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Television Archive

July 14, 2014
Little Tentpoles

The Last Ship puts movie-size mayhem in your living room.

February 17, 2014
Top Chef

Hannibal is the best drama you’ll find on network TV.

September 30, 2013

Disabilities are no big deal on Ironside and The Michael J. Fox Show.

April 8, 2013
Don Draper’s Inferno

What Mad Men owes to Lost.

April 23, 2012
A Heartbeat Away

Vice-President Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays petty politics in HBO’s Veep.

January 30, 2012
Horse Power

Underdogs and character actors seek redemption in David Milch’s Luck.

November 7, 2011
Shock Value

American Horror Story is an allegory of worst-case scenarios, all visceral enough to work.

October 3, 2011
Under the Boardwalk

Why does HBO’s mob period drama often feel like a beautifully tailored empty suit?

September 19, 2011
What to Feed Your DVR

Pilot-surfing through the latest network offerings. (Don’t get too attached.)

August 1, 2011
My ‘Breaking Bad’ Bender

Our critic watches all 33 episodes of the acclaimed series Breaking Bad on DVD.