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Welcome to the Author Archive for Ryan McGee

A FAQ for the First Season of Netflix's 'The Defenders'

'Big Brother' Is Trump's America

Plot is Bullsh*t; Character is Everything

So, Here's the Thing ...

Five by Five: 5 Seriously Random Lists for a Seriously Random Week

HBO's 'Insecure' Is Unlike Almost Anything Else You'll See on TV in 2017

5 Reasons Why Weiss and Benioff's 'Game of Thrones' Follow-Up 'Confederate' Is Such a Terrible Idea

Review: HBO's 'The Defiant Ones' Is a Cautionary Tale Disguised as Hagiography

Five Thoughts on 'Big Brother 19' Ahead of the Live Eviction Episode

Spoilers: 'Wynonna Earp' And This Week's Game-Changing Twist

Five Thoughts on 'Big Brother 19,' So Far

IFC's 'Brockmire' Is the Live-Action 'BoJack Horseman' You Didn’t Know You Needed

Netflix's 'GLOW' Review: Smart Writing, Filthy Jokes, Big Heart

The Ways in Which Playing D&D Is Similar to Writing Television

Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Shirley Manson, the Grunge Gillian Anderson

'Twin Peaks' and the Art of the Episodic Review (Or Lack Thereof)

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2017, So Far

'The Leftovers' Series Finale: Where Do We Start?

It May Not Be 'Prestige' TV, But 'Wynonna Earp' Is 'Important' Television

Season Finale Recap: There Is Little Tidy About the World of 'The Americans'

'Jane the Virgin' Is Everything a TV Show Should Be About, Because It’s Everything Life Should Be About

Your Perfect TV Character Dinner Party

9 Things We Are Thinking About TV This Week

Review: 'Master of None' Season Is Wall-Punching Spectacular

No, The Backlog of TV Shows On Your DVR Is Not a Sign Of Failure

'The Handmaid's Tale' And the Number of Episodes a TV Series Should Run

Review: STARZ’s 'American Gods' Is Fascinating and Opaque, But Never Dull

Temperature Take: AMC's 'Into the Badlands' Sports the Best Action Sequences on TV

'The Handmaid's Tale': This Could Happen Because It's Already Happening

Temperature Take: Checking In on the 5th Season of FX's 'The Americans'

Review: 'Fargo' Season 3 Is Too Familiar for the Show's Own Good

Review: Season 3 of 'The Leftovers' Is the Best TV Show of 2017

Ten Things We Think About TV This Week

All the Reasons Why You Must Watch Netflix's '13 Reasons Why'

Television Isn't Film, Damnit

Why Television Shows Should Have Term Limits

Ten Surefire Reality Show Ideas Sure to Be Huge Hits

Do Not Read This Review of the Final Season of Comedy Central's 'Review'

A Phenomenal Gem Buried Beneath a Mountain of Choices on Netflix

'The DVR Test' and 9 Other Things We Are Thinking About TV This Week

In Its Fifth Season, 'The Americans' on FX Continues to Be the Peak of Peak TV

The 45+ Types Of People You Always See on HGTV's 'House Hunters'

Review: Ryan Murphy's 'Feud: Bette And Joan' on FX

10 Things We Are Thinking About TV This Week

Review: HBO's 'Big Little Lies' Starring Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, and Reese Witherspoon

How 'Jane the Virgin' Moves From Its Dark Twist and Embraces Its Inherent Optimism

Review: FX's Marvel Series, 'Legion' and Fox's '24' Reboot, '24: Legacy'

When the Apocalypse Arrives, These Are the TV Show You'll Want To Take to Your Hatch

What The Finale of 'The Good Place' Has in Common with 'Captain America: Civil War'

Greenlight These TV Remakes of Popular Movies Now

This Week in TV: The Virtues Of Multi-Cams, and the Evolution of FXX's 'Man Seeking Woman'

How to Approach Peak TV in a Post-Trump Era

The Most Hopeful, Emotionally Impactful Television Shows of 2016



Review: Scorsese's 'The Irishman' is a Blast from the Past and a Glimpse of the Future


Review: Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' Is Smartly Re-Imagined And Absolutely Glorious


Showtime's 'Back to Life' Is 'Rectify' Peppered with Dark Humor of 'Fleabag'


Without Disturbing the Content, Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson Brilliantly Transform the Character Upon Which Alan Moore's 'Watchmen' Was Predicated


'21 Bridges' Review: What the Hell Happened to Taylor Kitsch?