Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Dec 30, 2014

Agent Carter, Kyle Chandler's Comeback, iZombie and 7 Other New Shows to Get Excited About

After unveiling more than two dozen shows this fall (for better or for worse), the TV gods have another batch of fresh fare — full of singing knights, monkeys and Kyle Chandler — waiting just around the corner in 2015.

Best New Shows Winter 2015

TVLine has been hard at work combing through midseason TV screeners — holidays? psh! — to weed out the best newcomers, from the highly anticipated (such as Marvel’s Agent Carter) to the sleeper surprises (like VH1’s Hindsight).

We were also impressed by Ellie Kemper’s return to the small screen and laughed it up with two ABC comedies. And because we couldn’t contain our anticipation, we also ate up iZombie and thus included the yet-to-be-scheduled CW drama among winter’s most promising offerings. (So let’s get that on the schedule ASAP, please.)
Start flipping to meet your new obsessions and then hit the comments to let us know what you’re excited to watch!

Best New TV Shows of Winter 2015


PREMIERE DATE: March (Netflix)


WHAT'S IT ABOUT?: Created by Damages vets Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, the series is set in the Florida Keys and centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings (played by Kyle Chandler, Norbert Leo Butz, Ben Mendelsohn and Linda Cardellini) whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black-sheep brother (Mendelsohn) returns home. Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek co-star as the quartet's parents.

WHY WE LIKE IT: Bloodline uses Damages' signature flash-forward device to great effect here, setting up a mystery that is as compelling as the dysfunctional family at the center of it. And the cast, led by Chandler in his first post-Friday Night Lights TV gig, is aces. We're hooked.!2/bloodline/

Dec 11, 2014

New on Netflix: A Review of "Wolves Of Wall Street"

by Kate Kompas, 

"The Wolf of Wall Street": Don't gather the whole family 'round on Christmas for this 2013 Martin Scorsese movie, unless your family is a lot different than mine. This is three hours of excess; thankfully, most of it is entertaining. Poor Leo DiCaprio, this might have been his best chance for an Oscar, but mean ol' Matthew McConaughey took it from him. DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in this movie based on former broker Belfort's memoir about his time bilking shareholders. Thankfully, he uses his immense wealth for philanthropic projects. ... Ha! No, it's drugs, women, drugs, women, repeat. Best scene: Kyle Chandler's Agent Patrick Denham's speech to Belfort that succinctly breaks down what a jerk he is. Best scene, part two: DiCaprio deserves serious credit for the part in which he's so drugged he's almost paralyzed. Worth noting: Jonah Hill got his second Oscar nomination as Belfort's equally depraved employee, and Margot Robbie (recently cast as supervillain Harley Quinn in the upcoming "Suicide Squad") is Belfort's trophy wife. New to Netflix this month. Also on VUDU and