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12 Things Coming to Netflix This Month That You Need to Know About

March is here, which mean there’s a bunch of new stuff to check out on…

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…

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…

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…

Why Are People Calling HBO’s Film About the Michael Jackson Abuse Allegations ‘Lies?’

This past weekend, HBO aired Leaving Neverland, a disturbing, detailed and deep-reported documentary about the sexual…

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…

Woah, George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’ TV Show Actually Looks Pretty Great

Catch-22, Joseph Heller’s rich comedic novel from 1961, has had a troubled history of adaptation.…

9 Must-Watch Things Coming to Netflix In February

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

Watching the World Grapple With a Virgin ‘Bachelor’

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

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…

‘Castle Rock’ Delivers a Stephen King Version of Christianity

There’s something almost Christian about Stephen King’s omnibus—not in the specific content, but in the…

‘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…

The 8 Best Things Coming to Netflix in July

As we enter the dog days of summer, your plans for a big night out…

‘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…

Watch: Netflix Airs Powerful, Star-Studded ‘Strong Black Lead’ Ad

Two days after firing public relations chief Jonathan Friedland for using the n-word on multiple…

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…

Watch Anderson Cooper’s Moving Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Last night, Anderson Cooper gave a moving—and heartbreaking—tribute to his CNN colleague and friend, Anthony…

How the ‘Roseanne’ Controversy Exposes Culture’s Toxic Passivity

If you love online debate, welcome to your 2018 Super Bowl. Facebook, Twitter and blogs…

Worship Leader Michael Ketterer Blew Away the Judges on ‘America’s Got Talent’

You may recognize the voice of Michael Ketterer—he’s released several worship albums over the years—but,…

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…

Saying Goodbye to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Lone Christian Character

It takes a lot of character development for someone annoying, neurotic and naive to become…

Hear Me Out: ‘Cobra Kai’ Reminded Me of C.S. Lewis

The Karate Kid is probably the last movie people think of when considering the work…

‘Barry’ and the Arrival of the Millennial Anti-hero

Almost half of millennials say they feel lonely. Healthcare provider Cigna ranked thousands of Americans…

‘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…

NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ Censored Out All Its Honesty

I don’t buy magazines. No compelling headline or celebrity lip injection interests me enough to…

11 Things Coming to Netflix in May You Need to See

Everyone else tells you what’s coming out, but we tell you what to watch. You’re…

‘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…

How ‘Jane the Virgin’ Made Sex Sacred Again

The summer before I went to college, my granny came to town. She’s about as…

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

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

How ‘Legion’s Mental Health Themes Humanize Its Mutants

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