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Fall Sitcoms: A Dear TV Rundown

Fall Sitcoms: A Dear TV Rundown

Dear Television, Phil: Jane, it’s time to stop texting, put your field hockey uniform on, and start transcribing your elaborate internal monologue in this Google document because it’s fall TV sea...

The Sick and the Tired

The Sick and the Tired

This Week on Dear Television: 1) "The Sick and the Tired," from Evan Kindley 2) "Giving a Shit," from Lili Loofbourow  ¤ The Sick and the TiredBy Evan KindleyNovember 14, 201...

Necro-streaming

Necro-streaming

Dear television,  1. The Death of the Self(ie) WHEN JANE AND I wrote about the spate of new network sitcoms a couple weeks ago, I wouldn't have guessed that I’d be returning this soon to ABC’...

Game of Thrones, Season 4: Finale

Game of Thrones, Season 4: Finale

This Week on Dear Television: "Arya's American Fantasy," Sarah Mesle  ¤ Arya's American FantasyBy Sarah MesleJune 20, 2014 NEARLY A WEEK has passed since the Game of Thrones fi...

Mad Men, Season 7: "Waterloo"

Mad Men, Season 7: "Waterloo"

This Week on Dear Television: "She's an Astronaut," from Phillip Maciak  ¤ She's an AstronautBy Phillip MaciakMay 26, 2014 IDA BLANKENSHIP was not actually an astronaut. In season ...

The Maya Rudolph Show

The Maya Rudolph Show

This Week on Dear Television: "Saturday Night Lost: Maya Rudolph and SNL Nostalgia," Phil Maciak   ¤  Saturday Night Lost: Maya Rudolph and SNL NostalgiaBy Phil MaciakMay 20, 2014...

Game of Thrones, Season 4: "Mockingbird"

Game of Thrones, Season 4: "Mockingbird"

This Week on Dear Television: "Westeros Self-fashioning," from Sarah Mesle  ¤ Westeros Self-fashioningBy Sarah MesleMay 20, 2014 Dear Television,  I’VE BEEN SOMEWHAT frustrat...

Mad Men, Season 7: "The Runaways"

Mad Men, Season 7: "The Runaways"

This Week on Dear Television: "Only Mothers Left Alive," from Phil Maciak   ¤ Only Mothers Left Alive By Phil Maciak May 14, 2014 Dear television, THIS WEEK, Jezebe...

Louie, Season 4: "Back" and "Model"

Louie, Season 4: "Back" and "Model"

This Week on Dear Television: "Clotheslined," from Lili Loofbourow  ¤ ClotheslinedBy Lili LoofbourowMay 6, 2014 LOUIE ended Season 3 with a rare five-episode streak of excellence:...

Mad Men, Season 7: "Field Trip"

Mad Men, Season 7: "Field Trip"

This Week on Dear Television: "In Defense of Betty Draper," from Anne Helen Petersen  ¤ In Defense of Betty DraperBy Anne Helen PetersenApril 19, 2014Dear Television, EVERYONE KNOW...