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  1. NBC Defangs Its Awful 'Bad Judge,' Puts Stake in the He...

    Andy Greenwald

    For a long time in this country, prospective teenage drivers were forced to sit in darkened classrooms and watch gruesome video footage of car crashes. The intent was to educate through fear: One wrong move and the poor soul being thrown through the...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. Red Eyes, Dead Hearts, Can’t Win: The Bloody Letdown of &ls...

    Andy Greenwald

    Every summer, the multiplex provides a master class in the apocalypse. For the price of a single ticket, it's possible to sneak from theater to theater and see the world end in a dozen dazzling ways. Will it be overrun by alien robots? Trampled ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. Minnesota Not-So-Nice

    Andy Greenwald

    There's an easy way and a hard way to transform a movie into a television show. The former involves rough surgery in which the skeleton of a film is removed, but the heart and brains remain untouched. This sort of show tends to be better in theo...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 14 Recap: Bringing a Knife to a He...

    Andy Greenwald

    The hardest part of being a scientist, I imagine, is the patience it requires. A true experiment demands a rigorous and exacting process. It allows for no short cuts, it tolerates no half-measures. Wobbly, soft concepts like "questions" and "predicti...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  5. Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 12 Recap: Jesse and Walt Need to H...

    Andy Greenwald

    Despite last week's gasoline-soaked promise, "Rabid Dog" was an episode that never quite ignited. Rather, it was a slow and steady burn, its rhythms more in tune with the drip-drip-drip of minibar vodka into smudged water glasses than Jesse Pinkman's...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  6. James Gandolfini: 1961-2013

    Andy Greenwald

    It's preposterous to think that James Gandolfini died yesterday. He was only 51, in the middle of shooting a movie. He had a loving wife, a 13-year-old son, and an 8-month-old daughter. For him to suddenly slip away, reportedly from a heart attack, w...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  7. Oscar Travesties, Day 4: The Egregious Eight

    Andy Greenwald

    It was The Wizard of Oz in 1939 that provided Hollywood with its most enduring depiction of the divide between the head and the heart. In their desperation to gain the organs they lacked, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man proved themselves willing to end...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  8. Andy Greenwald on FX's new espionage show 'The Americans'

    Andy Greenwald

    FX's The Americans: The best new show since Homeland.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  9. Homeland Season 2, Episode 10: 'Broken Hearts'

    Andy Greenwald

    A month or so back I paid a visit to the Homeland set in Charlotte, North Carolina. I'll be writing more about my time there later this week, but I thought it was worth mentioning now since the scenes I watched being filmed all aired last night. Due ...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  10. Aaron Sorkin Fires Most of The Newsroom Writing Staff

    Andy Greenwald

    The gimmick at the bleeding heart of The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin's divisive paean to broadcast journalism, is that the show is set in the very near past, allowing Will McAvoy and the rest of the tireless, occasionally tiresome News Night crew to tackl...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  11. NBC Comedy Recap: 30 Rock Leads With Its (Porno-Role-Playing, Tra...

    Andy Greenwald

    Every week in this space, Grantland pop culture correspondent Andy Greenwald will run down the happenings and mishappenings in NBC's Thursday comedy night done mostly right. (Note: The order reflects newsworthiness, not quality. Although occasionally...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  12. You Should Probably Be Watching Homeland

    Andy Greenwald

    On television, women are allowed to be good wives or new girls. They can break hearts or fix them, be criminals or cops. But for the most part the one thing they can't be on television is a mess. And not a cutesy, unable-to-decide-between-handsome-bo...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  13. Will Cars 2 Dent Pixar's Brand?

    Andy Greenwald

    Every summer it happens, as reliable as fireworks or Shark Week: The geniuses at Pixar release a new animated film, delighting children and melting the persnickety hearts of their finicky parents in the process. Nothing has changed in 2011 — ex...

    Blog | June 24, 2011