Melanie McFarland

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

2019 Oscars: Cringe-worthy "Green Book" Best Picture win marred an otherwise successful night Melanie McFarland
Pamela Adlon takes the plunge: Discovering even "Better Things" ahead Melanie McFarland
Smart Watch: "Flack," "Whiskey Cavalier" and sex appeal of liars Melanie McFarland
Tardy to the "Russian Doll" party? Welcome, sweet birthday babies! Melanie McFarland
Morning TV confessionals: From Nick Sandmann to Jussie Smollett, these interviews fail us Melanie McFarland
"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