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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TV Critic’s Corner

Her reality should be TV, not the White House

By , Globe staff

I really don’t ever want to hear another highly commercialized reality star talk — even tentatively — about parlaying silly TV fame into political clout.

TV Critic’s Corner

Funny money the currency in Showtime’s ‘Black Monday’

By , Globe Staff

The comedy will star Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, and Regina Hall as a trio of Wall Streeters around the time of the titular crisis in 1987.


Emmy voters, I’m here to help

By , Globe Staff

Avoid the predictable (Claire Danes, “Stranger Things”), honor the less obvious choices (“Killing Eve,” Issa Rae), and ignore “Better Things” at your peril.

Television Review

A history of shame in a nuanced ‘Man in an Orange Shirt’

By , Globe Staff

The PBS movie about gay love across generations goes places you might not expect.