Sept. 14 2015 9:55 PMThe Bastard Executioner FX’s new show from the creator of Sons of Anarchy is a Game of Thrones knock-off that misunderstands everything that makes Game of Thrones good.
Sept. 7 2015 7:07 PMMust-Please TVThe fall network comedies all seem neurotically aware of just how hard they have to work for your attention.
Aug. 19 2015 4:59 PMFear the Walking DeadThe new spinoff of AMC’s The Walking Dead is a zombie parable that scarily mirrors our own age.
Aug. 5 2015 5:41 AMHow the Press Fell in Love With The Daily ShowI was a correspondent during the show’s earliest years, when it was still a scrappy underdog poking the media in the eye. Then I watched it balloon into a media institution itself.
July 27 2015 5:05 PMIf a Sadistic Ringmaster Ran the Olympics  You’d get American Ninja Warrior, one of broadcast TV’s fastest-growing hits. What’s the source of its hypnotic appeal?  
July 15 2015 4:29 PMSex & Drugs & Middle-Aged White Guys FX’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll proves that the ghosts of rock ’n’ roll past are a lot less cool than we think they are.
June 19 2015 4:53 PMThe Golden Age of TV CreditsWhy elaborate, explanatory opening sequences are making a comeback on television.
June 18 2015 5:04 PMStuffy British Period Miniseries Are My Comfort TelevisionAnd that’s why PBS’s Poldark is so frustrating.
June 17 2015 2:27 PMAngry at the WorldThe second season of True Detective feels like a direct retort to Nic Pizzolatto’s critics.
June 14 2015 11:04 PMThe Labyrinth of Litchfield Orange Is the New Black’s set designer on how the show subtly evokes the claustrophobia of prison.
June 11 2015 10:18 AMPrison as PlaygroundDarkness has always been key to what makes Orange Is the New Black great. Why is the new season so upbeat?
May 28 2015 9:54 AMThe Perfect PivotIn its second season, Halt and Catch Fire has swiveled to become a different, better show.
May 18 2015 7:37 AMThe 10 Greatest Shots in Mad Men’s Seven-Season RunSaying goodbye to the most beautiful series on TV.
May 15 2015 5:35 PMIs Don Draper Worth It?A Harvard Business School professor writes up the troubled ad man as an HBS case study.
May 15 2015 12:25 PMWhat Did Mad Men Really Tell Us About American History?I’m one year older than Sally Draper. In the end, here’s how Matthew Weiner got the ’60s right.
Sept. 9 2015 11:38 AMBabies and Bomb Squads and Bradley CooperWe sifted through all the wacky premises, ludicrous character names, and soapy plots to bring you this guide to the 2015 fall network dramas.
Aug. 25 2015 2:35 PMHello, FriendMr. Robot represents a new, increasingly common TV archetype: the alienated hero—a stranger to society and to himself.
Aug. 13 2015 4:24 PMShow Me a HeroDavid Simon made a wonky procedural about affordable-housing policy. It’s utterly thrilling.
July 29 2015 6:26 PMWet Hot American Summer: First Day of CampNetflix’s revival of the cult classic is TV’s reboot boom at its best.
July 22 2015 5:06 PMI Am CaitCaitlyn Jenner’s E! series is not invasive or insensitive or crass. But it is something far more surprising: a terrible reality show.
June 29 2015 2:45 PMReality CheckLifetime’s UnReal is the first antihero show that is created by women, stars women, and at times brutally satirizes women. It’s irresistible.
June 19 2015 3:43 PMYou Eat What You AreHow Hannibal’s brilliant food photography makes cannibals out of viewers.
June 18 2015 11:30 AMThe Astronaut Wives ClubEvery ’60s period drama is now doomed to get compared to Mad Men—but ABC’s new show delivers much simpler pleasures. 
June 14 2015 11:09 PMThe Game of Thrones GraveyardLeave a flower for a fallen character.
June 12 2015 2:57 PMJonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell The TV adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s book makes magic seem dangerously, thrillingly real. 
May 29 2015 3:22 AMThis Season of The Bachelorette Is a BustThe premise of the show has always been insane. But this is the first time that even the producers seem to have stopped believing in it.
May 26 2015 3:06 PMOutside Amy Schumer How the sketch show sneakily spoofs female fashion. 
May 15 2015 8:11 PM“Not Some Secretary From Brooklyn”Matthew Weiner’s great subject wasn’t masculine self-invention or the advertising business or the 1960s—it was women in the workplace.
May 15 2015 4:26 PMDoes Don Draper Believe in Love?The seven-season evolution of his—and Mad Men’s—relationship to romance.
May 10 2015 9:00 PMEveryone Misunderstood Arsenio HallHe could have brought some much-needed diversity to late night. Here’s why his comeback failed.