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  1. Arrow and the Problem with Superheroes on TV

    Andy Greenwald

    Superhero stories have racked up the biggest box office numbers in history — so why haven't they worked on TV?

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  2. The British 1 Percent: Downton Abbey Season 2, Episode 6

    Andy Greenwald

    There's nothing inherently wrong with soap opera. From the marriage plots of Jane Austen to the lurid plotzing of Jersey Shore, salacious societal high jinks have always been a staple of our entertainment, both upstairs and downstairs. So the problem...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  3. J. Edgar Trailer: Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio Get in The...

    Andy Greenwald

    "When morals decline and good men do nothing evil flourishes," one trailer intones, portentously. "My city screams. I cannot deny her," goes another. The problem? The former is the just released first look at Clint Eastwood's Oscar-baiting J.Edgar st...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  4. Robin Williams, Michael J. Fox, and Television's 'Big Star' Probl...

    Andy Greenwald

    "The show makes the star, not the other way around." It's an old television-industry adage, one repeated nearly as often as it's ignored. No matter the shininess or popularity of a given celebrity, audiences have proved happy to shun them if the TV s...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  5. 'Homeland' Season 3 review

    Andy Greenwald

    Homeland is back, but has it fixed its second-season problems?

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  6. TV's Violence Problem

    Andy Greenwald

    TV's new violence problem.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  7. New Girl and the sitcom One True Pairing problem

    Andy Greenwald

    Sex, New Girl, and the sitcom One True Pairing problem.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  8. Homeland Season 2, Episode 3: 'State of Independence'

    Andy Greenwald

    The thing that separates Carrie Mathison from the rest of her less-intelligent intelligence colleagues, in terms of ability and, at present, professional standing, is her tenacious, chemically unbalanced brain. Where others see problem solving as a l...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  9. Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 5: 'The Ghost of Harrenhal'

    Andy Greenwald

    For all of the problems and chaos created by the network television model — the stress, the constant threat of incompleteness, the inevitable shark-jumping hour devoted to mystical Thai tattoos — there is one distinct advantage. By creat...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  10. The Walking Dead Recap: A Long-Overdue, Maybe-Not-So-Shocking Dea...

    Andy Greenwald

    I've spent a lot of time in this space ribbing Rick Grimes for his severe, nearly terminal case of the dawdles. But maybe Glen Mazzara was simply trying to illustrate how hard it can be to deal with even the most obvious of problems, particularly if ...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  11. The Walking Dead Recap: An Itchy 'Triggerfinger'

    Andy Greenwald

    Much of the conversation about The Walking Dead has focused on the problems at the top, and rightly so: The transition from Frank Darabont to Glen Mazzara was shrouded in secrecy and network spin. But perhaps we were looking on the wrong side of the ...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  12. HBO's Comedy Problem

    Andy Greenwald

    Over a five-year period beginning in 1998, HBO premiered Sex and the City (1998), The Sopranos (1999), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Six Feet Under (2001), and The Wire (2002). That's a DiMaggio-esque streak of hits, unparalleled in the unpredictable,...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  13. Daniel Radcliffe and the Half-Promotional Drinking Problem

    Andy Greenwald

    It's a well-known fact — or, at least, a well-known Megan Fox quote — that everyone in Hollywood does drugs. Hard drugs, soft drugs, designer drugs, love drugs — all flow freely at fashionable Brentwood boites. It's constant, preval...

    Blog | July 05, 2011