Willa Paskin
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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Television
Jan. 31 2019 7:09 PMRussian DollNatasha Lyonne stars in a bright, funny, allergic-to-sentiment comedy about ever-present death.
Television
Jan. 23 2019 7:16 PMNetflix, You, and the Hits No One Knows Are HitsForty million people watched You, according to the network. Could it be that the monoculture isn’t dead—we just don’t know about it when it happens?
Television
Jan. 8 2019 4:41 PMI Dreamed Lindsay Lohan’s Beach House Would Be the Trashy Reality Show That Would Finally Let Lindsay ShineIf only Lindsay felt the same way!
Television
Dec. 28 2018 3:19 PMBlack Mirror’s “Bandersnatch” Is the Perfect Netflix ShowIt harvests ever more data about consumer choices while delivering the illusion of control.
Television
Dec. 19 2018 11:00 AMThe TV Club, 2018Entry 13: The Bachelor, Ugly Delicious, and the end of watchlist guilt.
Television
Dec. 17 2018 8:00 AMThe TV Club, 2018Entry 5: Succession was the perfect show about Trump, because it wasn’t about Trump.
Television
Dec. 11 2018 11:28 AMThe 10 Best TV Shows of 2018
Decoder Ring
Dec. 3 2018 11:33 AMWhen Us Met JenThe history of the tabloid creation Sad Jennifer Aniston.
Television
Nov. 15 2018 1:13 PMMy Brilliant FriendThe HBO adaptation scrubs off the books’ girl-power sheen and returns them to the gritty streets of Naples.
Television
Oct. 31 2018 5:50 AMHomecoming Is a Conspiracy Thriller That Thinks SmallJulia Roberts’ unflashy performance grounds a tale of contained paranoia.
Decoder Ring
Oct. 29 2018 8:00 AMDecoder Ring: The Incunabula PapersWhat lies at the heart of Ong’s Hat?
Television
Oct. 16 2018 2:18 PMThe Conners Is the Roseanne Revival We Should Have HadInstead of making hay of culture war flashpoints, the spinoff stays focused on the family’s bleakly circumscribed reality.
Television
Oct. 11 2018 2:23 PMThe Romanoffs Is Prestige TV at Movie LengthSome episodes merit Mad Men–style dissection, but others are just bloated and lethargic.
Television
Sept. 26 2018 4:33 PMMurphy Brown ReturnsFake news, or old news?
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2018 1:07 AMThe Emmys Were an Island of Boredom in a Sea of ChaosA ceremony that touted the TV industry’s diversity largely failed to reward it.
Decoder Ring
Jan. 31 2019 11:54 AMDecoder Ring: The GrifterBrett Johnson ripped off hundreds of people. Now, he has regrets.
Brow Beat
Jan. 10 2019 1:11 PMFirst PrinciplesTrue Detective’s third season tries to recapture the macho magic of its first.
Television
Jan. 7 2019 4:15 PMSurviving R. KellyA searing documentary makes the case that all those who kept playing his music were contributing to his abuse.
Television
Dec. 20 2018 12:00 PMThe TV Club, 2018Entry 17: The end.
Television
Dec. 18 2018 9:00 AMThe TV Club, 2018Entry 9: GLOW and Killing Eve challenged pat ideas about who’s good and who’s bad.
Television
Dec. 15 2018 5:55 AMThe TV Club, 2018Entry 1: The year of fine TV.
Decoder Ring
Dec. 3 2018 11:34 AMDecoder Ring: Sad Jennifer AnistonDeconstructing the tabloid saga of Jennifer Aniston.
Television
Nov. 19 2018 12:58 PMThe Little Drummer GirlI devoured this slightly cheesy AMC spy thriller, and you will too.
Television
Nov. 1 2018 5:37 PMA Post-Spacey House of Cards Goes Out With Its Middle Finger UpAnd it’s chockablock with bananas parts for middle-aged actresses.
Decoder Ring
Oct. 29 2018 8:01 AMHow Do You Start a Conspiracy Theory?The wild and woolly tale of Ong’s Hat.
Television
Oct. 25 2018 3:15 PMWhich Witch?Sabrina and Charmed return, just when we need witches most.
Television
Oct. 12 2018 5:50 AMCampingA Lena Dunham series, but with Jennifer Garner in the Lena Dunham role.
Decoder Ring
Oct. 1 2018 2:00 AMDecoder Ring: Hotel ArtHotel art has vastly improved—but can it ever be good?
Television
Sept. 21 2018 9:00 AMManiacWhat kind of series gets young movie stars to TV? One that’s like a bunch of movies at once.
Television
Sept. 17 2018 5:55 AMThe Creators of Forever Don’t Want You to Know What It’s Actually AboutBut “spoiling” this Amazon series means revealing it’s not nearly as surprising or adventurous as it thinks it is.

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