The Long Shadow of Scandal
Over seven seasons, the show sometimes lost the (insanely complicated) plot, but it changed TV for good.
Back to the ShoreJersey Shore Family Vacation finds reality stars trying to mature without changing their bankable personas.
The New Roseanne Proves It’s Still the Ultimate White, Working-Class SitcomBut what that means, two decades later, is much more complicated.
The Musical Drama Rise Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps BackIt’s not blind, but it can’t quite see.
UnReal Gets Back in the SaddleAfter a disastrous second season, the Bachelor satire recovers in its third.
Queer Eye Returns, Aiming for Acceptance, Not Just ToleranceThe new Fab Five visit Trump country in Netflix’s reboot.
Citizen Rose Charts a Weinstein Accuser’s Journey Back to HerselfA testament to Rose McGowan in all her gnarly singularity.
The Deracination of Andrew CunananWhy is The Assassination of Gianni Versace interested in its protagonist’s sexuality but not his race?
Even on Netflix, David Letterman Sticks to the Late-Night FormulaMy Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and neither does Letterman’s too-familiar new show.
Comedy TonightAmy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a fizzy, funny series about a housewife turned comedienne.
Why Errol Morris Reinvented His Approach for His New Netflix SeriesThe master documentarian on abandoning the Interrotron, doubling down on dramatizations, and why he’s still not done with Wormwood.
Killing Eve Makes Murder Dangerously FunPhoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC America series tracks the hunt for a gleeful contract killer, but underestimate her, and it, at your peril.
Roseanne Is More Than Just Its PoliticsLike most good art, it cannot be reduced to a single message.
Well-Funded FearWealth makes people fascinating targets in a miniseries about the John Paul Getty III kidnapping.
Atlanta Isn’t Afraid to Be ArtThe second season of Donald Glover’s FX series settles on you like an uneasy dream.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Third Season Broke New GroundToo bad its strides were outnumbered by its stumbles.
Our Bodies, Their SelvesIn Netflix’s Altered Carbon, the 1 percent can live like gods, as long as they have new bodies to live in.
Steven Soderbergh’s Newest Project? There’s an App for That.Mosaic isn’t great on a smartphone or on HBO.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace Makes a Killer the StarAndrew Cunanan wanted to be famous. Does Ryan Murphy’s new series give him what he wanted?
Black Mirror, CrackedCharlie Brooker’s anthology explores the perils of technology, but its characters are weirdly unskeptical about its possibilities.
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?
The 10 Best TV Shows of 2017In an unbelievably long year, great shows burst the bounds of TV and delivered brutal honesty and hope.