TV

'Better Call Saul' Has Its Own Dark, Addictive Chemistry
February 06, 2015

"Better Call Saul" is a hero's journey with a seedy legal drama mixed in.

Serial Offenders
'Mad Men,' 'True Detective,' and the miseducation of the fanatical TV viewer
February 05, 2015

'Mad Men,' 'True Detective,' and the miseducation of the fanatical TV viewer.

'Parenthood' is Dead. Long Live the Sentimental Family Drama.
January 30, 2015

I may have been the sole stone-hearted viewer in America who watched all of last night’s series finale with dry eyes. 

'The Americans' Is TV's Smartest Show About Parenthood
January 27, 2015

The show is more elegant and sexy and confident than anything else on television.

The Real Drama of 'Girls' Has Never Been About Hannah
January 25, 2015

Previous sitcoms presented full formed characters, but "Girls" has always been more interested in the in-between states.

Golden Globes 2015: For Once, Hollywood Wasn't Self-Absorbed and Narcissistic
January 12, 2015

Hollywood presented its most high-minded version of itself at the Golden Globes: progressive, humble, and aware of the world outside the Beverly Hilton’s walls. 

'Girls' Season 4: New Location, Same Stunted Characters
January 10, 2015

What will the Iowa Writers' Workshop do to Hannah?

At Last, Television Shows Have Figured Out What Sex Is Like for Women
December 30, 2014

The year gave us an abundance of TV that showed sex from a female perspective, in all its dirty, awkward, steamy forms. 

Stephen Colbert Didn't Change the World, But We Wouldn't Have Survived the Bush Years Without Him
December 19, 2014

Colbert's goodbye was predictably sentimental, but he deserved it. 

Watching Colbert Makes Conservatives Even More Conservative
December 18, 2014

“Not everyone comprehends the nature of Colbert’s satire.”

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