Willa Paskin, Slate

Willa Paskin


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Willa:

The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021

The year’s best TV ran the gamut from pleasure to pain. → Read More

Where Does Succession Go After That Big Cliffhanger?

Does Kendall survive? And can the show survive without him? → Read More

The Emmys Underlined the Paradox of Too Much TV

The people handing out the awards were a diverse lot. The ones receiving them, much less so. → Read More

Impeachment’s Villain Isn’t Who You Think She Is

The series takes Lewinsky’s side, but it also humanizes the woman who betrayed her. → Read More

The White Lotus’s Biggest Mystery Wasn’t Who Died

It’s to the show’s credit that it ever felt like things could go any other way. → Read More

What If HBO Doesn’t Need Another Show About Terrible Rich White People?

The characters are so real it takes a while to realize the story is running on rails. → Read More

The New Gossip Girl Adds the Wrong Ingredient

The reboot gains just enough self-awareness to stop being fun without adding any insight. → Read More

The Friends Reunion Has One Surprise

As with the Harry Potter series, the special’s real star is the passage of time. → Read More

Mare of Easttown’s Big Twist Changes Everything

What kind of show are we watching now? → Read More

A Chaotic Oscars Didn’t Do The Movies Any Favors

The ceremony was cozy and intimate, but with few reminders of what the movies do best. → Read More

On The Real World: Homecoming, the Most Famous Argument In TV History Is Still Going On

The original series staged landmark conversations about race. Homecoming picks up where they left off. → Read More

Oprah’s Uncanny, Singular Skill Is More Than Being Good at Interviewing

You don’t talk to Oprah because it’s easy. You talk to Oprah because it’s good for you. → Read More

Politicians’ New Endgame: Becoming Content Creators

Barack is podcasting with the Boss, and Michelle is making TV with puppets. → Read More

Framing Britney Spears Is Missing a Crucial Piece

The Hulu documentary overlooks the key to understanding the pop star’s story. → Read More

Now Streaming: Slate’s Bridgerton Spoiler Special

Nichole Perkins, Willa Paskin, and Marissa Martinelli discuss the Netflix smash hit—the good, the bad, and the sexy. → Read More

WandaVision Is a Marvel Show for People Who Don’t Like Marvel

The affectionate homage to classic sitcoms sets complicated backstory aside, at least for starters. → Read More

Too Much TV Is Still Not Enough

TV Club says goodbye, for now. → Read More

Can the TV Shows That Speak to This Moment Survive It?

How will Ted Lasso play when we don’t need it so badly? → Read More

Democracy Became a Procedural Thriller

One of the year's best TV shows went deep on the electoral process. → Read More

In Defense of Short Attention Spans

We burn through shows faster than ever, obsessing over them one minute, forgetting them the next. → Read More