Television

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Stranger Things’s third season is self-indulgent

July 18, 2019 11:33 am

Where season one had the creeping menace of Alien, the mood here is closer to Scooby-Doo

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Aziz Ansari: Right here and wrong now

July 10, 2019 12:30 pm

Why is politically correct comedy so depressing?

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Tristan Priskett reviews: Stranger Things 3

July 10, 2019 11:26 am

Would it not have led to a more meaningful narrative if the ‘monster’ the Russians had brought into being was in fact climate change?

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Kanye wipes the floor with David Letterman

July 6, 2019 12:51 pm

I can’t think of a single other celebrity in the world who would have had the balls to do what Kanye does in this interview

Simon Nye on The Durrells of Corfu

July 1, 2019 1:38 pm

Most of what I know about the Durrell family comes from Nye’s television series

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Are viewers falling out of love with the Trump presidency?

June 25, 2019 6:30 pm

Watching the Donald used to be unmissable television. What happened?

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Black Mirror is broken

June 13, 2019 12:40 pm

It's a Twilight Zone for Millennials

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daenerys

Daenerys did nothing wrong

May 31, 2019 11:15 am

As a social justice warrior, I identify with her

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The blistering bathos of Game of Thrones

May 22, 2019 5:06 pm

Game of Thrones’s climax presents a problem for America’s prestige publications

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Alabama Public Television vs gay marriage 

May 22, 2019 9:26 am

It’s not the state network’s job to censor a legal, public activity

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Why pro wrestling is great Americana

May 14, 2019 1:54 pm

We are fascinated with the conflict between ‘kayfabe’ and real life

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Has Saturday Night Live finally found its feet in the Trump era?

May 5, 2019 3:34 pm

Skip the political cold-open every week

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Brace yourself Donny, spoilers are coming

May 3, 2019 10:51 am

Ruining Game of Thrones is in the global interest for Godfrey

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What do Game of Thrones critics think they’re watching?

April 29, 2019 3:56 pm

Critics who only write about shallow subjects will only produce shallow writing

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Jordan Peele’s political failure

April 25, 2019 1:55 pm

The Get Out director snuffs out the magic of The Twilight Zone

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Elizabeth Warren, Mother of Dragons

April 22, 2019 12:13 pm

Deconstructing the 2020 candidate’s Game of Thrones review

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I admire the scale and ambition of Game of Thrones – but isn’t it just a little bit corny?

April 18, 2019 12:29 pm

The ability to keep us entirely in the dark as to how it will all end is impressive, but there is a tendency towards tin-eared dialogue

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If you liked Triumph of the Will, you’ll love Our Planet

April 11, 2019 11:17 am

Our Planet and Fleabag reviewed

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The Young Pope and the old game

April 9, 2019 10:26 pm

When it comes to sport, soccer is the world’s game, and the US is playing catch-up

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Could Tom Wolfe have invented the Jussie Smollett story?

April 1, 2019 10:06 am

The Smollett story is so perfectly Wolfeian I wouldn’t be all that surprised if somebody told me it was his last unfinished book

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Veep’s jokes are the truth about women in politics

March 26, 2019 11:35 am

When a man throws things at his staff, it’s assault. When a woman does it, it’s a punchline

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It’s shocking how many Michael Jackson fans are still determined to take his side

March 14, 2019 10:12 am

Leaving Neverland and After Life reviewed