Maybe it’s time to retire the total-jerk-who’s-also-a-genius-cop genre.

Jan. 20 2015 12:25 PMJustificationWill Raylan Givens face the consequences of his itchy trigger finger in Justified’s final season?
Jan. 14 2015 3:15 PMBeautiful MonsterThe return of stately serial-killer show The Fall.
Jan. 7 2015 11:50 PMWarm With a Chance of Abhorrent AnticsIn Season 4, Girls is better—and more provocative—than it’s been for a while.
Jan. 4 2015 7:51 PMRap Game King LearEmpire is sloppy, politically incorrect, and very good.
Dec. 8 2014 4:03 PMThe Top 10 TV Shows of 2014From stoned Brooklynites to dating Jerusalemites.
Dec. 2 2014 10:25 AMLowbrow and DelectableGirlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is the TV equivalent of a great beach read.
Nov. 17 2014 8:00 AMThe Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Final Thoughts on Series 8    Phil Plait and Mac Rogers on the finale and the season.
Nov. 6 2014 8:32 AMSlate Plus Sneak Peek: The Walking Dead PodcastA spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 4.
Oct. 31 2014 11:31 AMA Difficult WomanEven as an HBO miniseries, Olive Kitteridge feels like a novel—in the best way.
Oct. 13 2014 2:51 PMInmaculadaJane the Virgin is the best reason to watch the CW in years.
Oct. 8 2014 11:38 AMIt’s the Freakiest ShowAmerican Horror Story continues to be like nothing else on television.
Oct. 2 2014 2:24 PMThe Rise of Bummer TVGracepoint, Broadchurch, and the epidemic of sad television.
Sept. 29 2014 2:57 PMSee MeTransparent is the fall’s only great new show.
Sept. 24 2014 2:10 PMSay It LoudBlack-ish is proud, politically incorrect, and the fall’s best new sitcom.
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PMAttractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic ThingsDon’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Jan. 16 2015 7:47 AMAmazon Had a Great Week!Then they released their new pilots.
Jan. 9 2015 9:54 AMLife-SizedHBO’s Togetherness and the new normal in prestige TV.
Jan. 6 2015 2:56 PMMarvel Made a Woman-Led, Anti-Sexist Superhero ShowIt’s mostly about men.
Jan. 2 2015 9:03 AMJean Hamm, Weird Al, and Xanax the MagicianGalavant is the oddest new TV show in ages.
Dec. 7 2014 12:00 PMThe Slate Walking Dead PodcastListen to a recap of the midseason finale, "Coda."
Nov. 17 2014 12:08 PMScandalousKatherine Heigl’s new show makes interesting use of her damaged reputation.
Nov. 11 2014 7:26 AMGreen, Green Grass of HomeThe small-town pleasures of Brooklyn-based Web series High Maintenance.
Nov. 5 2014 3:01 PMThe ComebackNine years later, the HBO show is not so disgusted by reality TV. But it’s very queasy about fame.
Oct. 16 2014 6:55 PMCan TV Get the Rom-Com Right?Several shows are trying. A couple of them are succeeding.
Oct. 9 2014 2:05 PMWhich One of These Stories Do You Believe?The Affair brings Rashomon-style storytelling to television.
Oct. 3 2014 12:57 PMBizarro JerryMulaney is just like Seinfeld, except it’s not funny.
Oct. 1 2014 12:19 PMHomeland Is Good AgainFor now, at least.
Sept. 25 2014 12:41 PMHow to Get Away With HyperdramaThe new TV genre invented by Shonda Rhimes.
Sept. 22 2014 2:12 PMCrusader, Sans CapeThe superhero trappings of Gotham are just a clever disguise.
Sept. 18 2014 1:41 PMTelevision for AdultsThe Good Wife is cynical, thrilling, and grown-up. It’s also TV’s best drama.