Willa Paskin
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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

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.
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2017 1:47 PMWhat Would Transparent Look Like Without Jeffrey Tambor?
Brow Beat
Nov. 9 2017 5:30 AMMr. Robot’s Flashy One-Take Episode Suggests This Gimmick Has Gone on Too Long
Television
Oct. 29 2017 11:37 PMCareless LoveThe season finale of The Deuce shows why David Simon’s new series is just as smart as, but more fun than, The Wire.
Television
Oct. 20 2017 11:04 AMStylin’ and Profilin’Mindhunter follows the first FBI agents to try to get inside the head of a serial killer.
Culturebox
Oct. 9 2017 5:55 AMThe Couple WhispererEsther Perel’s irresistible new podcast puts you in the room with couples in therapy.
Television
Sept. 28 2017 5:50 AMWill & Grace Is Still a Show America NeedsBecause now it’s a sharp comedy about white, moneyed, liberal hypocrisy.
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.
Brow Beat
Nov. 10 2017 12:56 AMLouie Was Propaganda for Louis C.K.’s Decency. How Does It Look Now?
Television
Nov. 2 2017 10:05 AMThe WhydunnitIn Netflix’s Margaret Atwood adaptation Alias Grace, a maybe murderer spins a tale.
Television
Oct. 26 2017 11:27 AMStranger Things, Season 2Netflix’s ’80s adventure was already the perfect sequel. Season 2 is, happily, more of the same.
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2017 7:33 AMDid Halt and Catch Fire Get Such a Great Final Season Because No One Was Watching?
Brow Beat
Oct. 3 2017 1:25 AMDid Anyone Make Better Driving Music Than Tom Petty?
Television
Sept. 26 2017 7:30 AMLaw & Order Tries to Get RealWith The Menendez Murders, the august franchise can’t quite pull off its own splashy true-crime story.

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