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  1. year in culture 2015
    The 10 Best TV Opening Credits of 2015Warning: Earworms ahead.
  2. tv review
    Making a Murderer Is As Good As ‘Serial’Netflix ably takes on the true-crime genre.
  3. stay tuned
    Why Doesn’t Anyone Care About My Favorite Show?Plus: I keep forgetting what happens on Mad Men.
  4. the vulture tv podcast
    Matt and Margaret Talk Their Top Shows of 2015Plus, the biggest trends of the year.
  5. year in culture 2015
    Margaret Lyons’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2015Exploration of identity is once again the theme powering the year’s top shows.
  6. tv review
    Transparent’s Second Season Is a Stunning Take on Human ExistenceHoly smokes.
  7. listen
    ‘The Vulture TV Podcast’: Rachel Bloom EditionWe spoke to the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and co-creator before she was a Golden Globe–nominated actress.
  8. kudos
    The Snubs and Surprises of the 2016 Golden Globe NominationsBig day for Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Small day for network.
  9. stay tuned
    Which X-Files Eps Should I Show My Boyfriend?Plus: Why doesn’t Dancing With the Stars have a draft?
  10. playing catch-up
    How to Catch Up on Winter’s Returning TV FavoritesStill waiting to watch Sherlock? Seize the day, friend.
  11. listen
    When Should TV Shows Stop While They’re Ahead?Plus: Why Battlestar Galactica is one of the most accurate depictions of the American psyche in the post-9/11 world.
  12. let the mystery be
    I Loved This Season of The Leftovers — and I Hope This Is ItWhat a great season. Especially to end on.
  13. the wiz
    The Highs and Lows of The Wiz Live!Take us even higher, Wiz.
  14. ease on down
    The Wiz Needed a Studio AudienceDidn’t you want to clap?
  15. stay tuned
    I Don’t Like Comics. Will I Like Jessica Jones?Plus: Why don’t people care more about Northern Exposure?
  16. the vulture tv podcast
    Jessica Jones and Netflix’s Unprecedented Year of TelevisionAnd what does it mean to be a Netflix show, anyway?
  17. about last night...
    The Winners and Losers of Shondaland’s Midseason FinalesGrey’s Anatomy got good again.
  18. stay tuned
    How Do I Get Into Seinfeld? Your Pressing TV Questions, AnsweredPlus: Don’t marry someone who won’t watch Friday Night Lights.
  19. vulture tv podcast
    Into the Badlands and TV’s Action IssuesPlus: Director Lexi Alexander.
  20. stay tuned
    What Are the Grounds for Getting Show Divorced?Plus: Do I need to watch season one of Buffy?
  21. high school tv showdown
    Better: My So-Called Life or Freaks and Geeks?The first semi-final showdown forces a decision between two of the purest high-school series of the entire bracket.
  22. helpful suggestions
    So You’re Finally Watching Jane the Virgin on NetflixHere’s everything you need to know for your new obsession. 
  23. amazon pilots
    Tig Notaro’s Amazon Pilot Is WonderfulWatch it right now. (But bring tissues.)
  24. stay tuned
    Does Cheers Stay Good? Your Pressing TV Questions, AnsweredPlus: Should I go back to The Good Wife?
  25. tv review
    Master of None Is Your Next Great TV LoveThe Aziz Ansari–led Netflix comedy is fantastic.
  26. high school tv showdown
    TV Still Needs Joan of ArcadiaIt’s one of the most severely underappreciated shows of its time.
  27. otps
    How Much Olitz Is Too Much Olitz, Scandal?It’s the same old song for Olivia and Fitz.
  28. farewell antiheroes
    How TV Fell Back in Love With SoapsLet’s all slap each other and fall in love.
  29. stay tuned
    Why Do Reality Contest Shows Eliminate People?Plus: Is it okay to tweet support to fictional characters?
  30. listen
    ‘The Vulture TV Podcast’: We’re Doing It LiveMatt shares why he forbade his daughter from watching the Disney Channel.
  31. tv review
    Wicked City Is Wicked LousyABC is claiming Wicked City will be an anthology series, but we’d all be better off if Wicked City had a new premise for this season.
  32. high school tv showdown
    What’s the Best High-School Show of This Era?A very special bracket to determine the most superlative high-school show. Not a popularity contest.
  33. stay tuned
    Why Aren’t There More Shows About Teachers?Plus: Where can I find spoiler-free coverage of older shows?
  34. listen
    ‘The Vulture TV Podcast’: Amy Brenneman Edition“I felt like a bad feminist.”
  35. where you lead
    Here’s What Should Happen on the Gilmore Girls RevivalParis and Doyle’s wedding.
  36. bad hair day
    Oh My God, Carl, What Is That Hairdo?Maybe The Walking Dead can burn everything down, just to make sure the haircut is gone?
  37. reality check
    Let’s Stop Pretending Project Greenlight Is About Making a Good MovieIt’s a good TV show. Isn’t that enough?
  38. tv review
    Truth Be Told Is a Series of Worthless ‘Jokes’ About Race and Gender“Chinese” is not a spoken language.
  39. nothing gold can stay
    Farewell, America’s Next Top ModelWhen Top Model is on its game, it’s one of the sublime treasures of reality contest television.
  40. stay tuned
    What TV Shows Should I Watch on My Phone? Your Pressing TV Questions, AnsweredPlus: Why aren’t there any watercooler shows anymore?
  41. the vulture tv podcast
    Are Hour-long Comedies Really Comedies?Plus, the TV fanfiction pairings of our dreams.
  42. tv review
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Crazy GoodThe show expertly mines the cultural baggage of crazy, a word lazily lobbed at women to discount behavior men want to minimize. 
  43. fall tv 2015
    Vulture’s Fall TV Commitment Calculator: How Many Hours Will You Spend Watching?Just how many hours are you planning on watching?
  44. ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
    Here’s Every Single Thing Lady Gaga Did on American Horror Story: HotelWarning: Contains some gross GIFs.
  45. stay tuned
    Is AHS Really That Scary? Your Pressing TV Questions, AnsweredPlus: Which superhero shows are worth it?
  46. tv review
    Streaming Has Brought Us More of the Same TVCasual is more TV. It’s occasionally good TV. But it is the same TV we’ve seen before.
  47. the vulture tv podcast
    How Is Religion Handled on Television?Surprisingly, it’s not dealt with as often as we’d expect in America.
  48. returning favorites
    What Should You Care About on The Affair?Helen. And the houses are nice.
  49. tv review
    Dr. Ken, Heal ThyselfAvoid.
  50. returning favorites
    The Leftovers’ New Season Is RivetingEven if you didn’t like season one.
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