The 33 percent success rate is pretty atrocious, though, when you consider that, once the current ground-based interceptor program really got under way, the supposed threat had shifted to "rogue state" launches, which would basically be a single missile strike. So if you're pumping billions into a system that has less… » 10/16/14 9:40am Thursday 9:40am

There's definitely something smart about the show's "Cobblepot Begins" storyline. Here's a character that's so iconic, but so utterly silly and non-scary. By reinventing him not as a portly little weirdo with a Mary Poppins umbrella or army of missile-launching penguins, but a creepy, hook-nosed wielder of small… » 9/30/14 8:41am 9/30/14 8:41am

I had a very similar experience. It felt like this is what David Simon wanted to do all along with the Wire—expose the realities of urban life and sociopolitical injustice, and do it on a show that was full of excellent black actors. But without the grabby crime stuff, Treme just felt so self-important and plodding.… » 9/26/14 7:19am 9/26/14 7:19am

Champions is so ungainly, and has some near-fatal flaws (like the fact that people often returned to consciousness mere moments after being knocked out, forcing ostensibly heroic characters to periodically stomp an unconscious foe's head into the ground, while discussing what to do next), but for pure customization,… » 9/23/14 9:19am 9/23/14 9:19am