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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The Brits do crime shows really, really well

By , Globe Staff

Your thoughts on Brexit aside, let’s focus on something we can all agree on: The English have fantastic cop shows.

The Ticket: TV


Just when this season of “Game of Thrones” was losing focus, last week’s “The Battle of the Bastards” came along and changed it all up. Now comes the finale.

Critic’s Corner for Sat., June 25

By , Globe Staff

In the series premiere of “Celebrity Renovation,” Alyssa Milano, recovering from ovarian cancer, assembles a team of designers and builders to surprise her assistant with a home renovation.

Television review

Crowe’s ‘Roadies’ is a backstage pass from a frontman past his prime

By , Globe Staff

The Showtime series from the director and writer of “Almost Famous” reminds us how far he’s drifted from his former glory.