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On TV

TV Commentary and Recaps

On Television

For writing after September 2016, check my archive at Vox.com.

"How Stranger Things Re-Enchants the World," Christianity Today, 26 July 2016

"The New American Wanderers of True Detective, Preacher, and Outcast," RogerEbert.com, 1 July 2016

"Reality Bites: How UnREAL Became a Runaway Hit for Lifetime," Rolling Stone, 6 June 2016

"How Is This Even True?" (on People vs. O.J. Simpson and O.J.: Made in America), Christianity Today, 19 May 2016

"7 Things We Learned at Baz Luhrmann's Get Down Talk," Rolling Stone, 25 April 2016

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Inside the Crazier-Than-Ever Comedy,Rolling Stone, 14 April 2016

"What Exactly Do The Path's Meyerists Believe In?Vulture, 14 April 2016

"Sex, Lies, and Capitalism 101: Inside The Girlfriend Experience,Rolling Stone, 7 April 2016

"How The Grinder Continues the Legacy of Great Metacomedies," Vulture, 27 January 2016

"What is Golden Globe Winner Mozart in the Jungle All About?Vulture, 10 January 2016

"Why Mozart in the Jungle's Second-Season Titles Are Different For Every Episode," Vulture, 4 January 2016

"Flesh & Bone is Structured Like a Real Ballet," Vulture, 16 November 2015

"The Leftovers Observes a Grief and Moves On," Christianity Today, 2 October 2015

"A Conversation about Mad Men," Bright Wall / Dark Room, May 2015

Mad Men Season 7, Part 2 Recaps (at Christ and Pop Culture):

"Tilting At Windmills: Civil Discourse According to The Newsroom," The Table, 2 March 2015

"Girls and the Conservatives," Christianity Today, 9 October 2014

"A Tale of Two Political Dramas," Christianity Today, 24 September 2014

"Bad Preachers and the Hand of God," Christianity Today, 2 September 2014

"The Oldest Story: Broadchurch and True Detective," Christianity Today, 28 August 2014

The Leftovers Season 1 Recaps (at Christianity Today)

"TV Politics and Proximate Justice," Christianity Today, 26 February 2014

Mad Men Season 7, Part 1 Recaps (at Christ and Pop Culture):

"The House That Power Built - on House of Cards," Christianity Today, January 2014 (with David Corbin)

"Terra Nova: Science in a future without religion," Books & Culture “Science in Focus,” May 2012