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.
On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi share their weekly round up of favorite music, television and more.
Despite real humor, its heavy-handed nature holds ‘Trial and Error’ back. NBC’s true crime mockumentary consistently goes for the predictable, ‘network sitcom’ joke.
‘Game of Thrones’ rarely focuses on aspects of the human condition unrelated to power struggles. It is a prolonged depiction of the singular, relentless pursuit of power.
Even though I expected from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ a battle cry for the resistance movement, instead the program supports an inheritance of life that enhances the plot.
‘Silicon Valley’ shows the toxic culture of conformism that crushes innovation—and suggests, both by wit and vulgarity, that our best ally is the people.
It takes only a few moments to see that ‘Fargo’ is far more than a typical procedural drama. It’s about families, and the quirky, often dysfunctional relationships that keep people together.
Actress Selena Gomez, the 24-year-old producer of Netflix’s teen suicide drama “13 Reasons Why,” responds to reports that her popular series has boosted the harmful behavior it aims to curb.
After some shady dealings toward the end of season three and a big announcement in the premiere of season four, Richard may be poised to reinvent his ‘aw, shucks’ personality.
The television show proclaims the insignificance of all our lives, reveling in existential pessimism. Why do viewers and critics love it so much?
ESPN is caught in the throes of a perfect storm of market forces, government regulations, and increasing competition.
The politicization of ESPN — and sports media generally — is both a symptom of larger problems and a problem in itself.
From poor financial decisions that are no longer paying off, to declining viewership, to an increased focus on left-wing politics, ESPN made its own mess.
His politically incorrect humor hearkens back to a generation when stardom was less common, and comedians weren’t so paranoid.
Lena Dunham is obsessed with ‘normalizing’ abortion—which makes it especially surprising that her character, Hannah, chooses life for her unborn baby.
‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ is a show miles better than it has any right to be.
Joss Whedon’s cult hit has inspired numerous spinoffs. But none parallel the original, which changed the way many Americans look at television.
It is one of the core beliefs of western culture that a man’s worth is measured, not by what happens to him, but by how well he faces it. Milo Murphy embodies this idea.
How many Americans could spend a whole day without phone, iPad, computer, or television? What new habits or hobbies could we form sans technology?
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