the crime scene

Why 2014 Was a Watershed Year for TV Crime

Five years ago, True Detective kicked off a golden era for prestige limited crime shows.
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Why Didn’t Surviving R. Kelly Happen Before Lifetime Entered the Picture?

“BET could’ve done it a million times if they wanted to,” says Dream Hampton.
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8 Shows About Horny British Youths You Can Stream Right Now

Sex education, U.K.-style.
  1. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Tokyo StoryLiterally zero of these people are skilled at conflict resolution, which makes it a great time to head overseas together!
  2. the crime scene
    Why 2014 Was a Watershed Year for TV CrimeFive years ago, True Detective kicked off a golden era for prestige limited crime shows.
  3. lines of inquiry
    True Detecting True Detective: Let’s Lay Odds on Who the Killer IsThree episodes in, some new suspects, both likely and unlikely, have emerged.
  4. overnights
    Black Monday Premiere Recap: The White Whale of Wall StreetA packed series premiere veers wildly between comedic registers as it introduces us to its retro world of Wall Street excess.
  5. overnights
    Counterpart Recap: Point of DepartureCreator Justin Marks oversees an answer-filled origin story that ranks as the series’ best episode yet.
  6. overnights
    Victoria Recap: Charter FlightThe recent violence of our individual-rights friends leaves Victoria struggling to understand her relationship with her people.
  7. overnights
    True Detective Recap: Maps and LegendsThe central mystery of the Purcell abduction remains captivating, if increasingly bogged down by bits that don’t push the narrative forward.
  8. explainers
    A Very Simple Guide to True Detective’s Multiple TimelinesConfused by season three? Here’s a chronological guide to all the major events of True Detective’s grisly story.
  9. tv
    Outlander’s Richard Rankin on Roger, Brianna, and the ‘Idiot Hut’“Would he go back and do it all again? Probably. That’s the man we’ve come to know Roger to be.”
  10. overnights
    Outlander Recap: The Idiot HutAs if this episode wasn’t already tough to watch, there’s even less Jamie and Claire than there was last week.
  11. character study
    Sarah Jessica Parker Is Reviving Carrie Bradshaw, But for What?And why?
  12. last night on late night
    We’re Unsure If Boomers or Millennials Come Off Worse in This SNL Game ShowIt’s equal-opportunity snark.
  13. casting call
    Gillian Anderson Will Fill Your Iron Deficiency As The Crown’s Margaret ThatcherThat saucy minx.
  14. last night on late night
    How Nice of SNL to Write Pete Davidson a Sketch to Freely Giggle InIt’s not breaking if it’s in the script!
  15. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Rachel Brosnahan Meets the Raunchiest Miss RitaThe Mrs. Maisel star has comedy chops, but this episode doesn’t give her a lot of good material.
  16. last night on late night
    SNL’s Elizabeth Warren Wants to Stick Her Finger Up Your Caboose, for America“You might even like it.”
  17. trailer mix
    American Gods Season 2 Trailer: Time to Ride Ian McShane’s Magical CarouselAll aboard, on March 10.
  18. awards chatter
    Green Book Wins Best Picture at Producers Guild AwardsIt’s a big stepping stone for the Oscars.
  19. on comedy
    Andy Samberg’s SNL Hiring Came on the Condition He Would Get a Haircut, and FastStudio 8H is a no-flop zone.
  20. last night on late night
    16 Years Later, Laura Linney Still Isn’t Over Her Love Actually Make Out Scene“People feel sorry for me, but they shouldn’t.”
  21. last night on late night
    Hey, Fox & Friends, Try to Pronounce Stephen Colbert’s Show CorrectlyHint: He’s not on Comedy Central anymore.
  22. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Baby BluesRebecca starts to come to terms with her past in an episode that strikes an impressive balance between emotion and humor.
  23. daytime tv
    Wendy Williams Takes Extended Break From Talk Show to Work on ‘Well-Being’A statement from her family says the host is reportedly experiencing complications from Graves’ disease.
  24. pilots
