TV

After Wendy Davis, the Strangeness of Watching Paula Deen
June 26, 2013

For anyone who has been following the news for the past 24 hours, watching the “Today” show this morning was a surreal experience.

'Mad Men' Season Six Finale, Post 2
Don realizes he's not the leading man
June 24, 2013

Is Don realizing he's not this story's leading man?

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six Finale, Post 1
The death of Don the liar
June 24, 2013

Is this the catharsis we've been waiting for?

Dear TV: Mad Men Season Six: Episode 12, Post 2
Everything’s different, but nothing’s changed
June 17, 2013

Don's a baby, Peggy's a "little girl," and Sally Draper is growing up.

It’s Time to Stop Pageant Shaming
June 17, 2013

After Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant, the internet reliably piled on the clip in which Miss Utah bungled the answer to her top-five interview question.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 12, Post 1
Don Draper as Hamlet
June 17, 2013

In this week's episode, Peggy became Gertrude to Ted’s Claudius and Don Draper's Hamlet

Betty White Is Not a Sex Machine
Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women
June 16, 2013

Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women.

The TV Shows That Prepared Us for the NSA Scandal
Assessing a decade of surveillance television
June 13, 2013

If the details of the NSA scandal have seemed eerily familiar, perhaps it’s because TV drama has been playing out similar scenarios for years.

The Showrunner Fallacy
TV's auteurs matter much less than you think
June 13, 2013

Veneration of TV's auteurs does not explain TV's greatness.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 11, Post 2
'Mad Men' channels Freud
June 10, 2013

The sour little boys of "Mad Men" don't know how to love. 

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