BrainDead

  1. Episodes 12 and 13 ‘Talking Points’ and ‘The End of All We Hold Dear’
    BrainDead Season Finale Recap: Election Day BrainDead’s final offering is good, silly fun.
  2. Episode 11 Six Points on the New Congressional Budget: The False Dichotomy of Austerity vs. Expansionary Policies
    BrainDead Recap: A Charming Bohemian Affectation This isn’t Gunsmoke, Jonathan Coulton!
  3. Episode 10 The Path to War Part Two: The Impact of Propaganda on Congressional War Votes
    BrainDead Recap: Barely Concealed Contempt Tony Shalhoub is having a whole lot of fun, isn’t he?
  4. Episode 9 Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. Are Discovered and Patched
    BrainDead Recap: You Know That for Not a Fact? BrainDead is having an identity crisis.
  5. Episode 8 The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm
    BrainDead Recap: Our Bugs, Ourselves Alien bugs like hate sex. Who knew?
  6. Episode 7 The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics
    BrainDead Recap: What Would Jack Bauer Do? You’re so much better than this, BrainDead.
  7. Episode 6 Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalist, and Loyalty: Past As Prologue
    BrainDead Recap: Everything “Past as Prologue” leans into the sheer goofiness of BrainDead’s premise.
  8. Episode 5 Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn’t)
    BrainDead Recap: Everybody Hates Everybody This episode is a big step backwards from a very fun cliffhanger.
  9. Episode 4 Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great by Encouraging an Informed Electorate
    BrainDead Recap: A Cat CAT Scan Four episodes in, BrainDead is coming into its own.
  10. Episode 3 Goring Oxes: How You Can Survive the War on Government Through Five Easy Steps
    BrainDead Recap: The Party of Adults The political theater of BrainDead isn’t measuring up to the political theater of reality.
  11. Episode 2 Playing Politics: Living Life in the Shadow of the Budget Showdown – A Critique
    BrainDead Recap: Exploding Heads in D.C. Laurel is falling down the rabbit hole. Will BrainDead do the same?
  12. Episode 1 The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics Is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century
    BrainDead Series Premiere Recap: The Ants Go Marching It’s ants! Alien ants! Ants that will make a zombie out of you!

The Latest TV News

  1. nominations
    PGA Noms Boost Tick, Tick … Boom! and Being the Ricardos Oscar Odds Spider-Man: No Way Home did not receive a nomination.
  2. music supervision
    Yellowjackets and Euphoria’s ’90s Music Is Filling a ‘Void of Angst and Anger’ Music supervisor Jen Malone breaks down the two shows’ musical fixations and teases some tracks still to come.
  3. this! is! a fun quiz!
    Can You Answer the Jeopardy! Clues Amy Schneider Couldn’t? Probably not! Well, maybe. Why don’t you try and see?
  4. racism
    Bravo Fires Jennie Nguyen From The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Nguyen responded on Instagram Live, apologizing on one hand and digging a deeper hole with the other.
  5. he's running
    The Daily Show: Ronny Chieng Wants to Be a Supreme Court Justice He has a law degree, hello!
  6. this! is! a winner!
    A Talk With That Cool-Glasses Guy Who Defeated Amy Schneider on Jeopardy! “I thought I was destined to lose, so I just did my best.”
  7. this! is! devastating!
    Jeopardy! Queen Amy Schneider Ends Her Million-Dollar Reign Rhone Talsma unseated the champion after her 40-day streak.
  8. allegations
    Bill Cosby Calls We Need to Talk About Cosby Director a ‘PR Hack’ He also denied all claims against him.
  9. things to look forward to
    HBO Releases My Brilliant Friend Season 3 Trailer, Amici We’re going back to Naples this February.
  10. late night
    Meet Lou Wilson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s New Announcer We spoke with the comedian about his fancy, brand-new late-night gig.