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So, Which Quibis Are Worth Your Time?

Just because an episode is under 10 minutes doesn’t mean it’s time well spent.
the streaming wars

Is Quibi Crazy Enough to Actually Work?

The billion-dollar bet that you’ll pay five bucks a month for something you can only watch on your phone.
best of 2020

The Best TV of the Year (So Far)

Unorthodox, The Plot Against America, and Babylon Berlin are some of the brightest bright spots among 2020’s televisual offerings.
  1. last night on late night
    Adam Sandler Returns to Late-Night With Another Wholesome Quarantine SongA duet with Jimmy Fallon.
  2. overnights
    Better Call Saul Recap: Game TheoryJimmy’s definitely in the game now — and he’s bringing Kim with him.
  3. overnights
    The Plot Against America Recap: The Great UndertakingAs the nation turns and people change into different versions of themselves, all the strife trickles into Philip’s mind like a leaky faucet.
  4. roll clip!
    Ellen Returns, Is the Latest Talk Show Host to Let Us Critique Her Living Room“Thanks for not being here.”
  5. quibi
    Quibi Is for Mobile Streaming and Mobile Streaming OnlyNow that the short-form streaming app is here, users are discovering just how serious Quibi is about watching its shows on a phone — and nowhere else.
  6. hey all you cool cats
    Joe Exotic Will Attempt to Explain Himself in New SpecialInvestigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic is coming to ID.
  7. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Mother NatureFor a brief, shining moment, after returning from an all-expenses trip to Greece, the Housewives are just some moms trying to get by.
  8. vulture guides
    So, Which Quibis Are Worth Your Time?Just because an episode is under 10 minutes doesn’t mean it’s time well spent.
  9. the streaming wars
    Is Quibi Crazy Enough to Actually Work?The billion-dollar bet that you’ll pay five bucks a month for something you can only watch on your phone.
  10. best of 2020
    The Best TV of the Year (So Far)Unorthodox, The Plot Against America, and Babylon Berlin are some of the brightest bright spots among 2020’s televisual offerings.
  11. late night
    How to Produce a Late-Night Show During a Global Pandemic in 6 StepsWriters from five programs explain their ever-shifting jobs while stuck in quarantine.
  12. last night on late night
    John Oliver Tries to Understand Trump’s Favorite ‘Pathetically Thirsty’ MediaOAN is “Fox News with even less shame and even fewer scruples.”
  13. explainers
    Quibi Is Finally Here. Wait, What’s Quibi?Everything to know about the latest entrant in the streaming wars.
  14. wrestlemania 36
    John Cena Wrestled a Puppet at WrestleMania This Year… and LostTo be fair, it was a very disturbing puppet.
  15. wrestlemania 36
    Rob Gronkowski Hosts, Wins WrestleMania 24/7 ChampionshipYou know, more hosts should be allowed to win their respective gigs.
  16. overnights
    The Walking Dead Recap: Princess DiariesYour enjoyment of this penultimate TWD chapter mostly depends on your tolerance for one Juanita Sanchez.
  17. overnights
    Westworld Recap: Same Mind, Many of BodyAn eventful episode answers some big questions we’ve been pondering for weeks, while teeing up major developments to come.
  18. lingering questions
    7 Big Questions About This Week’s WestworldWhat about the final pearl? How will William escape? And how does this change what we saw in last season’s epilogue?
  19. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Fresh Out of SecretsCarrie is either way too trusting or playing way too long a game.
  20. grrrrrrrr
    Hey, Cool Cats: We’re Reportedly Getting a Bonus Tiger King EpisodeAccording to Jeff Lowe.
  21. you have to laugh
    Louis C.K. Reemerges With $7.99 Comedy Special During This ‘Shitty, Shitty Time’It’s called Sincerely Louis C.K.
  22. trailer mix
    Lettuce Enjoy Our Thyme With Nicole Richie in Her Nikki Fre$h TrailerShe’s a conscious trap queen.
  23. coronavirus
    All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the CoronavirusA long list of broken dreams.
  24. last night on late night
    Bill Maher Returns to Real Time With a Real Fake Laugh TrackIt’s a choice.
  25. last night on late night
