Civil Wars: Reinventing America in Science Fiction Television

NEW GENRE TELEVISION this week included the return of CW’s Arrow, an adaptation of DC’s character Green Arrow, the alter …

Troubled Waters

By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham On a recent visit to Beijing, I spent a few hours one Saturday afternoon wandering the …

Streaming Pam Beesly

Dear Television, It is the strangest thing to have a long-term fictional love interest. It’s a type of relationship that …

Why We Watch Netflix In The Middle of the Night

Dear TV, I WENT TO a puppet show last night. It was the story of the little mechanic who runs …

Return of the Living Series: Season Premieres

IN RECENT DISCUSSIONS among scholars of speculative fictions, the science fictionalization of contemporary life is a frequent point of reference. …

The New Canon

This week, Dear Television — Jane Hu, Lili Loofbourow, Phillip Maciak, and new addition Anne Helen Petersen — will be …

Science Fiction Television: Still Lost in Space?

WE LIVE IN A GOLDEN AGE of television, as the recent Emmy Awards broadcast never failed to remind us. Although …