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 …

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 …

Men Behaving Badly: White Masculinity in Science Fiction Television

TELEVISION IS A PLACE where we work through our cultural anxieties and project idealized versions of our selves. Even if …