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  1. ‘Togetherness,’ ‘Transparent,’ and TV&rsq...

    Andy Greenwald

    The funniest thing to happen during the Golden Globes had nothing to do with Tina and Amy. It was the moment when Showtime's The Affair, a somnolent buzzkill of a series, was somehow handed the trophy for Best Drama Series. As the jubilant cast ...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  2. The 10 Most Underappreciated Actors on TV This Year

    Andy Greenwald

    Can you believe it? The year in television is nearly complete! Soon the credits will roll on 2014. (And then time, like Hawaii Five-O, will reboot itself with a flashier, potentially disappointing follow-up.) Over the past few weeks I've discuss...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. Nothing Exciting Should Happen on 'Homeland' Ever Again...

    Eric Thurm

    By Homeland standards, pretty much nothing happened in the Season 4 finale that aired on Sunday night. But "Long Time Coming" is one of the best episodes of the last two seasons of the series, precisely because it&rsq...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  4. The Year Consensus Died: 2014 and the Baffling Post–‘...

    Andy Greenwald

    The human brain doesn't distinguish between binges, whether you're overdosing on crystal meth, prestige television, or the Emmy-winning combination of both. The initial rush and surrender triggers the same steady flow of dopamine; the event...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  5. A Two-Sided Affair With ‘The Affair’

    Eric Thurm

    The Affair follows the evolution of the torrid extramarital relationship between Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson), and its effect on their spouses, Helen (Maura Tierney) and Cole (Joshua Jackson) ... but with a twist: Each episode is spli...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  6. Grantland’s Holiday TV Cleanse: The Lowlights of the Small ...

    Andy Greenwald

    'Tis the season, amirite? Soon enough your browser will be swollen like a stocking, full of lists and charts documenting the very best of the year that was. We here at Grantland are not immune to this enthusiastic eggnog: We'll be ladling ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  7. Bad Guys Go Boom: How ‘Homeland’ Got Good Again in It...

    Andy Greenwald

    The best TV shows tend to take on the characteristics of their main characters. The Sopranos was irritable, lumpy, and devastating. Breaking Bad was vicious and precise. Mad Men is handsome, brilliant, and occasionally inscrutable. (Actually, this ap...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  8. The ‘Homeland’ Milk Carton All-Stars: Where Are Chris...

    Eric Thurm

    Homeland is not known for making sense for more than two or three episodes in a row. When everything is working, it can be a gripping thriller, but more often than not, especially over the last two seasons, it runs off the rails, throwing weird, unne...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  9. 'The Affair' Preview: Warm Bodies, Shifting Perspective...

    Andy Greenwald

    Corpses are king on TV. From humble police procedurals to pricey British imports and the unstoppable Walking Dead, lifeless bodies are the coal that keep the story fires burning. It's cruel, but also coolly efficient. The act of killing brings w...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  10. Consider the Log Lady: Questions (and Answers) About the Return o...

    Andy Greenwald

    You guys! It is happening again! News broke yesterday that Twin Peaks, my first TV love and my most crazy-making obsession, would be returning in 2016 as a limited series on Showtime. Not much else is known about the project other than the mos...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  11. On the Massive Betrayal of Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks&rsq...

    Alex Pappademas

    "The new [Twin Peaks episodes] will be set in the present day and continue storylines established in the second season. [Mark] Frost emphasized that the new episodes will not be a remake or reboot but will reflect the passage of time since viewe...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  12. Carried Away: Can ‘Homeland’ Outrun Its Past?

    Andy Greenwald

    Homeland returns for its fourth season this Sunday night with two new episodes, airing on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET. But first, an anecdote: Last week, I was on the phone with my father. He asked if I'd be reviewing the new season of Homeland and, ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  13. Boxing Relevance Report: Fighters We Love to Hate

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports build off of that franchise by gro...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  14. The Hollywood Prospectus Emmys Preview Special

    Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    In a six-part preview series, Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald break down a handful of the Emmy categories and make their predictions. Listen to the podcast version of the preview here....

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  15. Johnny Manziel Turns Garbage Time Into Showtime

    Matt Borcas

    Here's all you need to know about Johnny Manziel's preseason debut: It drew a standing room-only crowd to Hilton Head Island's official Browns Backers bar, where willing vacationers chose Browns-Lions over the...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  16. 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