Watch Niecy Nash Sing a Gorgeous Rendition of 'Pony' to Alex Borstein on HBO's Getting On

HBO’s Getting On, one of the most rewarding shows on television, has been expertly teeter-tottering between gentle drama and gut-busting comedy for the almost three seasons now. In last week’s “Don’t Let It Get in You or on You,” I teared up when Dr. James discovered her patient was a Holocaust survivor and laughed… »Monday 2:42pm11/23/15 2:42pm


The Leftovers' New Plotline: Comatose Women Cannot Consent to Sex

Bleakest show on television The Leftovers quietly and expertly pushes the limits of portraying human desperation and misery, but Sunday night’s episode hit a new high (low?) for harrowing storylines. While doing so, it cleared away its characteristic ambiguities to make a clear narrative about consent. »11/02/15 10:30am11/02/15 10:30am

HBO: Naming Project Greenlight's Latest Episode 'Hot Ghetto Mess' Was a 'Production Mistake'

Project Greenlight’s latest episode was entitled “Hot Ghetto Mess,” which didn’t appear to refer to anything in an episode that focused largely on producer Effie Brown trying to ensure the creators of The Leisure Class didn’t stereotype the sole person of color in its class. »10/19/15 7:04pm10/19/15 7:04pm

Effie Brown Schools Project Greenlight in Episode Inexplicably Titled ‘Hot Ghetto Mess'

This season of Project Greenlight has been troubled from the beginning. Its racial subtext has weighted heavily in the corner of clueless white people, with producer Effie Brown having to bear the brunt of said cluelessness. On Sunday night’s episode, actually entitled “Hot Ghetto Mess,” Brown yet again bumps up into… »10/19/15 11:40am10/19/15 11:40am

Kathie Durst's Family to Pursue Wrongful Death Suit Against Robert Durst

On Thursday afternoon, the family of Kathie Durst began the process of filing a wrongful death civil suit against Robert Durst, the 72-year-old subject of the HBO documentary series, The Jinx. The move seems slightly inevitable, given that Durst essentially admitted to having “killed them all, of course” on the show. »10/16/15 1:50pm10/16/15 1:50pm

It's Not Just Baby Boomers Who Looove TV Shows About the Second Wave

Baby boomers get a lot of flack for glorifying the golden days of the 1960s through television, from programs like Mad Men to CNN’s The Sixties. But as recent pilot pick-ups suggest, their children have been indoctrinated into this obsession as well: A wealth of shows have come up in recent years fixated not on just… »10/14/15 12:40pm10/14/15 12:40pm

HBO Swears They Didn't Write 'Genitals-to-Genitals' Consent Form, But If You're Up For It...

HBO’s highly anticipated Westworld—a futuristic Western about “the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin” starring Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood—is already drawing controversy for its graphic depictions of sex, and the series hasn’t even premiered yet. »10/01/15 11:45am10/01/15 11:45am

John Oliver Explains Everything Wrong With LGBT Discrimination in America

Last Week Tonight is like Sesame Street for adults. That’s not because John Oliver would make one hell of a muppet (he would), but because just like the children’s programming we used to love, watching this show is so much fun you don’t even realize you’re learning about the fact that 31 states still allow firing or… »8/24/15 10:45am8/24/15 10:45am

Tig Notaro Bares All In HBO Special Boyish Girl Interrupted

Tig Notaro has had a tumultuous few years. In a period of just four months in 2012, she was diagnosed with an intestinal disease and breast cancer, had a double mastectomy, dealt with her mother’s death and ended a relationship. Just three years later, she is killing it: she is the star of two separate documentaries… »8/20/15 3:40pm8/20/15 3:40pm

SNL Writer Paula Pell Is Developing a New Comedy for HBO

Paula Pell, the woman behind some of your favorite Saturday Night Live sketches, is creating a new half-hour comedy series for HBO. The as-yet-to-be-titled series will be about a “fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her former bullish coach and narcissistic mother who have cashed… »7/28/15 8:45pm7/28/15 8:45pm