'Twin Peaks' and the Origin of the Dead Woman TV Trope
April 10, 2014
On the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Twin Peaks"'s premiere, what does it reveal about our ongoing fascination with a dead girl's body?
We think we have a handle on LBJ—the raw ambition, the animal physicality, the gaping insecurities—but for the most part, we’re just redrawing the cartoon.
"The Good Wife" doesn't need to kill beloved characters to be better than "Game of Thrones." It already is.
How To Tell The New Spanish "Breaking Bad" From The Original
February 07, 2014
A Bicultural Viewer's Guide.
Meet Walter Blanco
February 06, 2014
How do you say "meth kingpin" in Spanish?
The Best TV of 2013: Weinergate, Sex-ed, and a Fake Wes Anderson Trailer
December 16, 2013
Highlights from an eventful year in television.
Is 'Homeland' Turning Into 'Breaking Bad?'
October 13, 2013
In their conversation about Episode 3 of Homeland, New Republic Senior Editor Isaac Chotiner and former CIA man Robert Baer discuss the way the Agency exerts psychological control over its agents, and whether the show is becoming more like "Breaking
Of Course the Best Local-TV Tweet Ever Comes from Philadelphia
October 07, 2013
Four years ago, I wrote a New Republic piece about the magic of local television news—and how that magic had achieved its greatest form in Philadelphia, where a paucity of real celebrities means local-TV anchors are treated like celebrities.
Last Night's Breaking Bad Finale Was Perfect
September 30, 2013
Everything happened as it should on last night’s “Breaking Bad” finale.
'Masters of Sex' Is The Best New Drama on TV
September 30, 2013
There’s a scene toward the end of the first episode of Showtime’s new drama “Masters of Sex” in which two test subjects embrace on a bed in a hospital laboratory. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson, the real-life sex researchers from St.