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Matt Groening’s New Show Is Basically Futurama in the Past

Disenchantment is comfort food for Simpsons and Futurama fans.

Aug. 6 2018 5:55 AMReality TVBetter Call Saul’s obsession with the mundane is a tonic for these times.
Aug. 2 2018 11:27 AMWatch Succession NowI didn’t get HBO’s genre-bending drama at first. Now I realize it’s amazing.
July 31 2018 5:55 AMThe Bold Type Is Getting Better and Better. Too Bad Its Main Character Isn’t.Season 2 is a big improvement. There’s just one problem.
July 25 2018 5:50 AMCastle Rock Is a Smart, Addictive Dive Into Stephen King’s World and WorkThe Hulu anthology is thick with references, but it’s not just for hardcore fans.
July 20 2018 9:00 AMUnReal Drops One More Bomb on Its Way Out the DoorThe behind-the-scenes drama goes after Bachelor in Paradise in its final season.
July 12 2018 3:24 PMNetflix Broke HBO’s 18-Year Emmy Nominations Streak. What Does That Mean for the Future of TV?In the game of Emmys, you grow or you die.
July 9 2018 3:03 PMLoan SurvivorsOn the new game show Paid Off, lucky winners put holes in their student debt.
June 28 2018 5:57 AMA Ring of Their OwnThe wacky, warm, estrogen-heavy family of GLOW.
June 8 2018 5:50 AMOn Arrested Development, Disability Is a JokeBut that hasn’t always been a bad thing.
June 4 2018 5:50 AMThe Case of the Fractured FandomFans say Holmes and Watson are a couple in the BBC’s Sherlock. The creators deny it. Who’s right?
May 31 2018 12:46 PMPoseRyan Murphy’s new series is an admirable model of representation. It’s not yet a great TV show.
May 24 2018 5:56 AMWestworld Is More Than a Puzzle. It’s About Life After Death.Welcome to Resurrection TV.
May 2 2018 7:54 PMShow Everything, Reveal NothingHBO’s Being Serena is an all-access pass to the tennis star’s life that provides no access to her heart or brain.
April 25 2018 9:30 AM“I Was Margo Martindale, Private Dick”The Americans’ actress on why she’s loved playing a spy—and being one.
April 20 2018 1:58 PMThe Long Shadow of ScandalOver seven seasons, the show sometimes lost the (insanely complicated) plot, but it changed TV for good.
Aug. 3 2018 1:08 PMRandom Acts of Flyness Is a Playful, Radical Exploration of BlacknessThe mixed-media HBO series taps into a realness that goes beyond what’s just “fly.”
July 31 2018 1:59 PMThe Hosts Make Making ItThis new reality show about crafting benefits from the best hosts you could ask for: Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.
July 30 2018 12:09 PMReality TV as Performance ArtWhy would a sane person want to appear on a TV dating competition?
July 24 2018 3:33 PMIn Its First Season, Pose Revealed That It’s the Queer Full HouseThe wholesome FX series is queering the family drama.
July 15 2018 10:30 PMWho Is America? Gives Pro-Gun Zealots the Borat Treatment
July 11 2018 7:30 AMThe Odd Couple Who Give Nailed It! Its Gooey CenterThe Netflix series should have gone stale, but the chemistry between Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres keeps it fresh.
July 5 2018 11:55 AMSharp Objects Tries to Redefine Prestige TVMore women, still grim.
June 19 2018 10:21 AMThe Proposal Is the Perfect Reality Show for Our Stupid Times
June 4 2018 6:08 PMThe TV Show We Need Right NowDietland and Succession show it’s surprisingly hard to develop an urgently relevant show in the age of the lightning-fast news cycle.
May 31 2018 12:57 PMThe Americans Perfected the Art of the AnticlimaxThe show didn’t end with a bang, but with a slow bleed.
May 30 2018 11:30 PMThe End of The AmericansWhat did it mean to root for these murderous antiheroes, whose moral struggles were so like our own?
May 10 2018 9:13 AMPatrick Melrose and the Long Afterburn of TraumaBenedict Cumberbatch stars in an adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s novels.
April 30 2018 10:00 AMThe Man Who Perfected the Laugh TrackCharlie Douglass changed the way TV viewers watch comedies.
April 24 2018 2:38 PMThe New Episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale Suggest It Should Have Ended After Its First SeasonBut it’s still as good as ever at making you feel bad.
April 18 2018 5:50 AMPlayed OutWestworld, the game, undermines Westworld, the TV show.