    NBC Orders Pilot From Your Favorite Future Sitcom Dad, Kenan ThompsonDoes this mean he’s leaving SNL?
  25. overnights
    RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Recap: 4 Shots of AdrenalineIt’s rare that an All Stars comeback episode delivers so thrillingly on its high-stakes promise.
  26. cancellations
    Sean Penn’s The First Is Taking A Giant Leap Off Hulu After One SeasonThe astronaut drama from House of Cards’ Beau Willimon was a Hulu original.
  27. exclusive
    David Letterman Interviewed Kanye West for His Netflix Talk ShowA large portion of the chat reportedly revolved around mental health.
  28. revivals
    Netflix Revives Unsolved Mysteries Because Your True Crime Thirst Can’t Be SatedBut can it even be real without Robert Stack?
  29. trailer mix
    The PEN15 Trailer Will Dredge Up All Your Crusty Teenage HormonesRemember making out in closets?
  30. ohmygoddddd!
    24-Year-Old Saoirse Ronan Listening to 10-Year-Old Saoirse Ronan Is So PureBetter than the 10 Year Challenge.
  31. overnights
    How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Past SinsDo we need more evidence that Sam is bad? WE GET IT.
  32. trailer mix
    A Ragtag of Oddballs Show Up in the At Home With Amy Sedaris TrailerMichael Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Cole Escola, and more join Sedaris next season.
  33. this week in late night
    Late Night Amuses Itself During the ShutdownWhile the government shutdown dragged on, late night turned to Puerto Rico, pimple-popping, and McConaughey impressions.
  34. vulture lists
    Every Parks and Recreation Crossover in The Good PlaceLi’l Sebastian and Paunch Burger, they live!
  35. documentaries
    Why Didn’t Surviving R. Kelly Happen Before Lifetime Entered the Picture?“BET could’ve done it a million times if they wanted to,” says Dream Hampton.
  36. overnights
    The Big Bang Theory Recap: No Noble NobelShamy’s super asymmetry plot takes center stage once again in a quintessential middle-of-the-season episode.
  37. dance break
    Ted Danson Practiced His Good Place Flossing Dance Scene for ‘Weeks’“Pretty much any time you saw Ted between takes, he was getting a flossing tutorial from someone on set.”
  38. overnights
    The Good Place Recap: The Neighborhood PlayA busy episode brings the gang back to where they began — sort of — in a last-ditch bid to change how modern humanity is judged.
  39. overnights
    Star Trek: Discovery Season Premiere Recap: Where’s My Damned Red Thing?Captain Pike isn’t a regular stepdad; he’s a cool stepdad.
  40. overnights
    Grey’s Anatomy Mid-Season Premiere Recap: Next Time, Take the StairsThe Grey Sloan elevators do so much work this episode, give them a promotion!
  41. the streaming wars
    You Is a Gigantic Hit for Netflix, According to NetflixNetflix is suddenly getting chatty about its viewing stats. Here’s why their numbers seem (mostly) legit.
  42. specials
    Jimmy Kimmel to Host a Halftime Tribute to Trump Next WeekWill Arnett, Alyssa Milano, and more will also appear.
  43. musical episodes
    Riverdale’s Teen Theater Geeks Are Doing Heathers: The Musical This YearWelcome to my Jingle-Jangle stoooore.
  44. vulture lists
    8 Shows About Horny British Youths You Can Stream Right NowSex education, U.K.-style.
  45. sketch comedy
    R. Kelly ‘Wanted to Fight’ Dave Chappelle Over ‘Piss on You’ SketchChappelle and Neal Brennan both recalled the time R. Kelly’s “goons” threatened Chappelle over the sketch in Chicago.
  46. star trek
    Why Star Trek: Discovery’s New Showrunner Made Big Changes in Season TwoBald Klingons are out, and Twilight Zone–inspired story lines are in.
  47. trailer mix
    Documentary Now! Trailer: John Mulaney Does Company, Cate Blanchett Does ArtIFC’s six-episode season premieres February 20.
  48. stand-up
    Joel Kim Booster Owns His Stupidity in Very Funny New Stand-up SetWant to laugh?
  49. behind the scenes
    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Is Hard to Watch, But It Was Even Harder to Make“If we’d have known how difficult it was going to be, we might not have done it.”
  50. reality tv
    Who Are the Thirsty Celebs on The Masked Singer? An InvestigationThe Monster is definitely T-Pain.
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