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Jan. 16 2018 6:03 AMThe Assassination of Gianni Versace Makes a Killer the StarAndrew Cunanan wanted to be famous. Does Ryan Murphy’s new series give him what he wanted?
Jan. 5 2018 1:03 PMThe ChiLena Waithe’s Showtime series is far more like The Wire than Master of None.
Dec. 28 2017 3:16 PMBlack Mirror, CrackedCharlie Brooker’s anthology explores the perils of technology, but its characters are weirdly unskeptical about its possibilities.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe New Man ShowJimmy Kimmel—mouthy, mean, and quick to cry—is the perfect foil for Donald Trump. But how long can he play the hero?
Dec. 14 2017 5:55 AMThe 10 Best TV Shows of 2017In an unbelievably long year, great shows burst the bounds of TV and delivered brutal honesty and hope.
Nov. 22 2017 9:09 AMSuperheroes Have Parents, TooSometimes, as in Hulu’s Runaways, they’re murderous supervillains.
Nov. 2 2017 10:05 AMThe WhydunnitIn Netflix’s Margaret Atwood adaptation Alias Grace, a maybe murderer spins a tale.
Oct. 26 2017 11:27 AMStranger Things, Season 2Netflix’s ’80s adventure was already the perfect sequel. Season 2 is, happily, more of the same.
Sept. 28 2017 5:50 AMWill & Grace Is Still a Show America NeedsBecause now it’s a sharp comedy about white, moneyed, liberal hypocrisy.
Sept. 13 2017 1:22 PMBetter Things Gets Even BetterSeason 2 of a family sitcom that really understands how messy parenting can feel.
Aug. 27 2017 10:15 PMThe Game of Thrones GraveyardLeave a flower for a fallen character.
Aug. 3 2017 4:05 PMSlatesters’ Favorite TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)Slate staff on their must-watch TV this year.
June 13 2017 1:41 PMCaptives to CaptorsSeason 5 of Orange Is the New Black puts the inmates in charge—with very disturbing results.
May 22 2017 10:51 AMLynch UnleashedThe Twin Peaks reboot is not the fusion of arthouse and mainstream sensibilities that viewers might expect. It’s pure David Lynch—and it’s glorious.
May 12 2017 7:19 PMAnne With an ENetflix’s dark, gritty reboot of Anne of Green Gables has all the subtlety of a chalkboard smashed over your head.
Jan. 12 2018 1:38 PMEven on Netflix, David Letterman Sticks to the Late-Night FormulaMy Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and neither does Letterman’s too-familiar new show.
Jan. 4 2018 8:18 PMCrazy ExegesisOn Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, mental illness and musical deconstruction go hand in hand.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMComedy TonightAmy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a fizzy, funny series about a housewife turned comedienne.
Dec. 15 2017 5:55 AMWhy Errol Morris Reinvented His Approach for His New Netflix SeriesThe master documentarian on abandoning the Interrotron, doubling down on dramatizations, and why he’s still not done with Wormwood.
Dec. 6 2017 10:56 AMLong Live the QueenThank God for The Crown and its fantasy of the benevolent authoritarian.
Nov. 21 2017 10:55 AMShe’s Gotta Have ItSpike Lee’s buoyant comedy features a heroine who’s a work in progress.
Oct. 29 2017 11:37 PMCareless LoveThe season finale of The Deuce shows why David Simon’s new series is just as smart as, but more fun than, The Wire.
Oct. 20 2017 11:04 AMStylin’ and Profilin’Mindhunter follows the first FBI agents to try to get inside the head of a serial killer.
Sept. 26 2017 7:30 AMLaw & Order Tries to Get RealWith The Menendez Murders, the august franchise can’t quite pull off its own splashy true-crime story.
Sept. 5 2017 12:35 PMIn Twin Peaks’ Finale, Dreams Have a CostAnd when you wake up, the bill comes due.
Aug. 8 2017 4:51 PMThe Heartbreaking First Black BacheloretteI hoped this season could find a way to change cultural perceptions of black love. I’ll be honest: I’m crushed.
June 22 2017 4:50 PMGLOWNetflix’s charming new show, executive-produced by Jenji Kohan, takes gender and racial stereotypes and body-slams them into the mat.
June 1 2017 4:55 PMHouse of Cards Season 5 Is TV’s Slyest Take Yet on Our Political MomentIt’s full of pessimism not just about the egomaniac in the White House but about the uniquely American institutions and attitudes that got him there.
May 19 2017 11:11 AMThe Unbingeable Kimmy SchmidtSeason 3 is so dense with jokes that it’s hard to watch too many episodes in one sitting. Also, it’s glorious.
May 11 2017 4:20 PMAmerican RaceSomeone thought it was a great idea to give Charles Barkley a four-part doc on race.

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