season directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Season one starred Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles, and utilizes multiple timelines to trace two Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives' hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years. The second season premiered on June 21, 2015, and stars Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, and Vince Vaughn. Also see Wikipedia.
TrulyCA - KQED is airing documentary films about California made by independent filmmakers.
truTV Crime Library - Stories on: crime, gangsters, serial killers, terrorits, spies, assassins and classic crime stories.
TV Acres - Archive of TV program facts arranged by subject and derived from American and British TV shows broadcast during prime-time and Saturday mornings from the 1940s to the present.
Twilight Zone - One of television's most rightly revered series, The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1959-64) stands as the role model for TV anthologies. Its trenchant sci-fi/fantasy parables explore humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama cannot. Creator Rod Serling wrote the majority of the scripts, and produced those of such now-legendary writers as Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont. Also see TZ Epoisode Finder and Wikipedia entry.
TWiT Netcast Network - You'll find over a dozen different shows here, all covering some aspect of technology. Netcasting (also known as "podcasting") is a great new way of distributing audio automatically. When a site (like this) offers a netcast feed you can subscribe to the feed using netcasting software and any new items will be automatically downloaded to your computer. If you have a portable audio player, the files can also be copied to the player.
Veep - Americanpolitical satire comedy television series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Vinyl - American period drama television series created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter. The series stars Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record executive in the 1970s. It premiered on HBO on February 14, 2016.
War and Peace - A British-American television serial first broadcast on BBC One and A&E in January 2016. In this new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel, three young people experience life, love and loss against the backdrop of Russia’s wars with Napoleon.
West Wing, The - As the winner of four consecutive Emmy Awards as Outstanding Drama Series, The West Wing - under the direction of executive producer John Wells - offered viewers a realistic, behind-the-scenes peek into the Oval Office as seen through the eyes of its eclectic group of frenzied staffers and the devoted First Family.
Westworld - An American science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO. It is based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton, and to a lesser extent on the 1976 sequel Futureworld. The program takes place in fictional Westworld, a technologically advanced, Western-themed amusement park populated completely by synthetic androids dubbed "hosts". Westworld caters to high-paying visitors dubbed "newcomers" (also known as "guests"), who can do whatever they wish within the park, without fear of retaliation from the hosts.
Wire, The - HBO series. Honored with a 2004 Peabody Award as "one of the most intense and complex narratives television viewers have seen. Probing the full rangeof human behavior, 'The Wire' has the depth and intensity of a complex novel. Both cops and criminals face dilemmas where boundaries of right and wrong, honesty and dishonesty are continually blurred."
X-Files, The - An American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, on Fox, spanning nine seasons and 202 episodes. The series revolves around FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigating X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. See Wikipedia.
Young Pope, The - An English-language Italian television drama series created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino for Sky Atlantic, HBO, and Canal+. The series stars Jude Law. The new pope is, superficially, novel: He’s hooked on Cherry Coke Zero, he’s pop-culture literate, he - well, he looks like Jude Law. But his beliefs turn out to be militantly conservative, if not medieval. Mr. Sorrentino composes shots as if painting religious art, and “The Young Pope” looks awesome in both the vernacular and spiritual senses. See James Poniewozik's review in the NYT.
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