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Review: ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Turns Its Female Stories into Powerful Myths

When Big Little Lies premiered as a limited series on HBO in February 2017, it…

Netflix’s ‘Dead to Me’ Shows the Imbalance We Feel Between Despair and Hope

There’s not much room for hope in Jen’s life. When her husband is the victim…

How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’s Twisted Theology Reflects America’s Sins

Margaret Atwood, author of the 1985 feminist dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, recently told People…

Review: In Satirizing Faith, ‘Good Omens’ Actually Doesn’t Go Far Enough

If religion is fertile ground for comedy, radical religion bears fruit year-round. Cultural shifts have…

The ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Was Doomed From the Start, and Maybe That’s Our Fault

Be it the immediacy of social media discourse, the reactionary nature of the internet or…

Other Food Shows Turn Chefs Into Gods, But ‘Street Food’ Is About Deacons

The best meals come without pretensions. Food doesn’t have to be simple, but it should…

Winterfell vs. Helm’s Deep: How the Two Epic Battle Scenes Stack Up

Last night’s Game of Thrones episode, “The Long Night,” aired an 80-minute battle, reportedly the…

If You Want a Show About the Pain of Self-Acceptance, Watch ‘Barry’

As prestige television popularized the anti-hero model, audiences witnessed a spectrum of self-denial. While Edie…

Love It or Hate It, ‘Game of Thrones’ Is the Show of a Generation

Game of Thrones operates on the other side of a cultural threshold. Most avid TV…

‘Our Planet’ Combines a Gorgeous Documentary with a Call for Creation Care

Nothing’s more relaxing than a nature show. They feel so distal. Especially as series like…

Review: ‘Abby’s’ Is Another Warm Sitcom from the People Behind ‘Parks’ and ‘New Girl’

Your television is furniture. Though it’s evolved a lot since the boxy wooden centerpieces of…

Review: HBO’s ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ Adds a New Dimension to ‘Serial’

Serial’s influence probably can’t be overstated, not only for what it did for podcasts, but…

8 Must-Watch Things New to Netflix In March

What’s going to be your excuse for a binge-watching marathon this month? St. Patty’s Day…

The Glitch In ‘The Good Place’

There is perhaps no show on TV more personally involving than The Good Place. NBC’s…

Watch: ‘Good Place’ Creator Mike Schur’s New Show Looks Charmingly Old-School

One of NBC’s most anticipated spring shows is Abby’s, a new sitcom executive produced by modern…

9 Must-Watch Things Coming to Netflix In February

Love is in the air. Take a deep breath; can you smell it? It smells…

‘God Friended Me’ Renewed for Season 2 After Averaging Over 10 Million Viewers Per Episode

CBS is doubling down on its faith-adjacent drama God Friended Me after the first season averaged…

Last Night, a ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Shared Her Story of Surviving Sexual Assault

When people use the word “emotionally intense” to describe a reality dating show like The Bachelor,…

Watching the World Grapple With a Virgin ‘Bachelor’

Sex sells, but does the lack of sex? The new season of ABC’s The Bachelor…

WWJD … In ‘Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch?

The latest episode of Black Mirror—if you can even call it an episode—is a movie-length…

As ‘Better Call Saul’ Returns, Jimmy McGill’s Conscience Starts Its Revenge

The fourth season of Better Call Saul starts with another black-and-white flash forward in the…

A Love Letter to ‘Casual’ and the Need for Messy Television

When Casual first premiered in 2015, I was two years out of college, in between…

‘The Bold Type’s Fresh, Fierce Showcase of Femininity

In 2016, ABC Family changed its name to Freeform to better reflect the content it…

In HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects,’ Your Past Becomes the Present

Strange how the timing of things will find you. I spent the past week at…

‘Westworld’ Doesn’t Have the Brains to Justify Its Violence

Violence is not the mark of an irresponsible or depraved show. Really, as television passed…

How ‘Westworld’ Flipped the Script on Hollywood’s Treatment of Native Americans

The final beat of Westworld’s first season set me on edge—the introduction of the Ghost…

How ‘Arrested Development’ Lets You Judge Its Characters

Television over the past 10 years has taught us not to judge characters for their…

The Last, Vital Message of ‘The Americans’

The Americans was TV as a window. It kept a barrier between you and the…

Debate: Is There Any Good Reason to Watch ‘The Bachelorette?’

It needs to be said up top: The Bachelor franchise is pretty irredeemable. The premise…

‘Atlanta’ Shows Us Even the Tightest Communities Can Collapse

*SPOILER WARNING FOR THE SECOND SEASON OF ATLANTA* This season of Atlanta has existed upon an…

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Hard to Watch, But It Should Be

I’m not gonna sugarcoat it, friends. For those who found season one of The Handmaid’s…

Hulu Cancels Cult-Leader Drama ‘The Path’ After Three Seasons

Hulu’s The Path, starring Aaron Paul, Hugh Dancy, Michelle Monaghan and Kyle Allen as members of…

Debate: Is ‘Westworld’ Thoughtful Sci-Fi or Trashy TV?

On April 22, Westworld returns for its second season on HBO. The first season brought…

The Gospel Origins of Elvis Presley

David Porter was an eyewitness to one of the most important times and places in…

How ‘Legion’s Mental Health Themes Humanize Its Mutants

Everything about Legion, except the sneaky little ‘X’ in its title card, is against the…

It’s Your Patriotic Responsibility to Watch ‘The Americans’

The Americans was never good by accident, only timely by accident. FX’s spy thriller, about…

Who Should Replace Michael Scott on NBC’s ‘The Office’ Reboot?

Michael Scott is a great character because his greatest weakness—a compulsive need to be liked…

The Truth About True Blood

HBO’s vampire soap opera has gotten buzz for high drama, supernatural sex and crying blood. But our columnist says that what’s brooding at the heart of this undead drama really is true.

The Inevitable “Touch”

Our TV columnist on how the new Fox show Touch demonstrates the power of humanity’s connection.

The Parallels of Person of Interest

Rachel Decker writes about CBS’ new show Person of Interest and how it’s mission draws parallels to the Church.