Speculation about how Ramsay Bolton might die reveals the challenges of devising a cathartic TV death—and illuminates a larger issue facing the series.
The ’90s American sitcom was crucial in helping me understand blackness as a young girl of Nigerian descent growing up in Scotland.
The show had some bright spots—such as Larry David’s work as Bernie Sanders—but it largely failed to capture the zeitgeist in the year of Trump.
Her patchy Billboard Awards performance is drawing the inevitable flak, but fortunately other artists will get their chances to pay homage.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Door,” the fifth episode of the sixth season.
Many animated series in the U.S. are hand-drawn in South Korea, but the country’s recent transition to digital tools could spur a transformation in American television.
Megyn Kelly’s interview of Donald Trump made it clear once again: The definition of “bullying” has expanded almost to the point of meaninglessness.
The imported British miniseries is both a dazzling six-part spy story and a James Bond audition tape for its star, Tom Hiddleston.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Book of the Stranger,” the fourth episode of the sixth season.
The reality show’s emphasis on the survival stories of its contestants reveals how performance can be empowering.
Whether red or white, whether drunk by Alicia Florrick or Olivia Pope, the beverage has become a metaphor for anxieties that are uniquely feminine in their form.
A harrowing new period drama takes its cues from both history and the apocalyptic narratives that populate today’s TV and film.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss ‘Oathbreaker,’ the third episode of the sixth season.
Critics claim the ratings-hungry media is responsible for the rise of his brash, telegenic campaign. History suggests that’s not true.
By handcuffing a new series to its online-only service, the network is trying to catch the next wave of the television industry.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Home,” the second episode of the sixth season.
The HBO show’s sixth-season premiere taps into a longstanding (and sexist) trope: anxieties about women being something other than they seem.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Red Woman,” the first episode of the sixth season.
The long-running cartoon’s representation of Judaism was one of the first on television.
Now that the HBO blockbuster series has caught up with the George R. R. Martin books on which it’s based, all bets are off.