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Some Advice for John Oliver: Stop Imitating 'The Daily Show'
April 28, 2014

The first episode of John Oliver's new HBO show aired last night, and it's ... exactly like "The Daily Show."

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Says That Jamie Lannister Is Irredeemable
April 28, 2014

Game of Thrones is asking you what kind of person you are. The answer isn't as straightforward as you think. 

Further Proof That Women in 'Game of Thrones' Are Pawns in Men's Games
April 20, 2014

The women of Westeros have experienced just about any horror you can name. 

HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Is a Cynical Show with a Gooey Center
April 04, 2014

Mike Judge's films and shows are comedic versions of “love the sinner, hate the sin,” and “Silicon Valley” is no different. 

'Veep' Is a Nihilist Satire, and It's More Accurate than You Realize
An ex-White House spokesman fact-checks the HBO comedy
April 03, 2014

 Before, the joke was that the vice president had no power. Now the joke is politics itself. All of it.

TV's Boring Obsession With Accidental Viral Video Stars
February 03, 2014

Last week ABC announced that it had picked up a particularly depressing new comedy pilot: “Selfie,” a series inspired by My Fair Lady that, according to ABC, “tells the story of a self-obsessed 20-something woman who is more concerned with ‘likes’ th

Herblock Was a Fine Political Cartoonist. Liberals Don't Need to Deify Him.
January 26, 2014

Herbert Block spent his long life practicing the vicious art of visual mockery.

HBO Once Again Has the Best New Show on TV
'True Detective' could be the next 'Breaking Bad'
January 16, 2014

Is This the Next 'Breaking Bad'?

HBO's 'Looking' Isn't 'Girls' For Gay Men, But It Is The First Truly Post-DOMA Show
January 15, 2014

Finally, a TV show that insists on making gay life mundane.

'Girls' Has Grown Up—And Isn't As Funny
How Lena Dunham's show went from a coming-of-age story to a comedy of manners
January 09, 2014

This season of "Girls" can feel less Lena Dunham than Larry David.

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