Television
Television
April 11 2017 12:10 PMLife Imitates VeepThe new season is a portrait of a defeated female politician in exile, and it has more pathos than punchlines.
March 20 2017 1:53 PMSuperprivilegedNetflix’s Iron Fist has about as little self-awareness as its white, male, billionaire protagonist.
Feb. 16 2017 3:13 PMThe Return of Tracy FlickThe thrilling new HBO drama Big Little Lies lets Reese Witherspoon do exactly what she does best.
Feb. 7 2017 3:24 PMThe Monstrous Brilliance of GirlsRegardless of how you feel about the noise Lena Dunham generates, don’t let it drown this out: Girls was a truly great show.
Jan. 26 2017 12:49 PMArchie Meets Twin Peaks Meets Live Action Meets Gossip GirlRiverdale mashes up the classic comic-book characters with a medley of genres, and somehow it’s delectable.
Jan. 12 2017 7:45 AMThe Pope, but YoungHBO’s highly meme-able new drama is not nearly as fun as the tweets about it.
Dec. 14 2016 10:42 AMStarLee Daniels’ new show is a music business soap opera that wants to help heal our country’s racial divide.
Dec. 6 2016 10:21 AMWhat Digger Made of the Gilmore Girls ReunionA conversation with Chris Eigeman about the show’s four final words and more.
Nov. 21 2016 12:18 PMThe Return of Gilmore GirlsDespite the rocky start, it feels so good to be back in Stars Hollow.
Oct. 31 2016 8:29 AMTrump Tower Live Does Not Bode Well for Trump TVThe Trump campaign’s new Facebook Live show is missing the key ingredient of good cable news.
Oct. 20 2016 6:27 PMThe New Season of Black Mirror Is the Bleakest YetBut it’s still so wildly imaginative that you can’t look away.
Oct. 7 2016 3:28 PMDivorce Sarah Jessica Parker’s new HBO show tries so hard to prove it’s not Sex and the City that it almost plays as a rebuke.
Oct. 3 2016 2:26 PMWhat Luke Cage Takes From BlaxploitationAnd how this genre explains both the strengths and the flaws of the Netflix series.
Sept. 30 2016 9:14 AMWoody Allen Meets AmazonAnd a bloated, oblivious TV show ensues.
Sept. 19 2016 9:02 AMThe Rotten Cheese of This Is UsNBC’s new drama is emotional uplift at its most oppressive.
March 23 2017 4:26 PMMust-Suffer TVShots Fired, American Crime, and the challenge of making grim, issue-driven shows that are somehow still fun to watch.
March 2 2017 7:17 AMWhere’s the Beef?Ryan Murphy’s Feud takes one of history’s juiciest catfights and reduces it to a dry lecture about Hollywood sexism.
Feb. 8 2017 5:49 PMLegionFX’s attempt to reinvent the superhero genre is a show with a Rubik’s Cube where its heart should be.
Feb. 3 2017 11:36 AM24 Is Back, and Its Politics Are … ConfusingCan a show be tacitly anti-immigration and also woke?
Jan. 13 2017 6:43 PMA Terrorism Thriller to Curl Up ToHomeland has become the one thing it seemed like it would never be: comforting.
Jan. 3 2017 11:45 AMThe New Celebrity Apprentice Will Make You Pine for a President SchwarzeneggerWhat is this season except an occasion to consider the telegenic machismo of one celebrity versus another?
Dec. 9 2016 11:12 AMThe Top 10 TV Shows of 2016Two Russian spies, one empowered prostitute, and one very likable weed dealer.
Dec. 6 2016 8:15 AMThese Two Shows Have Been My Ideal Postelection Escapist TVThey have one thing in common: a lot of flirting.
Nov. 2 2016 12:35 PMThe CrownNetflix’s sumptuous $100 million drama about the British monarchy delivers exactly what it promises. That isn’t enough.
Oct. 27 2016 4:52 PM“It’s Network TV” Shouldn’t Excuse Pure GeniusCBS doesn’t deserve a pass for making idiotic tech propaganda that’s one-tenth as curious about the issues it raises as it should be.
Oct. 20 2016 9:45 AMThe Prestige-ification of ProceduralsWith Goliath and Chance, networks are trying to update legal and cop shows for the age of peak TV. But did the form really need fixing?
Oct. 6 2016 11:31 AMInsecureIssa Rae’s HBO show is the most honest look at the anxiety and exhilaration of dating that we’ve seen in a very long time.
Sept. 30 2016 5:54 PMAmanda KnoxThis new Netflix true-crime documentary is a lot more interested in dissecting the miscarriage of justice than the murder.
Sept. 29 2016 9:30 AMWestworldHBO makes a grasp for another vast, gory, sexy drama with this show about a futuristic theme park.
Sept. 19 2016 1:00 AMThe 2016 Emmys Were a TriumphOf diversity, good jokes, and good taste.

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