The "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.
The Summer of Popcorn TVExtant and The Strain, two enjoyable B-movie shows with limited futures.
The Best TV Show of 2014 Is From 2008And it’s about Modern Orthodox Jews dating in Jerusalem.
Back to QuracTyrant dreams big but still feels small.
The Game of Thrones GraveyardLeave a flower for a fallen character.
Avast WastelandYup, John Malkovich stars in an NBC pirate drama.
The 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.
Not Dreadful EnoughShowtime’s Gothic horror series needs a little more trashy spirit.
Another 24 HoursJack Bauer returns to face his own legacy of torture.
Last Week TonightLike The Daily Show, with unbleeped swears!
Minnesotan Horror StoryNot sure I agree with you a hundred percent on making Fargo a series there, FX.
“Somewhere Between a Nervous Breakdown and the St. Crispin’s Day Speech”Selina Meyer runs for president on Veep.
Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley: Never Has a Comedy Had to Do So Little to Find So Much to Mock
The F WordInside Amy Schumer, the most sneakily feminist show on TV.
Hannah Horvath Rescues HerselfThe Girls Season 3 finale.
For the Sake of ScienceThe hot, messy psychology of intimacy in Masters of Sex.
The Game of Thrones Podcast: The Complete Fourth SeasonSpoiling everything in one convenient place.
Another Metaphysical ConundrumThe Leftovers and Damon Lindelof’s blockbuster repetition compulsion.
Get Over It, Man!My uncharitable impatience with Rectify.
Back in OrangeOrange Is the New Black returns for Season 2, and the other inmates take center stage.
“By 1984 You Could Be Dead”HBO and Ryan Murphy’s tremendously moving The Normal Heart.
The Most Morally Bankrupt Reality Show Since the Lawless Years of the Early AughtsIt’s Fox’s I Wanna Marry “Harry.”
She’s Got a Little Bit of the Devil in HerRosemary’s Baby returns as an NBC miniseries.
No JokeLouie returns, as complicatedly hilarious as ever. But don’t expect punch lines.
Nine Lives, at LeastThe return of the incredible Tatiana Maslany on BBC America’s Orphan Black.
How Does the Game of Thrones Series Line Up With the Books?Which episodes portray which chapters, charted.
Turn AwayAMC’s Revolutionary War drama may be patriotic, but it’s not dramatic.
After the Red WeddingEven in peacetime Westeros, everything is horrible.
2 Toke GirlsHow sweet, silly, stoned Broad City became TV’s funniest comedy.
Strong Female CharactersHBO’s Doll & Em and the rise of jerk TV.