Television

One Tough Female Detective and Hardly Any Guns

If you like Prime Suspect and The Fall, watch Happy Valley.

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.
July 28 2014 2:05 PMFull BloomThe complicated, endearing maturity of Blossom. Yes, Blossom.
July 17 2014 11:49 AM“I Just Hate My Life, and My Life Is You”FX takes on the relationship sitcom, with sharp results.
July 11 2014 4:09 PMThe "Why Is Hollywood Mesmerized by Washington?" Bonus SegmentIn a Slate Plus Political Gabfest bonus segment, David Plotz asks two TV writers to explain a wave of political television.
July 9 2014 11:30 AMThe Summer of Popcorn TVExtant and The Strain, two enjoyable B-movie shows with limited futures.
June 30 2014 10:36 AMThe Best TV Show of 2014 Is From 2008And it’s about Modern Orthodox Jews dating in Jerusalem.
June 24 2014 10:21 AMBack to QuracTyrant dreams big but still feels small.
June 16 2014 6:45 PMThe Game of Thrones GraveyardLeave a flower for a fallen character.
May 30 2014 12:03 PMAvast WastelandYup, John Malkovich stars in an NBC pirate drama.
May 22 2014 2:22 AMThe Americans Season 2 Podcast ExclusiveA Slate Plus exclusive: Listen to The Americans showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields talk about the Season 2 finale with Slate’s Willa Paskin.
May 9 2014 11:34 AMNot Dreadful EnoughShowtime’s Gothic horror series needs a little more trashy spirit.
May 5 2014 10:47 AMAnother 24 HoursJack Bauer returns to face his own legacy of torture.
April 28 2014 1:09 PMLast Week TonightLike The Daily Show, with unbleeped swears!
April 15 2014 10:07 AMMinnesotan Horror StoryNot sure I agree with you a hundred percent on making Fargo a series there, FX.
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.
July 29 2014 9:44 AMJohn Oliver’s #LongrantsThree months in, Last Week Tonight is the perfect news show for now.
July 25 2014 10:33 AMLittle Networks, Big ShowsDramas on WGN and WE epitomize the flood of totally decent television.
July 16 2014 8:17 AMThe 20-Year-Old VirginsMTV’s new reality series about not doing it.
July 11 2014 10:41 AMFor the Sake of ScienceThe hot, messy psychology of intimacy in Masters of Sex.
July 2 2014 12:06 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast: The Complete Fourth SeasonSpoiling everything in one convenient place.
June 26 2014 8:27 AMAnother Metaphysical ConundrumThe Leftovers and Damon Lindelof’s blockbuster repetition compulsion.
June 19 2014 11:44 AMGet Over It, Man!My uncharitable impatience with Rectify.
June 5 2014 12:10 AMBack in OrangeOrange Is the New Black returns for Season 2, and the other inmates take center stage.
May 22 2014 2:05 PM“By 1984 You Could Be Dead”HBO and Ryan Murphy’s tremendously moving The Normal Heart.
May 20 2014 2:16 PMThe Most Morally Bankrupt Reality Show Since the Lawless Years of the Early AughtsIt’s Fox’s I Wanna Marry “Harry.”
May 9 2014 8:14 AMShe’s Got a Little Bit of the Devil in HerRosemary’s Baby returns as an NBC miniseries.
May 4 2014 9:59 PMNo JokeLouie returns, as complicatedly hilarious as ever. But don’t expect punch lines.
April 17 2014 11:37 PMNine Lives, at LeastThe return of the incredible Tatiana Maslany on BBC America’s Orphan Black.
April 7 2014 10:09 AMHow Does the Game of Thrones Series Line Up With the Books?Which episodes portray which chapters, charted.

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