The end is the beginning: 17 characters who found a fresh start in the apocalypse

A pompous, awkward, acne-spotted 16-year-old, Harold Lauder is one of the few immune to the superflu that wipes out 98 percent of humanity in Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic masterwork. But while others mourn the dead, Harold revels in the demise of his bullies and naysayers. The end of the world means the end of his…

TNT renews The Last Ship and Major Crimes, gives final season to Falling Skies

TNT knows drama, and specifically, it will continue to know three of its summer dramas for at least one more season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the channel has renewed The Last Ship, Major Crimes, and Falling Skies. All three scripted series are ranked in the top five of basic cable summer shows among total…

Falling Skies: “Be Silent And Come Out”

Reading the comments from last week, it didn’t escape my attention that I was in the minority in my appreciation of “Search And Recovery.” Several of you pointed out that in my focus on the Tom and Pope-centric high jinks of the episode’s main plot, I largely ignored the secondary plot about Weaver’s search-and-rescue…