Vulture and New York TV critic Jen Chaney previously worked for the Washington Post and has bylines at the New York Times and Vanity Fair. She also wrote As If: The Complete Oral History of Clueless.

  1. tv review
    Yes, O.J. Simpson: Made in America Is That GoodThis five-part ESPN documentary is extraordinary, must-see TV.
  2. total eclipse
    In Praise of ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ and Its Sublimely Ridiculous VideoA blow-by-blow of a video that takes the line “bright eyes” extremely seriously.
  3. chat room
    Andrea Riseborough on Co-Parenting With The Regime’s Dictator“I spent a great deal of time moving air purifiers and bowls of steaming potatoes in and out of rooms.”
  4. best of 2024
    The Best TV Shows of 2024 (So Far)Women seeking justice, reality stars forging new alliances, and aliens who do not come in peace.
  5. scene report
    Kevin Hart Leads the Roastiest Mark Twain Prize Ceremony EverWith some help from Jerry Seinfeld, J.B. Smoove, Jimmy Fallon, and more.
  6. returnity
    It’s Not 2 Late 4 You 3 Get On the Girls5Eva BandwagonIt’s on Netflix now. So what are you waiting five?
  7. highs and lows
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of the 2024 OscarsIs this a show for everyone or just the diehards? Is Hollywood back and better than ever, or has it lost its sense of identity?
  8. tv review
    Your Assignment This Weekend: Watch ExtraordinaryEmma Moran’s clever comedy about a girl with no superpowers in a world full of them is the British cousin of The Good Place.
  9. let’s go
    The 100 Fights That Shaped Action CinemaWhether the scenes featured fists, firearms, or blades, the result was always the same: The crowd was pleased.
  10. endings
    Time Is a Flat Circle After AllTrue Detective: Night Country’s parallels to season one are more than just simple callbacks.
  11. just read the note
    When Lisa CriedYeardley Smith reflects on the early Simpsons episode that left her a blubbering mess.
  12. i want to know whyyy!
    Sally Field’s Five Stages of Grief in One Steel Magnolias Scene“I have described it as taking a little razor blade to the inside of your heart.”
  13. clue detective
    What Is True Detective Trying to Tell Us This Week?We’re starting to get some answers … some.
  14. tv review
    On Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry Is Forever Going to LarryHBO’s longest-running scripted series is going out exactly as it started: with more examples of petty behavior than you ever dreamed possible.
  15. clue detective
    What Is True Detective Trying to Tell Us This Week?Uh-oh. More oranges.
  16. clue detective
    What Is True Detective Trying to Tell Us This Week?And what does it have to do with Ariana Grande?
  17. oscars 2024
    Hollywood Is Still One Big Mojo Dojo Casa HouseGreta Gerwig was robbed of a nomination for Best Director.
  18. clue detective
    What Is True Detective Trying to Tell Us This Week?Do the spiral symbols, missing eyes, and Rust Cohle’s dad add up to something meaningful or just spooky vibes?
  19. for your consideration
    A Plan to Fix the EmmysIt’ll be weird at first, but then it will be better!
  20. 2023 emmys in 2024
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of the 2023 Emmys Held in 2024The ceremony kept things tight: FX, speech times, Anthony Anderson’s latex.
  21. predictions
    What Will and Should Win at the 2023 Emmys, Being Held in 2024Let’s predict what will happen at what may be the most confusing Emmys ever!
  22. tv review
    You Need to Watch All of EchoThe first Marvel series of the year is also the first one that can be binged right out of the gate. That’s a good thing.
  23. highs and lows
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of the 2024 Golden GlobesAre we having fun yet? Honestly, not really!
  24. awards season
    Who Will Win at the First Post-HFPA Golden Globes?It’s anybody’s best guess, and by anybody’s we mean ours.
  25. vulture recommends
    In Still, Michael J. Fox Is Determined to Keep It MovingDavis Guggenheim’s documentary, one of last year’s best, opts for honesty over sentiment.
