Rectify is unlike any series I've watched. Its slow burn reveals the viewer as well as the characters in the story.
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street uses a combination of magic and realism that depicts real life far better than any other family television show I've seen.
Scandal and New Girl are not ordinarily “about” race. But as national conversations on police violence intensify, they’ve stepped into the discussion.
I have always watched TV in community. In many ways these communities of shared stories have shaped the stories I tell about my life.
Cohle and Hart are magnetic and unforgettable. But True Detective's existential heft never exceeds the palaver of a 101 class.
In The Walking Dead, there's a crucifix at a Baptist church. Why don't producers check such details with somebody who is actually religious?
Girls gets attention as a boundary-breaking comedy focused explicitly on gender. But Hannah and friends are not navigating adult life well.
I don't like family sitcoms, so I long avoided Modern Family. But the show catches the way family can be both loathsome and life-giving.
The TV series Homeland raises some grave real-world questions.
It's the golden era of TV, and many shows explore moral and psychological issues with great nuance. Why not take religion as seriously?