TV

Busy Philipps and Kristen Bell on 'Busy Tonight'

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

Hasan Minhaj

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

Jodie Whittaker in 'Doctor Who'

With every disgruntled viewer a show loses, there are 10 little girls feeling empowered.

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.

"Heathers"

It’s crucifying time.

"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.

Some of the kids that are alright

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

'The Conners'

“The Conners” moves on without her with grace and, of course, the Conner family’s signature brand of droll, piercing humor.

Charmed

All three sisters are women of color and the fact that Mel is openly gay is less of a plotline than a simple detail.

Alec Baldwin

Baldwin’s foray into the world of talk shows is a hopelessly tedious piece of television.