What’s your pop culture resolution for 2016?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

TV dinners: 25 shows to binge-watch this Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving weekend in the United States is a four-day festival of overindulgence: Giant meals, giant balloons representing pop-culture favorites, giant savings at the big box store on Friday morning. As we did in 2013, The A.V. Club aims to contribute to this tradition of extreme consumption with a guide to some TV…

John Noble to play Sherlock Holmes’ father on Elementary

Fringe and Sleepy Hollow star John Noble will be joining the cast of CBS’s Elementary as a series regular for the show’s fourth season. The veteran genre actor will play Sherlock Holmes’ often-mentioned but never-seen father, whose choice to hire Lucy Liu’s Joan Watson to serve as a sober companion for his son kicked…

Nina Sharp from Fringe joins Mary Steenburgen on Orange Is The New Black

Blair Brown—best known ’round here for playing the devious (or was it ultimately helpful?) Nina Sharp on Fringe—will appear on the next season of Orange Is The New Black, according to TV Guide. There’s no information on what sort of character she’ll play, though there does seem to be a vacancy in the administration at…

The Good Wife: “Death Of A Client”

Ah, it’s fun to watch The Good Wife show off. This isn’t the first time it’s done an episode like this, set in real time at a party as a million different things go on. And it doesn’t go off perfectly—there are plot threads that dangle annoyingly, and there’s a mystery that gets resolved half-heartedly. But it’s so…

Pop culture too extensive to start

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Begin again: 27 opening-credits sequences that evolved with their series

1. Big Love
It’s fairly common for television series to tweak their opening credits as the seasons progress, updating old character images with more recent ones, adding new actors to the roster, or jettisoning an opening voiceover to tighten up the run time. But some series go further, swapping out major elements in…