Neal Justin

Columnist/Reporter | Media
Phone: 612-673-7431
Neal Justin is the TV and radio critic for the Star Tribune. He previously covered music and nightlife for the paper.

Recent content from Neal Justin

Two film stars drive an intense new TV detective drama

It would have been so easy for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to evolve into an aging Bo and Luke Duke. Instead, they’ve become two of Hollywood’s most intriguing actors, culminating in their work in HBO’s intense “True Detective.”

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 10:58 PM

Changing the channel: How four cable networks reinvented themselves

If at first you don’t succeed, change everything. Here’s how typical programming has changed on some of our most popular...

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 11:03 AM

'Downton Abbey' is all about the women this time

Females rule the fourth season of PBS’s wildly successful drama, which returns Sunday night.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 04:50 PM

Review of 'Downton Abbey' season four: Life goes on after Matthew

REVIEW: Lady Edith and Mrs. Hughes take the spotlight in a fast-paced new season.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:35 AM

Harmon, McHale and Rash talk new season of 'Community'

Dan Harmon returns, which means “Community” is once again majoring in madness.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 02:07 PM

TV's top surprises of 2013: Josh Charles, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Ricky Gervais and more

It’s that time of the season when I’m supposed to reveal my favorite programs of the year. There’s just one problem: I’m not qualified.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 02:42 PM

Look who's singing, too: More TV musicals

More live TV musicals? Here are some ideas to build on the success of NBC's “Sound of Music.” What are your ideas?

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 06:00 PM

'Mob City': The making of a dark and stormy noir

Inspired by vintage B-movies, director Frank Darabont brings 1940s Los Angeles to vivid life in a miniseries premiering Wednesday.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 04:20 PM

'Mob City' is the stuff dreams are made of

REVIEW: Frank Darabont, the director of “Shawshank Redemption” and creator of “Walking Dead” once again re-creates an authentic mood on screen.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 04:20 PM

They're blinding us with science: 'Mythbusters' comes to the stage

The duo behind Discovery’s “Mythbusters” show brings its act to Minneapolis this week.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 04:18 PM

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