The best TV of 2018 so far

Disappointing season of your favorite prestige drama got you down? Let down by the big sitcom revival that promised to open up a dialogue, but just wound up taking potshots at easy (and vulnerable) targets while setting up a runway for Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing over at Old Man Murdoch’s place? A thousand Netflix…

How the writer of this week’s Handmaids Tale created that topical scene of family separation

It was impossible not to think about what’s happening to immigrants at our country’s southern border when watching this week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. June and her daughter, Hannah, share an all-too-brief reunion that ends with the two ripped apart all over again. It’d be a difficult scene to watch under…

New Orleans is the "physical embodiment of Brockmire himself": The cast on filming in The Big Easy

Hank Azaria’s Brockmire is fueled by alcohol, which led the show’s second season to New Orleans, the city that best embodies Brockmire the man. Las Vegas is only a distant second, according to Hand Azaria. He and Tyrel Jackson Williams discuss shooting Brockmire in New Orleans, the most appropriate place for the show.

Brockmire's Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet scrutinize The Phillie Phanatic and what mascot they would be

Hank Azaria’s Jim Brockmire feuded with a mascot in Brockmire’s second season, which naturally led us to pose the question: What mascot would you want be? Stars Azaria and Amanda Peet, along with the show’s executive producer and writer Joel Church-Cooper, take us through the virtues of the Phillie Phanatic, Mr. Met,…