Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt nails the mockumentary format with "Party Monster"

In the age of Documentary Now!—which is often perfect in its send up of various doc styles and subjects—pulling off a documentary parody is an ambitious move. But Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt doesn’t just pull off its true crime documentary parody; it turns in one of its best episodes of all time in its departure from…

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt remains pleasantly surprising in fourth season premiere

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s fourth season begins with a playful parody of a 90s-style comedy opening sequence, Kimmy playing the goofy, affable protagonist in a cheery world scored to a song by Jane Krakowski. Of course, that bright and silly world comes crashing down before the actual intro, Kimmy’s broken record…

It's Whitney and Kimmy, together at last, in today's trailer happy hour

Welcome back to Trailer Happy Hour, where dreams can come true (provided those dreams are of trailers and promotional videos for TV shows and films). We’re running a little light today—although if you’re hankering for more teasers, you can check out our coverage of CBS’s new fall shows right here—but we do have two…

“A Festivus for the rest of us”: 23 holiday TV episodes to watch online

It’s December, so it’s time to dust off those Christmas movies, those Christmas movies that aren’t really Christmas movies, or whatever side of that wall you think Die Hard falls on. But what if you’re in a holiday mood but not up for the whole two-hour jaunt to Bedford Falls? Or want something classic and familiar,…

The Emmy race for Outstanding Comedy Series comes down to Atlanta and Veep 

The A.V. Club is counting down the days leading up to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 17, with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, TV editor Erik Adams is breaking down a category and giving us his picks for who should win, and who will win. Today we’re looking at the nominees…

The 22 best minor characters on TV right now

To the protagonists go the TV spoils: The spotlight scenes, the attention of award-giving bodies, the premium paychecks. And while a well-realized main character might hook you in to a TV show, that show isn’t worth sticking with unless its world is also populated by equally well-realized characters who support,…

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The best TV of 2017 so far

From a business prospective, the forecast for TV in 2017 isn’t the brightest: While ratings continue to erode for the broadcast networks, several cable outlets that joined the original-programming gold rush are now backing out, with cash-flush digital competitors like Facebook and Snap poised to stake those abandoned…

Kimmy Schmidt finally chooses herself over others in poignant “Kimmy And The Trolley Problem!”

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s third season hasn’t been as cohesive as its second, at times spinning too many plates and then just letting them fall. The show has great continuity, especially when it comes to its ever-expanding web of recurring jokes, but several of the season’s most interesting developments haven’t…

On Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Google keeps the past from ever really going away

In “Kimmy Googles The Internet!,” Titus and Kimmy both attempt to grow up, but they base their efforts on misconceptions of what it means to be an adult. Titus believes that being an adult means dating someone mature, so he tries to make things work with Reuben, who he views as an adult because he has a baby, he takes…