Twenty years ago, the fictional press secretary was the heart of Aaron Sorkin’s political drama—and the embodiment of a time when news sold the myth of an ordered world.
The fantasy series picked up the night’s big award—a trophy for Outstanding Drama Series—but lost in most of the other major categories.
An autopsy of an awards show without the cohesion of an emcee
Her award for Fosse/Verdon, the actor said, was “an acknowledgment of what is possible when a woman is trusted.”
One of the Emmy-nominated sitcom’s secret strengths is its portrayal of long-term partnership—as a bond that is as eccentric as it is affectionate.
The Netflix series is a remarkable study of how sexual-assault investigations should be conducted, and how they shouldn’t.
On Becoming a God in Central Florida and The Righteous Gemstones, two shows about self-delusion and wealth, expose the costs of worshipping success.
The beloved British stately home drama is back, and the timing couldn’t be worse.
The news that the show had hired its first Chinese American cast member was quickly overshadowed by reports that another new hire had a history of racist remarks.
The new series aims to make viewers uncomfortable—but its creators say that’s the key to adapting a real-life rape case for the screen.
Twenty-five years ago, Friends anticipated a time that would both romanticize and mistrust the culture of work.
David Simon’s show about the sex industry has lost all its curiosity about what humans want.
Leslie Jones’s departure comes just as the show enters a big election year, seemingly with few other cast shake-ups.
AMC’s anthology series wants to disturb viewers with its depiction of the Japanese American internment. For some, that past will be too familiar to be shocking.
As the groundbreaking show concludes with a final theater run in London, audiences are left to grapple with its meaning.
The latest episode lays bare how Logan Roy always wins.
David Makes Man depicts the struggles of its young South Florida–raised protagonist without pathologizing the characters who surround him.
Hulu’s latest British import is a delightful, openhearted comedy about a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown.
A new TV show and film tell similarly shallow stories about mistreated wives finding empowerment by getting revenge on their husbands.
Recent television shows and news stories raise a similar question: Can systems of oppression function without the involvement of women?