Darren Franich

Darren is a TV Critic. Follow him on Twitter @DarrenFranich for opinions and recommendations.

Arrowverse expert Chancellor Agard and TV critic Darren Franich take an in-depth look at the unconventional new superhero series.
Showtime's comedy duo had a big 2020. Next: The brand gets stronger.
Disney's family adventure turned into the reboot era's stealth masterpiece.
The HBO Max miniseries sensitively explores a lost golden age — and the dawn of AIDS.
Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch raise (super?) boys in the new CW spin-off.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson co-stars with his three younger selves in NBC's new family comedy/wrestling biography/campaign video.
Britney Spears, Nelly, Aerosmith, Mary J. Blige, NSYNC, and a tube sock.
The Silence of the Lambs becomes another bland procedural.
Like Bob's Burgers? Don't miss the newest addition to Animation Domination.
Just another funny sexy horror movie about God.
On Marvel's first Disney+ miniseries, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany look liberated in their sitcom prison.
Writer Michael Hirst talks about the closing act of his Northman saga.
Netflix's silly-smart Karate Kid reboot gets a lot better when everyone agrees to do karate again.
A great score, some bland nostalgia, and a dark prophecy.
A sampler of brilliance from the year's best cartoons.
Social events were canceled everywhere except television.
Critics Kristen Baldwin and Darren Franich pick their favorite television from their least favorite year. Plus: Bad television, and two essential Blursts.
Great art was newly essential in a socially distanced world.
Glenn Close and Amy Adams look lost in Ron Howard's all-over-the-place biopic.
The CW saga ends this week. How did it begin?
The late host made Jeopardy! a brainy-fun ritual for more than three decades, before a cancer diagnosis brought new poignance to his steady grace.
Luca Guadagnino's drama was a loving indie-pop meander about young Americans abroad.