Watch Slate’s June Thomas and Vulture’s Willa Paskin Debate Fall TV

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Sept. 26 2011 4:31 PM

Watch Slate’s June Thomas and Vulture’s Willa Paskin Debate Fall TV

Slate's June Thomas watches everything so you don’t have to. Below you can hear her debate Vulture’s Willa Paskin over the virtues and vices of just about every new fall show, from the Mad Men knockoffs of The Playboy Club and Pan Am to the “sad men” sitcoms of Last Man Standing, Man Up, and How To Be A Gentleman. What's with the revised gender politics, what are the series' most bizarre new trends, and, oh yeah, are the shows any good? Stream the complete recap below, or jump straight to any segment by clicking on the links in the player.

Here are links to some of the articles mentioned above:

Slate‘s Hanna Rosin on “The End Of Men.”
Alyssa Rosenberg on “A New Glossary of Annoying Female Archetypes.”
Reviews of new sitcoms Up All Night, 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, and Whitney.
Reviews of new dramas Prime Suspect, Pan Am, The Playboy Club and Revenge.
Slate's Troy Patterson on Fox adventure series Terra Nova.
Slate’s June Thomas on fall TV trends, from voice-overs to references to “vagina.”
Slate’s Jessica Grose on whether TV’s disempowered men have made way for empowered women.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 


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