television

Against Antiheroes
It's time to retire television's most overused buzzword
August 17, 2013

It's time to retire television's most overused buzzword.

A Revealing New Look Inside the Nixon Bubble
July 31, 2013

Before there was Tammy Haddad prowling This Town with the camcorder, there was H.R. Haldeman roaming the White House with the Super 8.

The Evolution of the TV Lawyer
July 23, 2013

How the prototypical TV lawyer has changed throughout the ages.

Keith Olbermann's Ego Has Found a New Home (If We're Lucky)
July 12, 2013

Today brings the latest rumor in the years-long question of whether Keith Olbermann will return to ESPN—the network that made him a star and, to a necessarily lesser but equally formidable extent, the network he made into a star.

Stephanopoulos vs. Stroumboulopoulos
Is American TV big enough for two Georges?
June 14, 2013

Last weekend, to small fanfare and smaller ratings, CNN debuted a new celebrity interview show,“Stroumboulopoulos.” I will spare you the squinting doubletake: The network did not somehow quietly poach George Stephanopoulos from ABC’s "Good Morning."

Not That Kind of Girl
Liz Meriwether is the anti-Lena Dunham
May 10, 2013

While everyone was fawning over Lena Dunham, Liz Meriwether made a show that's funnier and more true to life. 

German War Guilt: The Miniseries
The country's breakout television series confronts WWII atrocities head on
May 07, 2013

The country's breakout television series confronts WWII atrocities head on.

Chris Hayes's Challenge
When unserious subjects happen to serious journalists
April 10, 2013

When unserious subjects happen to serious journalists.

Why Women Turned on Matt Lauer
The "Today Show" host's stunning fall from grace
March 19, 2013

There are a very small number of jobs where it just doesn't matter if you're not that well-liked. Solitary-confinement prison guard, maybe. Large-scale media or movie mogul. Solo-rig long-haul trucker.

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.

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