David Goyer

Here's Superman before he was super ... and before he was born


A cable series about Superman's grandpa? Yes, I was skeptical; still, the "Krypton" opeer is impressive, both visually and with its sharp story and well-played characters. The series debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday (March 21) on Syfy; here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Da Vinci is back -- a little wiser and (as usual) in a lot of trouble


Television rarely tries anything that is epic in look and tone and subject. Now, fortunately, "Da Vinci's Demons" is back; it's even better than the first year, because its central character (Leonardo da Vinci, no less) has added depth. Here's the story I sent to papers:


By MIKE HUGHES

Meet Leonardo da Vinci, action hero


The best thing about the Starz cable channel is its epic approach.

"Boss" was an underappreciated gem. "Spartacus" -- which ends Friday -- is way too bloody and brutal, but richly crafted. And now "Da Vinci's Demons" is, despite occasional excess, well worth catching. It starts Friday and reruns often; here's the story I sent to papers:

By MIKE HUGHES