We log hundreds of hours of couch time with heavy-handed romanticizing of sin and darkness. It’s bad for TV and for our souls.
Every man needs a best friend, and it’s not a dog. Doing so makes men and the world better. ‘Detectorists’ depicts such a friendship between two working-class British blokes.
The new Netflix-Marvel series asks interesting questions about human dignity, but falls into individualism and identity politics instead of answering them.
With Hollywood producing an endless variety of crude comedies, stopping a Netflix movie you’ve started is more common even than having Wi-Fi problems.
This is the level of writing in prestige television in its golden age: preemptive declarations of liberal grievances instead of a real plot.
For those seeking geeky protagonists, ’80s retro, and misfit adventure, here are a few movies that should tide you over until the end of October.
For fancy whites secure in their retirement assets and NPR tote bags, watching this family sink to new lows brings out their worst fears of losing the stability of wealth.
Nearly two decades after going off the air, ‘Mystery Science Theater’ returned in April on Netflix with a new host and new episodes.
Jason Bateman’s character may be crooked, but he’s got a redeeming quality that keeps us coming back for more.
In ‘The Crown,’ Prince Philip reminds us that the American system is remarkable because American leaders need not be.
Underneath Mozilla’s blatantly hypocritical posturing about ‘censorship’ and freedom of speech, net neutrality is really just about a money grab.
Bloomberg View Columnist Megan McArdle defends David Brooks’ thoughts on sandwiches and social class on this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour.
In ‘The Ranch,’ Ashton Kutcher’s character steps up to the plate when he finds out that his ex-girlfriend is pregnant, and helps her to chose life.
Netflix’s new wrestling sisterhood show, ‘GLOW,’ includes a completely unrealistic episode portraying abortion.
The Underwood machine is driven by Machiavellian political theory. That makes the show less eery in the age of Trump, but it’s no less powerful.
Both ‘Gunsmoke’ And ‘House Of Cards’ encapsulate an American ethos, but one humanely and the other in a brutal, disturbing way.
In season two of ‘Master of None,’ Aziz Ansari’s character uses a line to get the attention of women in a Tinder-like dating app. Here’s what happened when I tried it in real life.
As with all simple infatuations, my love for Frank Underwood has smoldered, doused by the ennui that marks season five. Kevin Spacey has no room to further develop the character.
The stories our kids love often get more gruesome and suggestive when translated from book to screen.
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