TV

'Homeland' Episode Two: A Former CIA Agent Assesses
October 06, 2013

CIA directors don’t have time to roll up their sleeves and walk around the building says our Homeland expert, former CIA Agent Robert Baer.

Michael Bloomberg Wants Tweens to Feel Pretty? He Should Start With Bloomberg TV's Anchors.
October 03, 2013

In what may be one of his last hurrahs as mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg on Monday unveiled a campaign that aims to bolster young girls’ self-esteem by telling them they’re beautiful the way they are.

Why Are Critics So Squeamish About Rebel Wilson's Weight?
October 03, 2013

In one scene from Rebel Wilson’s sitcom “Super Fun Night,” which premiered last night on ABC, Wilson’s character—an attorney named Kimmie Boubier—careens screaming down the hallway as if fleeing a fire. “What’s the rush?” a colleague asks her.

Last Night's Breaking Bad Finale Was Perfect
September 30, 2013

Everything happened as it should on last night’s “Breaking Bad” finale.

'Masters of Sex' Is The Best New Drama on TV
September 30, 2013

There’s a scene toward the end of the first episode of Showtime’s new drama “Masters of Sex” in which two test subjects embrace on a bed in a hospital laboratory. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson, the real-life sex researchers from St.

How Accurate Was the 'Homeland' Premiere? A Former CIA Agent Weighs In
September 29, 2013

Robert Baer is a former CIA case officer who served everywhere from Iraq to the former Soviet Union.

Robin Williams is Back on TV! And It's Bad.
September 27, 2013

It has been three decades since Robin Williams starred in a sitcom: “Mork and Mindy,” in which Williams played a wacky alien, went off the air in 1982. And now he is back in “The Crazy Ones,” a new CBS comedy from David E.

The Twitter Feeds of Breaking Bad’s Actors are Better Than Breaking Bad
September 24, 2013

During "Breaking Bad"’s pulse-racing episode last Sunday, viewers who follow Aaron Paul on Twitter got a stream of adrenalized commentary weighing in on the action. “My heart is pounding and I can’t breathe.

The Esquire Network's Shallow Idea of Modern Manhood
September 20, 2013

From the brutal ambition of "Breaking Bad" to the hangdog masculinity of "Louie," the current TV landscape is full of different models of manhood.

Howard Kurtz Needs to Stop Begging Viewers to Tweet at Him
September 17, 2013

Perhaps the most notable feature of Howard Kurtz’s new Fox News show “Media Buzz” is how relentlessly it reminds us to tweet at it. “We wanna hear from you!” Kurtz said at the beginning of Sunday’s show. “Send me a tweet!

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