Two docuseries about NXIVM present a question: Are the people who have escaped a controlling organization the most reliable sources on what happened to them?
A Brutalist aesthetic. Allusions to autocracy. The early episodes of Marvel’s new series may seem breezy, but its dystopian design hints at more sinister twists ahead.
Cultish, a new book by the linguist Amanda Montell, reveals how insidery language informs the communities of modern life.
In the HBO show’s finale, the impulses to care and to crime-solve collide. But the miniseries has thoughtfully explored how the two aren’t always mutually exclusive.
Two new shows, Amazon’s Solos and Netflix’s Master of None, feature characters desperate for human warmth.
A spate of recent works—some memoiristic, some fictional—points to how uniquely teachers and mentors can manipulate their power.
The HBO Max series finally gives a stellar performer the kind of role she deserves. It also slyly questions what took TV so long.
Ten years after the hit series debuted, television’s reliance on rape culture still feels exploitative.
All season long, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier asked not only what it meant for a Black man to inherit the storied shield—it asked whether the shield was worthy of him.
Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet as a Delaware County detective, is brilliantly specific in its portrayal of a community. More of its peers should follow suit.
Television, of late, has been obsessing over technological advances that don’t yet exist—rather than the innovations that are already changing our romantic lives.
In the ornately violent AMC series Gangs of London, even the pigeons are on cocaine.
The author recognized that humiliation is a kind of trauma—and that gentle humor could help neutralize it.
Rape culture permeates adolescence. The lessons that it teaches girls cast long shadows.
HBO’s six-part Q: Into the Storm turns the conspiracy theory into a rollicking adventure.
This completely different person I’ve become since I gave birth is someone virtually no one knows.
Two new TV series offer hints.
A new docuseries about the molestation allegation against Woody Allen is determinedly focused on making its case, sometimes at the expense of nuance.
The more vulnerable she became, the greater the public’s interest was in watching her disintegrate.
Across decades of Silence of the Lambs sequels and spin-offs, Hannibal Lecter has become a pop-cultural juggernaut. Starling, not so much.
The AMC miniseries sidelines international intrigue to focus on the mundane dread of contamination.