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Tim Goodman: Was 'The Americans' Season Finale a Costly Trip-Up?
Tim Goodman: Was 'The Americans' Season Finale a Costly Trip-Up?
'The Americans' is an exceptional show, but, as the season finale illustrated, even the best shows make strategic errors.
'Happyish': TV Review
'Happyish': TV Review
Steve Coogan stepped in for Philip Seymour Hoffman to play an ad executive who fears he'll be replaced by the young idea men brought in to freshen up the agency.
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on the Patterns Getting Clearer as the End Nears
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on the Patterns Getting Clearer as the End Nears
New people are entering the lives of the 'Mad Men' characters, serving as signposts about possible changes — or the lack thereof — ahead.
'Mad Men': The Purpose of Diana and the Anxiety of Time Running Out (Analysis)
'Mad Men': The Purpose of Diana and the Anxiety of Time Running Out (Analysis)
With five episodes left, many viewers seem to think of Diana as a diversion — but she might be important to Don's final story.
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on Don Draper's Million-Dollar Move on Megan in "New Business"
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on Don Draper's Million-Dollar Move on Megan in "New Business"
Sometimes you can't get what you want — or what you need. Sometimes you get a million dollars.
'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley': TV Review
'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley': TV Review
HBO's comedy double threat returns even stronger and funnier than before.
'Louie' Season 5: TV Review
'Louie' Season 5: TV Review
One of the most original shows on TV returns — as brilliant as ever.
'Daredevil': TV Review
'Daredevil': TV Review
A blind lawyer by day fights villains by night — but conveniently doesn't really have to worry about bullets.
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman Weighs In On "Quietly Provocative" Return
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman Weighs In On "Quietly Provocative" Return
The eighth episode in the final 14-episode season didn’t need to be a flashy premiere or a shocking finale — Weiner can save whatever big scenes he has until later — but it was still a quietly provocative episode.
'American Odyssey': TV Review
'American Odyssey': TV Review
An American military unit is allegedly killed in an ambush. The surviving member will try to prove to the world what really happened — plus lots of other complicated things.
Twitter Is Not a Comedy Club (As Trevor Noah Just Found Out)
Twitter Is Not a Comedy Club (As Trevor Noah Just Found Out)
There are a lot of issues at hand in the "Trevor Noah Situation," but maybe there's a lesson here for stand-up comics.
'Younger': TV Review
'Younger': TV Review
A 40-year-old woman reentering the job market realizes her talents are not appreciated by 20-something recruiters and therefore lies about her age.