HBO’s tepid satire about the provincialism of U.S. liberals doesn’t play well in a year as catastrophic as 2020.
Give into the lush, neo-noir pleasures of the new Starz show P-Valley.
The Black-ish star and Emmy nominee figured she’d made it when she scored the lead role in the early-2000s sitcom Girlfriends. But it would be 14 more years before she hit her stride.
The pandemic has accelerated the death of a once-crucial medium: the TV ad, which had the surreal job of heroizing a product in 60 seconds or less.
The recent scandal at her talk show suggests that the host’s smiling facade covers up something dark—and hints at why that facade had to be created in the first place.
The fantastical HBO series imagines white supremacists as literal monsters but fails to make its Black heroes as compelling.
Her candidacy meets a culture that, too often, still doesn’t know what to make of women who seek to lead.
The comedian’s employees say that fame has enabled callousness and abuse on her show. The warm testimonies of her superstar friends highlight their point.
Netflix’s popular reality series is a tacit defense of arranged marriages and the role they play in upholding a system of discrimination.
The ranking reveals a sad reality: People are really bored right now, and that leaves a lot of room for mediocre content to flourish.
The miniseries Expecting Amy captures the comedian’s complicated pregnancy with extreme honesty.
Taste the Nation is breezy in tone, but it exposes the betrayals at the heart of “American” cuisine.
As the pandemic has raged on, popular culture has found new ways to ask an old question: What could have been instead?
Growing up, police dramas were my favorite genre to watch. But the stories they told were always at odds with the world that I lived in.
A fresh HBO adaptation imbues the classic character with unnecessary darkness and biographical trauma, when what’s most relevant about him has been there all along.
The martial-arts legend looms so large in pop culture that the mundane details of his life feel like a rare treat.
Four seasons in, Issa Rae’s HBO show is becoming the friendship study it was always trying to be.
The new film explores the path of the president’s mentor from relentless aggressor to unwilling victim.
For 32 seasons, the longest-running reality show in history sold a valorizing view of police that’s never seemed more out of touch.
The Hulu show’s second season explores how a misguided pursuit of religious redemption can reveal one’s truest, ugliest self.