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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Television
Feb. 23 2018 10:00 AMUnReal Gets Back in the SaddleAfter a disastrous second season, the Bachelor satire recovers in its third.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 21 2018 11:56 AMThe Sadness of Watching Evgenia Medvedeva Get Overtaken by Her Younger Rival
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 14 2018 6:59 PMWhy Does Mike Tirico Exist?NBC’s Olympics anchor has done nothing memorable in his first week on the job. The network must be thrilled.
Television
Feb. 6 2018 9:00 AMQueer Eye Returns, Aiming for Acceptance, Not Just ToleranceThe new Fab Five visit Trump country in Netflix’s reboot.
Television
Jan. 30 2018 5:55 AMCitizen Rose Charts a Weinstein Accuser’s Journey Back to HerselfA testament to Rose McGowan in all her gnarly singularity.
Television
Jan. 22 2018 11:53 AMSteven Soderbergh’s Newest Project? There’s an App for That.Mosaic isn’t great on a smartphone or on HBO.
Television
Jan. 16 2018 6:03 AMThe 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?
Brow Beat
Jan. 12 2018 8:03 AMIs the New Black Mirror Too Black Mirror?Three critics discuss.
Television
Jan. 5 2018 1:03 PMThe ChiLena Waithe’s Showtime series is far more like The Wire than Master of None.
TV Club
Dec. 21 2017 12:30 PMThe TV Club, 2017The end (or is it?)
TV Club
Dec. 21 2017 7:05 AMThe TV Club, 2017Is it still possible for a TV show to have a satisfying ending—or end at all?
TV Club
Dec. 19 2017 5:55 AMThe TV Club, 2017Why is it so hard to deal with TV’s good-not-great shows?
Television
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe 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?
Television
Dec. 14 2017 5:55 AMThe 10 Best TV Shows of 2017In an unbelievably long year, great shows burst the bounds of TV and delivered brutal honesty and hope.
Television
Nov. 22 2017 9:09 AMSuperheroes Have Parents, TooSometimes, as in Hulu’s Runaways, they’re murderous supervillains.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 21 2018 12:01 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Redneck Margarita” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Black Panther, Queer Eye, and the New York Times op-ed page.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 20 2018 9:00 AMCatty Olympics Fans RejoiceThe figure skating showdown between Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova is upon us.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 8 2018 2:10 PMWinnie the Pooh and a Red TutuEverything you need to know about the figure skaters at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Television
Feb. 1 2018 10:04 AMOur Bodies, Their SelvesIn Netflix’s Altered Carbon, the 1 percent can live like gods, as long as they have new bodies to live in.
Brow Beat
Jan. 26 2018 11:35 AMHow Should You Choose Your Own Adventure With Mosaic?Should you (A) watch it on HBO, (B) watch the interactive version on your phone, or (C) not watch it at all? Two critics discuss.
Brow Beat
Jan. 19 2018 5:50 AMHigh Maintenance Self-Medicates Trump’s Victory
Television
Jan. 12 2018 1:38 PMEven on Netflix, David Letterman Sticks to the Late-Night FormulaMy Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and neither does Letterman’s too-familiar new show.
Brow Beat
Jan. 8 2018 1:42 AMThe Post-#MeToo Golden Globes Were ElectricBut only some stars tapped into that energy.
Television
Dec. 28 2017 3:16 PMBlack Mirror, CrackedCharlie Brooker’s anthology explores the perils of technology, but its characters are weirdly unskeptical about its possibilities.
Screen Time
Dec. 21 2017 9:30 AMSlate Critics Pick the Best Episodes of Children’s Television of All Time
TV Club
Dec. 20 2017 9:30 AMThe TV Club, 2017Insecure, She’s Gotta Have It, and Dear White People.
TV Club
Dec. 18 2017 5:50 AMThe TV Club, 2017Politics permeated TV, but it didn’t preclude fun.
Television
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMComedy TonightAmy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a fizzy, funny series about a housewife turned comedienne.
Television
Dec. 6 2017 10:56 AMLong Live the QueenThank God for The Crown and its fantasy of the benevolent authoritarian.
Television
Nov. 21 2017 10:55 AMShe’s Gotta Have ItSpike Lee’s buoyant comedy features a heroine who’s a work in progress.

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