  26. this barbie is emotional
    Which Barbie Scene Made You Cry the Hardest?Thanks to five crucial scenes, Greta Gerwig’s movie enters the tear-jerker movie canon.
  27. that’s so allan
    Let Us Salute the Unsung Hero of BarbieAllan is a vibe, if having no vibe counts as a vibe. He is the parentheses in the sentence of life.
  28. endings
    Unpacking the Friends References in Leave the World BehindThe one where we make sense of what Friends means to this apocalyptic thriller.
  29. golden globes 2024
    The Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2024 Golden Globe NominationsGone is the old Globes insanity, replaced by something safe and respectable.
  30. 2023 kennedy center honors
    The Sweetness and Bittersweetness of the 2023 Kennedy Center HonorsQueen Latifah, Billy Crystal, Barry Gibb, Dionne Warwick, and Renée Fleming received their due in an often personal and poignant ceremony.
  31. best of 2023
    All About the AlgorithmTV in 2023 explicitly and subliminally cast doubt on the sparkling future of streaming television.
  32. best of 2023
    The Best TV Shows of 2023Shows may come and shows may go, but great TV will never leave us.
  33. 25 days of reality
    The Great British Baking Show Cracked the Co-Host CodeIn her debut season as co-presenter, Alison Hammond proved herself a vital ingredient to the show’s success.
  34. tv review
    Fargo Sees What the World Is Coming ToBy setting its new season in the waning days of 2019, the crime-thriller anthology series jars itself, and us, out of complacency.
  35. emergency discussion
    The Crown Made a Haunting ChoiceWe need to talk about Ghost Diana and Ghost Dodi.
  36. vulture lists
    The 15 Best Chandler Bing Episodes of FriendsThe ones to watch to get a sense of the character and Matthew Perry’s greatness in the role.
  37. remembrance
    Matthew Perry Couldn’t Be Boxed InAs the jokester who wears snarkiness as emotional armor, Chandler stole every Friends scene — even ones where he was theoretically absent.
  38. vulture lists
    20 Scary Horror Shows to Watch Before HalloweenNow is the perfect time to watch these series with the lights off.
  39. reunions
    The State Hasn’t Changed. God Bless Them.A three-night New York City stop during their “Breakin’ Hearts and Dippin’ Balls” tour confirms that the troupe’s still got it.
  40. finales
    Let’s Talk About the Challenging Ending of The Changeling“Battle of the Island” gets literal, but not quite literal enough.
  41. tv review
    Lessons in Chemistry Is Maddeningly InertApple TV+’s handsome adaptation of Bonnie Garmus’s best-selling novel is carefully considered and completely uninterested in challenging its audience.
  42. vulture lists
    25 Great Halloween Sitcom Episodes to Stream During Spooky SeasonIncluding Bob’s Burgers, The Office, Cheers, and WandaVision.
  43. movie review
    Cat Person Is Cringe HorrorThe film adaptation of a famous New Yorker short story is appropriately grimace-inducing, but it can’t help overexplaining its terror.
  44. scene report
    Sphere Is an Unnatural WonderIt’s a giant orb in Sin City. Is it also the future of live entertainment?
  45. whodunnit?
    Who Killed Ben Glenroy on Only Murders in the Building?The pieces of the puzzle — and the lousy review for Death Rattle — are finally coming together.
  46. backstories
    How Reservation Dogs Became the Best-Cast Show on TVAll it took was a little Hollywood royalty, a lot of Oklahoma talent, and the eye of casting director Angelique Midthunder.
  47. whodunnit?
    Who Killed Ben Glenroy on Only Murders in the Building?We finally got a confession. But does it matter?
  48. post-game analysis
    Was Winning Time a Loss Or a Victory?Two critics review the highlights and personal fouls of HBO’s ambitious but flawed attempt to distill a dynasty.
  49. movie review
    A Luchador Sheds His Masks in the Triumphant CassandroGael García Bernal is exceptional as the exótico who became a wrestling star.
  50. whodunnit?
    Who Killed Ben Glenroy on Only Murders in the Building?What if … the brother did it?
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