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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Critic’s Corner — Wednesday

By Matthew Gilbert , Globe Staff

Critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to what’s on TV Wednesday night, including a “Drugs Inc.” episode on National Geographic that focuses on the heroin trade in Boston.

Television Review

‘Houdini’ shackled to a leaden script

By Matthew Gilbert , Globe Staff

“Houdini,” a new two-part miniseries on History, is not exceptional. It’s a boilerplate biopic that fails to deliver any sense of intimacy with Harry Houdini.


Tony’s fate will always be elusive, as it should. The end.

By Matthew Gilbert , Globe Staff

This week, another online debate erupted among TV lovers about “The Sopranos” mysterious finale.

Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Friday night

By Matthew Gilbert , Globe Staff

“Dorothea Lange” on PBS profiles the amazing photographer who captured enduring images of the poor, displaced, and forgotten.