Laura Bennett
Staff Writer

Kevin Spacey's Leading-Man Problem
The star of the 13-hour "House of Cards" is as impenetrable as ever
February 05, 2013

Laura Bennett watched thirteen hours of "House of Cards" in one weekend. The show is haunting, but Kevin Spacey's performance left her cold.

The Spies Next Door
"The Americans" is a Cold War Thriller for Our More Ambiguous Age
January 30, 2013

"The Americans," a new show about KGB spies undercover in America, will have you rooting for the enemy.

Katie Couric's Daytime Talk Show Desperately Needed Manti Te'o
The identity crisis of "Katie."
January 25, 2013

Her show flailing, Katie Couric must have hoped for a Sarah Palin moment when she interviewed Manti Te'o. She didn't get one. 

An "Enlightened" Mike White Wants to Change TV
January 17, 2013

The show's creator, like its main character, was born anew after a breakdown.

"1600 Penn" and the Tedium of the Goofball White House Comedy
January 10, 2013

"1600 Penn" is too absurd to be funny

Lena Dunham Caved to Her Critics on Race, and It Made "Girls" a Better Show
January 09, 2013

Lena Dunham's response to her critics gives "Girls" just what it needed: self-awareness.

The Best TV of 2012
December 27, 2012

A round-up of the best of television of 2012.

When Will Judd Apatow Stop Making Movies About His Own Life?
December 23, 2012

Judd Apatow's "This is 40" exposes the pitfalls of autobiographical comedy.

The Pentagon’s Man in Hollywood: I’m a Eunuch
December 21, 2012

Phil Strub has had to learn to be creative in finding ways to showcase U.S. military might on the silver screen.

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