Esther Breger
Assistant Editor

Dissecting Mad Men's Hopeful, Saccharine Half-Season
May 26, 2014

As "Mad Men" nears its end, all the characters keep revisiting their past.

'Louie' Has Always Been Afraid of Continuity. Until Now?
May 19, 2014

Last night's "Louie" has the return of Russ and Daughters, Louie's Hungarian crush—and Pamela.

Five Great TV Pilots That Became Terrible Shows
May 14, 2014

Totally subjective — and completely right.

'Louie's Tiresome Portrayal of Women
This week's "fat girl speech" reveals one of the show's biggest problems
May 13, 2014

"Louie"'s 'fat girl speech' reveals one of the show's biggest problems

'Louie' Is Back, as Strange and Dreamlike as Ever
May 05, 2014

Our foremost stand-up philosopher returns to TV, with two episodes that explore aging, mortality, money, and sex with his unique brand of morose uplift.

Some Advice for John Oliver: Stop Imitating 'The Daily Show'
April 28, 2014

The first episode of John Oliver's new HBO show aired last night, and it's ... exactly like "The Daily Show."

TV Needs to Stop Treating Mental Illness as a Superpower
April 24, 2014

ABC's "Black Box" is an absurdly clumsy example of one of pop culture's most noxious tropes.

Unpacking the 'Mad Men' Premiere: Can Don Draper Ever Change?
April 13, 2014

Who would Don be without his cool facade?

No Excuses, CBS: Hire One of These Outstanding Women to Replace Letterman
April 04, 2014

We need a woman in late-night TV. Here are suggestions.

'How I Met Your Mother''s Finale Was Infuriating
April 01, 2014

The show may have learned the wrong lesson from "Lost."

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