james demonaco

'The Purge' comes to TV

Having evolved into a horror franchise that weaves social commentary into its mayhem, "The Purge" makes the perhaps-inevitable leap to TV, following different parties as the seek to survive the annual night where all crime becomes legal for 12 continuous hours. The USA series brings an anthological element to the concept -- think "Tales From the Purge" -- that has its moments, without quite making this "Purge" binge-worthy.