In Mad Men's Final Season, Work Is Just a Way to Kill Time Before You Die
April 03, 2015

For the characters of Mad Men, happily ever after is about as likely as Don Draper jumping out his office window—which is to say, not very.

A&E Completely Misunderstands the Reality of Sex Workers
April 02, 2015

8 Minutes turns a financial choice into a moral reckoning. 

Trevor Noah Is the Latest Sign of Late Night's International Wave
March 30, 2015

The South African comic can bring "The Daily Show" fresher targets than Fox News.

Sam Simon's Fractious Four Years With 'The Simpsons' Changed Television History
March 12, 2015

Matt Groening drew the characters. But Sam Simon knew TV. 

Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is an Instant Sitcom Classic
March 08, 2015

The Tina Fey-produced series is less cynical than "30 Rock," but also darker.

Look MoMA, I’m on TV!
March 06, 2015

Throughout the decades that film has appeared in the museum, TV has remained mostly beneath contempt. 

Your Straight Hair Doesn't Equal Strength
March 05, 2015

Why we need more curly-haired heroines on television.

'House of Cards' Should Stop Trying to Be 'The West Wing'
March 04, 2015

This has always been a show, first and foremost, about a marriage.

Why Leonard Nimoy Came to Embrace His Long, Prosperous Life as Spock
February 27, 2015

Several thousand actors have played Hamlet. Meanwhile, there will always be one true Spock.

Reality TV's Millionaire Matchmaker Is An Unlikely Feminist Icon
February 25, 2015

“Are you going to remember your career advancements, or are you going to remember who loved you?” the Millionaire Matchmaker asked me over poached eggs.