Willa Paskin
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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Television
March 23 2017 4:26 PMMust-Suffer TVShots Fired, American Crime, and the challenge of making grim, issue-driven shows that are somehow still fun to watch.
Brow Beat
March 20 2017 8:02 AMAmid a Slew of Lackluster Amazon Pilots, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Is a Knockout
Television
March 2 2017 7:17 AMWhere’s the Beef?Ryan Murphy’s Feud takes one of history’s juiciest catfights and reduces it to a dry lecture about Hollywood sexism.
Brow Beat
Feb. 24 2017 12:29 PMGirls’ Episode With Matthew Rhys Proves This Show Is Still Brilliant at Stoking Controversy
Television
Feb. 16 2017 3:13 PMThe Return of Tracy FlickThe thrilling new HBO drama Big Little Lies lets Reese Witherspoon do exactly what she does best.
Television
Feb. 7 2017 3:24 PMThe Monstrous Brilliance of GirlsRegardless of how you feel about the noise Lena Dunham generates, don’t let it drown this out: Girls was a truly great show.
Television
Feb. 3 2017 11:36 AM24 Is Back, and Its Politics Are … ConfusingCan a show be tacitly anti-immigration and also woke?
Brow Beat
Jan. 25 2017 6:53 PMIt Is Impossible to Overstate the Influence of Mary Tyler Moore on Female TV Characters
Brow Beat
Jan. 20 2017 11:56 AMCNN Creates Excruciating Split Screen of Trump and Hillary
Television
Jan. 12 2017 7:45 AMThe Pope, but YoungHBO’s highly meme-able new drama is not nearly as fun as the tweets about it.
Brow Beat
Jan. 3 2017 3:37 PMWhy Hosting an NBC Daytime Talk Show Is Actually a Great Move for Megyn Kelly
Brow Beat
Dec. 27 2016 4:08 PMHow Carrie Fisher Helped Give 30 Rock One of Its Greatest Episodes
TV Club
Dec. 22 2016 7:00 AMThe TV Club, 2016The one scene this year that left me with tears—literally—streaming down my face.
TV Club
Dec. 20 2016 5:45 AMThe TV Club, 2016Whither the TV comedy?
Television
Dec. 14 2016 10:42 AMStarLee Daniels’ new show is a music business soap opera that wants to help heal our country’s racial divide.
Culture Gabfest
March 22 2017 12:12 PMThe Culture Gabfest “[Chuck Berry Guitar Lick]” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Personal Shopper, Chuck Berry, and the sale of Us Weekly.
Brow Beat
March 15 2017 12:35 AMRachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump’s Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle
Brow Beat
Feb. 27 2017 3:13 AMThe 2017 Oscars Transformed From a Tepid Rejoinder to Trump Into a Full-Fledged Liberal Fantasy
Culturebox
Feb. 24 2017 5:50 AMWhat’s a Celebrity to Do in the Age of Trump?The rich and famous get mocked relentlessly for speaking up about politics. But they may not have a choice.
Brow Beat
Feb. 13 2017 2:51 PMRicky Gervais’ New Netflix Series Is So Bad That It Shows Exactly What Made The Office Great
Assessment
Feb. 6 2017 5:54 AMDogged Reporter, Truth-Seeker, Kind of a JerkHow Jake Tapper became the ideal newsman for our age.
Television
Jan. 26 2017 12:49 PMArchie Meets Twin Peaks Meets Live Action Meets Gossip GirlRiverdale mashes up the classic comic-book characters with a medley of genres, and somehow it’s delectable.
Brow Beat
Jan. 20 2017 3:25 PMCNN’s Inauguration Coverage Was One Long Existential Crisis About How Not to Normalize Trump
Television
Jan. 13 2017 6:43 PMA Terrorism Thriller to Curl Up ToHomeland has become the one thing it seemed like it would never be: comforting.
Brow Beat
Jan. 9 2017 1:16 AMThe 2017 Golden Globes Were Exactly As Political As They Needed to Be
Television
Jan. 3 2017 11:45 AMThe New Celebrity Apprentice Will Make You Pine for a President SchwarzeneggerWhat is this season except an occasion to consider the telegenic machismo of one celebrity versus another?
TV Club
Dec. 23 2016 10:06 AMThe TV Club, 2016What we need from television in 2017.
TV Club
Dec. 21 2016 5:50 AMThe TV Club, 2016The shows that achieved peak TV escape velocity and became inescapable were mysteries.
TV Club
Dec. 18 2016 9:00 PMThe TV Club, 2016How Trump’s win completely re-contextualized certain TV trends.
Television
Dec. 9 2016 11:12 AMThe Top 10 TV Shows of 2016Two Russian spies, one empowered prostitute, and one very likable weed dealer.

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