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The Rotten Cheese of This Is Us

NBC’s new drama is emotional uplift at its most oppressive.

Sept. 19 2016 1:00 AMThe 2016 Emmys Were a TriumphOf diversity, good jokes, and good taste.
Sept. 8 2016 7:55 PMBetter ThingsPamela Adlon’s new show is like a brasher, more confident, female-driven Louie.
Sept. 6 2016 8:00 AMQueen SugarAva DuVernay’s TV show strikes the perfect balance of prestige-y gravitas and fun.
Aug. 16 2016 5:45 AMI Love DickAmazon’s new Jill Soloway show affirms exactly why she is so good at making TV.
Aug. 9 2016 11:16 AMThe Get DownBaz Luhrmann’s Netflix series is peak Luhrmann: a glittery, grandiose, captivating mess.
July 12 2016 10:01 AMStranger ThingsThis new Netflix series is an homage to and pastiche of all things Spielberg that misunderstands a key element of Spielberg’s work.
June 29 2016 9:15 AMWhy TV Shows Are Darker Than They’ve Ever BeenLiterally.
June 20 2016 1:42 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 9.
June 13 2016 2:34 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 8.
June 8 2016 8:30 AMO.J.: Made in AmericaForget your O.J. Simpson fatigue—ESPN’s 7½-hour documentary is a revelation.
May 31 2016 10:50 AMReagan, The Americans, and the Cold WarThe Weisberg brothers—showrunner and Slate chief—in conversation. 
May 27 2016 10:56 AMRootsThe History Channel’s new version of the trailblazing ’70s miniseries is as necessary today as it was nearly 40 years ago.
May 20 2016 9:43 AMJulian Fellowes Presents Downton Abbey IIJust kidding: Doctor Thorne.
May 18 2016 5:52 AMLady DynamiteMaria Bamford’s new Netflix show is part sharp showbiz satire, part plaintive character sketch, and entirely unique. 
May 9 2016 2:05 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 3.
Sept. 15 2016 1:53 PMOK, American Horror Story’s Shameless Buzzmongering Totally Worked as a Setup for Season 6The premiere lived up to the hype.
Sept. 7 2016 2:14 PMAtlantaDonald Glover has more natural charisma than almost any actor working today. Why does his new show insist on suppressing it?
Aug. 17 2016 5:15 AMHow The Get Down Botches Hip-Hop HistoryFrom Grandmaster Flash’s turntable technique to Nas’ flow.
Aug. 11 2016 4:07 PMThe Wine ShowThe trailer was the stuff of the internet’s dreams. But the show itself is a nightmare.
July 15 2016 12:14 PMHBO’s Vice Principals Is ShockingBut it won’t make you laugh.
July 7 2016 11:21 AMMaking a PrisonerHBO’s new crime drama The Night Of is just remarkably good.
June 27 2016 1:28 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
June 13 2016 2:40 PMBrainDeadThe satirical D.C. zombie comedy from the creators of The Good Wife would be funny if it felt like satire at all.
June 13 2016 5:45 AMFriend-Zone TVGame of Thrones isn’t very good anymore. But here’s why we still stick by it.
June 2 2016 10:56 AM“The First Black Suitor! We’re Gonna Make History!”UnReal’s second season is just as brilliant and twisted as its first—but it tackles even bigger questions.
May 30 2016 4:12 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 6.
May 23 2016 2:31 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 5.
May 19 2016 12:25 PMPreacherAMC’s stylish, wry, blasphemous new series deserves to become as big a hit as The Walking Dead.
May 16 2016 3:21 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 4.
May 2 2016 3:41 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussions of every episode.

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