Maureen Ryan on Huffington Post http://s.huffpost.com/images/HuffingtonPost_250x20.png tag:www.huffingtonpost.com,2012:/tag/maureen-ryan Huffington Post Maureen Ryan: Resistance Isn't Futile: 'Falling Skies' Ups Its Game This Year http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/falling-skies-review_b_1597025.html 2012-06-15T11:01:08Z 2012-06-15T11:23:43Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ "Falling Skies" Season 2 is a different animal, a much leaner and meaner machine that allows sentiment to be present but unexpressed and depicts a darker world in which innocence is a luxury that no one can truly afford. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/noah-wyle">Noah Wyle</a>, <a href="/tag/falling-skies-tnt">Falling Skies Tnt</a>, <a href="/tag/falling-skies">Falling Skies</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/falling-skies-season-2">Falling Skies Season 2</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-reviews">Tv Reviews</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: 'Dallas' Review: TNT Revives The Drama And J.R. Revives His Greed http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/dallas-review_b_1591297.html 2012-06-12T17:55:34Z 2012-06-12T17:55:52Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ Larry Hagman appears to be having the time of his life ("Dallas" 2.0 is worth watching just to see the evolution of his magisterial eyebrows, which have more personality than some of the greener cast members). <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/larry-hagman">Larry Hagman</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/patrick-duffy">Patrick Duffy</a>, <a href="/tag/dallas-tv">Dallas Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/dallas">Dallas</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/dallas-tnt">Dallas Tnt</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: The 'Mad Men' Finale Explains It All For You http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/mad-men-finale-recap_b_1585578.html 2012-06-11T02:35:05Z 2012-06-11T02:48:43Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ By the end of "The Phantom," I felt the kind of boredom and ennui that the characters have been experiencing. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/mad-men">Mad Men</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-season-finale">Mad Men Season Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-amc">Mad Men AMC</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-season-5-finale">Mad Men Season 5 Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-season-5">Mad Men Season 5</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-finale">Mad Men Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: Five Things I Wish 'Mad Men' Had Skipped This Season http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/mad-men-season-5-finale_b_1578652.html 2012-06-10T11:00:00Z 2012-06-10T23:12:35Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ There were a lot of dropped storylines, missed opportunities and depressing developments this year on "Mad Men." There also wasn't much tension or forward momentum to help drive the season forward. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-amc">Mad Men AMC</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-season-5-finale">Mad Men Season 5 Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men">Mad Men</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-season-5">Mad Men Season 5</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-finale">Mad Men Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/slideexpand">Slideexpand</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: 'Gilmore Girls' Creator Returns With The Frisky 'Bunheads' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/bunheads-review_b_1585042.html 2012-06-10T17:04:40Z 2012-06-10T17:04:42Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ The show isn't quite "Gilmore Girls" plus dancing, but it's pretty close, and that is not a bad thing at all. "Bunheads" comes from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, and you'll find a lot of familiar elements here. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/amy-sherman-palladino">Amy Sherman-Palladino</a>, <a href="/tag/bunheads">Bunheads</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/abc-family">ABC Family</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/gilmore-girls">Gilmore Girls</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/bunheads-abc-family">Bunheads Abc Family</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: What Fall TV Could Learn From 'Awake' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/awake-nbc-fall-tv-2012_b_1579320.html 2012-06-08T08:07:06Z 2012-06-08T08:07:18Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ The big networks can continue to cater to the audiences of a bunch of cult-y shows with passionate viewerships, or they can keep on bland-ifying their offerings, in desperate bids to get everyone -- anyone? -- to keep coming around. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/kyle-killen">Kyle Killen</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/awake">Awake</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/jason-isaacs">Jason Isaacs</a>, <a href="/tag/awake-nbc">Awake Nbc</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/wilmer-valderrama">Wilmer Valderrama</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> EXCLUSIVE: A Tense Confrontation In The New Season Of 'Burn Notice' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/burn-notice-season-6-exclusive_n_1570696.html 2012-06-05T11:26:01Z 2012-06-05T11:26:15Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ "Burn Notice" is back for Season 6 and this time it's personal.<br /> <br /> When "Burn Notice" returns on USA on Thursday, June 14, the situation truly does st... