Esther Breger
Assistant Editor

Serial Offenders
February 05, 2015

'Mad Men,' 'True Detective,' and the miseducation of the fanatical TV viewer.

'Parenthood' is Dead. Long Live the Sentimental Family Drama.
January 30, 2015

I may have been the sole stone-hearted viewer in America who watched all of last night’s series finale with dry eyes. 

'The Americans' Is TV's Smartest Show About Parenthood
January 27, 2015

The show is more elegant and sexy and confident than anything else on television.

Golden Globes 2015: For Once, Hollywood Wasn't Self-Absorbed and Narcissistic
January 12, 2015

Hollywood presented its most high-minded version of itself at the Golden Globes: progressive, humble, and aware of the world outside the Beverly Hilton’s walls. 

At Last, Television Shows Have Figured Out What Sex Is Like for Women
December 30, 2014

The year gave us an abundance of TV that showed sex from a female perspective, in all its dirty, awkward, steamy forms. 

Stephen Colbert Didn't Change the World, But We Wouldn't Have Survived the Bush Years Without Him
December 19, 2014

Colbert's goodbye was predictably sentimental, but he deserved it. 

Stephen Colbert Is One of Pop Culture's Best Literary Boosters
December 17, 2014

Stephen Colbert's best author interviews.

The Year in Television: The Best Scenes of 2014
December 14, 2014

The TV moments we haven't been able to get out of our heads this year.

"We Like Vampires Because We Hate Death"
November 24, 2014

Talking to the director of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

A Mid-Season Assessment of 'Scandal''s New Feminist Speechifying
November 19, 2014

"Scandal" cut back on extreme plot twists for bombastic moralizing—and the show is as good as it's ever been.

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