Willa Paskin
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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2015 1:19 AMThe 2015 Emmys Reminded Us That the Emmys Can Be Good TV
Television
Sept. 14 2015 9:55 PMThe Bastard Executioner FX’s new show from the creator of Sons of Anarchy is a Game of Thrones knock-off that misunderstands everything that makes Game of Thrones good.
Television
Sept. 9 2015 11:38 AMBabies and Bomb Squads and Bradley CooperWe sifted through all the wacky premises, ludicrous character names, and soapy plots to bring you this guide to the 2015 fall network dramas.
Television
Sept. 7 2015 7:07 PMMust-Please TVThe fall network comedies all seem neurotically aware of just how hard they have to work for your attention.
Television
Aug. 19 2015 4:59 PMFear the Walking DeadThe new spinoff of AMC’s The Walking Dead is a zombie parable that scarily mirrors our own age.
Brow Beat
Aug. 11 2015 4:23 PMSpoiler Special: True Detective Season 2
Brow Beat
Aug. 7 2015 1:52 AMThe Daily Show Finale Showcased Exactly Why Stewart Was the Political Satirist We Needed
Television
July 29 2015 6:26 PMWet Hot American Summer: First Day of CampNetflix’s revival of the cult classic is TV’s reboot boom at its best.
Television
July 27 2015 5:05 PMIf a Sadistic Ringmaster Ran the Olympics  You’d get American Ninja Warrior, one of broadcast TV’s fastest-growing hits. What’s the source of its hypnotic appeal?  
Brow Beat
July 21 2015 3:41 PMWhy White People Should Not Watch the MTV Documentary White People
Television
July 15 2015 4:29 PMSex & Drugs & Middle-Aged White Guys FX’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll proves that the ghosts of rock ’n’ roll past are a lot less cool than we think they are.
Brow Beat
July 9 2015 12:22 PMHannibal Buress Is Like No One Else on TV. Why Did He Get a Boilerplate News Satire Show?
Television
June 29 2015 2:45 PMReality CheckLifetime’s UnReal is the first antihero show that is created by women, stars women, and at times brutally satirizes women. It’s irresistible.
Brow Beat
June 25 2015 10:49 AMAmazon’s Catastrophe Blows Up All of the Sitcom’s Lamest Romantic Clichés
Television
June 18 2015 5:04 PMStuffy British Period Miniseries Are My Comfort TelevisionAnd that’s why PBS’s Poldark is so frustrating.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2015 1:27 PMNeil Patrick Harris’ New Variety Show Takes “Live TV” to a Frenetic Extreme
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 9 2015 2:01 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Binocular G” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on #peakTV, Documentary Now, and the new Google logo.
Brow Beat
Sept. 9 2015 10:03 AMLate Show Host Stephen Colbert Is Not So Different From “Stephen Colbert” After All
Television
Aug. 25 2015 2:35 PMHello, FriendMr. Robot represents a new, increasingly common TV archetype: the alienated hero—a stranger to society and to himself.
Television
Aug. 13 2015 4:24 PMShow Me a HeroDavid Simon made a wonky procedural about affordable-housing policy. It’s utterly thrilling.
Brow Beat
Aug. 10 2015 10:37 AMWhat Exactly Happened in True Detective’s Season 2 Finale? An Excruciatingly Clear Plot Breakdown.
Brow Beat
Aug. 3 2015 2:31 PMWhat Exactly Is Going On in True Detective Season 2? An Excruciatingly Clear Plot Breakdown.
Brow Beat
July 28 2015 12:18 PMThe Bachelorette Found the Lamest Possible Way to Accommodate Casual Sex
Television
July 22 2015 5:06 PMI Am CaitCaitlyn Jenner’s E! series is not invasive or insensitive or crass. But it is something far more surprising: a terrible reality show.
Brow Beat
July 16 2015 1:56 PMStop Complaining About Who the Emmys Snubbed This Year. They Pretty Much Nailed It.
Brow Beat
July 13 2015 12:58 PMLast Night’s True Detective Showcased Exactly Why This Season Is a Total Dud
Brow Beat
July 8 2015 12:17 PMHow Brody Jenner Made Hypersexed Bro-ness Into a Brand
Brow Beat
June 26 2015 3:10 PMThis Is How Fox News Tried to Come to Terms With the Gay Marriage Decision
Brow Beat
June 23 2015 1:05 PMThe Bachelorette Is Finally a Make-Out Bandit. Does This Count as Progress?
Television
June 17 2015 2:27 PMAngry at the WorldThe second season of True Detective feels like a direct retort to Nic Pizzolatto’s critics.

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