TV

Matthew Weiner Is Overrated
The 'Mad Men' auteur's false advertising
April 12, 2014

 It’s not that “Mad Men” is bad. It’s just not nearly as good as most people say it is. 

'Twin Peaks' and the Origin of the Dead Woman TV Trope
April 10, 2014

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Twin Peaks"'s premiere, what does it reveal about our ongoing fascination with a dead girl's body? 

HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Is a Cynical Show with a Gooey Center
April 04, 2014

Mike Judge's films and shows are comedic versions of “love the sinner, hate the sin,” and “Silicon Valley” is no different. 

No Excuses, CBS: Hire One of These Outstanding Women to Replace Letterman
April 04, 2014

We need a woman in late-night TV. Here are suggestions.

'Veep' Is a Nihilist Satire, and It's More Accurate than You Realize
An ex-White House spokesman fact-checks the HBO comedy
April 03, 2014

 Before, the joke was that the vice president had no power. Now the joke is politics itself. All of it.

'How I Met Your Mother''s Finale Was Infuriating
April 01, 2014

The show may have learned the wrong lesson from "Lost."

Bill Nye, the Climate Guy
A kids' TV star is liberals' most effective spokesman against right-wing science skeptics
March 27, 2014

D.C. Democrats are often pretty bad at debating right-wing science skeptics. Be grateful that a kids' TV star has stepped into the void. 

'The Good Wife" Can Compete with Cable Drama, But it Shouldn't
March 26, 2014

"The Good Wife" doesn't need to kill beloved characters to be better than "Game of Thrones." It already is. 

The 'Veronica Mars' Movie Gives Fans What They Want—And That's a Good Thing
March 14, 2014

I owe Rob Thomas an apology for doubting the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie. 

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