Better Call Saul Keeps Getting BetterSeason 2 of AMC’s series is a case study in how to make a truly original reboot.
Full Frontal With Samantha BeeIn her debut, Bee at once embraced and impaled the gendered expectations around her show. It’s hard to imagine a better start.
Why Are Americans Ignoring Trevor Noah?This crazy campaign should be his coming-out party. Instead, it’s our first election since 2000 where The Daily Show might as well not exist.
The Perverse Pathos of Zach GalifianakisFX’s Baskets is moving and deeply sad. Too bad it’s framed as a comedy.
Why I Became a TV CriticAs a kid, I wanted to be an anthropologist. Then I started watching ’90s sitcoms.
Shades of BlueIn Jennifer Lopez’s new cop drama, an unarmed black man gets shot. But a network drama proves to be the worst possible place to deal with police brutality.
The TV Club, 2015Some of the year’s best shows used identity and diversity to riff on and spiff up familiar genres.
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The Wiz Live! Was So Good it Made NBC's Other Live Musicals Look Like Dopey Dress Rehearsals
Just Being HonestIn the new season of Transparent, the Pfeffermans are more loathsome—and captivating—than ever.
VinylMartin Scorsese’s HBO show about ’70s rock ’n’ roll has prestige everything—sets, talent, camera work, visuals—but an ersatz essence.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryFX’s mini-series feels as urgent and compelling today as the trial did in 1995.
BillionsTrashy, enticing, morally questionable—Showtime’s new series is the Page Six of TV shows.
The 2016 Golden Globes Tried So Hard to Pretend That They Don’t Take Themselves Seriously at All
The TV Club, 2015Colin Farrell didn’t get enough credit for his stellar performance in True Detective Season 2.
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Has Become the Best Late-Night Show on TVStep aside, Jimmys.
Here’s What Twitter’s Smartest Liberals and Conservatives Are Saying About the PBS Democratic Debate
The End of Football Why the sport is no longer justifiable as a thinking person’s pastime.
The Dip, the Foot Pop, and the Selfie Smooch How pop-culture kisses have changed since the days of the silent movie.
India Doesn’t Need Facebook’s Free Mobile Internet Access. It Needs Nationwide Broadband.
Roger Goodell Isn’t a Liar. He’s a Bullshitter. Towards a theory of pro football public relations.