‘Barry’ Secret Weapon Sarah Goldberg Takes Center Stage

In its first two highly rated seasons, HBO’s dark comedy Barry successfully deconstructed the masculine tropes and glamorized violence audiences have come to expect on prestige television shows about sad, murderous — or generally terrible — men. In Season 3, the multi-Emmy-winning series extends its queries about morality and power beyond Barry Berkman’s (Bill Hader) … Read more

What’s On TV, May 15-19: Conversations With Friends, Angelyne

Sasha Lane in Conversations With FriendsRose Leslie in The Time Traveler’s Wife AngelynePhoto: Go Bowe / Hulu; Macall B. Polay / HBO; Isabella Vosmikova / Peacock Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, May 15 to Thursday, May 19. All times are Eastern. [Note: … Read more

HBO and Steven Moffat adapt a time-travel tragedy

Rose Leslie and Theo James in The Time Traveler’s WifePhoto: Macall Polay / HBO There’s a certain sense of predestination to the idea of ​​Steven Moffat showrunning a TV version of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Moffat, after all, came to his post-Coupling career resurgence via a tenure on Doctor Who—Most notably his celebrated 2006 episode … Read more

Hacks hits the road in its pitch-perfect second season

Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder in HacksPhoto: Karen Ballard / HBO Max It’s hard to top the first season of Hacks, HBO Max’s acerbically funny series about two women (one Gen-Z, one boomer) navigating the male-dominated world of standup comedy. With a singular blend of caustic humor, incisive social commentary, and heartbreaking pathos — not … Read more

The Offer sleeps with the fishes

Miles Teller in The OfferPhoto: Nicol Wilder / Paramount + You can’t remake The Godfather. This much Paramount knows. But while The Offer—a ten-part limited series set behind the scenes of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 triumph — does not strictly speaking break that rule, its opportunistic premise and poor execution disrespect what some have called … Read more

Anthony Carrigan on NoHo Hank’s big reveal in last night’s Barry

Anthony Carrigan as NoHo Hank in Barry season 3, episode 1, “forgiving jeff” [Editor’s note: This interview contains spoilers from last night’s season three premiere of Barry.] Barry is back with season three, and NoHo Hank is still stealing the show. HBO’s beloved dramedy series about a depressed hitman-turned-aspiring actor returned on Sunday with a … Read more

How ‘The Baby’ Explores The Boorish Truth Behind A Woman’s Aversion To Motherhood

This article contains minor spoilers for “The Baby.” If you’ve ever been the decidedly single, childless one in your group of friends, you probably already know the thing you’re never supposed to think, much less utter out loud, to your pregnant pal: “Are you going to turn into a massive asshole when you have a … Read more

Season 2 of the Russian Dolls is very exciting

Natasha Lyon in Russian Dollar second season Photo: Netflix In Russian Dollar The second season, the New York City underground train system is the strangest ever to appear on screen, and that is to say the least. Train 6 turns into the gateway for Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne) and Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett) to travel … Read more

Season 2 of the Russian Dolls is very exciting

Natasha Lyon in Russian Dollar second season Photo: Netflix In Russian Dollar The second season, the New York City underground train system is the strangest ever to appear on screen, and that is to say the least. Train 6 turns out to be the gateway for Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne) and Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett) … Read more