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These Two Shows Have Been My Ideal Postelection Escapist TV

They have one thing in common: a lot of flirting.

Dec. 6 2016 10:21 AMWhat Digger Made of the Gilmore Girls ReunionA conversation with Chris Eigeman about the show’s four final words and more.
Nov. 2 2016 12:35 PMThe CrownNetflix’s sumptuous $100 million drama about the British monarchy delivers exactly what it promises. That isn’t enough.
Oct. 27 2016 4:52 PM“It’s Network TV” Shouldn’t Excuse Pure GeniusCBS doesn’t deserve a pass for making idiotic tech propaganda that’s one-tenth as curious about the issues it raises as it should be.
Oct. 20 2016 9:45 AMThe Prestige-ification of ProceduralsWith Goliath and Chance, networks are trying to update legal and cop shows for the age of peak TV. But did the form really need fixing?
Oct. 6 2016 11:31 AMInsecureIssa Rae’s HBO show is the most honest look at the anxiety and exhilaration of dating that we’ve seen in a very long time.
Sept. 30 2016 5:54 PMAmanda KnoxThis new Netflix true-crime documentary is a lot more interested in dissecting the miscarriage of justice than the murder.
Sept. 29 2016 9:30 AMWestworldHBO makes a grasp for another vast, gory, sexy drama with this show about a futuristic theme park.
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.
Nov. 21 2016 12:18 PMThe Return of Gilmore GirlsDespite the rocky start, it feels so good to be back in Stars Hollow.
Oct. 31 2016 8:29 AMTrump Tower Live Does Not Bode Well for Trump TVThe Trump campaign’s new Facebook Live show is missing the key ingredient of good cable news.
Oct. 20 2016 6:27 PMThe New Season of Black Mirror Is the Bleakest YetBut it’s still so wildly imaginative that you can’t look away.
Oct. 7 2016 3:28 PMDivorce Sarah Jessica Parker’s new HBO show tries so hard to prove it’s not Sex and the City that it almost plays as a rebuke.
Oct. 3 2016 2:26 PMWhat Luke Cage Takes From BlaxploitationAnd how this genre explains both the strengths and the flaws of the Netflix series.
Sept. 30 2016 9:14 AMWoody Allen Meets AmazonAnd a bloated, oblivious TV show ensues.
Sept. 19 2016 9:02 AMThe Rotten Cheese of This Is UsNBC’s new drama is emotional uplift at its most oppressive.
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.

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