the troubles

My Northern-Irish Family Reviews Derry Girls

“If you grow up somewhere war-torn, it’s quite different from what you would imagine, especially for young people.”
tv review

Pose Ends an Endearingly Messy Season in Endearingly Messy Fashion

“In My Heels” caps off a meandering season that too often prioritized incident over the more life-sized drama that makes the series special.
backstories

How One Actor Wound Up Playing Charles Manson in Mindhunter and Once Upon a Time

Australian actor Damon Herriman capped off a whirlwind year of creeps by playing Charles Manson twice.
  1. dancing with the stars
    DWTS Host Tom Bergeron Would Like to Be Excluded From This Sean Spicer NarrativeHe responds to today’s controversial casting news.
  2. new shows
    What The Real Housewives Taught Aisling Bea About Making Her Own TV ShowThe Irish comedian talks about her new Hulu comedy, This Way Up.
  3. last night on late night
    Marc Maron Is Also Mad About Conan O’Brien’s Variety Cover“I don’t buy it, O’Brien!”
  4. pose
    A Pop-Culture Guide to Pose Season TwoWhat to watch, listen to, and read after every episode to more fully experience the rich history of NYC’s ballroom scene in 1990.
  5. the troubles
    My Northern-Irish Family Reviews Derry Girls“If you grow up somewhere war-torn, it’s quite different from what you would imagine, especially for young people.”
  6. chat room
    Ozark’s Julia Garner Doesn’t Want ‘Hollywood-Standard Beautiful’ Roles“I get cult members. I get pregnant Mormon girls. I get cannibals. I got a girl who was in love with a KGB secret agent.”
  7. tv review
    Pose Ends an Endearingly Messy Season in Endearingly Messy Fashion“In My Heels” caps off a meandering season that too often prioritized incident over the more life-sized drama that makes the series special.
  8. casting
    Dancing With the Stars Cast Includes Karamo Brown, Hannah B., and … Sean SpicerThis is normal.
  9. stand-up
    Bill Burr’s New Netflix Special Debuts Next MonthPrepare for Paper Tiger on September 10.
  10. backstories
    How One Actor Wound Up Playing Charles Manson in Mindhunter and Once Upon a TimeAustralian actor Damon Herriman capped off a whirlwind year of creeps by playing Charles Manson twice.
  11. overnights
    Bachelor in Paradise Recap: The Girlfriend ExperienceSeeing the whole cast welcome Demi’s girlfriend, Kristian, to Paradise is as heartwarming as it is narratively confusing.
  12. horror
    Into the Dark Renewed at Hulu, So Get Ready for Another Year of Holiday ScaresThe horror anthology series will remain in production through September 2020.
  13. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: The Train Has Left the StationFor a “friend of,” Vicki sure is doing a lot of the heavy lifting of creating Housewives drama this season.
  14. overnights
    Mindhunter Recap: Family MattersAn outstanding midpoint episode pivots on the human moments when our heroes can’t help bringing themselves into their work.
  15. multi-cam
    Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps to Star in Netflix Family ComedyThey’re teaming up for multi-cam series The Upshaws.
  16. casting
    Netflix’s Selena TV Show Has Found Its SelenaThe Walking Dead star Christian Serratos will play the Queen of Tejano music.
  17. renewals
    Vaulter Might Be Dead, but Succession Will Live on for a Third SeasonLet’s bone this turkey!
  18. true crime
    The Real Serial Killers and FBI Agents Who Inspired Netflix’s MindhunterThe fact and fiction behind Netflix’s true-crime drama.
  19. backstories
    The Season SNL Embraced Its Old, Weird Self AgainThe show’s writers walk us through the highlights from a year when they dialed back the Trump.
  20. trailer mix
    The Partying Must Go on in the Élite Season Two TrailerWhere else will they show off their new hairstyles?
  21. overnights
    Bachelor in Paradise Recap: Couples DanceHaving wrung what it can out of the Blake-Caelynn-Kristina-Hannah-Tayshia love pentagon, BiP can now start being a dating show again.
  22. tv review
    Mindhunter Season Two Is Questioning Us, TooNetflix’s serial killer drama will immediately worm its way back into your head, but not without sparking a bout of self-examination.
  23. the industry
