Melanie McFarland

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

CNN turned Democratic debates into fight nights — and we're the losers Melanie McFarland
A new "Veronica Mars" mystery: Where can the show go from here? Its creator has some ideas Melanie McFarland
"Orange Is the New Black" gives the immigration crisis a familiar face Melanie McFarland
Robin Thede leads yet another comedy revolution with "A Black Lady Sketch Show" Melanie McFarland
13 can't-miss TV shows coming in August: What stands out in a hot and crowded month Melanie McFarland
"Orange Is the New Black" ends justly, asking: Where do we go from here? Melanie McFarland
HBO's "Watchmen" takes on white supremacy — Damon Lindelof promises to "troll the white savior" Melanie McFarland
Amazon's "The Boys": In this rowdy exploration of superhero backlash, anger is also a superpower Melanie McFarland
"Veronica Mars" contends with the mystery and tragedy of growing up Melanie McFarland
"Los Espookys" and "Alternatinos" show the Latinx TV crossover is already here Melanie McFarland
Summer TV: It's even hotter inside these reality shows, where contestants play with fire Melanie McFarland
The symbolic power of Gina Torres's new drama "Pearson," right now Melanie McFarland
"Game of Thrones," "Mrs. Maisel" rule the Emmy nominations — at the cost of "Better" Things Melanie McFarland
The media's "Made in America" problem: Trump creates racist controversy, gets free campaign coverage Melanie McFarland
"Stranger Things 3" gives us a meaner Hopper, and we're not loving it Melanie McFarland