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

Recalling when Barbara Bush and Marge Simpson became pen pals

By , Globe Staff

After apologizing for calling “The Simpsons” “the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen,” the then-first lady added, “Clearly you are setting a good example for the . . . country.”

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ the 10 best TV drama performances over 10 years

By , Globe Staff

Critic Matthew Gilbert submits his choices from an embarrassment of riches.

Television Review

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ remains dark and bold

By , Globe Staff

“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t easing up to attract more viewers. And you won’t easily shake the opening sequence of the second-season premiere, on Wednesday, especially if you’re a Red Sox fan.

TV Critic’s Corner

This is where ‘Westworld’ left off

By , Globe Staff

Here are a few things you’ll need to remember from last season, as the host rebellion catches fire.