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Brow Beat
Nov. 23 2014 3:10 PMIs Mockingjay Part 1 the Best Hunger Games Movie So Far, or Just Setup for the Big Finale?
Tv Club
Nov. 20 2014 5:29 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 7The “Test of Strength” edition.
Television
Nov. 11 2014 7:26 AMGreen, Green Grass of HomeThe small-town pleasures of Brooklyn-based Web series High Maintenance.
Television
Nov. 5 2014 3:01 PMThe ComebackNine years later, the HBO show is not so disgusted by reality TV. But it’s very queasy about fame.
Television
Oct. 31 2014 11:31 AMA Difficult WomanEven as an HBO miniseries, Olive Kitteridge feels like a novel—in the best way.
Tv Club
Oct. 24 2014 10:20 AMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 3 The “Edward Mordrake (Part 1)” edition.
Television
Oct. 16 2014 6:55 PMCan TV Get the Rom-Com Right?Several shows are trying. A couple of them are succeeding.
Brow Beat
Oct. 15 2014 4:32 PMKalinda Is Leaving The Good Wife. It’s About Time, Really.
Television
Oct. 9 2014 2:05 PMWhich One of These Stories Do You Believe?The Affair brings Rashomon-style storytelling to television.
Television
Oct. 8 2014 11:38 AMIt’s the Freakiest ShowAmerican Horror Story continues to be like nothing else on television.
Television
Oct. 2 2014 2:24 PMThe Rise of Bummer TVGracepoint, Broadchurch, and the epidemic of sad television.
Television
Oct. 1 2014 12:19 PMHomeland Is Good AgainFor now, at least.
Television
Sept. 25 2014 12:41 PMHow to Get Away With HyperdramaThe new TV genre invented by Shonda Rhimes.
Television
Sept. 22 2014 2:12 PMCrusader, Sans CapeThe superhero trappings of Gotham are just a clever disguise.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PMShonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2014 6:02 PMWhat Is It Like to Be Suspected? We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial.
Television
Nov. 17 2014 12:08 PMScandalousKatherine Heigl’s new show makes interesting use of her damaged reputation.
Tv Club
Nov. 6 2014 5:59 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 5The “Pink Cupcakes” edition.
Brow Beat
Nov. 3 2014 2:56 PMWhat I Got Wrong About How to Get Away With Murder and Fall’s Other New TV Shows
Tv Club
Oct. 30 2014 7:27 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 4The “Edward Mordrake (Part 2)” edition.
Culturebox
Oct. 22 2014 11:52 PMThe Ebola StoryHow our minds build narratives out of disaster.
Tv Club
Oct. 16 2014 1:54 AMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 2The “Massacres and Matinees” edition.
Television
Oct. 13 2014 2:51 PMInmaculadaJane the Virgin is the best reason to watch the CW in years.
Tv Club
Oct. 8 2014 11:55 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 1The “Monsters Among Us” edition
Television
Oct. 3 2014 12:57 PMBizarro JerryMulaney is just like Seinfeld, except it’s not funny.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 6:39 PMIs Transparent Fall’s Best New Show? Or Is Even That Praise Too Faint?
Television
Sept. 29 2014 2:57 PMSee MeTransparent is the fall’s only great new show.
Television
Sept. 24 2014 2:10 PMSay It LoudBlack-ish is proud, politically incorrect, and the fall’s best new sitcom.
Television
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PMAttractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic ThingsDon’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 3:55 PMWhy Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

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