Melanie McFarland

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

"Proven Innocent" and the power of social justice TV: "Audiences aren't dumb. They're fascinated" Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: Go home with Amy Sedaris and into wild, wild country with "Documentary Now!" Melanie McFarland
"Lorena" confronts the truth about the Bobbitts — and how America failed her Melanie McFarland
A valentine from "American Gods" goddess of love: Permission to own your power Melanie McFarland
Which boy's life? Esquire's "American Boy," race, and masculinity at 17 Melanie McFarland
What to watch this week: "One Day at a Time" returns and "Boomerang" premieres Melanie McFarland
All hail HBO's "2 Dope Queens" and their unpredictable magic Melanie McFarland
Zombie apocalypse is a bipartisan issue — on TVs across the U.S., at least Melanie McFarland
What we could lose when — not if — Netflix and its kind take over TV Melanie McFarland
Super Bowl in the age of anxiety: Maroon 5's boring halftime show was a symptom, not the disease Melanie McFarland
"Desus & Mero" won't give 2020 candidates a pass: "We bring up receipts" Melanie McFarland
Bring the joy: Watch "The World's Best" and "Busy Tonight" for a shot of comfort Melanie McFarland
What if TV told the truth about Chicago? Melanie McFarland
"Drunk History" may be the most necessary show on TV now Melanie McFarland
What "Broad City" gives us: Celebrating the safe space of Abbi and Ilana before it's gone Melanie McFarland