What’s missing from our list of the year’s best TV shows?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Netflix users were more interested in American Vandal’s dicks than The Confession Tapes

Even though Netflix is loath to tell us exactly how many of its subscribers are watching what, the streaming platform does release its own year-end list of superlatives like any good media company. And the original series that users couldn’t get enough of, that they binged at a rate of 2+ hours of viewing per day,…

Netflix’s best new comedies cover adolescence in dicks

Nobody tells you that the best part of It is the cursing. That’s an odd takeaway from a Stephen King adaptation that features a spectacular haunted-house sequence and what’s surely one of cinema’s five scariest scenes set in a flooded basement, but take it from me, someone who was traumatized by seeing all of five…

The next time you’re on Tinder, it might be Nick Kroll on the other side

Given that the average smart phone contains a couple gigabytes of highly personal information, the prospect of handing your phone to a complete stranger can be a scary one. That fear is only doubled if you’re one of the thousands of lonely Tinder users out there looking for love online, because now a stranger has the…

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney to play animated teenagers for Netflix

Nick Kroll wrapped up his Comedy Central series Kroll Show last year, and more recently has been pulling tuna-related pranks along with John Mulaney as part of Oh, Hello. But now he’s finally making his big return to television—or at least streaming television. That’s because Netflix has just given a series order to …