Willa Paskin
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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

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.
Television
Sept. 6 2018 12:21 PMKiddingJim Carrey stars as a sad Mr. Rogers who’s struggling to carry on.
Wide Angle
Aug. 27 2018 5:55 AMThe Hidden Queer History of Paper DollsInfinitely adaptable and easy to conceal, these toys were surprisingly appealing to gay men in the 1950s.
Television
July 31 2018 1:59 PMThe Hosts Make Making ItThis new reality show about crafting benefits from the best hosts you could ask for: Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.
Decoder Ring
July 30 2018 12:08 PMDecoder Ring: The Basement AffairMaking love and performance art on a VH1 dating show.
Television
July 12 2018 3:24 PMNetflix Broke HBO’s 18-Year Emmy Nominations Streak. What Does That Mean for the Future of TV?In the game of Emmys, you grow or you die.
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.
Television
Sept. 13 2018 5:55 AMThe FirstSean Penn’s space drama may take place in zero gravity, but it’s obsessed with gravitas.
Decoder Ring
Aug. 27 2018 6:00 AMDecoder Ring: The Paper Doll ClubWho still plays with paper dolls?
Television
Aug. 2 2018 11:27 AMWatch Succession NowI didn’t get HBO’s genre-bending drama at first. Now I realize it’s amazing.
Television
July 30 2018 12:09 PMReality TV as Performance ArtWhy would a sane person want to appear on a TV dating competition?
Television
July 15 2018 10:30 PMWho Is America? Gives Pro-Gun Zealots the Borat Treatment
Television
July 5 2018 11:55 AMSharp Objects Tries to Redefine Prestige TVMore women, still grim.

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