TV

Our Cover Model: Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk
July 21, 2013

Actor Bob Odenkirk graces the cover of the latest issue of The New Republic—not for an article about "Breaking Bad," the AMC show in which he plays sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, but to accompany Noam Scheiber's story, "The Last Days of Big Law."

The Hidden Secrets of TV Posters
July 18, 2013

The TV poster has evolved from marketing tool into artistic enterprise.

Forget Netflix: The Real Problem With This Year's Emmy Nominations
July 18, 2013

After much hubbub over the potential for Netflix to further shake up the television landscape with Emmy nods for its original programming, the dust has settled and “House of Cards” reliably prevailed.

Love and Hatewatching
July 12, 2013

In defense of 'The Newsroom.'

James Franco Will Not Save the Comedy Central Roast
July 11, 2013

The recent announcement that James Franco would be the subject of the next Comedy Central Roast has been met with general enthusiasm. “Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” wondered The Atlantic Wire.

CNN Is Bad at Tabloid Journalism
July 10, 2013

Defense testimony for the Zimmerman trial, perhaps concluding Wednesday, has so far been something of a sideshow.

The BBC's Latest Import is Modern, Chilling, and Groundbreaking
July 02, 2013

The BBC's latest import—now streaming on Netflix—is modern, chilling, and groundbreaking. 

The Fixer Fixation
July 01, 2013

Ray Donovan; Olivia Pope; Michael Clayton. Why is pop culture so fixated on the professional fixer?

The Reality Competition Show, Deconstructed
June 28, 2013

“Siberia,” the bizarre new series premiering Monday on NBC, is scripted horror drama framed as a reality competition show, which means that it replicates the thumping suspense and quick camera cuts of  “Survivor” and “Fear Factor” and “The Amazing Ra

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.

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