‘The Affair’ Recap: The Idealist and His Insider


In Montauk, the ocean is mean, and summer people like Noah Solloway have a fantasy of what life is like for citizens like Cole and Alison Lockhart. For Cole, Montauk is a little piece of Heaven under God, and recently, it has been exposed to “people who come out here [that] think they’re in East Hampton.”

In episode three of “The Affair,” Noah and Alison have yet to wake to the realities of their relationship, and its eventual significance for both the regulars and the ‘summer people’.

Continue reading…

USA’s ‘Benched’ is the Perfect Coupe-ing Mechanism


Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings,” “Scrubs”), one of America’s great unknown national treasures, stars in USA’s newest original comedy, “Benched,” premiering October 28. In it, Coupe portrays Nina Whitley, a former corporate attorney whose life is turned upside down after a heart-wrenching breakup. Following a nervous breakdown for the ages, she returns to world of law, now as a public defender.

Hilarity, dare I say, ensues.

Continue reading…

‘Parenthood’ Recap: Bravermans Can’t Escape Life’s Big Changes


Crosby is in the early stages of a midlife crisis, as Amber, Joel and Julia are recognizing the challenges of single parenthood.

Zeek sympathizes with Crosby’s need to maintain his independence, but he, like Jasmine, recognizes that his youngest son is on the verge of a deconstructive path.

Meanwhile, Amber is only now recognizing how hard it will be to maintain a romantic relationship as a single mom, and Joel is recognizing the possibility of another paternal figure in Sydney and Victor’s lives.

Continue reading…

Netflix Teases Ominous Kyle Chandler Starrer ‘Bloodline’


“We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing,” says Kyle Chandler, in our first glimpse at “Bloodline.”

The former “Friday Night Lights” star joins Linda Cardellini (“Mad Men”), Sam Shepard (“The Right Stuff”) and Sissy Spacek (“Carrie”) in Netflix’s forthcoming drama about four grownup siblings dealing with the return of their trouble-making brother. Continue reading…