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 Esquire.com 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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Television review

Superhero spoof ‘The Tick’ comes to the rescue

By , Globe Staff

The new series is a lighthearted take on an overdone genre, with an amiable if not very bright oddball leading the way.

TV Critic’s Corner

If it’s Sansa vs. Arya, I know who I’m rooting for

By , Globe Staff

Of the two Stark sisters, only one is stuck in the past.

TV Critic’s Corner

That moment when ‘Maude’ seemed 20 years ahead of its time

By , Globe Staff

The 1977 episode was called “The Gay Bar,” and that’s where it took place.

TV Critic’s Corner

The wonderful baddies of ‘Animal Kingdom’

By , Globe Staff

The TNT series is packed with an extended family of awful people who do awful things.