TV

The Sitcom Needs Saving
March 11, 2014

Exciting work is niche, able to thrive only in controlled habitats like HBO, basic cable, and Thursday nights on NBC. This wasn't always so. 

What True Detective's Critics Miss About the Finale
March 10, 2014

This is still a dark show with two troubled characters.

The 'True Detective' Finale Was the Most Infernally Disturbing of All the Episodes
March 09, 2014

In the end, the show confirmed that wild hope—that the cops will sort it out.

Twist and Shout
The "plot twist" is ruining our conversations about television
March 08, 2014

The cliche that's killing our conversations about TV. 

"I Think Jeffrey Tambor's Got a Kind of Gender-Queerness"
The Creator of 'Transparent' Talks Amazon, Family Secrets, and TV Sexism
March 07, 2014

The creator of Amazon's "Transparent" talks about Jeffrey Tambor's feminine side, watching the Oscars, and the trouble with True Detective.

The Most Interesting Part of Abby Martin’s Outburst on Russia Today: Its Aftermath
March 05, 2014

Russia Today's image management team went totally off the rails.

Are the Asides on 'House of Cards' More Grating than the Monologues on 'True Detective'? You Decide.
February 26, 2014

Frank Underwood breaks the fourth wall and Rust Cohle waxes philosophical. Our definitive breakdown of what is more annoying.

The Most Humane Drama on Cable Is About a Bunch of Murderous Spies
February 26, 2014

"The Americans," the anti-"House of Cards"

Behind the Scenes of Joe Biden's Bizarre Visit to 'The View'
February 26, 2014

Behind the scenes of a very bizarre show.

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