''The Flash,'' ''How to Get Away With Murder,'' ''Transparent,'' and more on Jeff Jensen and Melissa Maerz's short list
''Grim heroes and deranged monsters. Black magic and bloody horror. Such is the sensationalistic stuff of contemporary pop culture and Victorian England's penny dreadfuls, lurid adventure serials published on cheap paper.''
''24: Live Another Day a reanimation of Kiefer Sutherland's thriller, which clocked out four years ago shambles back sadder than most. Despite the high-grade action, the premiere is more a showcase for everything that was bad about 24 than a reminder of everything that was good.''