Careless LoveThe season finale of The Deuce shows why David Simon’s new series is just as smart as, but more fun than, The Wire.
Stylin’ and Profilin’Mindhunter follows the first FBI agents to try to get inside the head of a serial killer.
Will & Grace Is Still a Show America NeedsBecause now it’s a sharp comedy about white, moneyed, liberal hypocrisy.
Better Things Gets Even BetterSeason 2 of a family sitcom that really understands how messy parenting can feel.
Captives to CaptorsSeason 5 of Orange Is the New Black puts the inmates in charge—with very disturbing results.
Lynch UnleashedThe Twin Peaks reboot is not the fusion of arthouse and mainstream sensibilities that viewers might expect. It’s pure David Lynch—and it’s glorious.
Anne With an ENetflix’s dark, gritty reboot of Anne of Green Gables has all the subtlety of a chalkboard smashed over your head.
In Season 2, Master of None Goes Bigger and Gets BetterThe comedy series’ ambitious new episodes take on everything from Italian neorealism to reality TV.
The Handmaid’s TaleIt’s a terrifying dystopian drama about systemic murder and rape. It’s also somehow a pleasure to watch.
Stranger Things, Season 2Netflix’s ’80s adventure was already the perfect sequel. Season 2 is, happily, more of the same.
The New Man ShowJimmy Kimmel—mouthy, mean, and quick to cry—is the perfect foil for Donald Trump. But how long can he play the hero?
Law & Order Tries to Get RealWith The Menendez Murders, the august franchise can’t quite pull off its own splashy true-crime story.
The Heartbreaking First Black BacheloretteI hoped this season could find a way to change cultural perceptions of black love. I’ll be honest: I’m crushed.
GLOWNetflix’s charming new show, executive-produced by Jenji Kohan, takes gender and racial stereotypes and body-slams them into the mat.
House of Cards Season 5 Is TV’s Slyest Take Yet on Our Political MomentIt’s full of pessimism not just about the egomaniac in the White House but about the uniquely American institutions and attitudes that got him there.
The Unbingeable Kimmy SchmidtSeason 3 is so dense with jokes that it’s hard to watch too many episodes in one sitting. Also, it’s glorious.
Between Two WorldsA comprehensive history of the strange, sublime collaboration between Twin Peaks creators David Lynch and Mark Frost.
Wrapped in CelluloidWhy the web of movie allusions in David Lynch’s show helped it take hold of the cultural imagination in a way no series ever had.
Diane, Remind Me to Tell You How Twin Peaks Changed TV ForeverBefore Special Agent Dale Cooper, you could just watch a show. Now you have to solve it.