More than Gilmore: 24 other TV shows to binge over Thanksgiving weekend

In what’s becoming a holiday tradition around these parts, The A.V. Club has once again combed the catalogs of the major streaming services to help guide your binge-watching over the Thanksgiving weekend. Unlike in years past, there’s a headline-grabbing Netflix premiere set for Black Friday—and while we’re plenty…

“But he’s my brother!” 21 pop-culture siblings from the last decade who got rather... close

The last decade, from the early ’00s to now, have been the Age Of Getting Jiggy With Your Sibling, step-, half-, secret-, or otherwise. It’s not a new taboo, but for some reason, storytellers have been transgressing this particular boundary like crazy—drawing a kind of titillating horror from watching siblings…

Our “white people problems” problem: Why it’s time to stop using “white” as a pejorative 

About a month ago, when Mad Men returned from its long hiatus and the Internet exploded with reviews, interviews, and think-pieces, a colleague I follow on Twitter passed along something one of his friends said, suggesting that Mad Men is just “Roots for white people.” That’s actually a reasonably astute observation,…

Beyond the Top 30: other 2011 TV highlights

The problem with the existence of so many TV networks and so many good TV shows is that something worth watching is almost always airing somewhere. That means a lot of good shows didn’t make our list of the best television series, including plenty of the more niche programs not all of our writers were able to watch.…

The TV Club Awards 2011

For the second year in a row, The A.V. Club looked at its year-end TV coverage and said, “Wait, there’s a lot of weird stuff that happened between the margins that can’t be summed up in simple ‘best of’ and ‘worst of’ lists.” In celebration of everything that falls between the sublime and the ridiculous—you know, like…

HBO cancels Bored To Death, Hung, and How To Make It In America (but spares Enlightened)

In order to make room for the dozens of shows it currently has in development—and because the network has a self-issued edict to only air original programming on Sunday nights—HBO has made the unprecedented decision to cull three of its series all at once. Variety reports that Bored To Death, Hung, and How To Make It

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