Willa Paskin
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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Brow Beat
Jan. 11 2016 12:56 AMThe 2016 Golden Globes Tried So Hard to Pretend That They Don’t Take Themselves Seriously at All
Brow Beat
Jan. 5 2016 8:02 AMWhat the Decline of New Girl Reveals About How Hard It Is for Sitcom Characters to Evolve
TV Club
Dec. 29 2015 5:45 AMThe TV Club, 2015Colin Farrell didn’t get enough credit for his stellar performance in True Detective Season 2. 
TV Club
Dec. 24 2015 6:30 AMThe TV Club, 2015How binge-watching steamrolls flaws in television shows.
Brow Beat
Dec. 21 2015 10:55 AMThis Season of Homeland Proved It Doesn’t Need Carrie’s Mental Illness to Be Interesting
The Drift
Dec. 11 2015 9:31 AMWatching People Live Stream Themselves Sleeping Can Be Dull, Creepy, and Strangely Sweet
Television
Dec. 8 2015 5:31 AMThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert Has Become the Best Late-Night Show on TVStep aside, Jimmys.
Brow Beat
Dec. 2 2015 10:20 AMThanks, Ryan Murphy! One of the Killers on Scream Queens Dreams of Working at “Slate.com”
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2015 8:02 AMThe Villain in Jessica Jones Is the Most Terrifying Bad Guy on Television
Television
Nov. 17 2015 5:51 PMThe Man in the High CastleIt’s the second best show Amazon has ever made.
Television
Nov. 12 2015 9:00 AMNothing’s a Hit AnymoreIn the streaming age, the way we calculate ratings has become nearly meaningless. But they matter more than ever.
TV Club Podcast
Nov. 6 2015 4:23 PMThe Empire Podcast, Episode 6Slate’s TV Club covers what might be Empire’s worst episode.
Television
Nov. 4 2015 10:30 AMMaster of NoneAziz Ansari’s Netflix series is a canny social satire—and a truly great sitcom. 
Brow Beat
Oct. 28 2015 8:02 AMBam, Crash, Snooze: TV Fight Scenes Have Never Been Less Fun to Watch
Television
Oct. 22 2015 2:36 PMSupergirlIt’s a procedural in a cape.
Television
Jan. 6 2016 2:50 PMShades of BlueIn Jennifer Lopez’s new cop drama, an unarmed black man gets shot. But a network drama proves to be the worst possible place to deal with police brutality.
TV Club
Dec. 30 2015 8:38 AMThe TV Club, 2015Get ready for next year’s deluge of reboots.
TV Club
Dec. 25 2015 9:00 AMThe TV Club, 2015Some of the year’s best shows used identity and diversity to riff on and spiff up familiar genres.
TV Club
Dec. 23 2015 5:00 AMThe TV Club, 2015What does “peak TV” really mean?
TV Club Podcast
Dec. 11 2015 1:52 PMSpoiler Special: Transparent Season 2Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Season 2 of Amazon’s hit show Transparent.
Television
Dec. 10 2015 5:52 AMThe Top 10 TV Shows of 2015From raunchy pregnant sex to a burping serial killer.
Brow Beat
Dec. 4 2015 10:47 AMThe Wiz Live! Was So Good it Made NBC's Other Live Musicals Look Like Dopey Dress Rehearsals
Television
Dec. 1 2015 4:35 PMJust Being HonestIn the new season of Transparent, the Pfeffermans are more loathsome—and captivating—than ever.
Brow Beat
Nov. 19 2015 1:31 PMYou’re the Worst Is the Best Dramatization of Depression We’ve Seen on TV
Television
Nov. 13 2015 7:33 AMInto the BadlandsAMC’s new martial arts series has such deeply cool fight scenes that it hardly needs anything else.
Brow Beat
Nov. 8 2015 12:31 PMHow SNL’s Jokes About Trump’s Racism Actually Made Him Stronger
Brow Beat
Nov. 6 2015 10:28 AMFlesh and Bone Compares Ballet to War. Why Does So Much Prestige TV Masculinize its Violence?
Television
Oct. 29 2015 9:00 AMThe Indispensable Project GreenlightReality TV’s heyday may have passed, but this show is single-handedly making the case for the genre’s importance. 
Television
Oct. 27 2015 7:00 AMThe True Detective of Network TVWicked City features a necrophiliac serial killer and plenty of shocking violence and sex—but somehow makes it all seem tame.
Brow Beat
Oct. 19 2015 12:54 PMAmy Schumer’s HBO Special Live at the Apollo Was Funny—but Frustrating

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