Steven Soderbergh’s Newest Project? There’s an App for That.
Mosaic isn’t great on a smartphone or on HBO.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
Comedy TonightAmy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a fizzy, funny series about a housewife turned comedienne.
The 10 Best TV Shows of 2017In an unbelievably long year, great shows burst the bounds of TV and delivered brutal honesty and hope.
Stranger Things, Season 2Netflix’s ’80s adventure was already the perfect sequel. Season 2 is, happily, more of the same.
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.