What TV Shows Should We Be Paying Attention to This Fall?Slate’s Culture Gabfest discusses what not to miss this season.
Better ThingsPamela Adlon’s new show is like a brasher, more confident, female-driven Louie.
AtlantaDonald Glover has more natural charisma than almost any actor working today. Why does his new show insist on suppressing it?
I Love DickAmazon’s new Jill Soloway show affirms exactly why she is so good at making TV.
The Olympics Extravaganza EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest’s show about gymnastics, intersex athletes, and swimming at the Olympics.
The Get DownBaz Luhrmann’s Netflix series is peak Luhrmann: a glittery, grandiose, captivating mess.
Destroyer of Souls, Earner of EndorsementsA maniac in the pool and adorable on land, Katie Ledecky is the prototype of an American Olympian starlet.
Stranger ThingsThis new Netflix series is an homage to and pastiche of all things Spielberg that misunderstands a key element of Spielberg’s work.
The Culture Gabfest “Steve Is a Mocap Golden Retriever” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The BFG, Animal Kingdom, and Facebook’s new algorithm.
Good News, High Maintenance FansThe HBO version of the acclaimed web series doesn’t harsh the show’s mellow.
Diary of a Binge-WatcherIn the ’80s, Clive James said TV would never be more than “mediocre.” Then, devouring endless hours of television changed his mind.
Queen SugarAva DuVernay’s TV show strikes the perfect balance of prestige-y gravitas and fun.
NBC’s Olympics Reporters Are Biased and Sexist. Here’s Why.The DoubleX Gabfest chats about hidden biases against female athletes.
The Wine ShowThe trailer was the stuff of the internet’s dreams. But the show itself is a nightmare.
A Journey Through National Trauma Via Cirque du Soleil–Style Performance ArtThe odd spectacle of the Rio Olympics’ austere, exuberant, didactic opening ceremony.
What’s Brexit Got to Do With Game of Thrones?The Culture Gabfest says the show’s finale is more timely than ever.
In Its Hugely Satisfying Season Finale, Game of Thrones Became the Show It's Always Tried Not to Be