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tag/jere-burns">Jere Burns</a>, <a href="/tag/jeffrey-donovan">Jeffrey Donovan</a>, <a href="/tag/burn-notice">Burn Notice</a>, <a href="/tag/burn-notice-season-6">Burn Notice Season 6</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/burn-notice-usa">Burn Notice USA</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> EXCLUSIVE: Syfy Renews 'Lost Girl' For Season 3 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/lost-girl-renewed-syfy-season-3_n_1569086.html 2012-06-05T10:00:17Z 2012-06-05T10:01:05Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ Good news for fans of the Fae: The Huffington Post has exclusively learned that Syfy has renewed "Lost Girl" for a third season, which will arrive on ... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/lost-girl-season-3">Lost Girl Season 3</a>, <a href="/tag/lost-girl-season-2">Lost Girl Season 2</a>, <a href="/tag/syfy">Syfy</a>, <a href="/tag/anna-silk">Anna Silk</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/lost-girl">Lost Girl</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Inside The Decision To End 'Spartacus' Next Season http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/spartacus-ending_n_1565148.html 2012-06-04T09:00:45Z 2012-06-04T09:00:14Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ "Spartacus" is ending? That sound you hear is a loud "Nooooo!" from the collective consciousness of the "Spartacus" fandom. <br /> <br /> Starz has revealed th... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/starz">Starz</a>, <a href="/tag/gladiators">Gladiators</a>, <a href="/tag/spartacus-season-3">Spartacus Season 3</a>, <a href="/tag/spartacus-steven-deknight">Spartacus Steven Deknight</a>, <a href="/tag/spartacus-canceled">Spartacus Canceled</a>, <a href="/tag/steven-deknight">Steven Deknight</a>, <a href="/tag/liam-mcintyre">Liam Mcintyre</a>, <a href="/tag/spartacus-final-season">Spartacus Final Season</a>, <a href="/tag/spartacus">Spartacus</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/spartacus-starz">Spartacus Starz</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: The Saddest 'Mad Men' Scene Ever http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/mad-men-recap-lane-dies_b_1566986.html 2012-06-04T03:40:33Z 2012-06-04T05:15:41Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ Was this a great hour of "Mad Men"? I don't know about that, but Lane's story connected with me on an emotional level like almost nothing else I've seen this season. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/mad-men">Mad Men</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-season-5">Mad Men Season 5</a>, <a href="/tag/lane-pryce">Lane Pryce</a>, <a href="/tag/jared-harris">Jared Harris</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-amc">Mad Men AMC</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-tv">Reality-Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: A Terrifying End To The 'Game Of Thrones' Season http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/game-of-thrones-finale-recap_b_1566867.html 2012-06-04T01:08:07Z 2012-06-04T01:09:12Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ The finale may have been a bit overstuffed, but Season 2 as a whole has been tremendously satisfying, given how well it has distilled George R.R. Martin's themes with coherence, compassion and spectacular visuals. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-finale">Game of Thrones Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones">Game of Thrones</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-season-2-finale">Game of Thrones Season 2 Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-season-2">Game of Thrones Season 2</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> 'Cougar Town' Producer On The TBS Move And What's To Come http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/01/cougar-town-season-4-tbs_n_1562715.html 2012-06-01T12:38:04Z 2012-06-01T12:38:57Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ "Cougar Town's" third season ended Tuesday and after a dramatic rescue by TBS, the former ABC comedy was recently renewed for a fourth season. On Mond... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/cougar-town">Cougar Town</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tag/cougar-town-season-4">Cougar Town Season 4</a>, <a href="/tag/cougar-town-abc">Cougar Town Abc</a>, <a href="/tag/cougar-town-tbs">Cougar Town Tbs</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/cougar-town-season-3">Cougar Town Season 3</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: What's With This Season Of 'Mad Men'? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/mad-men-recap-the-other-woman_b_1551469.html 2012-05-29T00:00:00Z 2012-05-29T00:01:40Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ I'm going to be fine with it when the current season of "Mad Men" ends. There's a grim, pervasively bleak quality to Season 5 that actually exceeds Season 4's descent into Don's private hell. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-amc">Mad Men AMC</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-the-other-woman">Mad Men the Other Woman</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men">Mad Men</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-season-5">Mad Men Season 5</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: 'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Tyrion Leads Battle Of The Blackwater http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/game-of-thrones-recap_b_1550972.html 2012-05-28T15:23:17Z 2012-05-28T15:24:05Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ No more time for courtly chatter and brave words; what do these people actually <em>do</em> when the enemy is at the gates? They were true to their natures. