Homeland Last Night Was So Fucking Nuts Even for Homeland

While the rumbling of Homeland's return to awesomeness has been increasing for several weeks, it was last night's episode ("Something Else Is Going On") that proved the true test: Putting such a hugely transitional episode just before the Thanksgiving holiday break means pressure to carry that momentum across the next… » 11/24/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

The Best Movies and TV to Stream This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: What is it? A holiday to celebrate the vaguest things we treasure, eat until we explode, and drink until we ditto. Whether you need a moment away, or enjoy your family so much you want to sit in front of a screen silently with them, here is a deluxe list of movies, TV shows, and zany moments available… » 11/21/14 12:45pm Friday 12:45pm

​Thursday Night TV Is Getting Too Real to Deal

Thursday's universally known as the night for television, and has been probably your whole life. Have you ever wondered why that is? I think it has something to do with capitalism probably. Tonight, though, is a very special #TGIT Thursday anyway, because Shondaland is hitting its fall finales, which operate more… » 11/20/14 5:15pm Thursday 5:15pm

​Tuesday Night TV Is For Slights, Frights and Fights

Tonight's the night for the long-awaited fifth-season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as you probably surmised from the blood-red crescent moon and fifty-foot frozen tides that accompany the old perambulating wolf bitch on her wild hunt each season. If you choose to overlook this warning, at your… » 11/18/14 4:39pm 11/18/14 4:39pm

Monday Night TV Is Already Tired of Christmas

A fun thing to do when planning your night with the TV is to imagine Matthew McConaughey in all of Woody Harrelson's roles throughout history, and vice versa. If Woody Harrelson had starred in The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Fool's Gold and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, would we… » 11/17/14 4:00pm 11/17/14 4:00pm

Should I Watch State of Affairs?

Katherine Heigl returns to television—on a different network, in a different decade, with the same manager (her mommy)—to play a character whose time has come: CIA operative Charleston Tucker, whose fiancé is the son of Presidential Twofer Alfre Woodard. Also he is dead, blown up by terrorists in front of their eyes.… » 11/16/14 5:00pm 11/16/14 5:00pm

In Flags, the dismiss/block button is amazing. I would love to see this kind of functionality universally, but in a vertical it's a lifesaver: Without it that's four clicks, and multiple pop-ups, to do a job you already knew you were going to do once you checked the person's history. » 11/15/14 3:18am 11/15/14 3:18am

​Your Weekend TV Streaming Guide

It's been a long week full of weird weather for most of us, and travel for an odd number of people so close to the holidays in my experience, but all of that is over now. It's officially cold enough to log some serious blanket time, so curl up, check out the Weekend Guide to what's airing in the upcoming days, and… » 11/14/14 4:58pm 11/14/14 4:58pm

What to Watch on TV This ​Weekend

Are you having a case of the Cold November Rains? Everywhere you go, there's precipitation of one kind or another. In most of the areas where you are, if you are reading this, it's getting sucky out there. Best to stay in. Have some hot chocolate, watch some television shows. Crawl into the TV waves, like a pouch;… » 11/14/14 4:00pm 11/14/14 4:00pm

Wednesday Night TV Was There When This Shit Started in the First Place

On tonight's television programming there are some hard-to-solve mysteries, a bunch of kiddie porn over on NBC, the Adam Levine Troops will have their revenge, and we learn what makes for a successful career. We also get to see Kyle MacLachlan on vacation, which is when he cuts loose and really gets weird. » 11/12/14 4:50pm 11/12/14 4:50pm

​Tuesday Night TV Overlooks a Teachable Moment Whenever Possible

Tonight on TV we're back in the thick of it for about another month, before the late-fall episode orders dry up and it's all awards and holiday specials. One of my favorite times of year, actually, because almost everything is running without interruption, even the lamented burn-offs like wonderful Selfie and those… » 11/11/14 5:03pm 11/11/14 5:03pm

​Monday Night TV Finds Itself in a Nostalgic Mood for Once

Tonight on TV, on the old electric jellyfish, we've got: stars dancing and voices voicing, no longer consigned to the shadows, we've got fantasies about American history and comic book continua, things come to a head on The Blacklist, usually explosive, and we return to the Growing Up Gotti hairgel miasma whence we… » 11/10/14 5:06pm 11/10/14 5:06pm

The Very Best TV Series to Stream This Weekend

Between the revelry and the time change and flu shots making you feel weird and the crazy weather, maybe it's best just to give in and go into autumnal mode: Light some fires, layer some middle-weights, buy a SAD app for your phone that will shine light directly into your face (or, if that is not invented yet, look… » 11/07/14 9:01am 11/07/14 9:01am