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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Television
Aug. 20 2014 7:29 AMOne Tough Female Detective and Hardly Any GunsIf you like Prime Suspect and The Fall, watch Happy Valley.
Television
Aug. 8 2014 8:14 AMOutlanderIt’s a great feminist adventure. I wish it were a little more of a cheesy romance.
Brow Beat
Aug. 4 2014 9:41 AMHalt and Catch Fire’s Surprising Finale: The Show Was the Opposite of What We Thought
The XX Factor
July 30 2014 1:36 PMWhen Bachelors Talk About Sex, The Bachelorette Gets Blamed
Television
July 29 2014 9:44 AMJohn Oliver’s #LongrantsThree months in, Last Week Tonight is the perfect news show for now.
Television
July 25 2014 10:33 AMLittle Networks, Big ShowsDramas on WGN and WE epitomize the flood of totally decent television.
Tv Club
July 16 2014 11:56 AMRace and Gender on Orange Is the New BlackWilla Paskin and Zerlina Maxwell talk Season 2.
Television
July 11 2014 10:41 AMFor the Sake of ScienceThe hot, messy psychology of intimacy in Masters of Sex.
Television
July 9 2014 11:30 AMThe Summer of Popcorn TVExtant and The Strain, two enjoyable B-movie shows with limited futures.
Slate Plus
July 2 2014 12:06 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast: The Complete Fourth SeasonSpoiling everything in one convenient place.
Television
June 26 2014 8:27 AMAnother Metaphysical ConundrumThe Leftovers and Damon Lindelof’s blockbuster repetition compulsion.
Television
June 19 2014 11:44 AMGet Over It, Man!My uncharitable impatience with Rectify.
Tv Club
June 18 2014 1:28 PMRead About the Economics of Orange Is the New BlackIn Conversation 1 of Willa Paskin’s Slate Plus podcast series on Season 2, she chats with NPR’s Adam Davidson. Here’s the transcript of their conversation. 
Brow Beat
June 17 2014 11:46 PMFargo Falls Into a Macho Trap at the End of a Fascinating Season
Slate Plus
June 16 2014 4:21 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 10“The Children” season finale edition.
Brow Beat
Aug. 11 2014 11:08 PMMork & Mindy and the Tireless Dervish That Was Robin Williams
Television
Aug. 7 2014 11:19 AMThe KnickSteven Soderbergh’s medical drama looks better than anything on TV, but otherwise resembles every medical drama on TV.
Television
July 31 2014 12:49 PMThe Honorable WomanA complex, turgid, worthwhile mystery about the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Tv Club
July 30 2014 11:25 AMWhy Are Straight Girls Obsessed With Big Boo?
Television
July 28 2014 2:05 PMFull BloomThe complicated, endearing maturity of Blossom. Yes, Blossom.
Television
July 17 2014 11:49 AM“I Just Hate My Life, and My Life Is You”FX takes on the relationship sitcom, with sharp results.
Television
July 16 2014 8:17 AMThe 20-Year-Old VirginsMTV’s new reality series about not doing it.
Brow Beat
July 10 2014 11:33 AMThe Emmys Got Things Mostly Right Again. So Let’s All Get Mad About Them.
Tv Club
July 2 2014 1:23 PMSex and Relationship Advice on Orange Is the New BlackDan Savage and Willa Paskin talk Season 2.
Television
June 30 2014 10:36 AMThe Best TV Show of 2014 Is From 2008And it’s about Modern Orthodox Jews dating in Jerusalem.
Television
June 24 2014 10:21 AMBack to QuracTyrant dreams big but still feels small.
Tv Club
June 18 2014 1:33 PMDid You Finish Binge-Watching Orange Is the New Black?We’re launching a new exclusive podcast series to dissect Season 2. 
Tv Club
June 18 2014 1:26 PMThe Economics of Orange Is the New BlackIn Conversation 1 of Willa Paskin’s Slate Plus podcast series on Season 2, she chats with NPR’s Adam Davidson. 
Brow Beat
June 17 2014 12:24 AMWhy Louie Gets Credit for Being Original Even When It Isn’t
Brow Beat
June 16 2014 12:40 AMWho Is the Worst Person in Westeros? Breaking Down Game of Thrones Season 4.

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