Yes, I'm a TV critic. But I've always believed my job is less about thumbs -- up or down -- and more about the conversation. Because the more choices we have, the fewer people in our lives know what we're talking about when we say, "Did you see that?" And that's when television really starts to get interesting.

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Wayne’s Abbi Jacobson on ‘Broad City’s’ final season: ‘There’s a finish line’ in sight, and it’s ‘very hopeful’

Her Comedy Central show with Ilana Glazer about struggling twentysomethings in New York returns Thursday with an episode in which Jacobson's character turns 30.


Marie Kondo, tiny houses, and the terrifying, joy-sparking magic of watching other people tidy up

Kondo's Netflix show seems to have sparked as many debates as it has joy since its New Year’s Day premiere.


New season of single-mom dramedy ‘SMILF’ features Philly artist’s ‘silk graffiti’

Aubrie Costello collaborated with the Showtime series' creator and star, Frankie Shaw, on a series of pieces for each episode of the show's second season, which begins Sunday.


‘Philly Revival’ renovation show to premiere on DIY later this month

The show will be hosted by Rachel Street, a real estate agent, designer, and contractor.


‘This Is Us’ has a Philly problem, and it’s getting worse

Tuesday's episode used the city as a prop to advance a far-fetched political story.

Meek Mill to perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The Philadelphia rapper is the musical guest for the Jan. 26 show, with James McAvoy, one of the stars of M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass," as guest host.


TV picks: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Victoria,’ ‘The Passage,’ ‘Grace and Frankie' and more

What's new or noteworthy on television in the coming week.


‘True Detective,’ with Mahershala Ali in the lead, justifies its long-awaited comeback

After a long timeout, Nic Pizzolatto's HBO anthology gets a fresh start.