Television for AdultsThe Good Wife is cynical, thrilling, and grown-up. It’s also TV’s best drama.
Whit Stillman’s New TV Show Is Almost As Good As His Old MoviesAnd Amazon can really do comedy. Drama, on the other hand …
One Tough Female Detective and Hardly Any GunsIf you like Prime Suspect and The Fall, watch Happy Valley.
OutlanderIt’s a great feminist adventure. I wish it were a little more of a cheesy romance.
John Oliver’s #LongrantsThree months in, Last Week Tonight is the perfect news show for now.
Little Networks, Big ShowsDramas on WGN and WE epitomize the flood of totally decent television.
Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic ThingsDon’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
The KnickSteven Soderbergh’s medical drama looks better than anything on TV, but otherwise resembles every medical drama on TV.
The Honorable WomanA complex, turgid, worthwhile mystery about the Israel-Palestine conflict.
“I Just Hate My Life, and My Life Is You”FX takes on the relationship sitcom, with sharp results.
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Even if You Don’t Like Batman, You Might Like Gotham
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
“That’s Called Jim Crow” Philip Gourevitch on America’s hypocritical interventions in Africa.
Killing With Kindness My in-laws want to throw me a get-well-from-cancer bash. There’s no way I can go.
The Changing Face of Climate Change Will the leaders of the People’s Climate March now lead the movement?
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.