Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

Kelly Lawler

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Kelly:

5 things to binge-watch this weekend: Tom Hanks edition

To continue your Tom Hanks fix after 'Toy Story 4' this weekend, binge watch some of the star's classics. → Read More

The definitive ranking of all 21 Pixar movies (including 'Toy Story 4')

Rejoice! Woody, Buzz and the rest of the plastic playthings return this weekend in 'Toy Story 4.' To mark the occasion, we ranked all 21 Pixar movies. → Read More

The 10 best guilty-pleasure TV shows to keep you happy all summer long

From "Younger" to "Claws" to "The Hills: New Beginnings" and "AGT," these 10 shows will hit the spot this summer. → Read More

Did you love 'Chernobyl'? Then watch 'The Terror' next

If you loved HBO's "Chernobyl," a mini-series about a historical nuclear disaster, try AMC's "The Terror," a miniseries about a plagued arctic voyage. → Read More

Still have 'Jeopardy!' fever? Watch the 10 best game shows this summer

From "Press Your Luck" and the new "Spin the Wheel" to good old "Wheel of Fortune," these are the best game shows to play along with this summer. → Read More

The 5 best TV shows to binge-watch with your dad this Father's Day

From "Iron Chef" to "American Ninja Warrior" to "Parenthood," we have five shows to watch with your dad no matter what genre you're looking for. → Read More

The 6 best TV dads of all time, in honor of Father's Day

From Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) to Ned Stark (Sean Bean), we celebrate our favorite TV dads just like our real ones this Father's Day. → Read More

The 10 best TV shows of 2019 (so far), from 'Leaving Neverland' to 'Killing Eve'

From "Chernobyl" to "Fleabag" and "Leaving Neverland," these are the best 10 TV series that 2019 has been able to produce, so far. → Read More

Why Billy Porter doesn't care what you think if he wears a dress on the red carpet

The star of FX's 'Pose' gets real about the pressure Hollywood puts on men to be masculine, and why he doesn't care about other people's opinions. → Read More

'Big Little Lies' Season 2 is almost as exquisite as the original

With Meryl Streep and a new story of women living with secrets, "Big Little Lies" returns for a second season that almost lives up to the first. → Read More

The 'Game of Thrones' finale tarnished its legacy, but the anger and joy of fans lives on

"Games of Thrones" Season 8 finale will leave behind a hole in the cultural conversation where passion and anger used to thrive. → Read More

The best and worst TV series finales of all time (yes, including 'Game of Thrones')

In honor of 'Game of Thrones' signing off for good, we've ranked the 10 best and five worst TV finales of all time, from 'Six Feet Under' to 'HIMYM.' → Read More

'Game of Thrones' series finale recap: A disaster ending that fans didn't deserve

Spoiler alert! "Game of Thrones" aired its final episode Sunday night on HBO and the series didn't end the way any fans might have expected. → Read More

'The Phantom Menace' turns 20: Why I love the ‘Star Wars’ prequels (and you should too)

The 'Star Wars' prequel trilogy isn't as bad as you may remember, and that's worth celebrating as 'The Phantom Menace' marks its 20th anniversary. → Read More

Sadly, 'Game of Thrones' never fixed its problem with women

From Cersei's death to Dany's turn, it's become painfully clear that writers couldn't write fully developed female characters. → Read More

'Game of Thrones' recap: The series just burned itself to the ground

Spoiler alert! "Game of Thrones" offered up fire and ash for its penultimate episode, but, once more, chose spectacle over character and logic. → Read More

The 5 best mother/daughter movies to binge-watch this Mother's Day

From 'Lady Bird' to 'Real Women Have Curves' to 'The Joy Luck Club,' stream these mother/daughter films this Mother's Day, whether you're with your mom or not. → Read More

'Game of Thrones': Why fans are livid over the latest death

Spoiler alert! The latest death on "Game of Thrones" angered fans, and not just because they didn't want to see a fan-favorite character die. → Read More

'Game of Thrones' recap: A pivot and a huge misstep plague Episode 4

It was back to thrones-gaming and politics in the fourth episode of the final “Game of Thrones” season. → Read More

'Game of Thrones' recap: A pivot and a huge misstep plague Episode 4

Spoiler alert! After last week's long, dark and puzzling Battle of Winterfell, Sunday's "Game of Thrones" had a huge job: Pivot back to the quest for the Iron Throne. Did it work? → Read More