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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Stephen Colbert’s highly visible transition to ‘The Late Show’

By , Globe Staff

Colbert is morphing from a fire-breathing blowhard into a late-night desk jockey. His new show starts Sept. 8.

The ticket: TV

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Matthew Gilbert on what to watch this week.

Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Friday

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“Ray Donovan” Sunday at 9 p.m., Showtime. “Show Me a Hero” Sunday at 9 p.m., HBO

Television review

Netflix’s electrifying ‘Narcos’ and the war on drugs

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The series — addictive, compelling, shocking, and even educational — takes a far-reaching look at the rise of cocaine and Pablo Escobar in the 1980s.