Esther Breger
Assistant Editor

What Happened to the Weird 'Louie' of Last Season?
April 08, 2015

If the first four episodes of the new season of “Louie” are any indication, C.K. has lost his appetite for controversy.

In Mad Men's Final Season, Work Is Just a Way to Kill Time Before You Die
April 03, 2015

For the characters of Mad Men, happily ever after is about as likely as Don Draper jumping out his office window—which is to say, not very.

Trevor Noah Is the Latest Sign of Late Night's International Wave
March 30, 2015

The South African comic can bring "The Daily Show" fresher targets than Fox News.

Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is an Instant Sitcom Classic
March 08, 2015

The Tina Fey-produced series is less cynical than "30 Rock," but also darker.

Your Straight Hair Doesn't Equal Strength
March 05, 2015

Why we need more curly-haired heroines on television.

'Better Call Saul' Has Its Own Dark, Addictive Chemistry
February 06, 2015

"Better Call Saul" is a hero's journey with a seedy legal drama mixed in.

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. 

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