There Will Be Peplum: On the Television Uniform

Dear Television, WHEN I WAS YOUNG, my favorite show was Star Trek: The Next Generation. There are many reasons for this …

The Fastest Show on TV: On The Good Wife

A COUPLE WEEKS AGO, in this very column, I made an off-hand claim that The Good Wife is “the best …

You Won’t Read This Review of “Masters of Sex”: The Problem of Episodic Criticism

I WANT TO TALK with you about Masters of Sex. I want to talk about Michael Sheen’s acting, Lizzy Caplan’s …

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 …

One Season Wonders: “Outcasts” and “Terra Nova”

by Jonathan Alexander ONE OF THE PLEASURES of TV these days is the Netflixable delight of watching entire seasons in …

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 …