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Brow Beat
Dec. 17 2014 4:13 PMThe Black Mirror Christmas Special Is Brilliant and Disturbing. Also: Jon Hamm Is Perfect.
Tv Club
Dec. 11 2014 2:38 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 9The “Tupperware Party Massacre” edition.
Brow Beat
Dec. 5 2014 1:19 AMPeter Pan Live! Was So Bad and Also So, So Good
Television
Dec. 2 2014 10:25 AMLowbrow and DelectableGirlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is the TV equivalent of a great beach read.
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.
Brow Beat
Dec. 14 2014 10:05 PMDid Aaron Sorkin Forget How to Write a TV Show?
Television
Dec. 8 2014 4:03 PMThe Top 10 TV Shows of 2014From stoned Brooklynites to dating Jerusalemites.
Tv Club
Dec. 4 2014 7:03 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 8The “Blood Bath” edition.
Culturebox
Nov. 30 2014 11:46 PMTotally ObsessedThe new age of cultural manias.
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?

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