Melanie McFarland

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

"Vikings" kicks off its final season with its own "tender moment" in history Melanie McFarland
Hallmark Christmas movie schlock has infected all of TV, and the symptoms are bland and homogeneous Melanie McFarland
"Servant" is M. Night Shyamalan's slow stroll through the horror of first world problems Melanie McFarland
Eat this green bean casserole made with love or stop complaining about it Melanie McFarland
"Watchmen" creator Damon Lindelof talks about America's white superhero complex Melanie McFarland
HBO's "Watchmen" trolls history and heroic whiteness in the most extraordinary episode yet Melanie McFarland
With "Dolly Parton's Heartstrings," you know 'tis the season for feel-good culture Melanie McFarland
From "Survivor" to D.C., women are showing up strong on TV, but does patriarchal America care? Melanie McFarland
"The Good Place" tenderly approaches the final answer in its midseason finale Melanie McFarland
Does mac and cheese belong in a holiday meal? Yes — and here's my go-to recipe Melanie McFarland
Frontline's "For Sama" does its part to close the immigration empathy gap Melanie McFarland
"The Crown" and Her Majesty’s midlife crisis Melanie McFarland
We’re watching the same impeachment hearings, but seeing vastly different TV shows Melanie McFarland
Finally, "The Man in the High Castle" fascist fantasy ends amidst America’s sobering reality Melanie McFarland
“Dollface” is the comfortable yet unremarkable grey sweatpants of friendship comedies Melanie McFarland