PopMatters is moving to WordPress. We will publish a few essays daily while we develop the new site. We hope the beta will be up sometime late next week.
Once a dysfunctional family that we rooted for, the Gallaghers have become the antithesis of funny.
29 Dec 2015
The Showtime comedy continues to surprise during its third season, demonstrating why its British counterpart lasted as long as it did.
15 Jan 2014
One of television's most beautiful shows -- like Game of Thrones but with 100% more Popes -- explores the idea of historical fiction in its occasionally stunning second season, with a finalé for the ages.
26 Mar 2013
The Gallaghers and Co. are back for another season of sex, drink, and familial discord. Oh! It's funny too!
05 Feb 2013
With the latest season of Episodes about to air on Showtime, we're reminded of how affecting the always-entertaining act of self-deprecation can be.
12 Jul 2012
With a Showtime special behind him and his new album out now, Patton Oswalt speaks to PopMatters and manages to fit in The New Yorker, Penthouse, and Acme Novelty Library in a single sentence.
19 Sep 2011
Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.
31 Aug 2011
As with so many trends, the increasing prevalence of transnational television is either a building block in a utopian post-national society enabled by the democratising power of new media, or the inevitable by-product of the audience fragmentation and personal atomisation occasioned by new media.
25 Mar 2011
TV is better than film. The best scripts, the best acting, and the best directing are deserting the multi-plexes for the freedom of the small screen. But all TV series should die by the end of their second season.
14 Mar 2011
The Showtime series returns August 16 and even though the show arguably jumped the shark way back in Agrestic, chances are you'll want to catch up with Uncle Andy's shenanigans.
26 Jul 2010
Collapse Expand Reviews
Collapse Expand Features