Melanie McFarland

Melanie McFarland is Salon's TV critic. Follow her on Twitter: @McTelevision

The regeneration of "Doctor Who": Jodie Whittaker's Time Lord proved the naysayers wrong Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: We need hot Santa Claus, now more than ever Melanie McFarland
It's not just "Rudolph": Holiday TV specials are mostly creepy, weird or depressing as hell Melanie McFarland
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer beat Donald Trump at his own game — reality TV Melanie McFarland
"Sorry for Your Loss," an honest and real show about grief, actually uses Facebook for good Melanie McFarland
When Daniel Sawka began making "Icebox" he had to convince people child migrant detention was real Melanie McFarland
"Midge has picked a man's world": "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" creators talk season 2’s struggles Melanie McFarland
Hasan Minhaj on the joy of making "Patriot Act" and keeping the political personal Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: Emmy winner "Mrs. Maisel" is still marvelous in a dazzling season 2 Melanie McFarland
Funk was the black answer to "Star Wars": Take the trip with "Tales From the Tour Bus" Melanie McFarland
Without Roseanne, who are "The Conners" now? Melanie McFarland
CNN and NBC betray Sunday viewers seeking analysis on damning climate change report Melanie McFarland
"The system is rigged": How the crimes of "The Panama Papers" affect us all Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: Finally, Hallmark Channel's Christmas romances aren't all white Melanie McFarland
Breakfast with giraffes? Goop's ridiculous holiday gift guide makes Oprah's look downright relatable Melanie McFarland
Viral podcast "Dirty John" goes Bravo: It's true crime, "Real Housewives"-style Melanie McFarland
"Escape at Dannemora" is no "Shawshank Redemption" — and that's on purpose Melanie McFarland
The walls are closing in on Trump, says "Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI" author Weiner Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: "My Brilliant Friend" and "Escape at Dannemora" mark the start of awards (bait) season Melanie McFarland
The jagged hindsight of "The Clinton Affair": 20 years later, it looks like a different story Melanie McFarland
First Waco, now you: Chip and Joanna Gaines are fixing up America next Melanie McFarland
Hasan Minhaj's (r)evolution: "Patriot Act" breaks free from "The Daily Show" format and soars Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: From "Sally4Ever" to "This Is Us," there's no "eff your feelings" this week on TV Melanie McFarland
A spy like us: Amazon's "Patriot" is the screw-up's answer to TV's super-agents Melanie McFarland
TV news learned nothing from 2016: Sports-style election coverage remains terrible and short-sighted Melanie McFarland
NBC just can't quit Trump: Anti-immigrant ad flouted the network's "respect and dignity" pledge Melanie McFarland
"Shut Up and Dribble" hits its shot: A powerful rebuttal to Laura Ingraham — and so much more Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: "The Walking Dead" axes Rick Grimes, as TV cancels Difficult Men Melanie McFarland
Jon Stewart is right: How long will the media play Trump's game? Melanie McFarland
The seductive deceptions of "Homecoming": Julia Roberts shines in Sam Esmail's latest score Melanie McFarland