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!

Meghan McCain Should Have a TV Show. Just Not One About Politics.
September 13, 2013

Meghan McCain has described her new talk show—which premieres tomorrow on Pivot TV, a new network targeting millennials—as a middle ground between the Kardashians and C-SPAN.

There's Very Little Fire in CNN's Revived 'Crossfire'
September 10, 2013

For weeks, CNN has been promising that the new "Crossfire" would be a different kind of cable news show. “Americans are tired of cheap debate, but they want deep debate,” host Van Jones said in an interview before the show aired.

This Video Proves That Trolling Russia Is Better Than Boycotting It
August 21, 2013

Former New Republic staffer and conservative writer James Kirchick went on RT today to talk about the Bradley Manning verdict.

Al Jazeera America Just Launched. Fox and MSNBC Should Worry.
August 21, 2013

Al Jazeera America’s first day of television programming began with an hour of self-promotion so urgent that it played like an episode of “The Newsroom,” a passionate condemnation of every other media outlet and a paean to its own righteousness.

Against Antiheroes
August 17, 2013

It's time to retire television's most overused buzzword.