An unscientific survey shows the most-viewed TV comedy shows tend keep the humor to a measured pace.
But the reasons why people feel bad have shifted over the decades. Here's a brief history.
The Flash's Iris West is the latest supporting character to be kept in the dark about crucial info—and thus forced to become a killjoy.
Just as the main plot gets mind-numbingly complicated, the mid-season finale shakes things up.
For its dazzling mid-season finale, the series spotlights the turbulent points of view of five different players involved in Cary's trial.
The show's continued embrace of virtual history this week sees a government official telling the public that humanity's doom has already been sealed.
Dissecting "Crossed," the seventh episode of the fifth season
Starz's new missing-child miniseries features exquisite shots, for those with the emotional fortitude to keep watching.
The show piles on yet another half-baked prequel version of a Batman villain, which is the last thing it needs.
As it's dropped its "legal case of the week" plot structure, The Good Wife has become the most engrossing serialized drama on television.
The final season's main storyline isn't actually ripped from the headlines, which means a rare opportunity for real suspense on the HBO show.
Dissecting "Consumed," the sixth episode of the fifth season
The short answer: business realities. The long answer: That’s an unfair question that requires context.
Dandy's right: Being bored is the worst.
The origin story for Batman isn't so interesting. The origin story for his city, on the other hand ...
Last night's guest appearance was a ploy for attention that only points out how far the show has fallen.
The show's other characters continue to evolve, but she seems stuck.
Dissecting "Self Help," the fifth episode of the fifth season
Companion Clara propelled the action in Series Eight, even if she was kind of a jerk.
There's still time to watch it before the sequel airs on PBS Sunday.