I owe Rob Thomas an apology for doubting the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie.
"I Think Jeffrey Tambor's Got a Kind of Gender-Queerness"
March 07, 2014
The creator of Amazon's "Transparent" talks about Jeffrey Tambor's feminine side, watching the Oscars, and the trouble with True Detective.
The Most Humane Drama on Cable Is About a Bunch of Murderous Spies
February 26, 2014
"The Americans," the anti-"House of Cards"
The Late-Night TV Monologue is Dull and Anachronistic—And Should Retire With Jay Leno
February 06, 2014
Jay Leno told Jimmy Fallon to make his monologue longer. Jimmy would be a fool to listen.
In the year-and-the-half it’s been on the air, “The Mindy Project” has never been quite sure what kind of show it was trying to be, floundering for direction and putting its ensemble through many, many rounds of musical chairs.
Downton Abbey's Cheap Embrace of Rape as a Plot Device
January 12, 2014
After three years of forgotten plot twists and casually discarded characters, “Downton Abbey” has lost my trust in its ability to treat a storyline like this with anything approaching nuance.
Of Too Real Reality TV and Amish Journos
October 04, 2013
Plus, three other compelling details from my last few weeks of reading.
The Fixer Fixation
July 01, 2013
Ray Donovan; Olivia Pope; Michael Clayton. Why is pop culture so fixated on the professional fixer?
The Death of the TV Cliffhanger
June 05, 2013
The big guns now come out in the penultimate episode.
The show has spent its final season dismembering its fourth wall piece by piece.