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Overwhelmed by Peak TV? Aaron Barnhart is your guide to the good, the great, and the skippable.
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POSTED August 17, 2020
Now More Than Ever, We Need Televised Political Conventions
Sure, they’re basically infomercials, but TV plays a crucial role in keeping our party conventions honest.
POSTED August 14, 2020
Is the Sports Comedy America Didn't Know It Needed
Jason Sudeikis is winning as a Kansas football coach thrown into the shark tank of English soccer.
POSTED August 13, 2020
If You Watch One Political Film This Year, Make It
Apple TV+ is streaming the Sundance-winning documentary that is a parable about our divisive politics.
POSTED August 4, 2020
It's Time for A&E to Reinvent Itself (Again)
The granddaddy of basic cable finds itself at another crossroads.
POSTED August 3, 2020
No Wonder ICE Officials Don’t Want You To See
Netflix's powerful new docuseries shows a heartless bureaucracy destroying lives under orders from a president.
POSTED July 31, 2020
on Disney+ Is a Lot Like the Muppets Back Then
Still, the latest revival of the furry marionettes can't compete with their original 1970s show.
POSTED July 27, 2020
American TV Isn't Very American Right Now
COVID-19 has given rise to an unprecedented amount of international programming on US airwaves.
POSTED July 24, 2020
Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist
Is the Comedy High-Wire Act That COVID Cut Short
He was going to tour the world, writing routines for every place he performed. Then came the lockdown.
POSTED July 22, 2020
Love on the Spectrum
Is the Autism Dating Reality Show We All Need
Nothing restores faith in humanity like a show about sincere people looking for love.
POSTED July 17, 2020
Now on Netflix,
The Last Dance
Isn't Just For Hoops Fans
The much-talked-about docuseries about Michael Jordan's heyday has larger lessons about ambition, celebrity, and mass media.
POSTED July 16, 2020
Will the CW Survive the Pandemic?
The cancellation of
and a summer grab-bag of off-brand shows are bad signs.
POSTED July 15, 2020
The Brave New World of Peacock Looks a Lot Like TV's Past
A Syfy-ish remake of Aldous Huxley's novel kicks off NBCUniversal's new streaming hub for its familiar brands.
POSTED July 8, 2020
In Netflix's Australian Drama
, a Lesson About Black Lives
Set at a refugee camp, Cate Blanchett's powerful limited series offers insights into police brutality.
POSTED June 30, 2020
America's Got Talent
Became TV's Beast of Summer
The show is more diverse and millennial-friendly than ever. Plus: ventriloquists!
POSTED June 26, 2020
Will Ferrell Jumps the Pond, If Not the Shark, in Netflix’s
Playing an Icelander who dreams of song-contest glory is both very strange and very Will Ferrell.
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