Vulture and New York TV critic Jen Chaney previously worked for the Washington Post and has bylines at the New York Times and Vanity Fair. She also wrote As If: The Complete Oral History of Clueless.

  1. vulture festival 2022
    Welcome to Chippendales Is More Than Tearaway Pants and Butt CheeksKumail Nanjiani, Annaleigh Ashford, and EPs Rob Siegel and Jenni Konner unpack the scandals at the heart of the Hulu miniseries.
  2. exit interview
    ‘Can We Do It One More Time?’Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman on saying good-bye with an ellipsis …
  3. movie review
    Disenchanted Can’t Conjure the Magic of the OriginalThe title tells you how you’re going to feel after you watch it.
  4. the vulture transcript
    Going West with the Cast of Tulsa KingThe Paramount+ series showrunner and stars break down the mechanics of dropping a mobster in the middle of Oklahoma.
  5. close read
    Serena’s Journey Has Become the Heart of The Handmaid’s TaleSeason five raises a loaded question: Is it possible for oppressors to see the error of their ways?
  6. tv review
    The Crown Wades Into a Royal MessThe choppy but absorbing fifth season of Netflix’s monarchical saga feels divorced from what came before.
  7. book review
    In Surrender, Bono Embraces His ContradictionsThe U2 frontman does not shy away from blunt self-reflection in his poetic and very Bono memoir.
  8. best of 2022
    The Best TV Shows of the Year (So Far)A freshman series firing on all cylinders, auteurist comedies returning in peak form, and a highly original thriller are among 2022’s best offerings.
  9. exit interview
    ‘There Are a Fairly Limited Number of Ways This Could End’The Patient’s creators, Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, unpack that brutal series finale.
  10. finales
    A Few Questions for That House of the Dragon FinaleExposition, dragons, and more excruciating childbirth leaves us with the promise of bigger and bloodier things to come.
  11. vulture lists
    25 Great Halloween Sitcom Episodes to Stream During Spooky SeasonBob’s Burgers, Derry Girls, and more.
  12. exit interview
    Bad Sisters’ Sharon Horgan Wanted You to Root for MurderThe co-creator and star on building a despicable husband and acting out that finale confession: “I would find a little corner and just curse myself.”
  13. vulture lists
    13 Scary Horror Shows to Watch Before HalloweenNow is the perfect time to watch these series with the lights off.
  14. tv review
    Surrender to the Batshittery That Is The WatcherThis gleefully over-the-top limited series doesn’t always make sense, but it also embraces the fact that it doesn’t always make sense.
  15. 657 boulevard
    The Cast of The Watcher on What They’d Do If They Were Being WatchedJennifer Coolidge has given this some thought.
  16. emergency discussion
    What Is Time on House of the Dragon?The series’ frantic rush forward tests the efficacy of the TV time jump — and viewers’ ability to keep up.
  17. let the right one in
    We’ve Drunk This Blood BeforeTwo vampire remakes are currently competing for TV audiences’ attention. Surprisingly, they both have teeth.
  18. movie review
    You Need This Pinhead Like You Need, Um, Pins in Your HeadHulu’s Hellraiser, the remake of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic, plays it way too safe.
  19. close read
    The Sax Man’s Tribute to Reservation Dogs’ Lost BoyThe season-two finale’s closing Tim Cappello performance is both a sly wink and a poignant eulogy.
  20. tv review
    The Problem With DahmerThe series states its aim to humanize those affected by the serial killer’s crimes, but it can’t resist a base attraction to its central monster.
  21. you let this prick in?
    The Joyfully Perfect Mad Men Reunion in *Checks Notes* Confess, FletchDon Draper and Roger Sterling are together again (sort of), and it is the closest thing I have known to peace since 2015.
  22. emmys 2022
    The Emmys Really Tried Some ThingsLike TV itself, the Emmys were a little too much too fast. But within that chaos were some unexpected, truly sublime moments.
  23. predictions
    What Will and Should Win at the 2022 Emmy AwardsIt could be a big night for The White Lotus and Ted Lasso … maybe.
  24. darling we’re worried
    Where Were You When Harry Styles (Allegedly) Spit on Chris Pine?And will we ever get to the bottom of the most important mystery of our time?
