Fall TV: ‘Happyland’ (MTV)
Sep30

Fall TV: ‘Happyland’ (MTV)

Tuesday, 11 p.m., MTV Summary At a fairytale theme park, Lucy (Bianca Santos) falls for Ian (Shane Harper), the son of the new president of the park. Metacritic (56) It’s sassy and smart, but there’s a dark acuity to the humor that fits in with MTV’s recent edgy efforts like Awkward. — Marc Snetiker, Entertainment Weekly A comedy with a fair amount of melodrama mixed in. The comic parts–fistfights between...

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Fall TV: ‘Manhattan Love Story’ (ABC)
Sep30

Fall TV: ‘Manhattan Love Story’ (ABC)

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., ABC Summary The differences between men and women are seen through the thoughts of Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) as they begin dating each other. Metacritic (45) The comedy is sharp enough, but also gentle. We like the characters. We probably even know them. And it never hurts to put the rom back into com. — David Hinckley, New York Daily News The performances are relatively charming....

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Fall TV: ‘Selfie’ (ABC)
Sep30

Fall TV: ‘Selfie’ (ABC)

Tuesday, 8 p.m., ABC Summary Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), who has 263,000 social media followers, realizes she has no real friends and hires marketing man Henry Higenbottam (John Cho) to help her learn how to interact with people face-to-face. Metacritic (59) Eliza is such a broad caricature of everything [creator Emily] Kapnek finds annoying about social media that she’s unbearable–and not just to the other characters on...

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The Week After Premiere Week — Eight New Shows Debut
Sep29

The Week After Premiere Week — Eight New Shows Debut

The week after Premiere Week sees the debut of eight new shows (five comedies) plus the premieres of eight old shows (six dramas). Monday Old — Castle (ABC), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) Tuesday New — Selfie (ABC), Manhattan Love Story (ABC), Happyland (MTV) Wednesday New — Stalker (CBS) Old — Criminal Minds (CBS) Thursday New — Gracepoint (Fox), Bad Judge (NBC), A To Z (NBC) Old -- The Vampire Diaries (The...

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Better Than Ever In Season Two
Sep29

‘Sleepy Hollow’ Better Than Ever In Season Two

Hope you haven’t forgotten about “Sleepy Hollow.” Fox’s unexpected supernatural sensation was off the air for nine months before returning last Monday, paired with “Gotham.” Ratings were down for the opener, which continued the thrill ride without missing a beat. “Sleepy Hollow” remains one of our must-watch shows. Tom Mison, who plays Ichabod Crane, calls the new season “the...

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‘Amazing Race’ — Good Looks Not Enough
Sep28

‘Amazing Race’ — Good Looks Not Enough

As we watched the first episode of season 25 of “The Amazing Race,” we had high hopes for Lisa and Michelle, the hot realtor sisters from Miami. We never thought they would be the first team eliminated. The 11 teams traveled to the Virgin Islands, where they had to find treasure chests on the beach. With darkness falling, three teams — the realtors, the Boston firefighters and Whitney and Keith from...

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