The Handmaid’s Tale showed the ease with which the unthinkable can become ordinary—a lesson crucial in the age of the Big Lie.
How the comedy, now 15 years old, foresaw Roe’s looming tragedies
It’s all too easy to forget the victims and glamorize the grifter.
Why resisting distraction is one of the foundational challenges of this moment
The Ukrainian president’s dispatches from the streets of Kyiv have doubled as proof of life and missives of solidarity.
The Afterparty is one of a series of works that privilege multiple points of view—leaving us looking for truth among conflicting accounts.
A new group of makeover shows is grappling with a timely truth: Needing help doesn’t make you a failure.
The real horror is the friends we made along the way.
Frasier is a time capsule of its era—and yet, has aged remarkably well.
Yellowjackets, a feminist update of Lord of the Flies, has created a rich world where everyone—and everything—is a suspect.
Can the joyfully escapist Netflix show also argue for the importance of escapism?
The actor and producer and host, who died yesterday at 99, spent eight decades poking fun at those who would underestimate her.
The holiday classic is now 75 years old, and a timely exploration of what happens when all that you’ve relied on fades away.
The prolific writer, who died today at 87, was a penetrating anthropologist of American myths.
Did the finale finally flip over the board?
The ultimate Hallmark film is not about finding love. It is about finding relief from the demanding work of Christmas.
One of the bleakest elements of the show’s satire is that its characters aren’t sure how to distinguish between earning capital and earning affection.
The year’s most distinct and worthwhile series
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is a mainstay of basic cable—and a rallying cry for a country that is losing touch with itself.
The romantic comedy premiered 20 years ago. Its cruelties refuse to age.
In the world of Succession, eloquence is a sign of complicity. Greg, a malapropism incarnate, is the exception that proves the rule.