Alex Claiborne

March TV comes in like a lion with the return of acclaimed comedy “Silicon Valley,” Marvel’s wonderful “Jessica Jones” and a “Roseanne” rebooted for the Trump era. more

Mar 6, 2018 12:37 PM TV & Video



February is the month for smart and diverse comedies. TV critic Alex Claiborne previews “2 Dope Queens,” “Coach Snoop,” a rebooted “Queer Eye,” and a returning “Last Week Tonight.” more

Feb 9, 2018 5:00 AM TV & Video


Melissa Moseley

Septuagenarian comedy, hilarious loneliness, and a different look at Chicago’s South Side make for an interesting start to 2018. more

Jan 8, 2018 12:41 PM TV & Video 1 Comments

We’re living in television’s golden age. Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne shares her list of favorite TV shows from 2017, including several female-led comedies and three animated shows. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS

TV critic Alex Claiborne previews some new shows that aren’t about the holidays. She checks out “Easy,” a documentary on Ben Bradlee, “Happy!” and “The Crown.” more

Dec 6, 2017 2:08 PM TV & Video



November’s TV offerings include “Alias Grace,” a new series based on a Margaret Atwood novel, the return of “Shameless” and “Lady Dynamite.” more

Nov 6, 2017 3:21 PM TV & Video

Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne says it’s time to grab a pumpkin spice something-or-another and hunker down for some October television. more

Oct 6, 2017 2:00 PM TV & Video



September has a lot going on in the television world, including a new series by David Simon and the return of Broad City and Will & Grace. more

Sep 8, 2017 4:21 PM TV & Video



Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne looks at a slate of promising shows returning or debuting in August. more

Aug 9, 2017 5:00 AM TV & Video


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OK, July’s got some great TV coming our way, but let’s not pretend this month is about anything but the return of Game of Thrones. more

Jul 12, 2017 11:59 AM TV & Video

In her June television preview, Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne looks forward to diving into the lives of Miami nail salon artists, female wrestlers and New York City geezers. more

Jun 9, 2017 5:00 AM TV & Video



This month brings the return of “Master of None” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — and the highly anticipated new episodes of David Lynch’s magnificent “Twin Peaks.” more

May 10, 2017 2:00 PM TV & Video



April brings the debut of a much-anticipated series based on Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the return of Bill Nye, from Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne. more

Apr 4, 2017 10:04 AM TV & Video

This spring FX premieres “Feud: Bette and Joan,” a promising new anthology series from Ryan Murphy (“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”). Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne takes a look at this and other signs of spring. more

Mar 6, 2017 1:56 PM TV & Video



Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne shares her picks for the best of February television. more

Feb 3, 2017 12:23 PM TV & Video



2017 has begun, and TV critic Alex Claiborne says she’s looking forward to some new episodes of “Portlandia” and a documentary about the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. more

Jan 5, 2017 2:34 PM TV & Video



Get ready to binge-watch through the holidays. Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne shares her top 10 TV shows of 2016. more

Dec 29, 2016 11:59 AM TV & Video

November’s TV lineup has some treats in store, including a much-anticipated return of “Gilmore Girls” and a new season of “Billy on the Street,” writes TV critic Alex Claiborne. more

Nov 2, 2016 3:36 PM TV & Video

October’s television lineup is an enchanting one. From hilarious returning comedies like "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" to new, highly anticipated series like "Divorce," Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to HBO, there is a Halloween treat for everyone. more

Sep 29, 2016 2:15 PM TV & Video

There’s a fall potpourri of returning programs from network and cable television that are worth going back to. Like the familiar cozy sweaters we reach for in September, it feels good to settle back into our normal television schedule. more

Sep 10, 2016 12:01 PM TV & Video