TV Confessions: Charlie Kravetz

From left: Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff, and Rob Lowe in “The West Wing.”

The general manager at Boston NPR station WBUR talks TV.

Kit Harington portrays Jon Snow in a scene from

Matthew Gilbert

Is Jon Snow alive in ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6?

HBO’s new “Game of Thrones” promotional art for season 6 features the bloody, handsome, and, of course, pouty face of Jon Snow.

// Jennifer Nettles rules holiday airwaves

A chat with country singer Jennifer Nettles who dominates the holiday airwaves in three upcoming specials including “CMA Country Christmas.”

A 50th anniversary special will precede “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Nov. 30.

Holiday TV picks

Charlie Brown, naturally, heads the list of this year’s holiday television picks.

The Ticket: Television

Homeland (Sunday at 9 p.m. on Showtime) is on the weaker side, with story lines losing their logic and characters behaving inconsistently.

// France has big night at International Emmys, with 3 wins

The normally festive ceremony was tempered by reflections on the recent Paris terrorist attacks.

Alexa Davalos and Luke Kleintank in Amazon’s “The Man In The High Castle.”

Television REview

‘The Man in the High Castle’: land of the free and home of the Axis

The starkly remixed iconography is alarming, fascinating, and, with the world currently in paroxysms of war, uprising, and revolution, all the more thought-provoking.

James Taylor and Stephen Colbert update ‘Fire and Rain’

In a silly bit on “The Late Show,” Taylor told Colbert that he reworked “Fire and Rain” to include the things he’s seen since he wrote the song in 1970.

Television review

Crackle reaches for more with ‘More’

Crackle, the free streaming service, makes its series drama debut with “The Art of More,” starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

Worst fall TV season ever?

Broadcast networks have resorted to derivative, formulaic, and willfully unoriginal projects.

Television REview

// AMC’s ‘Into the Badlands’: Choreography on the verge of mayhem

It’s too bad the story line and characters aren’t as impressive as the fight scenes.

Television Review

// Better call Bob (and David)

Comic duo Bob Odenkirk and David Cross resurrect ‘”Mr. Show” with “W/Bob and David” on Netflix to typically absurd effect.

tv confessions

TV confessions: Annie Weatherwax

Among the author’s favorites: “All in the Family” and “The Great British Baking Show.”

Television Review

USA’s ‘Donny!’ is TV about TV

It’s hard to satirize TV on TV effectively and with originality these days. So it’s no big surprise that the new USA sitcom, “Donny!,” is underwhelming.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

Half-hour dramas prove less is more

The current batch of half-hour dramas includes some of the best series that TV has to offer.

Television Review

TNT’s ‘Agent X’ puts Sharon Stone a heartbeat away

After bristling at the poor quality, I settled for camp-watching the show, and I had a few “Sharknado”-like laughs.

Jon Stewart moves to HBO

HBO just announced the four-year production pact with Stewart, which will begin with “short-form digital content.”

Special section

// The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

What's on TV

// Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Thursday

A look at Thursday programming, including “Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert,” on WGBH 2.