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Television
Feb. 12 2015 9:53 AMThe SlapNBC makes the case for why prestige shouldn’t be limited to cable TV.
Television
Feb. 5 2015 5:47 PMThe Anti-SerialHBO’s documentary The Jinx is a true-crime story that doesn’t do any hand-holding.
Television
Jan. 30 2015 10:23 AMHuckster as HeroBetter Call Saul is a comic book origin story disguised in a cheap suit and hairpiece.
Brow Beat
Jan. 23 2015 10:33 AMThe Nightly Show Feels Fresh and Exciting, Even Though Its Structure Is Anything But
Television
Jan. 22 2015 10:04 AMBackstromMaybe it’s time to retire the total-jerk-who’s-also-a-genius-cop genre.
Television
Jan. 16 2015 7:47 AMAmazon Had a Great Week!Then they released their new pilots.
Television
Jan. 14 2015 3:15 PMBeautiful MonsterThe return of stately serial-killer show The Fall.
Television
Jan. 9 2015 9:54 AMLife-SizedHBO’s Togetherness and the new normal in prestige TV.
Television
Jan. 7 2015 11:50 PMWarm With a Chance of Abhorrent AnticsIn Season 4, Girls is better—and more provocative—than it’s been for a while.
Television
Jan. 4 2015 7:51 PMRap Game King LearEmpire is sloppy, politically incorrect, and very good.
TV Club
Dec. 27 2014 7:00 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 17: Next year looks even better.
TV Club
Dec. 24 2014 7:45 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 9: Why I’m sad that the network sitcom is nearly dead.
TV Club
Dec. 22 2014 7:03 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 1: Television is more diverse, in every way, than it has ever been.
Brow Beat
Dec. 19 2014 9:33 AMOf Course Stephen Colbert, the Character, Didn’t Die. We’re Going to Need Him.
Brow Beat
Dec. 17 2014 4:13 PMThe Black Mirror Christmas Special Is Brilliant and Disturbing. Also: Jon Hamm Is Perfect.
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2015 6:04 PMNetflix’s House of Cards Season 3 Leak Reveals HUGE, Game-Changing Spoiler
Television
Feb. 3 2015 3:20 PMOutsider ArtThe sweet, subtly provocative Fresh Off the Boat is the latest reason to be grateful for TV’s diversity push.
Television
Jan. 27 2015 4:48 PMSink or SwimIn Season 3 of The Americans, the clash between principles and parenting is more violent than ever.
TV Club
Jan. 22 2015 4:09 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 13The “Curtain Call” edition.
Television
Jan. 20 2015 12:25 PMJustificationWill Raylan Givens face the consequences of his itchy trigger finger in Justified’s final season?
TV Club
Jan. 15 2015 4:14 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 12The “Show Stoppers” edition.
Brow Beat
Jan. 12 2015 9:32 AMAt the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Hit the Right Targets Yet Again
TV Club
Jan. 8 2015 4:34 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 11The “Magical Thinking” edition.
Television
Jan. 6 2015 2:56 PMMarvel Made a Woman-Led, Anti-Sexist Superhero ShowIt’s mostly about men.
Television
Jan. 2 2015 9:03 AMJean Hamm, Weird Al, and Xanax the MagicianGalavant is the oddest new TV show in ages.
TV Club
Dec. 26 2014 7:00 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 13: Who are the most underrated actors on television?
TV Club
Dec. 23 2014 7:32 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 5: This was a banner year for sex on television.
Brow Beat
Dec. 22 2014 1:03 AMHomeland Really Did Get Good Again. But Let’s Hope It’s Always a Little Bit Crazy.
TV Club
Dec. 18 2014 3:33 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 10The “Orphans” edition.
Brow Beat
Dec. 14 2014 10:05 PMDid Aaron Sorkin Forget How to Write a TV Show?

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