Television
July 11 2014 4:09 PMThe "Why Is Hollywood Mesmerized by Washington?" Bonus SegmentIn a Slate Plus Political Gabfest bonus segment, David Plotz asks two TV writers to explain a wave of political television.
July 9 2014 11:30 AMThe Summer of Popcorn TVExtant and The Strain, two enjoyable B-movie shows with limited futures.
June 30 2014 10:36 AMThe Best TV Show of 2014 Is From 2008And it’s about Modern Orthodox Jews dating in Jerusalem.
June 24 2014 10:21 AMBack to QuracTyrant dreams big but still feels small.
June 16 2014 6:45 PMThe Game of Thrones GraveyardLeave a flower for a fallen character.
May 30 2014 12:03 PMAvast WastelandYup, John Malkovich stars in an NBC pirate drama.
May 22 2014 2:22 AMThe Americans Season 2 Podcast ExclusiveA Slate Plus exclusive: Listen to The Americans showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields talk about the Season 2 finale with Slate’s Willa Paskin.
May 9 2014 11:34 AMNot Dreadful EnoughShowtime’s Gothic horror series needs a little more trashy spirit.
May 5 2014 10:47 AMAnother 24 HoursJack Bauer returns to face his own legacy of torture.
April 28 2014 1:09 PMLast Week TonightLike The Daily Show, with unbleeped swears!
April 15 2014 10:07 AMMinnesotan Horror StoryNot sure I agree with you a hundred percent on making Fargo a series there, FX.
April 4 2014 4:11 PM“Somewhere Between a Nervous Breakdown and the St. Crispin’s Day Speech”Selina Meyer runs for president on Veep.
April 3 2014 7:37 AMMike Judge’s Silicon Valley: Never Has a Comedy Had to Do So Little to Find So Much to Mock
April 1 2014 7:45 AMThe F WordInside Amy Schumer, the most sneakily feminist show on TV.
March 24 2014 12:26 AMHannah Horvath Rescues HerselfThe Girls Season 3 finale.
July 11 2014 10:41 AMFor the Sake of ScienceThe hot, messy psychology of intimacy in Masters of Sex.
July 2 2014 12:06 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast: The Complete Fourth SeasonSpoiling everything in one convenient place.
June 26 2014 8:27 AMAnother Metaphysical ConundrumThe Leftovers and Damon Lindelof’s blockbuster repetition compulsion.
June 19 2014 11:44 AMGet Over It, Man!My uncharitable impatience with Rectify.
June 5 2014 12:10 AMBack in OrangeOrange Is the New Black returns for Season 2, and the other inmates take center stage.
May 22 2014 2:05 PM“By 1984 You Could Be Dead”HBO and Ryan Murphy’s tremendously moving The Normal Heart.
May 20 2014 2:16 PMThe Most Morally Bankrupt Reality Show Since the Lawless Years of the Early AughtsIt’s Fox’s I Wanna Marry “Harry.”
May 9 2014 8:14 AMShe’s Got a Little Bit of the Devil in HerRosemary’s Baby returns as an NBC miniseries.
May 4 2014 9:59 PMNo JokeLouie returns, as complicatedly hilarious as ever. But don’t expect punch lines.
April 17 2014 11:37 PMNine Lives, at LeastThe return of the incredible Tatiana Maslany on BBC America’s Orphan Black.
April 7 2014 10:09 AMHow Does the Game of Thrones Series Line Up With the Books?Which episodes portray which chapters, charted.
April 4 2014 10:53 AMTurn AwayAMC’s Revolutionary War drama may be patriotic, but it’s not dramatic.
April 2 2014 11:51 PMAfter the Red WeddingEven in peacetime Westeros, everything is horrible.
March 26 2014 10:02 AM2 Toke GirlsHow sweet, silly, stoned Broad City became TV’s funniest comedy.
March 19 2014 10:59 AMStrong Female CharactersHBO’s Doll & Em and the rise of jerk TV.

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