Retired Coverage


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At some point, TV coverage comes to an end.  By that, I mean I took the show out of the regular weekly or daily rotation for whatever reason.  Want to see the stuff I finished or put on hiatus?  Check in here.



Rome told the story of the days when the Roman Republic became the Roman Empire through the eyes of both the power players who made it happen, and a pair of soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who had a ground level view of it all.  Cover can be found indexed here.

Penny Dreadful

This series, set in the Victorian era, used numerous figures from Gothic horror works to tell the story of Vanessa Ives, doomed psychic.  This is what True Blood could have been if it weren’t campy or what The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie wanted to be.  Find coverage for it here.

The Handmaid’s Tale


The nightmarish society from Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel continues, even as the main character’s plot armor seems to just get stronger. Will anyone ever find true happiness in this miserable show?  Find the coverage here.

The Night Manager

A classy, pseudo-Bond adventure, adapted from the John le Carre novel of the same name, featured a cat-and-mouse spy game between Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.  You can find the key to those write-ups here.

American Horror Story


FX’s horror anthology may be more campy than scary, but you can still find the coverage here.

The OA

Netflix’s metaphysical (for lack of a better word) series where a long lost young woman returning cured of her blindness is not the weirdest thing she claims happened to her can be found here.


Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

This British TV mini-series is a fun adaptation of author Susanna Clarke’s fun alternate history/fantasy novel, where magic and magicians are real in England during the Napoleonic wars.  Coverage can be found here.



DC Universe thought a TV-MA series about those kid sidekicks fighting evil on the side was a good idea.  Is it?  Decide for yourself.  Find the coverage here.

A Series of Unfortunate Events


The Baudelaire children are orphans with greedy villains on their trail, particularly the devious Count Olaf.  Can they keep their family fortune and their lives, or will a wannabe actor with a penchant for disguise get past them and a host of incompetent adult figures?  It may not end well.   Check out coverage here.

The Wire

Considered one of the best TV shows ever made, The Wire shows the shortcomings of the various institutions of a dying city.  Find the coverage here.

Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy’s best-selling, popular spy character Jack Ryan got his own high production value series.  And, it’s actually mostly good.  See the footage here.

House of Cards

Frank and Claire Underwood are powerful, ambitious people who don’t care who they step on or how hard they trod to hold onto power.  Corruption and operatic silliness abound on this Netflix series, and you can find that coverage here.

The Night Of

HBO’s mini-series about one innocent young man’s harrowing trip through the criminal justice system, with a fantastic lead performance by John Turturro, has its footage here.

House of Cards UK

The UK’s original version of the House of Cards saga came 20 years earlier and told the whole story in 12 episodes.  See that coverage here.

American Gods


There are gods living in America.  Some are ancient.  Some are new.  And this country isn’t big enough for all of them.  Mostly because gods aren’t good at sharing.  As for the show, find the coverage here.

Sharp Objects


Amy Adams is a damaged woman returning to her childhood home to report on the disappearance and murder of two young girls.  The HBO mini-series was based on the first novel by author Gillian Flynn, and it shows how scars can be both external and internal for some people. The coverage can be found right here.

Gravity Falls

Gravity Falls was a delightfully weird animated series about Dipper and Mabel Pines, a pair of twins set to stay with their somewhat crooked, somewhat greedy Grunkle Stan for the summer, and how they more or less save the world.  See the coverage here.


Six teenagers learn their parents may be supervillains in this Hulu adaptation of the Marvel Comics series.  Find the coverage here.


A town full of women.  A former outlaw.  A sheriff condemned to cowardice.  And a 30-man gang of vicious killers.  This Western mini-series brought all that with some style.  See the coverage here.


The contemplative Western that made human beings out of the lawmen and psychos that inhabited a small camp out in South Dakota before the law moved in, when gold was possibly plentiful, and a rich man’s greed could bring a sheriff with a simple moral code and a brothel owner with his fingers in every illegal pie possible together as allies.  Coverage can be found here.

