Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 2:53pm
'High Maintenence'

The anthology show isn’t so much a new phenomenon as it is a very old one.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 1:24pm
Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming'

With “Homecoming,” Esmail solidifies himself as one of the best directors working in television. His style here projects a kind of refined paranoia, evoking Hitchcock in hypnotic staircase shots, trippy zooms and spectacular long takes.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 4:29pm
Busy Philipps and Kristen Bell on 'Busy Tonight'

The very brief 20-minute stretch of the program quickly felt like pulling teeth.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 4:24pm
Hasan Minhaj

There’s no skits or interviews, just Minhaj earnestly trying to persuade the audience to care.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:01pm
Kiernan Shipka in 'Sabrina'

It’s deliciously morbid, enlivened by off-kilter dialogue delivered with sinister bravado — what language might sound like in a minor key.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:49pm
"Heathers"

It’s crucifying time.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 8:15pm
"Bodyguard"

I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for stylish British-political-conspiracy thrillers. From Bond to BBC’s adaptation of John le Carré’s “The Night Manager,” even the most over-the-top and ridiculous plots are polished with those damned accents and impeccably dressed agents. BBC’s “Bodyguard” is another familiar addition to this canon, and while it is not groundbreaking, its nearly flawless execution makes the miniseries a worthwhile watch.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 3:15pm
Fox & 'Friends'

Trump watches television like Jim Harbaugh might watch old game footage, as a measure of past performance and as a playbook for the next week

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 3:05pm
Jimmy Kimmel and a guest

Despite the variances for each late-night program — from Jimmy Fallon’s choreographed, trepid shots at Trump to Seth Meyers’ more analytical dissection of his ineptitude to Samantha Bee’s outright, overt assault on the Trump administration — when you distill it down, everyone seems to be saying the same thing.

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:29pm
Some of the kids that are alright

Hopefully, the show can elevate itself out of the niche of shallow nostalgia.