Things haven’t been pretty at CNN lately, but Anthony Bourdain and Jake Tapper suggest two ways the network can get interesting without getting dumb.
Sundance’s meditative drama about a man released from death row is pokey, atmospheric, and the opposite of plot-driven. And it’s one of the best things I expect to see on TV all year.
Last night’s episodes of both dramas showed that their firms can be unfair places to work—and some of the same characters we sympathize with like it that way.
Why is fire so important in Game of Thrones? Because it’s like magic: a means through which something material becomes intangible. Also, it’s freaking awesome.
Somehow, in years of post-9/11 terrorist fiction, no one had created a narrative for the American-immigrant, high-school-athlete, Eminem-quoting mass-terrorism suspect.
The annual TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people is out. And the path to influence in this world being what it is, not a few of those people are involved with TV.
After last summer’s SCOTUS screw-up, CNN didn’t make the same embarrassing mistake. It—and a few others—made a brand-new embarrassing mistake.
Some critics complain about graphic images while authorities plead to the public for more video, showing how the surveillance culture can be both scourge and savior.
The Boston nightmare brought a rush of information (and misinformation), speculation, and even politicized argument. But there was also decency amid the horror.
It’s not just about swords or dragons. Last night’s Game of Thrones showed that in Westeros as in our world, money has great power—and has its limits.
Winters was a certified shape-shifter; he helped establish the idea, now common to comedy fans, that being a humorist was not just about telling jokes but inhabiting characters.
This Renaissance drama might have been really good, if only it hadn’t had the freedom and budget of cable.
The setup of The Americans has made us invested in Philip and Elizabeth’s marriage. But the dramatic, sad “Only You” questions whether we should be.