TV

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

The fantasy series’ nihilistic refusal of meaning is the bravest TV finale since ‘The Sopranos’

By Gerry Canavan

As the BBC comedy ends its second series, its wide acclaim and supposedly universal appeal begs questioning

By Pandora Lavender

In the age of #MeToo, does the recent proliferation of films and TV shows about serial murderers hint at a troubling resurgence of sociopathic masculinity?

By Masha Tupitsyn

A visual homage to the Netflix documentary

By Donna Huddleston

Despite the ‘golden age of television’ now behind us, several convincing and self-confident series caught our attention

By Timotheus Vermeulen
Courtesy: Comedy Central

This week Timotheus Vermuelen shares his cultural highs and lows. First up: Broad City Season 3

By Timotheus Vermeulen

The artist's delirious new satire explores happiness, consumerism and corporate power

By Patrick Langley
Two Broke Girls, 2012

At least five current TV shows include the word ‘girl’ in their title. What’s going on?

By Timotheus Vermeulen