Melanie McFarland

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

Smart Watch: "Ramy" blesses us with a thoughtful, funny comedy about goodness Melanie McFarland
"The New Negroes": The comedy you get "if you say 'James Baldwin' 3 times in the bathroom mirror" Melanie McFarland
Beyoncé's "Homecoming" transforms the concert film into an artistic, historic moment Melanie McFarland
Watching PBS's "Les Misérables" as Notre Dame burned: A lesson in processing spectacular loss Melanie McFarland
"Game of Thrones" recap: It's a reunion! The dying can start any day now Melanie McFarland
"Game of Thrones" in the year of the pop culture apocalypse: What happens next? Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: Get your "Game of Thrones" TV alternatives here! Melanie McFarland
Mike Schur's new sitcom "Abby's" is "Cheers" for the gig economy Melanie McFarland
Henry Louis Gates Jr. on why Jay-Z is wrong about racism dying off Melanie McFarland
FX's "Fosse/Verdon" dances, after a little warm up Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: Feminist thriller "Killing Eve" still slays in season 2 Melanie McFarland
"Warrior" brings Bruce Lee's TV vision to life, vividly and violently Melanie McFarland
Rachel Maddow is wrong and right: The problem with trying to be Fox News for the Left Melanie McFarland
"The Last O.G." achieves perfect balance of hilarity and real talk in season 2 Melanie McFarland
Jordan Peele's "The Twilight Zone" is a spine-tingler for our darkest timeline Melanie McFarland