Caitlyn Jenner’s New TV Show Is Too Sincere for Its Own Good
July 27, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner wants to use her massive platform for good. Where does that leave her reality show?

Rerunning in Place
June 25, 2015

How the TV reboot became the freshest thing around.

Can 'Orange is the New Black' Jailbreak 'Caged Heat'?
June 25, 2015

Jonathan Demme’s 1974 film 'Caged Heat' is "Orange Is The New Black"'s spiritual predecessor. Can it ever escape that shadow? 

What the Media Got Wrong About Our 'Sesame Street' Education Study

The PBS children's show is no substitute for preschool.

'True Detective' Is No Longer Prestige TV
June 19, 2015

The show has lost its directorial auteur from Season one—and what made it so unique.

There’s Nothing "Soft" About Orange Is the New Black’s Third Season
June 15, 2015

 “Orange Is the New Black ” is at its best when it's sloppy and sprawling and transcendent.

Can ‘Hannibal’ Ever Be More Than a Beautiful, Gruesome, Comforting Fantasy?
June 04, 2015

The show is less concerned with narrative than with the aesthetic uses of human flesh and blood.

Television's Long History of Humiliating Poor People
June 01, 2015

There is a long history in American game shows of exploiting the economically precarious for crass entertainment.

First Wives Club
May 18, 2015

Why all Hillary look-alikes don't look the same.

The 'Mad Men' Finale Wasn't As Cynical As You Think
May 18, 2015

So was what we call peace and enlightenment invented by guys like Donald Draper to sell Coca-Cola?