30 Second Bunnies
Overwhelmed by Peak TV? Aaron Barnhart is your guide to the good, the great, and the skippable.
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POSTED January 15, 2020
, Afghanistan Gets the
This dark war comedy joins
as a defining show for the two-year-old cable channel.
POSTED January 10, 2020
Can Great TV Survive In a World of Endless TV?
FX’s John Landgraf thinks it can — even in a world where viewers can choose from 532 (!) scripted shows.
POSTED January 8, 2020
Party of Five
Reboot Has a Powerful, Provocative Twist
Unlike the beloved 1990s version, the parents don’t die — they’re deported.
POSTED January 6, 2020
Why Now's the Perfect Time to Start Watching
Bob (Hearts) Abishola
Eleven episodes in, Chuck Lorre's slow-build immigrant dating comedy is firing on all cylinders.
POSTED January 2, 2020
, And His Role Was By No Means Trivial
Who is — and forever will be — the great Alex Trebek?
POSTED January 1, 2020
The Explosions Show
Is a Blast ... No, Really, It Is
, only without all that tedious busting of myths — just things that go boom.
POSTED December 30, 2019
The Two Things That Made The Decade of Peak TV Possible
They happened a week apart 20 years ago, and nothing has been the same since.
POSTED December 27, 2019
Is Much More Than a Little Green Meme
Baby Yoda is great, but the must-see-TV quality of this
-inspired show goes way beyond a GIF.
POSTED December 24, 2019
The Year Stephen Colbert Saved Christmas
In 2008, he created a bit of holiday magic with his heartfelt, slightly blasphemous parody
A Colbert Christmas
POSTED December 21, 2019
Eddie Murphy’s Return Confirms It: We Are Living in ‘Peak
The show's ability to break through the clutter makes it a standout in the Peak TV era.
POSTED December 20, 2019
The Two Popes
Has a Message That Goes Way Beyond Catholicism
The Netflix original film is about respecting those who disagree with us.
POSTED December 18, 2019
Cover Me, I’m Going In: Netflix’s
Was Worth the Wait
This Is Us
and it’s better than it sounds.
POSTED December 10, 2019
Ellen DeGeneres Has Perfected the Late-Night Talk Show — in Daytime
Like Johnny Carson once was, Ellen is the calming presence we need in these crazy times.
POSTED December 6, 2019
Truth Be Told
Is Apple TV+’s Most Promising New Show To Date
Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul are reason enough to watch this wrongful conviction drama, but wait — there's more.
POSTED December 4, 2019
Man Vs. Bear
Is Every Reality Show Ever... But With Bears
And those “godless killing machines” are what make this otherwise trope-filled reality show fun to watch.
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