Jen Chaney’s 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

This list of the year’s best TV shows is an eclectic mix of genres, tones, and moods. It includes serious dramas about Russian spies, animated comedies about hormonal preteens, and more than one entry that straddles the line between the humorous and the sobering. What they all have in common… [Read More...]

How Black-ish’s Prince Tribute Episode Came Together

On Tuesday night, Black-ish turned its 100th episode into a half-hour tribute to the music and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson. In an installment called “Purple Rain,” Dre (Anthony Anderson), Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross), and older members of the Johnson family attempt to school young twins Jack… [Read More...]

Sally4Ever Is an Unbridled Squirm Fest

The premise of Sally4Ever — a woman in a drab relationship leaves her longtime boyfriend to have an affair with a woman — suggests this will be a series about a lesbian’s sexual awakening. In reality, it’s a British comedy about a marketing executive ignoring every obvious sign that… [Read More...]

Humans Is the Best Robot Show on TV

Forget Westworld. Humans is the most compelling, emotionally resonant robot-centric show on television.Is it unfair to compare the two just because they happen to deal with the ramifications of artificial intelligence? Maybe. Westworld has only completed one season, whereas Humans, which returns to AMC tonight at 10, has delivered… [Read More...]