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kaleena-rivera.jpb Kaleena Rivera, TV Editor: Kaleena writes about television and pens the occasional film essay for a little extra seasoning. She’s Pajiba’s resident Floridian and you’re not allowed to hold that against her. You can follow her on Twitter.








Hulu's 'The Bear' Is Stressful, Soul Crushing, and Terrific


'Paper Girls' Trailer: Resist the Urge to Make Comparisons to That Other Popular '80s Teenage Ensemble Series


HBO's 'Barry' Finale Recap: Do You Love Barry Berkman?


‘Barry’ is Walking Backwards into the Darkness


Let’s Talk About That Midseason ‘Better Call Saul’ Finale, ‘Plan and Execution’


'Barry' Continues to Hit All the Right Taste Clusters


'Better Call Saul' Episode 6 Recap: Omaha Beach


‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 5 Recap: Leon Spinks


‘Barry’ Episode 3 Recap: The Bolam-Deela


‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 4: ‘The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth’


'Barry' Episode 2 Recap: 'I Just Really Want for You to Be Happy'


'Better Call Saul' Episode 3: On the Run


'Barry' Episode 1 Recap: 'Forgiveness Has To Be Earned'


‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 Premiere: Wolves and Sheep


‘Abbott Elementary’ Finishes Its (Emotionally) Pitch Perfect First Season


‘Hacks’ Season Two News At Long Last


‘Pachinko’ Review: Gorgeous Family Epic Brings History to Life


'Bridgerton' Season 2 Review: A Glass of Champagne Gone Utterly Flat


HBO’s ‘Minx’: A Surprising Amount of Heart For This Sexy Series


The Many Mysteries Inside Apple TV’s ‘Severance’


My Branzino! Good News for ‘Abbott Elementary’ Fans


'The Righteous Gemstones' Season Two: To Err Is Human, To Forgive Is Divine


Netflix’s ‘Murderville’: Improv Is About to Have a Moment, Isn’t It?


HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’ Review: A 19th Century New York State of Mind


HBO Max's ‘Somebody Somewhere’: Life is a Cabaret!


HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ Returns: Follies of Youth


'Abbott Elementary' Might Be Your New Favorite Workplace Comedy


HBO’s ‘Landscapers’: Where Murder and Fantasy Collide


Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Jonathan Majors


Your 'Best Shows of the Year' Lists All Have One Glaring Omission


‘Succession’ Episode 9 Recap: Do You Want a Deal With The Devil?


‘Succession’ Episode 8 Recap: You’re My Onion


‘The Great British Baking Show’ Finale: Should Have Kissed The Damn Spatula


‘Succession’ Episode 7 Recap: “I Think the Party’s Over, Yeah?”


Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Review: A New Vision Can't Breathe Under Suffocating Devotion


‘Succession’ Episode 6 Recap: The Climate Denier


‘Succession’ Episode 5 Recap: Puppet Master Out


‘Succession’ Episode 4 Recap: Long Walk Off a Short Pier


‘Succession’ Episode 3 Recap: Demi-Gods of War


Three, Two, One, Let’s Jam: The ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Trailer Is Here


‘Succession’ Episode 2 Recap: All the Pretty Trojan Horses


'Cowboy Bebop' Live Action Series News: A Little Teaser Action For All You Space Cowboys


'Succession' Season 3, Episode 1 Recap: 'Game of Thrones'


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 12 Recap: Every Choice Is a Chance


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 11 Recap: See You At The Crossroads


The Teaser Trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ is Here


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 10 Recap: Make Me Rick Roll Over In My Grave


Season Review: ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ is a Vacuous Meditation on Wellness


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 9 Recap: Blue Moon, You Saw Me Standing Alone


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 8 Recap: I Will Be Your Father Figure


‘The Chair’ is Unwilling to Acknowledge Its Greatest Adversary


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 7 Recap: He’s Here, He’s There, He’s Everywhere


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 6 Recap: Pricks and Fish Pies


Review: Will Starbucks’ New Apple Crisp Macchiato Usurp The Fall Throne from The Pumpkin Spice Latte?