    Jimmy Fallon’s Daughters Might As Well Get Their Own Show At This PointWhat can we say? Their comedic timing is great.
  26. overnights
    RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Gigi’s Drag RaceIn an episode full of RuPaul trying to produce queens into botching the Snatch Game, one in particular refuses to break pace.
  27. late night
    Comedy Central Shuts Off the Lights Over at Lights Out With David SpadeComedy Central won’t be bringing back the late-night show.
  28. tiger king
    Joe Exotic ‘Ashamed Of Myself’ (Over Treatment of Animals, Not The Other Stuff)“Go sit in a cage with your animals for a week,” the Tiger King subject advises in a prison interview with Netflix.
  29. obits
    The Flash Actor Logan Williams Dies at 16Williams portrayed a young Barry Allen on the CW superhero show.
  30. rip
    ‘He Was the Music’The creators, songwriters, and cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend remember Adam Schlesinger.
  31. theories
    Who Is Westworld Hiding Inside Charlotte Hale’s Body?A close look at the six most likely candidates.
  32. this week in late night
    Adam Sandler’s Quarantune Won Late Night This Week“I’m teaching math to my kids, and that can’t be good for America.”
  33. buffering
    What WarnerMedia’s Bold New Hire Means for Its FutureThe company’s Jason Kilar era begins.
  34. kim vs. kourt
    Kourtney Kardashian Is Over Reality TV Life After Brawl With Kim“I don’t judge anyone who chooses a different route, and I hope that everyone can appreciate my choices as well.”
  35. now streaming
    The 100 Best TV Shows on Netflix Right NowMad Men, Cheer, Unbelievable, and more.
  36. last night on late night
    Jimmy Fallon Got Adam Sandler’s Blessing to Impersonate Him on SNL“Good luck, kid!”
  37. overnights
    Grey’s Anatomy Recap: Brain StormWell, the neuro team at Grey Sloan sure have their hands full this week, don’t they?
  38. last night on late night
    Adam Sandler Debuts a Quarantune Celebrating Doctors on The Tonight ShowA coronavirus carol from the man who brought you “The Chanukah Song.”
  39. overnights
    The Real Housewives of New York Season Premiere Recap: Bethenny Who?Can the other huge personalities on this show fill the vacuum left behind now that their alpha has skedaddled? Signs so far point to yes.
  40. stay inside
    HBO Will Let You Stream Some Shows and Movies For Free, As A Quarantine TreatNo subscription required (for now).
  41. docuseries
    Tiger King Is a Train Wreck — Nothing More, Nothing LessNetflix’s latest must-see series is an extreme, flawed example of a WTF docuseries that generates lots of conversation but little clarity.
  42. Ruth Langmore’s Most Iconic Lines on OzarkWarning: Her vocabulary primarily consists of expletives.
  43. socially distanced tv
    How Frasier and Niles Would Shelter in Place During the CoronavirusFrasier’s executive producer imagines the Crane brothers hosting a cappuccino-heavy Skype session.
  44. socially distanced tv
    The Coach Taylor Speech I’d Write For Friday Night Lights’ Coronavirus Episode“Tell your families that Tami and I are thinking of them. Tell them you’re all in our prayers.”
  45. socially distanced tv
    If I Wrote a Coronavirus EpisodeTina Fey, Mike Schur, and 35 more TV writers on what their characters would do in a pandemic.
  46. socially distanced tv
    In 30 Rock’s Coronavirus Episode, Liz Lemon Wouldn’t Flee to GE’s Secret IslandTina Fey and writer Sam Means on how Liz, Tracy, Jack, Jenna, and TGS would handle the pandemic.
  47. coronavirus
    In Law & Order: SVU’s Coronavirus Episode, Everybody Would Be Stuck InsideThe dedicated detectives of the Special Victims Unit are home, pursuant to a self-isolate order. This is their Zoom session.
  48. socially distanced tv
    In Veep’s Coronavirus Episode, Selina Meyer Would Be … Competent?An excerpt from the biography Size 2: The Year(s) of Selina Meyer, as imagined by showrunner David Mandel.
  49. reality tv
    The Cuomos Are Roasting Each Other in Official Government Press Briefings NowThe squabbles have invaded official state business.
  50. late night
    Brad Evans and Nick Ciarelli Join the Tonight Show Writing StaffBut they’re stuck working from Los Angeles during the coronavirus.
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