Willa Paskin
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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Year of Great Books
June 27 2016 2:01 PMAbout My ÁntoniaWhat we made of Willa Cather’s masterpiece.
Brow Beat
June 17 2016 8:02 AMThe Excellent New Season of Orange Is the New Black Couldn’t Feel More Timely
Television
June 13 2016 5:45 AMFriend-Zone TVGame of Thrones isn’t very good anymore. But here’s why we still stick by it.
Television
June 2 2016 10:56 AM“The First Black Suitor! We’re Gonna Make History!”UnReal’s second season is just as brilliant and twisted as its first—but it tackles even bigger questions.
Television
May 27 2016 10:56 AMRootsThe History Channel’s new version of the trailblazing ’70s miniseries is as necessary today as it was nearly 40 years ago.
Television
May 19 2016 12:25 PMPreacherAMC’s stylish, wry, blasphemous new series deserves to become as big a hit as The Walking Dead.
Brow Beat
May 13 2016 9:01 AMNashville Was Never a Great Show, but I’m Still Sad to See It Go
Brow Beat
May 9 2016 8:35 AMThe Good Wife’s Powerful Finale Was Exactly the Ending This Great Series Needed
Books
May 4 2016 10:00 AMSpeak, MotherhoodHow parenting can birth great writing.
Brow Beat
April 25 2016 12:07 AMGame of Thrones Finally Breaks Free of the Books, and It’s Kind of Thrilling
Television
April 15 2016 10:34 AMUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtTina Fey’s sitcom is short on nuance but dense with great jokes. 
Television
April 11 2016 12:30 PMThe Girlfriend ExperienceA show based on Steven Soderbergh’s movie tries to tell a new kind of story about sex and female empowerment.
Brow Beat
April 6 2016 7:02 AMSure, the People v. O.J. Simpson Finale Was Clumsy—but It Was Exactly the Ending This Series Needed
Brow Beat
March 28 2016 3:30 PMWhy That Lovely Marnie-Centric Episode of Girls Was Exactly What the Show Needed
DoubleX Gabfest
March 24 2016 3:32 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Lady Bits EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest discuss period feminism, the rehabilitation of Marcia Clark, and body image with Blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross.
Brow Beat
June 27 2016 1:55 AMIn Its Hugely Satisfying Season Finale, Game of Thrones Became the Show It's Always Tried Not to Be
Television
June 13 2016 2:40 PMBrainDeadThe satirical D.C. zombie comedy from the creators of The Good Wife would be funny if it felt like satire at all.
TV Club Podcast
June 6 2016 1:34 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 7.
Culturebox
May 31 2016 5:45 AMWhat Makes Facebook Live Videos So Mind-Blowingly BadWith occasional glimmers of transcendence.
Television
May 20 2016 9:43 AMJulian Fellowes Presents Downton Abbey IIJust kidding: Doctor Thorne.
Television
May 18 2016 5:52 AMLady DynamiteMaria Bamford’s new Netflix show is part sharp showbiz satire, part plaintive character sketch, and entirely unique. 
Brow Beat
May 12 2016 2:33 PMChelsea Handler’s New Netflix “Late-Night Show” Is Neither on Late Nor Much of a Show
Year of Great Books
May 5 2016 1:37 PMWhat Should We Read Next?Help us choose the next book in a Year of Great Books.
TV Club Podcast
May 2 2016 3:41 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussions of every episode.
Television
April 19 2016 6:45 PMThe Euro Thriller, Tinkered With and Tailored to Our TimeIn The Night Manager and The Last Panthers, the violence of Europe’s past spills over into the present.
Television
April 14 2016 11:53 AMConfirmationHBO’s series about the Anita Hill–Clarence Thomas hearings proves that scandal plus time equals riveting TV.
Brow Beat
April 6 2016 11:10 PMThe Americans Pulled Off a Devastating Plot Shocker With Just the Right Amount of Misdirection
Television
March 31 2016 12:33 PMThe PathHulu’s new series about a Scientology-esque cult is a uniquely measured, nuanced take on religious extremism.
Television
March 28 2016 8:44 AMThe RanchNetflix’s new multicamera sitcom is engineered to compete with network TV. And it’s good.
Television
March 11 2016 9:30 AMFlakedNetflix’s new show crystallizes the key problem with today’s prestige comedies: how seriously they insist on taking their protagonists’ plights.

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