First Images From the Live Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Are In and They’re Perfection


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 5 Recap: Big Dog Catches a Rainbow


'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Review: More Than Ready to Say Goodbye


'Ted Lasso' Episode 4 Recap: Sweeter Than Mincemeat


Amazon’s ‘The Pursuit of Love’ Review: An Effervescent Period Drama Refreshes the Genre


'Ted Lasso' Episode 3 Recap: Led Tasso, Boss Ass Bitch, and Sam the Man


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 2 Recap: Hold the Lavender and the Sugar, I Want Those Sweet Tears


‘Ted Lasso’ Episode 1 Recap: Hey, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Right?


Season Review: Why Won’t You Let Me Love You, 'Lisey’s Story'? A Fan’s Lamentation


HBO’s ‘The White Lotus’ Review: A Perfect Blend of Humor and Cynicism Makes This Satire Must-See TV


Apple TV's 'Physical' Review: A Flailing Exercise in Self-Loathing and Shame


AMC’s ‘Kevin Can F**k Himself’ Review: A Light-Hearted Satire, This is Not


Starz ‘Blindspotting’ Review: The Movie’s Best Character Gets Her Own Series


Peacock’s ‘We Are Lady Parts’ Review: Welcome to Your Favorite New Show


‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live Action Series News: Composer Yoko Kanno Returns to Bless Our Ears


Dream a Little, Dream of Me: Another Round of ‘The Sandman’ Casting News


‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ Review: Netflix’s Newest Superhero Offering is a Mess


Review: Amazon’s ‘The Underground Railroad’ is Beautiful to Look at But Grueling to Watch


Peacock’s ‘Girls5Eva’ Review: Feels Like an Extended '30 Rock' Bit But It Works


Let’s Hold Hands and Talk About That ‘Invincible’ Finale, Shall We?


Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’ Review: Was This The Book Adaptation That Launch’d a Thousand Ships?


Amazon’s ‘Frank of Ireland’ Review: Off-Kilter Comedy With An Emphasis On The “Off"


HBO Max’s ‘Infinity Train’ Season 4 Review: A Heart-Warming Final Ride


Netflix’s ‘This is a Robbery’ Review: A Scattershot but Intriguing Unsolved Mystery


HBO Max's ‘Made for Love’ Review: Horror in Comedy’s Guise


‘Invincible’ Review: Amazon’s Newest Show is a Bloody (If Not Entirely New) Good Time


The Enduring Appeal of ‘27 Dresses’


Netflix’s ‘The One’ Review: A Surprisingly Good Slow Burn


Netflix’s ‘Marriage or Mortgage’ Review: This is a No-Brainer, Right?


NBC's 'Debris' Review: This Show May Be Too Eager to Please


Netflix’s ‘Ginny & Georgia’ Review: What in the Stars Hollow is this Mess?


HBO Max Animated Series News (‘Infinity Train’ & ‘Close Enough’)


Netflix’s ‘Behind Her Eyes’ Review: This S*** is Bananas


HBO Max's 'The Head' Review: Just Set Me Adrift on an Ice Floe


'Selena + Chef' Review: Pop Star Pot Shot


A Dream Come True! The Official Sandman Series Casting News


The Magnificent Arc of Rebecca Welton from Apple TV’s ‘Ted Lasso’


Love and Isolation Double Feature: 'The One I Love' and 'Save Yourselves!'


'Sylvie's Love': Cooking Show History and the Demands of Domesticity


Pajiba 10 for Your Consideration: Regina Hall


Good for Her: The Art of Vengeance in The Dressmaker


'Infinity Train': The Best Science Fantasy Series No One is Watching


Scene Academic: Investigating Impressions ('I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore')


‘Fargo’ Season 4 Is Overshadowed by the Brilliance of Its Earlier Seasons


Scene Academic: Lovebirds (‘The Five-Year Engagement’)


Scene Academic: The Hieronymus Bosch-iest ('In Bruges')


Scene Academic: The Jellyfish’s Sting (or How Death Gets Cringe in 2008’s 'Seven Pounds')