'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. 

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.