Television that aspires to the long, cinematic and amorphous is now considered nothing less than a hallmark of genius. And freed from the traditional mindset of the medium, with the gates of cinema in sight, what’s to stop episodes of television from creeping slowly past the hour mark and toward 90-minute territory?


As hit shows like “Broad City,” “Jane the Virgin, “Veep” and “Game of Thrones” end this year, what is lining up to take their place? Society has been through enough, another repeat of “Friends” just won’t cut it anymore.

Bill Hader

Hader and Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”) created “Barry” as a dark comedy about a Midwestern hitman who travels to Los Angeles, where he finds himself joining an acting class and beginning to question the nature of his profession.


“On My Block,” Netflix’s most binge-watched show of 2018, is back with its second season, a return that can only be described as a charming portrayal of young-minded teens facing real-life problems.

"Better Things"

I’m trying to pinpoint the moment when I first realized FX’s  “Better Things” was something special. It might have been within the first few minutes of the show, when single mother, Sam (Pamela Adlon, “Star vs.

"Jane the Virgin"

What makes me mad is not how much the show is giving us, but how little it is getting in return.

"Little Women: L.A."

Yet its return promises something a little different. Lifetime has graciously gifted audiences with trailers and previews of what kind of theatrics the new season will have when it premieres on Thursday.

"The Inventor"

As someone who grew up in Silicon Valley during its most profitable boom, I still have a soft spot for it.

"The Fix"

To its credit, “The Fix” doesn’t try to pretend this is anything other than what it is: pure wish fulfillment, a postmortem revenge fantasy. Beyond that intrigue, there isn’t much here.


Comedian Amy Schumer (“I Feel Pretty”) returns to stand-up with a run-of-the-mill performance in her latest Netflix comedy special “Growing,” shot in Chicago.