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  1. The Emmy Nominations: Rivalries, Snubs, and What the Academy Got ...

    Andy Greenwald

    "Quality television is now platform agnostic," crowed Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum just before the sun rose over Hollywood this morning. He then launched into a list of all the different devices we use to watch the pr...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. 25 Thoughts on the 25th Anniversary of the ‘Seinfeld’...

    Andy Greenwald

    1. Seinfeld premiered 25 years ago as The Seinfeld Chronicles. I remember this because I was watching. It was a hot summer and I was at my grandparents' house in northeastern Pennsylvania. Because there was little else to do, I often read TV Gui...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. Lost in Translation

    Andy Greenwald

    A better name for Damon Lindelof's new series would be Loss. Like his previous show, The Leftovers (which premieres this Sunday night on HBO at 10 p.m. ET) begins with an unexplainable, potentially supernatural incident: In the opening minu...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. Summer TV Preview!

    Andy Greenwald

    Once the dumping ground for series that were unwatched, unwanted, or otherwise Canadian, the summer is now prime time for serious television. (Or, as they call it at the USA Network, with its remarkably resilient lineup of entertaining trifles, &quot...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  5. ‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: Up Against the Wall

    Andy Greenwald

    For those of us who do more than just watch TV - the frazzled army that lingers and obsesses over it like Maester Aemon in the library, that gobbles and devours it like a direwolf biting into a Wildling neck - the preeminent emoti...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  6. 'Game of Thrones' Recap: The Rumble in the Red Keep

    Andy Greenwald

    What could be more pleasant than the sight of two brothers chatting? (There are many sights that are worse. One in particular comes to mind. I'll get to that.) As the world spun cruelly toward dawn and the fateful battle that awaited, "The ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  7. Buy, Sell, or Hold: TV Comedies

    Andy Greenwald

    It hasn't been a particularly funny month in the TV comedy business. In the past few weeks alone, cancellation notices have rained down on more than a dozen sitcoms, ranging from the culty and adored (Community, Legit) to the crass and loathed (...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  8. ‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: The Book of Cersei

    Andy Greenwald

    Tyrion has the jokes. Tywin has the power. Bran has the sight. And Daenerys has the dragons. But midway through this extremely engaging fourth season, I'm starting to think that Cersei Lannister is the most important character on Game of Thrones...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  9. Children of ‘Men’

    Andy Greenwald

    A year ago, all anyone wanted to talk about was the T-shirt. In the midst of Mad Men's grim, occasionally frustrating sixth season, it stood out like a beacon, or maybe a threat. "The Better Half," an episode that featured Peggy ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  10. Maester Class

    Andy Greenwald

    Game of Thrones, television's most consistent show, returns this Sunday night for its fourth season at the peak of its powers and popularity. A series that launched as an enormous, pricey gamble - how many characters? And she does...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  11. Washington, T.V.

    Andy Greenwald

    There is Washington, D.C., and then there is "Washington, D.C." The former is a real city, a culturally rich metroplex in which a diverse assortment of human beings live, work, raise families, and eat half-smokes. There are museums and gas ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  12. The PlayStation Network Is Bringing Superhero Series ‘Power...

    Andy Greenwald

    There used to be only so many places at television's table. If a project didn't fly with one of the big four broadcast networks or didn't fit with an HBO or Showtime, it was swept onto the floor like so many crumbs. It was a wildly was...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  13. The Midseason TV All-Star Team

    Andy Greenwald

    At the midpoint of their seasons, Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NHL all stick to a similar script. The majority of players - and, by extension, those who write about the players - get a brief, much-needed breather while...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  14. The Return of Girls: The Inevitable Growing Up of the Third Seaso...

    Andy Greenwald

    What I liked best about Girls in the beginning wasn't the subject matter or the setting, it wasn't the horror of its comedy or the humor of its drama. And it certainly wasn't the opportunity to lose myself in the dense, terrifying forest of think pie...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  15. Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, and HBO's 'True Detective'

    Andy Greenwald

    We wanted to love True Detective. We really did.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  16. The 10 Most Underappreciated TV Performances of 2013

    Andy Greenwald

    The holiday lights are off, but the ball has yet to drop. It's the perfect time to use 2013's remaining shine on some of its least-heralded performers. What follows isn't a list of the year's best TV shows (already done!) or the best actors on those ...

    Blog | December 30, 2013