  25. movie review
    Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. Could Use Your PrayersThe best thing about this limp satire is Regina Hall’s performance.
  26. tv review
    The Patient Is All Killer, No FillerSteve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson deliver strong performances in a thought-provoking thriller that succeeds by keeping its focus narrow.
  27. close read
    Who Did It Better — House of the Dragon or Game of Thrones?A side-by-side analysis of premiere episodes “The Heirs of the Dragon” and “Winter Is Coming.”
  28. let’s do it again
    The 102 Best Movie Sequels of All TimeWho in the world wanted a Top Gun sequel? Not even Tom Cruise, but that didn’t stop Maverick from getting made and soaring in our ranks.
  29. a long talk
    Kim Wexler’s Curtain CallBetter Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn looks back on six seasons spent getting inside ‘an extremely inscrutable character.’
  30. spoilers
    Let’s Talk About the End of Better Call SaulAs it turns out, the Breaking Bad prequel turned sequel is also TV’s best time-travel show.
  31. whodunnit
    Who Killed Bunny Folger on Only Murders in the Building?An assessment of the ten likeliest suspects.
  32. wexler watch
    How Is Kim Doing After the ‘Waterworks’ Episode of Better Call Saul?It’s Kim Wexler as we’ve never seen her before.
  33. wexler watch
    How Is Kim Doing After the ‘Breaking Bad’ Episode of Better Call Saul?A major question is finally answered.
  34. wexler watch
    How Is Kim Doing After This Week’s Episode of Better Call Saul?“Fun and Games” marks a turning point.
  35. wexler watch
    How Is Kim Doing After This Week’s Better Call Saul?Um, not great?
  36. buffering
    Bad Design, Good Comedies, and Severance: Our TV Critics Rate the Streamers“The homepage is so busy, the search function is awful, and I am not particularly compelled by much of its original programming.”
  37. life after roe
    How TV Writers Crafted Abortion Stories Before the Fall of RoeWriters from five series across broadcast and streaming discuss the challenges and triumphs of normalizing abortion onscreen.
  38. finales
    Stranger Things Just Wouldn’t Stop Running Up That Damn Hill The fourth season of the Netflix series got stuck on repeat.
  39. emmy insider
    ‘What Will I Do Without That Guy?’As the end of Better Call Saul approaches, Giancarlo Esposito wants more time with Gus Fring.
  40. intelligencer chats
    What Has Made the January 6 Hearings Such Great Television?TV writers would kill for some of this dialogue, for one thing.
  41. tv review
    The Bear Never Stops MovingThe energy and stress of a busy kitchen fuels this instantly compelling, tense, beautiful new series.
  42. chat room
    Anthony Carrigan Is Ready for NoHo Hank to Face the Consequences of His Actions“The toll that’s taken in getting there doesn’t go away.”
  43. finales
    Barry Doesn’t Let Us Turn AwayA trio of carefully crafted scenes in the season finale compels us to confront the consequences of killing.
  44. close read
    Never Mind the Anarchy, Here’s PistolHow do you resolve music-biopic convention with a genre rooted in unpredictability? Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols series never quite figures it out.
  45. trial tribulations
    The Circus Was TelevisedThe American Depp v. Heard case played to an audience primed for out-of-context spectacle, and it worked.
  46. cruise control
    All the Tom Cruise Movies Top Gun: Maverick Basically Rolls into OneWhy see one Tom Cruise movie when you can see a Tom Cruise movie that is basically all the Tom Cruise movies?
  47. summer preview
    Stranger Things 4 Has Big Blockbuster EnergyThe Netflix smash was once a TV show that paid homage to films released decades ago. This season, it’s threatening to become a series of those films.
  48. close read
    The Winds Have Shifted for Jimmy and Kim on Better Call SaulVisual cues and callbacks illuminate the dark implications of that shocking ending.
  49. chat room
    What Conversation With Friends’ Final Scene Means to Alison Oliver“I know people have such conflicted feelings.”
  50. movie review
    Downton Abbey: A New Era Is Really the Same Old Downton AbbeyFor better and worse, the Crawleys are at it again.
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