Rigged elections, sham marriages, and a faked cancer diagnosis make Ryan Murphy's new series worth a watch.
"When I say, 'Be kind to one another,' I don't mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn't matter."
"You gotta lower your ideals of freedom if you want to suck on the warm teat of China."
Fall network premiere rollouts end with a weak burst of remakes.
Network primetime premiere week ends with a jump in quality.
Did they run out of budget for the jokes?
Stumptown may be the best new television offering of the season.
The crumbling remains of network premiere season tumble out of the gate Monday.
You don’t have to enjoy the genre to find this 16-hour PBS docuseries fascinating.
A police procedural about rape cases that focuses on details without getting tedious
New HBO documentary is moving … until it wanders into our current politics.
Hulu's Untouchable is a relentless accounting of the mogul's sexual misdeeds.
This Showtime documentary sings. You should listen.
If a chaotic concert that nearly failed "defined a generation," what does that actually mean?
TV's "Mr. Wonderful" says that the president has deregulated the economy.
TV's "Mr. Wonderful" says that the president has deregulated the economy in a powerful way and "is a great entertainer."
An original movie about sexual trauma doesn't take the easy route.
HBO documentary explores teen’s culpability in boyfriend’s suicide.
There was a lot more to the Fox News boss than just vicious villainy.
A meticulous re-enactment of the misbegotten prosecution of the Central Park Five gets a lot right.
The HBO series is a powerful portrait of the political and social rot that occurs in authoritarian regimes.
Movie treads the familiar grounds of the beloved, abruptly canceled HBO show.
"The Iron Throne" is exciting for 40 minutes, and then a huge letdown.
A pre-finale podcast about the HBO series that taught America to love death and dragons.
Pack of abandoned teens don’t seem to care what happened, and neither will you.
Surprise: A viral study is junk science.
"The Last of the Starks" suggests that "the best ruler might be someone who doesn't want to rule."
A miniseries about the deadly nuclear disaster that marked the doom of the Soviet Union
Friday A/V Club: Back in the '80s, Bernie Sanders had a public-access TV show. The archives are now online.
This is a show about politics, and the big bad isn't the Night King. It's Cersei Lannister.
Netflix show gives an old horror trope new life. Also, there’s Uma Thurman.
PBS documentary illustrates two sides pushing even further apart.
The imminent start of the final season of Game of Thrones is a good time to consider the series' political message, and reprise some of my work on that subject. Plus, a discussion of the political economy portrayed in George R.R. Martin's recently published prequel to the series.
Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams star in FX miniseries about troubled life of famous choreographer.
Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson lead a brutal chase across Texas.
An anthology series about sad salesmen, space marines, super-intelligent yogurt, and the national debt