Wonderfalls foreshadowed Bryan Fuller’s yearnings for Hannibal and American Gods

There’s an offbeat comic sensibility running through the work of Bryan Fuller that begs to be psychoanalyzed. Like one of his headstrong but emotionally damaged protagonists, Fuller’s shows use humor to distract you from their fundamental pathos, delivering quirky asides or sarcastic bon mots in hopes of diverting…

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…

What fictional restaurant would you most like to patronize?

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 Club Classic announces summer schedule, begins the thawing of SNL Classic reviews

Guess what, everyone? Summer starts June 21! And that means that TV Club Classic’s summer season starts tomorrow! We’ve got a great lineup of shows this summer, and we’re hoping that you want to read about all of them. If you don’t, though, we’ll just take them away from you without giving you proper notice, and then…

Bryan Fuller asked NBC to pull next week’s Hannibal because real life is terrifying enough 

Death haunts the corners of nearly every television project that bears Bryan Fuller’s name—he is the man who created Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies, after all—but even a guy with Fuller’s macabre sensibility knows when to say enough is enough. And that “when” is a moment in which most Americans are throwing their…