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.
My column in the new print TIME magazine looks at who might replace Jimmy Fallon. Or rather, what might replace him.
The Brad Paisley / LL Cool J song is like every “To be sure, both sides are guilty…” paragraph from a political story, set to a whiny soundtrack.
An episode focusing on the dispossessed and losers of war suggests that in Westeros, war does not take place only on the battlefield.
Far from dumbing down criticism, At the Movies–and that trademark thumbs-up-or-down–showed how instinctively Roger Ebert knew storytelling.