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-blackwater">Game of Thrones Blackwater</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/peter-dinklage">Peter Dinklage</a>, <a href="/tag/blackwater">Blackwater</a>, <a href="/tag/hbo">Hbo</a>, <a href="/tag/george-r-r-martin">George R. R. Martin</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones">Game of Thrones</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-season-2">Game of Thrones Season 2</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: HBO's Awful 'Hemingway And Gellhorn' Is Worse Than 'Sharktopus' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/hemingway-and-gellhorn-hbo-review_b_1540274.html 2012-05-25T15:21:17Z 2012-05-25T15:22:46Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ Why is hate-watching the only realistic option? Because loving or even liking this expensive misfire is simply not possible. Don't let the fancy names in the cast fool you: "Hemingway and Gellhorn" is a stupid, stupid movie. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/hemingway">Hemingway</a>, <a href="/tag/martha-gellhorn">Martha Gellhorn</a>, <a href="/tag/hbo">Hbo</a>, <a href="/tag/drama">Drama</a>, <a href="/tag/ernest-hemingway">Ernest Hemingway</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/gellhorn">Gellhorn</a>, <a href="/tag/clive-owen">Clive Owen</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/nicole-kidman">Nicole Kidman</a>, <a href="/tag/hemingway-and-gellhorn">Hemingway and Gellhorn</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-reviews">Tv Reviews</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: 'Grimm' And 'Person Of Interest' Finale Reactions, Plus Podcast News http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/podcast-tv_b_1542758.html 2012-05-24T19:48:31Z 2012-05-24T19:50:24Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ A lot of shows are ending their seasons or getting new leases on life right now -- including <i>Grimm</i> and <i>Person of Interest</i> -- so writing about the transition of the Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan podcast feels appropriate right now. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/grimm">Grimm</a>, <a href="/tag/michael-emerson">Michael Emerson</a>, <a href="/tag/person-of-interest">Person of Interest</a>, <a href="/tag/jim-caviezel">Jim Caviezel</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/podcast">Podcast</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> The 14 Best Series Finales Ever http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/23/best-series-finales-ever_n_1537647.html 2012-05-23T07:54:00Z 2012-05-23T07:55:07Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ It's been exactly two years since the series finale of "Lost" and you probably still love it/hate it as much as you did that night.<br /> <br /> No matter your ... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/friends-series-finale">Friends Series Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/the-shield-series-finale">The Shield Series Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/the-wire-series-finale">The Wire Series Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/best-series-finales-ever">Best Series Finales Ever</a>, <a href="/tag/lost-series-finale">Lost Series Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/arrested-development-series-finale">Arrested Development Series Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/slideexpand">Slideexpand</a>, <a href="/tag/mash-series-finale">Mash Series Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/newhart-series-finale">Newhart Series Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/maggie-furlong">Maggie Furlong</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tag/battlestar-galactica-series-finale">Battlestar Galactica Series Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/best-tv-finales">Best Tv Finales</a>, <a href="/tag/the-cosby-show-series-finale">The Cosby Show Series Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/tvs-best-series-finales">Tv&#039;s Best Series Finales</a>, <a href="/tag/best-series-finales-of-all-time">Best Series Finales of All Time</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: 'Mad Men' Recap: Flirting WIth Danger http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/mad-men-recap-christmas-waltz_b_1531945.html 2012-05-21T01:12:07Z 2012-05-21T01:12:21Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ I've had some trouble with some other character evolutions previously in the season (Pete is <em>that</em> unhappy? Peggy is <em>that</em> dissatisfied?), but Lane's has been the hardest one for me to accept. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/mad-men">Mad Men</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-season-5">Mad Men Season 5</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-amc">Mad Men AMC</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: 'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Calm Before The Storm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/game-of-thrones-recap_b_1531138.html 2012-05-20T22:15:00Z 2012-05-20T22:17:15Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ Enjoyable as it was, there was a slightly scattered quality to the episode, as the pieces were put into place for the Giant Battle They Have Been Talking About Forever. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-hbo">Game of Thrones Hbo</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones">Game of Thrones</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-episode-8">Game of Thrones Episode 8</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-season-2">Game of Thrones Season 2</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: My Experience Of Dan Harmon Being Difficult (And Why He's Worth It) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/dan-harmon-fired-community_b_1529588.html 2012-05-19T10:35:54Z 2012-05-19T12:03:53Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ I will stipulate that Harmon can be a hard guy to get along with. But I don't require him to be my friend, nor should the executives at Sony and NBC. