In Homage to Terrace House's Tsubasa and Shion, the Greatest Love Story of Our Time

Reality television romances rarely evoke emotion other than schadenfreude, Debordian fascination, or derangement. The closest thing to a fascinating reality romance in America right now is that of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, whose whirlwind love and compulsive watchability combined with seamy speculation on…

Abbi Jacobson's 'Fucked Up' TV Princess Is the Only Thing Healing My Heart's Broad City-Shaped Hole

As a child, my favorite fantasy books were not Harry Potter but a series called Dealing with Dragons, which followed the adventures of a feisty unconventional princess and the dragon she implored to hold her hostage. Princesses pissed me off because they were beautiful and boring. Dealing with Dragons’s heroine was…

HBO President Gaslights Everyone Who Hated This Season of Westworld

About halfway through this season of Westworld, I finally stopped watching. I kept getting frustrated with how repetitive and meandering the show had become. And plot lines seemed to stretch out forever. I wasn’t alone in my complaints—many other critics called Season 2 “a mess” and “too complicated.” But according to…

Sharp Objects Dissects Our Morbid Desire for Stories About Dead Girls

“I’m going out to join the search party now,” St. Louis crime reporter Camille Preaker nearly whispers to her editor in the Sunday night premiere of HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s book Sharp Objects, while cradling a pay phone in one hand and an ample glass of whiskey in another. “Hopefully, we’ll turn up a dead…