Willa Paskin
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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Brow Beat
March 10 2015 2:56 PMThe Problem With Last Night’s Crazy Bachelorette “Twist”
Brow Beat
March 5 2015 2:00 PMSpoiler Special: House of Cards Season 3
Television
March 3 2015 10:37 AMHouse of ZzzzsThe Netflix thriller makes itself over as a plodding relationship drama.
Television
Feb. 26 2015 10:08 AMLast Man on EarthFox’s new sitcom gives the apocalypse genre a surprising twist.
Brow Beat
Feb. 23 2015 1:55 AMThis Was Neil Patrick Harris’ Least Funny Hosting Gig. What Went Wrong?
Television
Feb. 19 2015 5:18 PMSnapchannel SurfingAmerica’s fastest-growing app has brought TV back to its roots.
Brow Beat
Feb. 12 2015 10:43 AMHere’s What We Need from The Daily Show Now. (Hint: It’s Not Cable News Satire.)
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2015 6:04 PMNetflix’s House of Cards Season 3 Leak Reveals HUGE, Game-Changing Spoiler
Television
Feb. 3 2015 3:20 PMOutsider ArtThe sweet, subtly provocative Fresh Off the Boat is the latest reason to be grateful for TV’s diversity push.
Television
Jan. 27 2015 4:48 PMSink or SwimIn Season 3 of The Americans, the clash between principles and parenting is more violent than ever.
TV Club
Jan. 22 2015 4:09 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 13The “Curtain Call” edition.
Television
Jan. 20 2015 12:25 PMJustificationWill Raylan Givens face the consequences of his itchy trigger finger in Justified’s final season?
TV Club
Jan. 15 2015 4:14 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 12The “Show Stoppers” edition.
Brow Beat
Jan. 12 2015 9:32 AMAt the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Hit the Right Targets Yet Again
TV Club
Jan. 8 2015 4:34 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 11The “Magical Thinking” edition.
Television
March 5 2015 4:58 PMUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtNetflix’s new Tina Fey comedy may be the new 30 Rock—with an even bigger heart.  
Television
March 4 2015 9:39 AMAmerican CrimeThis new ABC drama is the most nuanced, intelligent take on race relations we’ve seen in years.
Television
Feb. 27 2015 3:45 AMAll Box, No SexWE TV’s new show wants to have its smut and censor it, too.
Television
Feb. 25 2015 9:21 AMThe Heart of PawneeWhat made Parks and Recreation such a uniquely good sitcom—even if the finale lost sight of it.
Brow Beat
Feb. 20 2015 5:55 PMThe Emmys’ New Rules for Classifying Comedies and Dramas Make No Sense
Television
Feb. 18 2015 1:13 PMThe Odd CoupleCBS’s show puts a retrograde new spin on an old story about what it means to be a straight man.
Television
Feb. 12 2015 9:53 AMThe SlapNBC makes the case for why prestige shouldn’t be limited to cable TV.
Television
Feb. 5 2015 5:47 PMThe Anti-SerialHBO’s documentary The Jinx is a true-crime story that doesn’t do any hand-holding.
Television
Jan. 30 2015 10:23 AMHuckster as HeroBetter Call Saul is a comic book origin story disguised in a cheap suit and hairpiece.
Brow Beat
Jan. 23 2015 10:33 AMThe Nightly Show Feels Fresh and Exciting, Even Though Its Structure Is Anything But
Television
Jan. 22 2015 10:04 AMBackstromMaybe it’s time to retire the total-jerk-who’s-also-a-genius-cop genre.
Television
Jan. 16 2015 7:47 AMAmazon Had a Great Week!Then they released their new pilots.
Television
Jan. 14 2015 3:15 PMBeautiful MonsterThe return of stately serial-killer show The Fall.
Television
Jan. 9 2015 9:54 AMLife-SizedHBO’s Togetherness and the new normal in prestige TV.
Television
Jan. 7 2015 11:50 PMWarm With a Chance of Abhorrent AnticsIn Season 4, Girls is better—and more provocative—than it’s been for a while.

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