Willa Paskin
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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

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
Brow Beat
Oct. 15 2015 3:10 PMAn Interview With the Graffiti Artist Who Snuck Anti-Homeland Graffiti Onto the Homeland Set
Television
Oct. 12 2015 2:20 PMYou BetchaThe second season of Fargo adds some fresh ingredients to the first season’s monotonous Minnesota menu.
Television
Oct. 7 2015 12:56 PMAmerican Horror Story: HotelRyan Murphy’s anthology series has gone from creepy to preachy. But this season seems like a promising new start. 
Television
Oct. 2 2015 1:15 PMThe Affair Should Be a Sexy, Irresistible StunnerBut something’s holding the Showtime series back.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2015 1:05 AMTrevor Noah’s First Daily Show Was a Jon Stewart Impression—But With Glimpses of Something New
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
Oct. 16 2015 1:01 PMInsanity DefenseIn its third season, Nathan for You is even more delightfully deranged—and ingenious.
Brow Beat
Oct. 15 2015 8:03 AMIt’s Time to Kill “Fall TV”  
Television
Oct. 8 2015 4:53 PMCrazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Peak #PeakTVThe CW has made exactly the right kind of show—nichey, meta, aware that it can’t please everyone—for our TV-over-saturated age.
TV Club Podcast
Oct. 2 2015 4:29 PMThe Empire Podcast: The Second Season Is HereHear Slate’s complete commentary on the newest Empire episodes.
Television
Oct. 1 2015 3:58 PMYou Should Be Watching The Leftovers In Season 2, HBO’s series gets hauntingly good.
TV Club Podcast
Sept. 25 2015 11:15 AMThe Empire Podcast, Episode 1Slate’s TV Club recaps the second season’s premiere, “The Devils Are Here.”

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