TV

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 6, Post 2
Was this the jokiest episode of 'Mad Men' yet?
May 06, 2013

The episode lacked the anxious heavy-handedness that so often plagues “Mad Men.”

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 6, Post 1
The Great Man Theory
May 06, 2013

This episode also signals a renewed questioning of the centrality of Great Men.

Marc Maron's Self-Sabotage
May 03, 2013

Marc Maron is obsessed with intimacy. His own compulsive oversharing is the engine of his successful, four-year-old podcast, “WTF”—structured around candid, raw interviews with comedians that take place in Maron’s garage.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 5, Post 2
The awful over-sympathizers of 'Mad Men'
April 29, 2013

Characters grope their way through the no man's land between empathy and sympathy. 

Why I'm (Almost) Glad 'Crossfire' Is Coming Back
The original CNN show was better than the cable slugfests it inspired. The revived version might not be.
April 29, 2013

The original CNN show was better than the cable slugfests it inspired. The revived version might not be.

Conan O'Brien’s WHCD Jokes Were A Missed Opportunity
The comedian couldn't help making himself, not the media, the butt of his jokes
April 29, 2013

The comedian couldn't help making himself, not the media, the butt of his jokes.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 5
History hits home
April 29, 2013

So many phone calls, so little communication. 

The Sneaky Feminism of 'Veep'
Selina Meyer and the problem with female characters in political comedies
April 29, 2013

Selina Meyer and the problem with female characters in political comedies.

The Subtle Suspense of the Sundance Channel's 'Rectify'
April 23, 2013

A striking alternative to the frenetic violence on other networks.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 4, Post 2
Daytime Drama, or To Discipline and To Punish
April 22, 2013

The increasingly murky moral universe of "Mad Men."

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