television

How ‘Ireland Simpsons Fans’ Saved the Soul of Their Favorite Show

I’ve spent decades obsessively watching The Simpsons, and I’ve lost count of the pieces I’ve written on it. Just in my time at MEL, I’ve…

The Case Against Binge-Watching

In 2008 when Season One of Mad Men first became available on DVD — this was the olden days, before streaming services — I rented…

An Icon of Angry 1990s Filmmaking Returns With a Great New Show and a Happy Outlook

Alien sex, Hollywood dreams and millennial angst collide in Now Apocalypse, the witty, risqué new Starz series from Gregg Araki. Directing and co-writing all 10 episodes, this…

When Are We Gonna See Weed Commercials on TV?

In L.A., billboards for cannabis companies are seemingly everywhere you look. Like, this one: View this post on Instagram Hahahah are you? #cannabiscurious #leafly #cannabisbillboard…