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Critic's Notebook: How HBO's 'The Young Pope' Is Fooling Us All
Critic's Notebook: How HBO's 'The Young Pope' Is Fooling Us All
Yes, it's weird and funny and perfect meme fodder, but the HBO series starring Jude Law as an unconventional American pontiff has deeper issues on its mind.
'Victoria': TV Review
'Victoria': TV Review
PBS may have found a worthy heir to 'Downton Abbey' in this British import, which brings one of the most intriguing royals to vibrant life.
'Sneaky Pete': TV Review
'Sneaky Pete': TV Review
The fantastic new Amazon series starring Giovanni Ribisi as a con man just out of jail comes out of the gates quick and confident — and gets even better from there.
'Emerald City': TV Review
'Emerald City': TV Review
This latest retelling of 'The Wizard of Oz' is weird, violent and oddly ambitious, but the NBC series may amount to less than the sum of its parts.
Tim Goodman: The Best Network TV of 2016
Tim Goodman: The Best Network TV of 2016
THR's chief TV critic ranks his 13 favorite network shows, which include a magical musical-comedy, a heart-tugging rookie drama and two late-night standouts.
Tim Goodman: The Best TV of 2016
Tim Goodman: The Best TV of 2016
From old reliables that hit dazzling new heights to brilliant newbies (hello, 'Atlanta'!) and underseen gems ('The A Word', anyone?), THR's chief TV critic ranks his 38 favorite shows of the year.
Critic's Notebook: How 'Westworld' Saved HBO
Critic's Notebook: How 'Westworld' Saved HBO
Another drama failure would have been disastrous, but the fascinating sci-fi series became a much-needed momentum builder for a flagging HBO.
'Incorporated': TV Review
'Incorporated': TV Review
Syfy's latest drama seems content to be a good-enough diversion, and sometimes that's not a bad thing.
Critic's Notebook: In Order to Survive, Cable News Should Go Full Anti-Trump
Critic's Notebook: In Order to Survive, Cable News Should Go Full Anti-Trump
There's one way for cable news to stave off steep declines over the next few years, writes THR's chief TV critic, and it involves embracing and channeling anti-Trump anger.
'Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music': TV Review
'Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music': TV Review
PBS' don't-miss eight-part documentary starts Monday night and features a cross-pollination of artists and producers talking about the evolution of sound.
Critic's Notebook: How TV Can Save Us From Our Post-Election Grief
Critic's Notebook: How TV Can Save Us From Our Post-Election Grief
Boycott cable news, but by all means seek solace in a good comedy (NBC's 'The Good Place,' for example) or a drama like 'The Americans,' which takes us back to the relative comfort of the Reagan years (yes, today is that bad).
Critic's Notebook: Tim Goodman on Why He Tried to Avoid All Election Coverage (and Mostly Succeeded)
Critic's Notebook: Tim Goodman on Why He Tried to Avoid All Election Coverage (and Mostly Succeeded)
Televised news is broken anyway, but who on earth needed the news to make a decision?