Matthew Gilbert

Gilbert has been the TV critic at the Globe since 1998. He has also written about TV for Slate, appeared on NPR, and been managing editor at the Boston Review.

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I’m going to keep hugging my dog. Here’s why.

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Psychology Today says “hugging your dog raises its stress and anxiety levels,” but Matthew Gilbert isn’t going to stop.


It all comes down to ‘Seinfeld’

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“Seinfeld” remains not only as funny and clever as ever but also painfully true.

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Gervais lampoons the media in a listless Netflix comedy

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His Netflix movie “Special Correspondents” fails amiably, without any major embarrassments or offenses, but it fails, and there’s barely a laugh or a worthy wink in the entire story.

TV Confessions: Gail Mazur

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Among the poet’s choices: “Veep,” “Antiques Roadshow,” and “The Golden Girls.”