tv review

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? Isn’t Just Fake News

The new Showtime series isn’t always consistent, but it’s effective satire.
close reads

The Handmaid’s Tale Sabotaged Itself With a Single Song

The very end of season two swaps a grueling parable about power for a rah-rah myth of resistance.
emmys 2018

2018 Emmy Nominations: Some Progress and Still Some Same Old, Same Old

Voters have gotten better about recognizing a wider swath of TV. But the tendency to repeat themselves still hasn’t died.
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    Pose Recap: Aye, Papi Elektra and Angel both bump up against the limitations of the straight world.
  2. lists
    All of the Hidden Words You Missed in Sharp Objects They hide in plain sight, suddenly visible in one frame and gone in the next.
  3. overnights
    Sharp Objects Recap: The Woman in White “Dirt” offers a clever twist on TV’s obsessions with dead girls as the series’ mystery deepens by touching on local folkore.
  4. overnights
    Preacher Recap: Jesse Breaks Bad Cassidy makes a big decision while the Devil tries to cut a deal.
  5. tv review
    Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? Isn’t Just Fake News The new Showtime series isn’t always consistent, but it’s effective satire.
  6. period dramas
    The Downton Abbey Movie Will Be Devoid of One Major Crawley-Adjacent Character You think it would be Lady Edith based on her luck. But no.
  7. trailer mix
    Doctor Who Season 11 Trailer: Found a Job! Three companions for the price of one.
  8. who is america
    Every Time Sacha Baron Cohen Says ‘My Wife’ in His New Show A Who Is America? investigation.
  9. the summer of scams
    Utah Gun Rights Activist Becomes Newest Person Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen “I knew something went weird when they were putting guns inside of stuffed animals.”
  10. who is america?
    The Website for Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Character Is a Wormhole of Conspiracies Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick wants to preach about why “liberals hate the West.”
  11. the duchess of suits-ex
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  12. overnights
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  13. Yvette Nicole Brown Steps In as Interim Host of Talking Dead In the meantime, AMC says the network continues to “work to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick.”
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  15. first looks
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  16. the industry
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  17. season renewals
    Queer Eye’s Getting a Third Season, Yes, We Can Believe They’re headed to Kansas City.
  18. renewals
    Starz to Get Even More Wine Drunk with Sweetbitter Season 2 Uncork your bottles.
  19. overnights
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  20. close reads
    The Handmaid’s Tale Sabotaged Itself With a Single Song The very end of season two swaps a grueling parable about power for a rah-rah myth of resistance.
  21. who is america?
    Sacha Baron Cohen Character Demands Apology From Sarah Palin, She Doesn’t Budge Palin says she’s not giving him one.
  22. this week in late night
    Late Night Coverage of the World Cup, Ranked Ranking the five hottest takes on the U.S.’s coldest interest.
  23. last night on late night
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  24. downton abbey
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  25. overnights
    American Woman Recap: Good Vibrations Bonnie has electrical troubles, but calls in a painter instead of an electrician while Diana learns how ‘70s gay bars work.
  26. overnights
    Nashville Recap: Same As It Ever Was Some major characters remain largely MIA as Juliette threatens Darius and the drama between Twig and Maddie deepens.
  27. emmys 2018
    2018 Emmy Nominations: Some Progress and Still Some Same Old, Same Old Voters have gotten better about recognizing a wider swath of TV. But the tendency to repeat themselves still hasn’t died.
  28. renewals
    The Ball Will Continue! FX Renews Pose for Season Two Sissy that walk.
  29. oops
    All the People Sacha Baron Cohen Has Duped So Far We have a feeling this list is going to get a lot bigger.
  30. emmys 2018
    The Handmaid’s Tale Star Yvonne Strahovski on Her First Emmy Nomination And what she thinks about Serena Joy’s big moment in the season-two finale.
  31. chat room
    Sandra Oh on Her Emmy Nom for Killing Eve: ‘It’s Not Just Me at This Moment’ “I am exceptionally honored that I am able to hold this moment, not only for myself, but what it may mean for our community.”
  32. emmy awards
    John Legend on His Emmy Nominations and Being Within Reach of an EGOT Legend’s co-producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice could also EGOT if Jesus Christ Superstar wins.
  33. emmys 2018
    The Handmaid’s Tale Snags 8 Emmy Nods for Its Cast Showrunner Bruce Miller reacts to the cast’s Emmy nominations.
  34. emmys 2018
    Emmy Nominations 2018: The 20 Biggest Snubs and Surprises Yay Issa Rae and Zazie Beetz! Boo for not nominating The Good Place!
  35. emmys 2018
    How Netflix Broke HBO’s 17-Year Emmys Streak Step one: They spent a lot of money!
  36. vulture lists
    Sacha Baron Cohen’s 11 Best Jokes As Borat, Ali G, and More From Ali G’s interview with Donald Trump to Borat’s trip to Cambridge University.
  37. stand up comedy
    Bill Maher Is Stand-up Comedy’s Past. Hannah Gadsby Represents Its Future. The vast, telling gap between two recent comedy specials.
  38. emmys 2018
    2018 Comedy Emmys: Kenan Thompson Gets a Nom, Nathan Fielder Gets Snubbed Yay for Kenan! Sad for Nathan.
  39. emmys 2018
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  40. awards
    Here Are the 2018 Emmy Nominations The ceremony will air on NBC on September 17.
  41. vulture lists
    Every Episode of The Wire, Ranked Where’s Wallace?
  42. Christina Applegate to Star in Will Ferrell–Produced Netflix Comedy Dead to Me She’ll play a widow who meets “a free spirit with a shocking secret.”
  43. overnights
    Yellowstone Recap: Mama Tried Beth’s backstory gets fleshed out in an episode that fills in some of the Duttons’ past history.
  44. overnights
    The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: The Dating Lame A cabaret legend makes an appearance and the Housewives have an eventful evening speed dating.
  45. overnights
    Queen Sugar Recap: A Battle Is Coming The Bordelons prepare for a fight for their land as secrets come to light.
  46. Will Killing Eve Earn an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Drama? It’s possible!
  47. Paul Reiser on Mad About You Revival: ‘My Guess Is It Won’t Happen’ “We’ll see if it happens.”
  48. Joe Walsh Joins Sarah Palin in the ‘I’ve Been Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen’ Club They should start a support group.
  49. television
    Sharp Objects and the Stories Scars Tell The third project in Marti Noxon’s “self-harm trilogy” strives to find a female gaze on women’s mutilated bodies.
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