We Were With CocoHow did Conan fade from the pop culture spotlight?
Bourgeois GhostsThe BBC’s Casual Vacancy miniseries is infinitely better than J.K. Rowling’s book.
The Female GazeHow Amy Schumer flips the script on real-life gender dynamics.
Louie Season 5Don’t be fooled by tonight’s slapstick-y episode: This season is darker—and smarter—than ever.
How Black-ish Earned the Right to Call Itself Black-ishIn its first season, the sitcom has more than earned its provocative name.
The Sad Case of The SlapHow a show with so much potential became the least likable series on TV.
The Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of the Season 5 finale, “Conquer.”
The Late Late Show With James CordenIs it the most earnest late-night show on TV?
Racial Stereotypes Can Be FunnyThe critics of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt aren’t wrong. But they are missing the point.
Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtNetflix’s new Tina Fey comedy may be the new 30 Rock—with an even bigger heart.
House of ZzzzsThe Netflix thriller makes itself over as a plodding relationship drama.
Last Man on EarthFox’s new sitcom gives the apocalypse genre a surprising twist.
Snapchannel SurfingAmerica’s fastest-growing app has brought TV back to its roots.
The SlapNBC makes the case for why prestige shouldn’t be limited to cable TV.
NBC’s Bad MemoryThe network repeatedly criticized Hillary Clinton for her false memory of “sniper fire.” Will it hold Brian Williams to the same standard?
Extreme MakeoverThe dramatic, surprising evolution of Louie’s philosophy of love.
More Like CrappyishThe new Steve Coogan series Happyish is frustrating in a particularly Showtime-y way.
The ComediansFX’s new show is the celebrities-fictionalize-their-own-lives genre at its clunkiest.
A Song of Ice and Sometimes Different StuffIn its fifth season, Game of Thrones is at its best when it diverges from the books completely.
“I Know Who You Are”Better Call Saul’s smart, surprising first season insisted that it’s never possible to escape your past.
Wolf HallA rich, riveting TV adaptation brings Hilary Mantel’s book to life.
YoungerTV Land’s new series shows us just how fully the TV premise “millennials in Brooklyn” has jumped the shark.
The “How Does Adam McKay Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked a Hollywood director in Episode 1 of Season 2 of Slate’s Working podcast.
PowersThis superhero police procedural is the PlayStation Network’s clunky take on prestige TV.
American CrimeThis new ABC drama is the most nuanced, intelligent take on race relations we’ve seen in years.
All Box, No SexWE TV’s new show wants to have its smut and censor it, too.
The Heart of PawneeWhat made Parks and Recreation such a uniquely good sitcom—even if the finale lost sight of it.
The Odd CoupleCBS’s show puts a retrograde new spin on an old story about what it means to be a straight man.
The Anti-SerialHBO’s documentary The Jinx is a true-crime story that doesn’t do any hand-holding.
“It Takes More Than Lunchables to Assimilate”Arthur Chu, Jennifer Lai, and Phil Yu discuss the Fresh Off the Boat premiere.