Melanie McFarland

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

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
Ted Bundy, "I Am the Night" and our secret obsession with psychos Melanie McFarland
None of us are getting in The Good Place: NBC's comedy exposes the impossibility of virtue today Melanie McFarland
How the media centers whiteness: "Today," Nicholas Sandmann and "the others" Melanie McFarland
How "Valley of the Boom," a story of tech world disruption, disrupts TV too Melanie McFarland
Where "Star Trek: Discovery" boldly goes: Season 2 explores feminist frontiers Melanie McFarland
Where to invest: "Black Monday," "Suits" or Snoop Dogg's "The Joker's Wild"? Melanie McFarland
The good cops of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" are a scathing critique of destructive policing Melanie McFarland
Hogwarts for killers: "Deadly Class" takes teen drama to deadly extremes Melanie McFarland
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