Peering into the secrets of Louisa May Alcott’s real life sheds light on her treasured coming-of-age tale.
The new Netflix true-crime series lasers in on miscarriages of justice, but doesn’t fully question how they came to pass.
A new crop of works uses pageants to explore outdated ideals of physical perfection.
The new and returning series that stood out the most
The second season of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s 1950s comedy about an indomitable performer is as delightfully escapist as ever.
The Showtime series about a real-life prison break is just the latest work in the Peak TV era to suffer from existential confusion.
The former teen star broke down in excruciatingly public fashion five years ago. Her return brings up pointed questions about the way society handles struggling celebrities.
The Showtime series by Jed Rothstein and Alex Gibney looks at the recent history of American presidents trying to supersede the rule of law.
The director explains the symbolism behind the AMC miniseries’ vivid palette.
The HBO adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s first Neapolitan novel is a strikingly faithful achievement.
Chuck Lorre’s new Netflix series about an aging acting coach and his bereaved best friend is a curiously confused affair.
The writer and critic has found a cult following with her podcast, You Must Remember This, unpacking the myths to show age-old stories and stars in a new light.
The HBO series from the British writer Julia Davis is depraved cringe comedy at its most inexplicably compelling.
“Bearing false witness is the worst crime that you can commit,” says a character in the most recent episode of the Amazon series.
The new Amazon drama by Sam Esmail stars Julia Roberts and Bobby Cannavale in a highly stylized mystery.
The dark new Netflix series presents a surprisingly complex vision of what women could do with supernatural abilities.
The new Netflix drama has been a sensation in Britain, but does it translate?
The Netflix adaptation discards the authentic fear at the heart of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel.
Marianne Elliott’s gender-flipped Company mines modern ambivalence about marriage.
The new HBO miniseries, based on a British comedy of the same name, makes you feel for its characters, and ruins the show in the process.
Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon series is star-studded, ambitious, and frequently bizarre.