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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Showtime’s ‘Happyish’: Midlife in the age of Twitter

By , Globe Staff

As “Mad Men” prepares to leave the air, Showtime’s “Happyish” is here to offer us a far more sarcastic and pessimistic tour of the world of advertising.


Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus TV’s best-ever comic actress?

By , Globe Staff

A genius at making shallowness and awkwardness into comic goldmines, Louis-Dreyfus knows how to transform the trivial into the revelatory.

Critic’s picks: TV

By , Globe Staff

Matthew Gilbert’s choices for what’s on television this week.

TV Confessions: Robert Carlock

By , Globe Staff

A Weston native, the Emmy-winning writer co-created Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” with Tina Fey.