Sex and the Slightly Unreliable Narrator

Dear TV, I’D HOPED Masters of Sex would resist following Mad Men down the sepia brick road to the land of overburdened …

Ambivalent about Horror

Dear Television, TO LOVE HORROR is to love genre. As Annie’s piece on abjection and Phil’s on “Hellmouth” (new meme, …

Greetings from Hellmouth, U.S.A.

Dear Television, THE THING ABOUT American Horror Story is not just its insanity or its abjection or its politics or its …

The Exquisite Repulsion of “American Horror Story”: An Essay on Abjection

Dear Television, An African-American albino. A 200 year old woman who looks 45. A vagina that destroys all that enters …

The Good Bros of Fox

Dear Television, HEY, REMEMBER WHEN Fox Tuesdays were the next best hope for a full-on televisual Ladies Night? An evening …

Are Sitcoms Sincere Again?

Dear TV, I LOVE JANE’S take on the sitcom-as-Manchild and her point that the contemporary sitcom’s reliance on the manchild …

Can the Sitcom Grow Up?

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE — one of Fox’s new sitcoms — begins with a classic expository trick: the viewer’s first introduction into …