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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With the death of Bill Paxton, a look back at ‘Big Love’

By , Globe Staff

Paxton was the perfect actor to play the polygamist Bill Hendrickson.

On ‘Girls,’ the question of sexual consent

By , Globe Staff

An episode about a famous writer who sleeps with young women is one of the series’ best outings.

TV Critic’s Corner

The audacity of ‘Patriot’

By , Globe Staff

Even though the series about a CIA operative misfires at times, it deserves a lot of credit for originality.

Jimmy Kimmel blends political humor with Hollywood teasing

By , Globe Staff

Kimmel peppered his monologue with Trump humor, introducing French nominee Isabelle Huppert: “I’m glad Homeland Security let you in tonight.”