    Arrow Star Stephen Amell Completes His Heel Turn With Starz Wrestling DramaHeels explores a fictional indie wrestling community in small-town Georgia.
  24. remotes
    Conan to Visit Greenland Ahead of Trump’s Extremely Real Attempt to Buy ItNever, ever purchase an entire country sight unseen.
  25. now streaming
    The 50 Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Right NowHouse, The Good Wife, The Sopranos, and more.
  26. pilots
    Practical Magic Prequel Pilot Conjured by HBO MaxPlus two other new dramas.
  27. overnights
    Mindhunter Recap: Dr. Carr in the FieldWhile the Atlanta murders keep getting worse, Wendy spends a little time in Holden’s loafers.
  28. trailer mix
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 Teaser: She’s Going on TourPlus: Sterling K. Brown!
  29. rupaul's drag race
    RuPaul’s Drag Race and All Stars Renewed by VH1, So Drag Will Never Not Be on TVThe drag boom continues.
  30. vaulter dot com
    The ‘Vaulter’ Headlines on Succession Are Works of ArtExhibit A: “5 Reasons Why Drinking Milk on the Toilet Is Kind of a Game-Changer.”
  31. good one podcast
    How Danny McBride Crafts the Perfect Opening SceneOn this week’s Good One, McBride walks us through the first scenes of his projects, from Eastbound & Down to The Righteous Gemstones.
  32. trailer mix
    Ben Platt Brings Big Youth Pastor Energy in The Politician TrailerJessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, and more co-star.
  33. trailer mix
    The Morning Show Trailer: Jennifer Aniston vs. Reese Witherspoon vs. The WorldDebuting on Apple TV+ this fall.
  34. book excerpt
    A Party Room and a Prison Cell: Inside the Friends Writer’s RoomIt was like a vampire, forever hungering for fresh blood to suck.
  35. overnights
    Succession Recap: The Lion’s DenOnce again, Logan has all his children firmly under his thumb, each completely vulnerable to his capriciousness.
  36. vaulter dot com
    Succession Power Rankings: Can Tom Eat the Peach?Elio Perlman could never.
  37. the industry
    By the Power of Grayskull, Kevin Smith Brings He-Man Anime Series to NetflixThe Jay and Silent Bob Reboot director will showrun Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
  38. celebrity
    Cardi B on Jay-Z’s NFL Deal and Whether She’d Want Her Own Talk Show“I feel like Jay-Z could bring back Colin Kaepernick. I feel like he has that power,” she told TMZ.
  39. overnights
    Mindhunter Recap: A City Too Busy to HateHolden’s trip to Atlanta establishes some crucial context for atrocities yet to come.
  40. food fight!
    Tituss Burgess Will Fire Food Out of a Cannon on Cooking Competition DishmantledPinot noir, caviar, the judges found your dish subpar.
  41. game of thrones
    HBO’s Game of Thrones Finale ‘Doesn’t Change Anything’ for George R.R. Martin“You can’t please everybody, so you’ve got to please yourself.”
  42. cancellations
    CBS Series Instinct Canceled After Season TwoSo long, Dr. Dylan Reinhart.
  43. tv
    Friends Monkey Marcel Might Be in FX’s Y: The Last Man AdaptationKatie, the white-headed capuchin monkey and storied actress, has already filmed her part in the pilot.
  44. overnights
    Mindhunter Recap: Open DoorsBill and Holden interview their first celebrity murderer of the season, building out a profile on BTK that’s mostly — but not entirely — accurate.
  45. roll clip!
    Well, Now We’re Furious Rami Malek Isn’t on MindhunterHe makes for a very good serial killer!
  46. trailer mix
    Silicon Valley Called on by the U.S. Senate in Its Final SeasonThe HBO series returns for one more round in October.
  47. close reads
    Lucy Liu’s Joan Watson Was Elementary’s Humanistic HeartThrough her performance in the CBS procedural, Liu crafted a layered study in empathy that suggests second acts are possible in life.
  48. overnights
    Mindhunter Season Premiere Recap: In Every Dream Home a HeartacheSeason two picks up at the absolute low point in the BSU’s existence, as it’s overcome by paranoia, distrust, and infighting.
  49. now streaming
    The 100 Best TV Shows on Netflix Right NowMad Men, The Crown, Frasier, and more.
  50. this week in late night
    We Deserved Better Fish-Tube Jokes on Late Night This WeekWhether it’s horses or late-night guests, the prettiest hair wins.
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