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Scandalous

Katherine Heigl’s new show makes interesting use of her damaged reputation.

Nov. 24 2014 9:50 AMThe Slate Walking Dead PodcastA spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 7, "Crossed."
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.
Sept. 16 2014 12:05 PMSlim Pickings at the Network TV BazaarThree talented actresses in three terrible shows.
Sept. 3 2014 11:00 AMThe Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 2 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Into the Dalek."
Aug. 28 2014 1:50 PMWhit Stillman’s New TV Show Is Almost As Good As His Old MoviesAnd Amazon can really do comedy. Drama, on the other hand …
Aug. 20 2014 7:29 AMOne Tough Female Detective and Hardly Any GunsIf you like Prime Suspect and The Fall, watch Happy Valley.
Aug. 7 2014 11:19 AMThe KnickSteven Soderbergh’s medical drama looks better than anything on TV, but otherwise resembles every medical drama on TV.
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.
Sept. 18 2014 8:53 AMThe Other Huxtable EffectThirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Sept. 10 2014 3:02 PMThese People Will Not Create a Perfect SocietyBut they do reflect our own.
Sept. 2 2014 2:34 PMA Tween Is BornThe legacy of Saved by the Bell.
Aug. 22 2014 9:54 AMThe Longest FaceBoJack Horseman is a bleak, brilliant comedy about a talking horse.
Aug. 8 2014 8:14 AMOutlanderIt’s a great feminist adventure. I wish it were a little more of a cheesy romance.
July 31 2014 12:49 PMThe Honorable WomanA complex, turgid, worthwhile mystery about the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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