True Detective


Did you know that Samsung has been the No. 1 manufacturer of TV’s sold worldwide for nine consecutive years? That’s just one of the things I learned after an overnight test drive of the new Samsung curved, 4K UHD TV. The test occurred two weekends ago at a swanky, Hollywood-style pad tucked into the tony Toronto neighbourhood

Summer is the fastest season, A few days have already whizzed by before I could get this link up to this story I wrote on Summer Television for The Canadian Press. Things slowed right down, however, for Sunday’s Season Two premiere of True Detective (HBO, HBO Canada). I watched most of the first hour on an 88-inch,

Summer’s here and the time is right for…watching television? Yes, ignore that warm weather and get back inside. There’s a ton ‘o TV comin’ atcha. The success of Under The Dome two years ago seemed to spike a renewed interest in scripted network drama. That series is back for a third season (how do they

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Who turned out the lights? That’s what everybody was asking shortly after Saturday nights’s 30th annual TCA Awards. It was as if once all the stars left from the post awards party, they took all the electricity with them. With elevators out of commission, the party simply moved downstairs to the dimly-lit Trader

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–HBO chief executives Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo had plenty to crow about at Thursday’s TCA press tour session. Once again, thgeir premium cable network had cleaned up at the Emmys, snaring 99 nominations, including a record 19 for the limited run series True Detective. (That tally nosed out the 18 noms gained

Harrelson and McConaughey flashback to ’95 in HBO’s True Detective PASADENA–Now that was a busy first day of press tour. So many sessions at #TCAw14 and then there’s this new phenomenon of getting pitched eleventy-billion “one-on-ones” on the side–sometimes in other cities. It’s like being asked to text and drive.Right now I’m typing this instead

McConaughey and Harrelson in HBO’s True Detective NEW YORK CITY—Celebrated International Television Day Thursday (isn’t every day television day?) with other reporters from around the world by visiting HBO headquarters in New York. The premium cable company wasn’t specifically celebration International Television Day–in fact, it never came up–but were rather holding international press sessions for