“Not in Kimmy’s Room!”A history of the long, complicated relationship between O.J. Simpson and the Kardashians.
Sex, Drugs, and WizardsSyfy’s The Magicians could be just as sharp as Lev Grossman’s books are on the subject of young adulthood—if it would only stop trying to scandalize us.
The Downton Abbey PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 2.
Downton Abbey Podcast: Recapping the Season 6 PremiereJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of every episode.
Spoiler Special: Transparent Season 2Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Season 2 of Amazon’s hit show Transparent.
Has Network Television Defanged Colbert’s Political Bite?Yep. But here’s why that might not be a bad thing.
The Walking Dead Podcast: “Start to Finish”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 8, the midseason finale of Season 6.
The Walking Dead Podcast: “Heads Up”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 7.
Nothing’s a Hit AnymoreIn the streaming age, the way we calculate ratings has become nearly meaningless. But they matter more than ever.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryFX’s mini-series feels as urgent and compelling today as the trial did in 1995.
Why Are Americans Ignoring Trevor Noah?This crazy campaign should be his coming-out party. Instead, it’s our first election since 2000 where The Daily Show might as well not exist.
The Perverse Pathos of Zach GalifianakisFX’s Baskets is moving and deeply sad. Too bad it’s framed as a comedy.
Why I Became a TV CriticAs a kid, I wanted to be an anthropologist. Then I started watching ’90s sitcoms.
Shades of BlueIn Jennifer Lopez’s new cop drama, an unarmed black man gets shot. But a network drama proves to be the worst possible place to deal with police brutality.
Why I Made “Diversity in Hollywood” My BeatAnd how covering it has changed my relationship to pop culture.
Just Being HonestIn the new season of Transparent, the Pfeffermans are more loathsome—and captivating—than ever.
The Walking Dead Podcast: “Always Accountable”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 6.
Into the BadlandsAMC’s new martial arts series has such deeply cool fight scenes that it hardly needs anything else.
Charge It to the Race CardMaster of None’s depiction of Indian-Americanness rings so true that it took my breath away.