'The Americans' Is TV's Smartest Show About Parenthood
January 27, 2015
The show is more elegant and sexy and confident than anything else on television.
The Real Drama of 'Girls' Has Never Been About Hannah
January 25, 2015
Previous sitcoms presented full formed characters, but "Girls" has always been more interested in the in-between states.
Hollywood presented its most high-minded version of itself at the Golden Globes: progressive, humble, and aware of the world outside the Beverly Hilton’s walls.
'Girls' Season 4: New Location, Same Stunted Characters
January 10, 2015
What will the Iowa Writers' Workshop do to Hannah?
At Last, Television Shows Have Figured Out What Sex Is Like for Women
December 30, 2014
The year gave us an abundance of TV that showed sex from a female perspective, in all its dirty, awkward, steamy forms.
Stephen Colbert Didn't Change the World, But We Wouldn't Have Survived the Bush Years Without Him
December 19, 2014
Colbert's goodbye was predictably sentimental, but he deserved it.
Watching Colbert Makes Conservatives Even More Conservative
December 18, 2014
“Not everyone comprehends the nature of Colbert’s satire.”
Stephen Colbert Is One of Pop Culture's Best Literary Boosters
December 17, 2014
Stephen Colbert's best author interviews.
The Year in Television: The Best Scenes of 2014
December 14, 2014
The TV moments we haven't been able to get out of our heads this year.
'Duck Dynasty''s Success Is Entirely Based on Selling a Fantasy
November 24, 2014
Americans have remained uniquely enamored of the simple man who speaks homely truths and sees what his more sophisticated brethren cannot.