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  1. The Emmys As Flat Circle: Why Last Night’s Show Felt Famili...

    Andy Greenwald

    There's a difference between predictable and objectionable: The latter offends, but the former just bores. And boredom was the problem with the 66th Emmys, which gasped and wheezed across three hours last night like the Krystal Ship stuck in Alb...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Smoke But No Fire: Is It Time to Break Up With 'The Leftover...

    Andy Greenwald

    I love ambiguity in art, but not always in my reaction to it. An artist's journey can and should be rocky, but it's always nice when, in hindsight at least, his or her path appears clear. After all, as a critic, it's my job to to commu...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'The Honorable Woman' Is a Pol...

    Andy Greenwald

    That the world isn't easily divided into a binary -- good/bad, black/white, RT/Fav -- should be obvious. And yet a glance at social media over the last few tumultuous weeks suggested otherwise. As the Israeli campaign in Gaza intensified, so, to...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  4. The First Cut Is the Deepest

    Andy Greenwald

    As it turns out, it's called the operating theater for a reason. At the turn of the 20th century, when most medicine was still being practiced in barbershops or sold out of the backs of trucks, surgeons plied their burgeoning trade in front of a...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  5. TV Check-in: A Great Cast of Fixers Does Its Best to Save 'R...

    Andy Greenwald

    In Norse mythology it's called Valhalla: the giant, otherworldly banquet hall reserved for legendary warriors who have fallen on the field of battle. There, the celebrated heroes feast and indulge themselves as they wait for the final trump...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  6. Stillness and Cigarettes: On Ann Dowd's Subtle, Powerful Per...

    Andy Greenwald

    It's the rare actor who can make herself heard without making a sound. And yet that's precisely what Ann Dowd does week after week on The Leftovers. As Patti, the (mostly) silent leader of the white-clad Guilty Remnant, Dowd rumbles like a ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  7. 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
  8. ‘Bridge’ Repair

    Andy Greenwald

    A large part of what made the last decade of television so exhilarating was the palpable sense of anarchy. The fastest way for emerging networks to be noticed was to make as big a programming splash as possible. So, for a few glorious years,...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  9. 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
  10. ‘Tyrant’ Preview: FX Exports Middling Drama to the Mi...

    Andy Greenwald

    Tyrant, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET on FX, has a backstory almost as dramatic as its premise. The idea for relocating The Godfather to an authoritarian Middle Eastern state was initially dreamed up by Gideon Raff, creator of the original, I...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  11. Slow Burn: The Excellent ‘Rectify’ Returns for a Seco...

    Andy Greenwald

    One doesn't watch Rectify so much as one slides into it. The SundanceTV drama, which returns for a second season tonight at 9 ET, remains unlike anything else on television. The story of Daniel Holden, a young, potentially innocent man released ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Brilliant ‘Orange’

    Andy Greenwald

    If we're being honest, Orange was never meant to be the new black. In early 2013, as Netflix prepared its big push into original programming, its priority was House of Cards, and with good reason: That series had the glittery Hollywood pedigree ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  14. '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
  15. ‘Men’ on the Moon

    Andy Greenwald

    Midway through the "midseason finale" of Mad Men's final year, a strange bit of alchemy occurred: The characters became the audience. As we sat on our couches, rapt, they, too, were transfixed by a screen, watching as the fuzzy images...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  16. Preview: ‘Louie’ Returns Tonight, As Original, Dark, ...

    Andy Greenwald

    The best thing about Louis C.K.'s stand-up is its precision. Every year, with the focus and dedication of a Swiss watchmaker or a constant masturbator, he hits the road to workshop jokes, riffs, and stories in front of an unforgiving (though inc...

    Blog | May 05, 2014