“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.
The Veronica Mars Movie Is Just More of the SameAnd that’s a beautiful thing.
Vive la RésurrectionWhen it comes to coming back, the French do it better.
A World in Which Nothing Is SolvedTrue Detective is not really a whodunit. It’s an exploration of storytelling.
The Banality of DuplicityEveryone is implicated in The Americans.
Hail to the SleazeHouse of Cards returns more ridiculous than ever. Thank goodness for that.
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.
Crisis, NBC’s New Hostage Drama, Stalls Between Self-Seriousness and Camp Transcendence
Could Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams Make a Messy, Cliché-Ridden TV Show?Believe.
Your God Is Too SmallThe new Cosmos tries to reconcile science and faith.
Why NBC’s Hannibal Is Better Than The Silence of the Lambs
The Horrible Things That Men Do to WomenYes, True Detective treats its female characters badly. That's the point.
Fleming. Ian Fleming.A BBC America miniseries makes the case that Fleming’s own derring-do inspired his greatest creation.