“Jane the Virgin”

I love ‘Jane the Virgin’ because it never allows people to make snap judgments about the role feminism plays in it or in the lives of its characters.

“This is Us”

Much like ‘Parenthood,’ ‘This is Us’ goes for the emotional jugular in its emotional payoffs.

“The Good Place”

“The Good Place” pulls no punches in establishing an amiable yet thought-provoking idea of the world to come.


As the series attempts to move at a fast and exciting pace, the “Notorious” pilot becomes a textbook case of quantity over quality, confusing lies for drama and power for sex appeal.


ABC has added yet another series to its roster of formulaic family sitcoms, but this one’s a little different.

What’s special about ‘Fleabag,’ even more than its razor-sharp sense of humor and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s amazing central performance, is the way it uses formal elements to convey the unique symptoms of loss.


Season two of the show has provoked a muted response compared to the enthusiastic acclaim engendered by its first.


“Churchill’s Secret” provides us a window into the inner life of one of the most powerful and skilled leaders in our history without much redundant effort.


The mocking nature that comes from “Documentary Now!” is subtle — often coming from a quick wink or raised eyebrow from Hader and Armisen, or jokes that blend seamlessly into the environment the duo has transformed into their stage.

“The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Imagine my surprise — an apt word to describe Sunday’s telecast — at an Emmys that was satisfying, efficient and … kind of great?