American TV Classics: The Best Shows on AMC

Premium cable networks like HBO and Showtime used to have a monopoly on small screen storytelling, but ever since the basic cable channel American Movie Classics (AMC) branched out into producing television shows, they’ve been giving their subscription-based competitors a run for their money.

The Many Deaths of Sean Bean

English actor Sean Bean (sadly not pronounced, Seen Bean) has died so many times onscreen that we’re starting to lose count. Whether he’s being shot by arrows, impaled by an anchor, or killed by cattle, Bean nails it every time. Here are our favorite Bean death scenes from both film and television. Warning: spoilers lie ahead.

The Doctor of Each Generation

Few shows can claim a legacy that is even half that of Doctor Who’s. The program has run for decades, and in that time cultivated a crop of unforgettable characters and creatures that have earned the show its massive fan base.

Life After Cancellation: TV Shows Saved by Fans

Before the digital renaissance, censorship dulled the blade of great comedy, reality TV slashed the budget for scripted content, and the best shows were forced to duke it out, coliseum style. The winners would be showered with advertising dollars, royalty checks, and prime-time interviews. The losers were fired. But there were outliers. Shows that refused to die.

Home Box Office: The Best Shows on HBO

HBO is synonymous with top-shelf, serialized entertainment. Ground breaking ideas, A-list talent, captivating characters … HBO pioneered the TV-drama revolution. They set the bar (very high) for what audiences can expect from writers and actors. And we, for one, are grateful.

The 10 Biggest Gender Swaps in TV and Film

Does a character’s gender define them? The sheer number of characters that have been gender swapped in television and film suggest that it’s certainly not the most important thing. Some characters will go through changes in the development stage, others are a new take on a pre-existing character as part of a new story.

Netflix and Chill: The Best Shows on Netflix

Dirty politicians, throwback slap-stick comedies, dark re-imaginings of childhood in the 70s, STRANGER THINGS … we need to chill, because Netflix certainly isn’t. You can’t string two weeks together without the release of at least one new season of binge-worthy Netflix original programming.