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  1. 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
  2. Sean Bean’s FBI Series ‘Legends’ Is Instantly F...

    Andy Greenwald

    Legends, the darkly comic thriller by Robert Littell, is a book about the long, destructive hangover caused by espionage. Its protagonist, Martin Odum, is a former spook who isn't quite sure who or what he is anymore. The book opens after the th...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  3. A Transformative Talent: Robin Williams on TV

    Andy Greenwald

    Before Robin Williams, there were no aliens on TV. Oh, there was the occasional spaceman or E.T.: The mighty foreheads of The Twilight Zone or Star Trek; Ray Walston's bone-dry Favorite Martian. But when Robin Williams burst out of an egg, first...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The Andy Greenwald Podcast: 'The Bridge' Showrunner Elw...

    Andy Greenwald

    Showrunner Elwood Reid joins Andy Greenwald to discuss the strong and surprising second season of FX's The Bridge. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts p...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  7. 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
  8. The Andy Greenwald Podcast: Clive Owen

    Andy Greenwald

    Clive Owen joins Andy Greenwald to discuss his starring role in the new Cinemax series The Knick. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  9. 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
  10. ‘Sharknado 2’: Big Ratings, Smart Business, Cynical S...

    Andy Greenwald

    What do you do when confronted with a towering cone of hot air, garbage, and nonsense? The majority of us would likely stay far away. The brave, curious, and foolhardy might venture closer to get a better look. And then there are those who pull out t...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  11. Why Can't 'The Killing' Be Killed?

    Andy Greenwald

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on the industry. Fool me four freaking times? Shameless. This Friday night, The Killing's fourth season will debut on Netflix. How does this even happen?...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Summer TV Mailbag!

    Andy Greenwald

    It's summer! But don't get too comfortable on that inflatable raft, pool boy. There's serious TV to be watched inside. Yes, it's true: A time that was once reserved for lazy reruns and lazier reality shows has recently been transf...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  14. Should You Watch? FX's New Comedies, ‘Married’ a...

    Andy Greenwald

    Tonight begining at 10 p.m., FX premieres two new sitcoms: Married and You're the Worst. Both are vulgar, openly contemptuous of romance, and feature casual cocaine use. But enough about the good parts. Should you, the harried consumer, tune in?...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  15. Too Soon, Too Late, Just Right 2

    Andy Greenwald

    It's long been said that TV makes stars, not the other way around. But that doesn't stop Hollywood from trying to have it the other way around. A year after my first column examining the timing of A-listers making the leap from big screen t...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  16. The Quiet, Heartbreaking Return of ‘Masters of Sex’

    Andy Greenwald

    In television these days, extremity is king. Game of Thrones might not be the best show on TV but, with its mountainous budget, severed limbs, and exploding heads, it is certainly the biggest. The Walking Dead is a monster hit not for the content of...

    Blog | July 14, 2014