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How The Get Down Botches Hip-Hop History

From Grandmaster Flash’s turntable technique to Nas’ flow.

Aug. 16 2016 5:45 AMI Love DickAmazon’s new Jill Soloway show affirms exactly why she is so good at making TV.
Aug. 9 2016 11:16 AMThe Get DownBaz Luhrmann’s Netflix series is peak Luhrmann: a glittery, grandiose, captivating mess.
July 12 2016 10:01 AMStranger ThingsThis new Netflix series is an homage to and pastiche of all things Spielberg that misunderstands a key element of Spielberg’s work.
June 29 2016 9:15 AMWhy TV Shows Are Darker Than They’ve Ever BeenLiterally.
June 20 2016 1:42 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 9.
June 13 2016 2:34 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 8.
June 8 2016 8:30 AMO.J.: Made in AmericaForget your O.J. Simpson fatigue—ESPN’s 7½-hour documentary is a revelation.
May 31 2016 10:50 AMReagan, The Americans, and the Cold WarThe Weisberg brothers—showrunner and Slate chief—in conversation. 
May 27 2016 10:56 AMRootsThe History Channel’s new version of the trailblazing ’70s miniseries is as necessary today as it was nearly 40 years ago.
May 20 2016 9:43 AMJulian Fellowes Presents Downton Abbey IIJust kidding: Doctor Thorne.
May 18 2016 5:52 AMLady DynamiteMaria Bamford’s new Netflix show is part sharp showbiz satire, part plaintive character sketch, and entirely unique. 
May 9 2016 2:05 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 3.
April 26 2016 1:03 AMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of every episode.
April 15 2016 10:34 AMUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtTina Fey’s sitcom is short on nuance but dense with great jokes. 
April 11 2016 12:30 PMThe Girlfriend ExperienceA show based on Steven Soderbergh’s movie tries to tell a new kind of story about sex and female empowerment.
Aug. 11 2016 4:07 PMThe Wine ShowThe trailer was the stuff of the internet’s dreams. But the show itself is a nightmare.
July 15 2016 12:14 PMHBO’s Vice Principals Is ShockingBut it won’t make you laugh.
July 7 2016 11:21 AMMaking a PrisonerHBO’s new crime drama The Night Of is just remarkably good.
June 27 2016 1:28 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
June 13 2016 2:40 PMBrainDeadThe satirical D.C. zombie comedy from the creators of The Good Wife would be funny if it felt like satire at all.
June 13 2016 5:45 AMFriend-Zone TVGame of Thrones isn’t very good anymore. But here’s why we still stick by it.
June 2 2016 10:56 AM“The First Black Suitor! We’re Gonna Make History!”UnReal’s second season is just as brilliant and twisted as its first—but it tackles even bigger questions.
May 30 2016 4:12 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 6.
May 23 2016 2:31 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 5.
May 19 2016 12:25 PMPreacherAMC’s stylish, wry, blasphemous new series deserves to become as big a hit as The Walking Dead.
May 16 2016 3:21 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 4.
May 2 2016 3:41 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussions of every episode.
April 19 2016 6:45 PMThe Euro Thriller, Tinkered With and Tailored to Our TimeIn The Night Manager and The Last Panthers, the violence of Europe’s past spills over into the present.
April 14 2016 11:53 AMConfirmationHBO’s series about the Anita Hill–Clarence Thomas hearings proves that scandal plus time equals riveting TV.
April 8 2016 1:03 PM“Not Everyone Has to Like You”In Season 2, Catastrophe is as spiky, acerbic, and big-hearted as ever. 

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