The Haunting of Hill House


A character-based, genuinely scary horror story about a really spooky old house.  Find the coverage here.

Good Omens


Based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, the Apocalypse has never been funnier than it is in this mini-series.  Find the coverage here.



Like an especially violent Energizer Bunny, the History Channel’s first original scripted show Vikings seems to keep going and going, but it is winding down now.  Or so they say.  You can find the coverage here.

Ash vs Evil Dead

Do I even need to describe this one?  It’s in the title.  It’s Ash Williams on one side, the Evil Dead on the other, and a lot of gory slapstick in-between.  Find the coverage here.

Over the Garden Wall

Two brothers get lost in the Unknown, with only a talking bluebird for help.  And maybe a frog.  Watch out for the Beast.  Anyhoo, Cartoon Network made a whimsical mini-series.  You can find the coverage here.

Stranger Things


Ah, the 80s.  When kids were allowed to do dangerous things in movies.  This Netflix adventure drama captures the feel of the era and tells a fun story to boot.  Find the coverage here.

Lost in Space


The Robinson family–and a whole lot of other people–are lost in space!  Just like the title says!  Will they find out where they are before things get really bad?  Find the coverage here.


Two lonely, damaged people enter a futuristic drug trial in this really weird Netflix sci-fi mini-series.  You can find the coverage here.

Orphan Black

Clones, clones, and more clones.  This mishmash of a sci-fi show somehow worked, helped mostly by a lead actress who brilliantly played multiple characters all at once.  Find the coverage here.



Did anyone expect HBO and the co-creator of Lost to somehow make a TV mini-series inspired by the classic graphic novel Watchmen and make it, somehow, incredibly good?  Because they did.  Find the coverage here.

True Detective

HBO’s anthology series about various cops looking into mysterious deaths and disappearances, and when it’s good, it’s really good.  When it isn’t?  Er, no comment.  Find the coverage here.

Black Mirror

Technology is only as good as the people who use it.  That seems to be the message to the British anthology series Black Mirror.  Find the coverage here.

Castle Rock


Based on the various works of Stephen King, this anthology series follows a different creepy story involving the town where many of King’s works are set.  Find the coverage here.

Swamp Thing

DC Universe canceled this show rather abruptly.  Why?  Who knows?  I watched and reviewed it anyway.  Find the coverage here.


This family-friendly fantasy series from the BBC retold the Arthurian legends from the point of view of Merlin.  Here, the great wizard is just a young man hiding his powers from authority figures who would probably kill him if they knew what he could do.  Find the coverage here.

Big Little Lies

An excellent cast you wouldn’t normally see on TV (not even HBO) and a story that was far more compelling than it probably has a right to be, Big Little Lies may have at first blush been about the problems of the upper middle class, but it still was ultimately some damn good television.  Find the coverage here.

The Boys

Got a problem with superheroes?  Well, so do the Boys.  Find the coverage here.

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

A prequel series starring a bunch of puppets for a cult classic fantasy movie?  And it’s good?  Yes.  Yes it is.  Find the Dark Crystal coverage here.


Multiple generations of the same four families in a German village deal with, well, time travel and the apocalypse.  Curious?  Find the coverage here.

Altered Carbon

When human consciousness can be passed around bodies like candy, then you might have the problems of Altered Carbon, the sci-fi show where humanity keeps their minds in their stacks and goes through sleeves/bodies like, well, candy, and the rich may be immortal.  Find the coverage here.

The Young Pope/The New Pope

A joint British/Italian production, these two connecting series show the private lives of a couple Popes, fallible men given a position that requires infallibility.  With a lot of cool visuals, the shows were more character studies of two men finding their faith in one of the most visible positions on the planet.  Find the coverage here.


Al Pacino hunting Nazis in the 70s.  That’s all you really need to know.  Find the coverage here.