How Black-ish Earned the Right to Call Itself Black-ishIn its first season, the sitcom has more than earned its provocative name.
The Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of the Season 5 finale, “Conquer.”
Racial Stereotypes Can Be FunnyThe critics of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt aren’t wrong. But they are missing the point.
Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtNetflix’s new Tina Fey comedy may be the new 30 Rock—with an even bigger heart.
NBC’s Bad MemoryThe network repeatedly criticized Hillary Clinton for her false memory of “sniper fire.” Will it hold Brian Williams to the same standard?
Huckster as HeroBetter Call Saul is a comic book origin story disguised in a cheap suit and hairpiece.
Sink or SwimIn Season 3 of The Americans, the clash between principles and parenting is more violent than ever.
“I Know Who You Are”Better Call Saul’s smart, surprising first season insisted that it’s never possible to escape your past.
YoungerTV Land’s new series shows us just how fully the TV premise “millennials in Brooklyn” has jumped the shark.
The “How Does Adam McKay Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked a Hollywood director in Episode 1 of Season 2 of Slate’s Working podcast.
American CrimeThis new ABC drama is the most nuanced, intelligent take on race relations we’ve seen in years.
The Heart of PawneeWhat made Parks and Recreation such a uniquely good sitcom—even if the finale lost sight of it.
The Odd CoupleCBS’s show puts a retrograde new spin on an old story about what it means to be a straight man.
“It Takes More Than Lunchables to Assimilate”Arthur Chu, Jennifer Lai, and Phil Yu discuss the Fresh Off the Boat premiere.
Outsider ArtThe sweet, subtly provocative Fresh Off the Boat is the latest reason to be grateful for TV’s diversity push.