The Boring Sexism of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
May 30, 2014
"Silicon Valley" doesn't skewer the tech world—the show just reproduces its toxic sexism.
Would 'Game of Thrones' Let Tyrion Die?
May 11, 2014
It's pretty clear that George R.R. Martin won’t hesitate to kill his darlings, his darlings' darlings, and most of all, his fans’ darlings.
A major bombshell has totally upended the power structure in Westeros.
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."
Game of Thrones is asking you what kind of person you are. The answer isn't as straightforward as you think.
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.
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
Herbert Block spent his long life practicing the vicious art of visual mockery.