The Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
11.22.63Hulu’s series about the JFK assassination, starring James Franco, tries hard to rise above the original-content fray—but it’s so much less electrifying than it should be.
The Downton Abbey PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 7.
VinylMartin Scorsese’s HBO show about ’70s rock ’n’ roll has prestige everything—sets, talent, camera work, visuals—but an ersatz essence.
“Not in Kimmy’s Room!”A history of the long, complicated relationship between O.J. Simpson and the Kardashians.
Sex, Drugs, and WizardsSyfy’s The Magicians could be just as sharp as Lev Grossman’s books are on the subject of young adulthood—if it would only stop trying to scandalize us.
The Downton Abbey PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 2.
Downton Abbey Podcast: Recapping the Season 6 PremiereJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of every episode.
Spoiler Special: Transparent Season 2Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Season 2 of Amazon’s hit show Transparent.
Has Network Television Defanged Colbert’s Political Bite?Yep. But here’s why that might not be a bad thing.
The Walking Dead Podcast: “Start to Finish”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 8, the midseason finale of Season 6.
LoveNetflix’s new comedy, created by Girls writer Lesley Arfin and produced by Judd Apatow, is extraordinarily bingeable. That doesn’t mean it’s good.
The Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of the midseason premiere.
Better Call Saul Keeps Getting BetterSeason 2 of AMC’s series is a case study in how to make a truly original reboot.
Full Frontal With Samantha BeeIn her debut, Bee at once embraced and impaled the gendered expectations around her show. It’s hard to imagine a better start.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryFX’s mini-series feels as urgent and compelling today as the trial did in 1995.
Why Are Americans Ignoring Trevor Noah?This crazy campaign should be his coming-out party. Instead, it’s our first election since 2000 where The Daily Show might as well not exist.
The Perverse Pathos of Zach GalifianakisFX’s Baskets is moving and deeply sad. Too bad it’s framed as a comedy.
Why I Became a TV CriticAs a kid, I wanted to be an anthropologist. Then I started watching ’90s sitcoms.
Shades of BlueIn Jennifer Lopez’s new cop drama, an unarmed black man gets shot. But a network drama proves to be the worst possible place to deal with police brutality.
Why I Made “Diversity in Hollywood” My BeatAnd how covering it has changed my relationship to pop culture.
Just Being HonestIn the new season of Transparent, the Pfeffermans are more loathsome—and captivating—than ever.