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  1. A Most Violent Season: On the Pulpy, Throat-Ripping Thrills of &l...

    Andy Greenwald

    I wasn't able to write about the third-season premiere of Banshee the other week because I was sick. I almost wasn't able to write about the third episode of the third season of Banshee because it made me sick. The fight between Burton and...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  2. House P.D.: ‘Backstrom’ Puts a Familiar Antihero at t...

    Andy Greenwald

    Familiarity and surprise are the apples and oranges of the television industry. Sometimes audiences crave one, and sometimes they hunger for the other. It's an important distinction to consider when tuning in and, especially, when...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Up a River: Navigating Amazon’s Strange, Occasionally Succe...

    Andy Greenwald

    Close your eyes for a moment and think about Amazon. What do you see? Perhaps visions of bulk paper-towel orders dancing in your head or a slithering pile of strangely low-priced audio cables? Look, there's that copy of Fifty Shades you didn&#03...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  4. London Nine-Nine: Danny Boyle’s Darkly Funny, Cynical &lsqu...

    Andy Greenwald

    It's hard to find much to laugh about in policing at the moment. Between the flare-ups in Ferguson and the slowdowns in New York, the thin blue line feels more fragile than ever. And TV, often our most nimble cultural mirror, has thus far remain...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  5. ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’: Simon Rich

    Andy Greenwald

    Simon Rich is more prolific than you. Since graduating from Harvard eight years ago, Rich has published six books, done time as the youngest staff writer in the history of Saturday Night Live, and put in work on a Pixar project so mysterious no one i...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  6. ‘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
  7. 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast': 'Banshee' Co-Cr...

    Andy Greenwald

    Jonathan Tropper, co-creator of Cinemax's Banshee, joins Andy Greenwald to discuss the show's ferocious third season. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  8. ‘Empire’ Records: Fox's New Music-Mogul Drama Em...

    Andy Greenwald

    It is truly a golden age on television. Not necessarily for exceptional shows - though there are plenty of them - but for character names. These are the days of Rust Cohle and Lorne Malvo, of Maura Pfefferman and...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  9. ‘Agent Carter’ Preview: Marvel Is Finally Learning It...

    Andy Greenwald

    Supervillains never learn, but major broadcast networks occasionally do. A year and a half after fumbling the launch of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., an ambitious bit of corporate Spackle that initially played as if its scripts were scri...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  10. 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
  11. Eagle’s Flight: The Genius of Stephen Colbert (and “S...

    Andy Greenwald

    It wasn't all an act. That's the first thing I learned when I sat down with Stephen Colbert in his office five years ago for a magazine cover story. Yes, the sweatshirted man I met that day was Stephen - no quotes -&n...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  12. 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
  13. The 10 Best TV Shows of 2014

    Andy Greenwald

    10. Too Many Cooks (Adult Swim) Smarf! 9. Banshee (Cinemax) Banshee is as subtle as a fist to the face, as plausible as Rambo, and boasts a body count twice as high as Stallone's epic. Yet it outclasses dozens...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Marco …; YOLO! Why Netflix Spent $90 Million on Its (Terri...

    Andy Greenwald

    A group of hardy merchants sets off on a perilous journey. The only thing greater than their ambition is their greed. Their destination? The fabulous Far East. Their goal? Opening markets never before imagined. Along the way, they will battle fierce...

    Blog | December 03, 2014