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The Conners Is the Roseanne Revival We Should Have Had

Instead of making hay of culture war flashpoints, the spinoff stays focused on the family’s bleakly circumscribed reality.

Oct. 15 2018 8:00 AMBig Mouth Is So Good It Almost Makes You Miss Middle School“Hormone monsters” and cartoon genitalia enliven a compassionate and nuanced depiction of teenage turmoil.
Sept. 26 2018 4:33 PMMurphy Brown ReturnsFake news, or old news?
Sept. 21 2018 4:31 PMBuilding a Hollywood Where Everyone Can SucceedCrazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Devil Wears Prada’s Aline Brosh McKenna explains how she succeeded in film and television, and how she is helping others do the same.
Sept. 18 2018 1:10 PMTom Arnold, #Resistance AmbassadorArnold is the perfect #Resistance ambassador for people who are attracted to volume and chest-thumping confidence.
Sept. 14 2018 1:11 PMThe Dragon Prince Is an Engrossing Fantasy Set in a World As Diverse As Our OwnThe Last Airbender’s Aaron Ehasz returns with a worthy successor to the animated classic.
Sept. 13 2018 5:55 AMThe FirstSean Penn’s space drama may take place in zero gravity, but it’s obsessed with gravitas.
Sept. 6 2018 12:21 PMKiddingJim Carrey stars as a sad Mr. Rogers who’s struggling to carry on.
Aug. 19 2018 4:00 PMThis Is AmericaSacha Baron Cohen’s most dangerous Who Is America? skits don’t prey on politeness. They let their targets show who they really are.
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.
Oct. 11 2018 2:23 PMThe Romanoffs Is Prestige TV at Movie LengthSome episodes merit Mad Men–style dissection, but others are just bloated and lethargic.
Sept. 25 2018 5:55 AMIn The Good Place Season 3, God Is a Helicopter ParentThe brilliant NBC sitcom reinvents itself again, but the struggle remains the same.
Sept. 21 2018 9:00 AMManiacWhat kind of series gets young movie stars to TV? One that’s like a bunch of movies at once.
Sept. 17 2018 5:55 AMThe Creators of Forever Don’t Want You to Know What It’s Actually AboutBut “spoiling” this Amazon series means revealing it’s not nearly as surprising or adventurous as it thinks it is.
Sept. 14 2018 12:12 PMAmerican Vandal Season 2 Is Like a Penis Graffitied on a Brand-New CarHilarious, if not quite as ingenious as the first time you saw it.
Sept. 11 2018 5:55 AMNetflix Has Made Kim’s Convenience a Word-of-Mouth SensationBut what’s lost when you translate Korean immigrant life into sitcom tropes?
Aug. 24 2018 7:22 PMAmerica to Me Is a Worthy Follow-up to Hoop DreamsSteve James’ panoramic portrait of racial inequality at one Illinois high school is no less epic, but you may still want more.
Aug. 13 2018 5:55 AMMatt Groening’s New Show Is Basically Futurama in the PastDisenchantment is comfort food for Simpsons and Futurama fans.
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.

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