These Two Shows Have Been My Ideal Postelection Escapist TVThey have one thing in common: a lot of flirting.
The CrownNetflix’s sumptuous $100 million drama about the British monarchy delivers exactly what it promises. That isn’t enough.
“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.
The 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?
InsecureIssa 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.
Amanda KnoxThis new Netflix true-crime documentary is a lot more interested in dissecting the miscarriage of justice than the murder.
WestworldHBO makes a grasp for another vast, gory, sexy drama with this show about a futuristic theme park.
The Get DownBaz Luhrmann’s Netflix series is peak Luhrmann: a glittery, grandiose, captivating mess.
Stranger ThingsThis new Netflix series is an homage to and pastiche of all things Spielberg that misunderstands a key element of Spielberg’s work.
Trump 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.
The New Season of Black Mirror Is the Bleakest YetBut it’s still so wildly imaginative that you can’t look away.
Divorce 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.
What Luke Cage Takes From BlaxploitationAnd how this genre explains both the strengths and the flaws of the Netflix series.
OK, American Horror Story’s Shameless Buzzmongering Totally Worked as a Setup for Season 6The premiere lived up to the hype.
AtlantaDonald Glover has more natural charisma than almost any actor working today. Why does his new show insist on suppressing it?
The Wine ShowThe trailer was the stuff of the internet’s dreams. But the show itself is a nightmare.
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