New “True Detective” based on SoCal’s corrupt Vernon

Hector Becerra and Ruben Vives at LAT After months of mystery, Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of HBO’s “True Detective,” has offered some hints about the new season, which begins Sunday. Times readers might find the storyline a bit familiar. Pizzolatto...

Now that he’s gone…

…the New Yorker finally notices Greg Gutfeld’s Red Eye, an often hilarious send-up of talking-heads news shows, a show where the guests are regularly insulted by the host and the participants admit they don’t know what they’re talking about....

Cable Nets are speeding up shows

Joe Flint When Stephen Cox was watching “The Wizard of Oz” on TBS last November, something didn’t sound quite right to him about the Munchkins, who are near and dear to his heart. “Their voices were raised a notch,” said Mr. Cox, the author of several pop- culture...

Black Mirror on Netflix streaming

Black Mirror consists of six standalone episodes. The less said about them the better, except they are excellent. Some people are put off by episode 1 (we loved it), so if it bothers you, don’t let it discourage...

Scared straight done crazy wrong

Key and Peele, on Comedy Central, is one of the freshest, consistently funny sketch shows on TV. The two performers, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, are gifted writers and comic actors, transforming themselves in all kinds of characters. Here is one bit we...