The Women of Pawnee Ruled Parks & Recreation 'Til the Very End

Leslie Knope left our televisions forever last night. She rode figuratively into the sunset with Parks & Recreation, ending its seven season run, and a little bit of us went with her—the exact parts of us that utilized and relished our lives watching religiously for the past six years. Those years are gone and I can… » 2/25/15 5:10pm Wednesday 5:10pm

Haters Gonna Hate: An Interview with Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu

Constance Wu is living the dream of every up and coming actor—landing the lead on a hit sitcom on a major network with a rapt audience. But Wu's role as Jessica Huang, Taiwanese mom of three boys on Fresh Off the Boat, is more than just a sweet gig—it's historical, as FOTB is only the second Asian American-centric… » 2/20/15 11:10am 2/20/15 11:10am

Everything Everyone Did Wrong On the Last Two Episodes of Looking

Looking is back and I totally missed it last week because I was busy scarfing carbs and not giving myself an enema. But no carbs in the world could keep me away from bingeing on the most recent episodes. So here's how everyone fucked up now—except for Eddie—who wore the best muumuu in the world. Also Ceci: CECI GIVES… » 2/17/15 3:00pm 2/17/15 3:00pm

Dear Britain, Please Continue Sending the US Your Former Skins Stars

It has been announced that two of the most beloved stars from the third generation of Skins, the best-ever British teen show, have been cast in ABC's new drama Recovery Road. Those teens are Jessica Sula, who played Skins' prim beauty Grace, and Sebastian de Souza, who was the brooding loner Matty and makes me feel… » 2/16/15 7:45pm 2/16/15 7:45pm

SNL 40 Was a Celebration of Triumphs and Failures

Public opinion on Saturday Night Live tends to lean in one of two directions: Either a.) it was better when you were a kid (sure it was) and is entirely unwatchable now or b.) its comedic legacy is so profound that you couldn't possibly speak ill of it. SNL is aware of both arguments and will spend a full three… » 2/16/15 5:30pm 2/16/15 5:30pm

Kanye, Sia, and Vic Mensa Get Weird on SNL's 40th Anniversary Show

Sunday night's three-and-a-half-hour long Saturday Night Live anniversary show was, in many ways, an exercise in convention: the resurrection of 40-year-old jokes for old time's sake, no matter how awkwardly they fit in 2015. (Thinking most particularly of Dan Aykroyd's bass-o-matic bit—who even uses blenders… » 2/16/15 10:50am 2/16/15 10:50am

Madeleine Albright Loved Her Waffle Date With Leslie Knope

In its final season, Parks & Recreation is really going for it—taking its humor and political heart as far as they both can stretch. Last night's double-header was one for the ages: in the first episode, "Mrs. Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington," Leslie and April travel to DC to get some support for Leslie's… » 2/11/15 3:06pm 2/11/15 3:06pm

Jane the Virgin Did the Damn Thing and Discussed Abortion

Jane the Virgin has quickly become one of the most beloved new shows on television in its first season, both for its deeply enjoyable telenovela narration style, and the way Gina Rodriguez's Jane contains multitudes. But on last night's episode, Jane the Virgin had a frank, very real, very emotional discussion about… » 2/11/15 11:30am 2/11/15 11:30am

Oprah and Ava DuVernay to Create Drama Series for OWN

Ava DuVernay is having a good year. The filmmaker is teaming up with Oprah to create a new series for the Oprah Winfrey Network based off of the novel Queen Sugar. DuVernay will wear multiple hats as the writer, director and executive producer of the series, while Oprah will executive produce and have a recurring role… » 2/02/15 4:30pm 2/02/15 4:30pm

Now That Parenthood Is Over, I Will Never Cry Again

NBC's Parenthood was never fair, but it was consistent. Not fair because, in its efforts to show an imperfect but strongly bonded family having very realistic problems and eventually solving them through the power of love and communication, it made real family life seem like a barren hellscape full of dysfunctional… » 1/30/15 7:20pm 1/30/15 7:20pm

No One Needs a US Version of Black Mirror. Hollywood Must be Stopped.

Thanks to Netflix and PBS, I can feed my British pop culture addiction without booking a Virgin flight. But American television executives are determined to ignore this luxury and cook up watered down versions of international shows like no one's ever heard of Pirate Bay (RIP). » 1/30/15 4:30pm 1/30/15 4:30pm

Everyone on Parenthood Is Tweeting Very Sadly About the Finale

When Parenthood first started, it was an excellent show about complicated family relationships that rang true for many people. But now, many seasons later, (and with the addition of Ray Romano) it has become a sad sack of emotional garbage that not even Christina Braverman could love. I'm not sad it's ending, but the… » 1/29/15 4:30pm 1/29/15 4:30pm

Spy Eye: An Interview With the Costume Designer for The Americans

Like most married couples, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings have their share of ups and downs, passion and apathy, parenting mishaps and frequent misunderstandings and breakups. Unlike most married couples however, The Jennings, the TV family at the center of The Americans, are also undercover Cold War-era Soviet spies… » 1/28/15 10:44pm 1/28/15 10:44pm

Jessica Pearson Is Why You Should Be Watching Suits 

You're probably not watching USA's Suits. Not because it's not an entertaining, smart show—but do you really have time for another legal drama in your life, and one on USA at that? I began watching Suits when it debuted in 2011 because I watch a lot of television and I'll give almost anything a chance. I stayed for… » 1/28/15 7:45pm 1/28/15 7:45pm