Melanie McFarland

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

Why the CBS digital team needs black reporters covering the 2020 election Melanie McFarland
"True Detective" is still a mess: Mahershala Ali can't save Nic Pizzolatto's story Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: "Valley of the Boom," "Corporate" returns, and "The Dictator's Playbook" on PBS Melanie McFarland
From "Porky's" to "Sex Education": Teen raunch comedies thrive in the worst of times Melanie McFarland
Damned if they do: Trump played TV networks with dishonest address and they fell for it again Melanie McFarland
Sandra Oh saved the Golden Globes: The good, bad and ugly of the 2019 awards Melanie McFarland
9 great TV shows returning in January 2019, from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" to "True Detective" Melanie McFarland
Is time finally up for R. Kelly? "Surviving" series shows why he's been protected for so long Melanie McFarland
American spirit, as seen on TV via "The Masked Singer" and "The Titan Games" Melanie McFarland
Dryuary for TV news: Sober up and start doing your job Melanie McFarland
Why "Bird Box" is smashing Netflix records: We're so close to apocalypse ourselves Melanie McFarland
Hollywood still loves a white savior: "Green Book" and the lazy, feel-good take on race Melanie McFarland
2018's biggest TV disappointments, from moderately painful to the absolute worst Melanie McFarland
The 10 best TV episodes of 2018: A highly subjective list Melanie McFarland
10 best TV shows of 2018: The continuing crippling horror of the year-end TV list Melanie McFarland