Best of the Decade: Top 25 TV Series: And critical defenses, to boot!
Best of the Decade: TV Performances: Emmy-style competition
Review of The Real Housewives of New York City Season 3: Why?
Top 10 Episodes of The Twilight Zone: Not the usual suspects
Top 10 Television Disappointments of 2010: Breaking Bad to The Walking Dead
Top 25 Overlooked Female TV Characters: The great women of television
The Changing Face of Gay Youth on TV: We're becoming Shameless
Best TV Shows
Top 10 Episodes of 2008: "Cooter, " "The Constant, " and "-30-"
Top 10 Series of 2008: The Wire vs. Mad Men
2008-9 TV Awards: Mad Men S2, The Shield S7, Generation Kill, and more
Top 10 Episodes of 2009: Mad Men only comes in third...
Top 10 Series of 2009: I'm embarrassed by that Modern Family ranking.
2009-10 TV Awards: H. Jon Benjamin for Best Actor. Seriously.
2008 Emmy Nominations
2008 Emmy Reactions
2009 Dream Emmy Ballot: Comedy
2009 Dream Emmy Ballot: Drama
2009 Dream Emmy Ballot: The Rest
2009 Emmy Nominations
2009 Emmy Predictions
2009 Emmy Reactions
2010 Dream Emmy Ballot: Comedy
2010 Dream Emmy Ballot: Drama
2010 Dream Emmy Ballot: The Rest
2010 Emmy Nominations
2010 Emmy Reactions
2009: United States of Tara and Homosexuality: Why I can't be objective
2009: Bubble Shows: Sit Down, Shut Up, Dollhouse, & Better Off Ted
2009: Television's Suburban Migration: Populating the TV heartland
2009: Showtime and the problem with character study: The illusion of depth
2009: Top 10 Christmas Episodes: Of the 2000s, that is
2010: Product Placement & Modern Family: What's the big deal?
2010: Lost vs. Homosexuality: Love is all-powerful, but only if you're straight
2010: Glee, United States, of Tara, and the Evolution of Gay Storylines
2010: Character vs. Mythology: Lost vs. Battlestar Galactica
2011: Reference for Reference's Sake: Dated's in the eye of the beholder.
30 Rock Season 5, Episode 4, "Live Show" review: Weird, rough, and magnetic
Architecture School series review: Great, little New Orleans documentary
Season 4, episode 10, "Revelations": The Galactica missile crisis
Season 4, episode 11, "Sometimes a Great Notion": The humanities
Season 4, episode 12, "A Disquiet Follows My Soul": Preparations
Season 4, episode 13, "The Oath": Communication and revolution
Season 4, episode 14, "Blood on the Scales": Taking back the ship
Season 4, episode 15, "No Exit": Exposition made Biblical
Season 4, episode 16, "Deadlock": Unfocused but forgivable
Is Battlestar Galactica Feminist?: Yes. Sorry, Slate.
Top 10 Deaths: Poor Jammer.
Season 4, episode 17, "Someone to Watch Over Me": Starbuck's ghost
Season 4, episode 18, "Islanded in a Stream of Stars": The dying ship
Season 4, episode 19, "Daybreak, Part 1": Not enough Callis or politics
Top 10 Episodes: The New Caprica arc takes up its fair share
Season 4, episode 20, "Daybreak, Part 2": Bittersweet testament to faith
The Big Bang Theory, Early Season 3: Why I give up
Early Season 2: How pulp elevates the show to greatness
Early Season 3: The hype doesn't match the show
Season 3 review: Why stylistic pretension makes a shallow show look smart
Friday Night Lights
Early Season 3: Matt and Julie and moments that recall S1
Early Season 4: Fleshing out East Dillon
Season 4 review: Community & the Steinbeckian style of Friday Night Lights
Early Season 1: Why Ryan Murphy should have done his homework
Top 10 Glee Songs of Fall 2009: "Golddigger" & "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
Season 1, episode 19, "Dream On": Joss Whedon directs a coherent Glee
Top 10 Glee Songs of Spring 2010: "Bohemian Rhapsody" & "Safety Dance"
Top 10 Glee Songs of Fall 2010: "Dog Days Are Over" & "Valerie"
Why do I watch The Hills?: Snarky seasons 1-3 response
Season 1 review: Great performances vs. derivative plot & claustrophobic mood
Season 2 review: Subtlety and openness elevate the show to greatness
Justified, Early Season 1: Unfulfilled potential
The Larry Sanders Show, General overview: a late-night Kirk, Spock, and McCoy
Season 5, episode 17, "The Incident": A good season dies with an anticlimax
Season 6, episode 5, "The Lighthouse": Crazy Claire and the flash-sideways
Season 6, episode 6, "Sundown": The Paradise Lost connection
Season 6, episode 10, "Happily Ever After": Desmond's transcendence
Season 6, episode 15, "Across the Sea": Is Lost literally about mystery?
Season 6, episode 18, "The End": No. It's a fine, unambitious comfort.
Top 10 Lost characters: Sorry, Kate.
Season 2, episode 1, "For Those Who Think Young": This is the face of fanboyism
My Don Draper Jack-o-Lantern: Seriously, I carved Don Draper into a pumpkin
Season 2, episode 13, "Meditations in an Emergency": The quest for truth
Season 2 in 13 frames: Don, Peggy, Don, Betty, repeat
Season 3, episode 3, "My Own Kentucky Home": Vulgarity rises
Early Season 3 (up to episode 5, "The Fog"): Impending doom
Season 3, episode 12, "The Grown-Ups": JFK makes America face its hypocrisy
Season 3 finale anticipation: Fun fanboy speculation
Season 3, episode 13, "Shut the Door. Have a Seat.": Revolution
Season 3 in 13 frames: Sal, Sally, and Carla made the cut
Season 4, episode 1, "Public Relations": Antonioni, Godard, and more vulgarity
Season 4, episode 6, "Waldorf Stories": Mad Men embraces postmodernism
Season 4, episode 9, "The Beautiful Girls": Exploring the melting pot
Scenes from a Marriage: A look at the final scenes of Seasons 1-4
Series finale spoilers: Let's face it, Mad Men can be obvious sometimes
Man vs. Wild
Will Ferrell's episode: Turning Man vs. Wild into a buddy comedy
The Man behind the Man: Simon Reay, cinematographer extraordinaire
Season 1: Why our Best Comedy is a mediocre retread
Early Season 2: On the show's homophobia
Season 5 Review: Funny but completely unmoored from its purpose. Worth it?
Season 6, episode 8, "Koi Pond": A simple story with classic Office themes
Parks and Recreation Season 2, episode 1, "Pawnee Zoo": Genuine satire!
Party Down, Early Season 1: The humiliation of having dreams
The Real Housewives of New York City Season 2 response: Light snarking
Rescue Me Season 6 speculation: Is this a Dante's Inferno situation?
Scrubs, Early Season 10: Surprisingly good.
Sons of Anarchy Season 1: I guess it's macho not to explore themes
Treme Season 1 review: Whitman-esque celebration of America
United States of Tara
Season 1, episode 12, "Miracle": The multiple personalities of the show
Early Season 2: Unity! Everyone explores identity in S2.
Virtuality Pilot review: Space, philosophy, and the best pilot since Mad Men
The Walking Dead Season 1 review: Eyeballs and cliches
Weeds Season 5, episode 1, "Wonderful, Wonderful": Not so much