TV Critic

Matthew Gilbert

Matthew Gilbert is the TV critic at the Boston Globe. Before that, he covered books and movies for the Globe, as well as celebrity and author interviews. He has written for Slate and and was the managing editor of the Boston Review. His book “Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park” was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2014.

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Fall TV Preview

Sexy, savvy, and full of laughs: 8 new TV shows not to miss

By , Globe Staff

From a ‘Will & Grace’ update to a Margaret Atwood adaptation, these new shows have promise.


Reboots and dull messes: eight new shows to avoid

By , Globe Staff

Tired concepts, cheap one-liners, and trash that isn’t trashy enough? No thanks.

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‘SNL’ returning soon with Gosling and Gadot

By , Globe Staff

The show has announced hosts and musical guests for the season’s first three episodes.


Jimmy Kimmel’s an unlikely advocate, but he’s got everyone’s attention

By , Globe Staff

Kimmel isn’t just complaining about the health care bill and making jokes about the politicians who support it. He’s crossed over into advocacy.