Essays

The Fantastical Style of ‘Euphoria’ Captures the Realities of Modern Teendom

In its new season, 'Euphoria' boosts its stylishness in order to hack into the mind of a teenager. Read More

What the ‘Golden Girls’ Chronic Illness Episode Means to Me

Dorothy's traumatic and frustrating journey through the medical system hits close to home for people who live with chronic illnesses,… Read More

Reading ‘Burn After Reading’ As A Shakespearean Tragedy

In which men are spurred by their more conniving counterparts played by Frances McDormand, and the similarities don't stop there. Read More

The Evolution of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Over 75 Years

Many people know it began as a flop and became a classic, but there is much more to the story… Read More

Re-entering the Void with the Best Episode of ‘True Detective’

The surreal HBO series' first-season midpoint -- "Who Goes There?" -- careens into epically cinematic chaos. Read More

How the Netflix Series ‘You’ Brings the Horror with Food

This might just be one of the best cooking shows in years. Read More

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Reinvented Itself Until The Very End

The series about the early days of the tech industry was in love with reinvention, and its series finale, "Ten… Read More

The Flashback Episode That Transformed ‘Fleabag’

The fourth episode of Series 2 is sexy, sad, and the emotional key to the whole show. Read More

Navigating the Digital Landscape of Michael Mann’s ‘Miami Vice’

The masterful big-screen adaptation has a polarizing and distinct mid-2000s look to it, but that's all part of what makes… Read More