TV

The fifth season of Billions is a queasy portrait of inequality in the US, but it can be hard to look away

By Ian Bourland

In FX’s new series, the women on both sides of the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment know that the totems of power are often just good grooming

By Haley Mlotek

Can her new single, ‘Back to Me’, resurrect the career of Hollywood’s favourite fallen idol?

By Rosanna McLaughlin

The new HBO series imagines a celebrity, Nazi-sympathizing president and election fraud in the 1940s 

By Ian Bourland
Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, 2020, film still. Courtesy: Comedy Central

The Comedy Central series injects a dose of mania and sloth into the ‘multicultural sitcom’

By Ken Chen

Is the show's endless parade of heterosexual clichés a form of satire – or not?

By Rosanna McLaughlin

Paywalls are going up everywhere, intellectual property is being jealously hoarded, and the long-predicted streaming wars are finally on

By Tom Morton

Or, the links between Brexit and suspense television

By Timotheus Vermeulen

The rising star’s stand-up special My Favorite Shapes and show Los Espookys, both on HBO, filter the politics of immigration through magical realism

By Olivia Rodrigues

A timely documentary about the backslide into dictatorship reveals some uncomfortable home truths in the US

By Jack McGrath

US comedian Tim Robinson is changing comedy – a few minutes at a time

By Olivia Rodrigues

The disaster was not a ‘uniquely’ Soviet problem

By Andrew Durbin