James Poniewozik Chief Television Critic
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James Poniewozik is the chief television critic for The New York Times. He joined The Times on Sept. 8, 2015, and that same night wrote an overnight review of Stephen Colbert’s debut on “The Late Show.” Since then, he has written reviews and essays with an emphasis on television as it reflects a changing culture and politics. His exploration of streaming television argued that services like Netflix represent not just a new delivery system and business model but a new genre of art.

195 Articles
5 days ago
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Best TV Shows 2022: ‘Reservation Dogs,’ ‘Abbott Elementary’ and More

In a year dominated by the familiar, series like “Reservation Dogs,” “The Rehearsal,” “Bad Sisters” and others showed...

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3 months ago
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One Last Broadcast for Queen Elizabeth II

The funeral for Queen Elizabeth II honored a seven-decade public life. It also felt like a capstone to the mass TV er...

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‘M*A*S*H’ at 50: War Is Hell(arious)

Five decades ago, “M*A*S*H” anticipated today’s TV dramedies, showing that a great comedy could be more than just funny.

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TV’s Prequel-Mania

This fall, if you feel like you’ve seen that new series somewhere before, you’re probably right.

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‘Fall TV’ Is Dead. But Buzz Will Always Be With Us.

Two television critics ponder what fall TV even means in the streaming era and discuss the series they’re most lookin...

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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Is Shiny but Not Yet Precious

Amazon’s pricey, gorgeous fantasy spectacle delivers what fans expect, but it could thrive by giving them what they d...

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4 months ago
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Why ‘Better Call Saul’ Was More Than ‘Breaking Bad 2’

A potent finale showed why “Better Call Saul” was more than “Breaking Bad 2.”

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9 months ago
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The State of the Union: Together, if Only for a Few Minutes

President Biden brought a cheerleading tone to a normal-ish address for very abnormal times.

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10 months ago
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‘Severance’ Review: That Makes Two of You

Adam Scott returns to the office in an engrossing thriller about separating work and home life, surgically.

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10 months ago
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At the Super Bowl, Nostalgia’s the Only Game

When the present is divisive and the future is scary, pop culture’s biggest event plays “remember when.”

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10 months ago
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‘We Need to Talk About Cosby.’ (Among Others.)

W. Kamau Bell’s documentary series is a model of how to engage honestly with disgraced artists and their art.

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‘Pam & Tommy’ Review: The Internet Is for Porn

The raucous story of a stolen sex tape invites its audience to laugh, then asks what’s so funny.

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