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/dan-harmon">Dan Harmon</a>, <a href="/tag/community-season-3">Community Season 3</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/community-dan-harmon">Community Dan Harmon</a>, <a href="/tag/community">Community</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/community-finale">Community Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/dan-harmon-fired">Dan Harmon Fired</a>, <a href="/tag/comedy">Comedy</a>, <a href="/tag/nbc">Nbc</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: Which Comedy Finale Was Funniest? Rating 'Community,' 'New Girl' And More http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/community-finale_b_1527820.html 2012-05-18T13:10:32Z 2012-05-18T13:48:14Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ "Community" is at its best when it ties pitch-perfect concepts to themes that touch on how hard it is to get perspective on your life or to reach some kind of cockamamie maturity. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/new-girl">New Girl</a>, <a href="/tag/community">Community</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/suburgatory">Suburgatory</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/community-finale">Community Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/how-i-met-your-mother">How I Met Your Mother</a>, <a href="/tag/how-i-met-your-mother-finale">How I Met Your Mother Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/suburgatory-finale">Suburgatory Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/new-girl-finale">New Girl Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/comedy">Comedy</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: Why 'Once' Is One Of TV's Most Endearing Oddballs http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/once-upon-a-time-season-2_b_1519207.html 2012-05-15T18:11:51Z 2012-05-16T09:45:33Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ There's a line between simple and simplistic, and there are times when "Once" errs on the wrong side of it. But when it gets its own peculiar mixture of romance, earnestness and hope right, it is pretty magical. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/once-upon-a-time">Once Upon a Time</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-recap">TV Recap</a>, <a href="/tag/once-upon-a-time-abc">Once Upon a Time Abc</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/once-upon-a-time-season-1">Once Upon a Time Season 1</a>, <a href="/tag/once-upon-a-time-finale">Once Upon a Time Finale</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: 'Smash' & The Rise Of The Group Hate-Watch http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/smash-finale-nbc_b_1510133.html 2012-05-14T07:44:44Z 2012-05-14T07:44:56Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ When it comes to group hate-watching, "Smash" is the gift that keeps on giving ... I thought, "Smash's" team is correcting the problems that have long plagued this drama. And then I watched the "Smash" season finale. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/katharine-mcphee">Katharine McPhee</a>, <a href="/tag/megan-hilty">Megan Hilty</a>, <a href="/tag/smash-season-1">Smash Season 1</a>, <a href="/tag/anjelica-huston">Anjelica Huston</a>, <a href="/tag/smash-finale">Smash Finale</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/smash-nbc">Smash Nbc</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/debra-messing">Debra Messing</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tag/smash">Smash</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: Thanks, Betty, For The Worst Episodes Of 'Mad Men' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/mad-men-recap_b_1513742.html 2012-05-14T01:31:23Z 2012-05-14T02:02:09Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ Any episode that prominently features Betty is a lesser episode of "Mad Men." She just isn't as interesting as the show thinks she is, and when she turns up, "Mad Men's" ability to tell stories about bitterness and dissatisfaction becomes noticeably unsubtle. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv-recaps">TV Recaps</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-amc">Mad Men AMC</a>, <a href="/tag/betty-draper">Betty Draper</a>, <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/january-jones">January Jones</a>, <a href="/tag/jon-hamm">Jon Hamm</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men">Mad Men</a>, <a href="/tag/mad-men-season-5">Mad Men Season 5</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p> Maureen Ryan: The Kingslayer And The Murky Moral Universe Of 'Game Of Thrones' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/game-of-thrones-recap_b_1513588.html 2012-05-13T21:08:29Z 2012-05-13T22:18:39Z Maureen Ryan http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/ Most people stick to the system they've always known -- and hate Jaime as a result -- because the alternatives are terrifying. But change can't be held back, no more than the Wall held back the Wildlings. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/tv">Tv</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-recap">TV Recap</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-hbo">Game of Thrones Hbo</a>, <a href="/tag/jaime-lannister">Jaime Lannister</a>, <a href="/tag/hbo">Hbo</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones">Game of Thrones</a>, <a href="/tag/game-of-thrones-season-2">Game of Thrones Season 2</a>, <a href="/tag/tv-canada">TV Canada</a>, <a href="/tag/maureen-ryan">Maureen Ryan</a>, <a href="/tag/reality-free">Reality-Free</a>, <a href="/tv">TV News</a></p>