American CrimeThis new ABC drama is the most nuanced, intelligent take on race relations we’ve seen in years.
All Box, No SexWE TV’s new show wants to have its smut and censor it, too.
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.
The Anti-SerialHBO’s documentary The Jinx is a true-crime story that doesn’t do any hand-holding.
“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.
Slate Plus Sneak Peek: The Walking Dead PodcastOur coverage of the first half of Season 5.
BackstromMaybe it’s time to retire the total-jerk-who’s-also-a-genius-cop genre.
Amazon Had a Great Week!Then they released their new pilots.
Life-SizedHBO’s Togetherness and the new normal in prestige TV.
Marvel Made a Woman-Led, Anti-Sexist Superhero ShowIt’s mostly about men.
Jean Hamm, Weird Al, and Xanax the MagicianGalavant is the oddest new TV show in ages.
Lowbrow and DelectableGirlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is the TV equivalent of a great beach read.
The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Final Thoughts on Series 8 Phil Plait and Mac Rogers on the finale and the season.
House of ZzzzsThe Netflix thriller makes itself over as a plodding relationship drama.
Last Man on EarthFox’s new sitcom gives the apocalypse genre a surprising twist.
Snapchannel SurfingAmerica’s fastest-growing app has brought TV back to its roots.
The SlapNBC makes the case for why prestige shouldn’t be limited to cable TV.
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?
There Was a Dildo on Broad CityAbbi wore it.
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.
JustificationWill Raylan Givens face the consequences of his itchy trigger finger in Justified’s final season?
Beautiful MonsterThe return of stately serial-killer show The Fall.
Warm With a Chance of Abhorrent AnticsIn Season 4, Girls is better—and more provocative—than it’s been for a while.
Rap Game King LearEmpire is sloppy, politically incorrect, and very good.
The Top 10 TV Shows of 2014From stoned Brooklynites to dating Jerusalemites.
ScandalousKatherine Heigl’s new show makes interesting use of her damaged reputation.
Green, Green Grass of HomeThe small-town pleasures of Brooklyn-based Web series High Maintenance.