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Past articles by Nina:

‘Perry Mason’ review: Legal drama starring Matthew Rhys is better in Season 2

The show doesn’t feel quite so glum this time out, but Perry Mason remains a man eluding his destiny until finally a wrong must be righted. → Read More

My worst moment: Jane Fonda — ‘I’d rather lose a job than sleep with a guy’ to get it

Jane Fonda didn't usually experience the gauntlet of the Hollywood casting couch, likely because most of the studio heads knew her father. → Read More

Column: Are there any good new rom-coms? Checking in on the state of the genre.

TV has picked up some of the slack, but stand-alone romantic comedies are an art form of their own, worthy of new entries with staying power. → Read More

My worst moment: Zach Gilford and the shoulder grab on ‘Friday Night Lights’ that went very, very wrong

“Lucky for me, my worst moment was kind of hilarious,” he said. “But it was definitely the most embarrassing moment of my life.” → Read More

Column: ‘Tár’ vs. ‘Avatar’ — are high ticket prices scaring audiences away from anything that isn’t a known quantity?

With movie tickets in the $15-$20 range, are audiences reluctant to take a risk on non-blockbuster movies? → Read More

‘The Last of Us’ review: ‘The Walking Dead’ meets ‘Station Eleven’ in this HBO adaptation of the video game

Speculations about the future in shows like "The Last of Us" always reflect present-day anxieties and we have plenty of those at the moment. → Read More

My worst moment: Even after the success of ‘Living Single,’ Erika Alexander was back at square one

Despite her proven comedic chops, Erika Alexander was offered no sitcoms after playing the very funny Maxine Shaw on "Living Single." → Read More

My worst moment: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ alum Emily Hampshire’s breakdown in front of Norman Lear

"Schitt's Creek" alum Emily Hampshire is a seasoned actress. But pitching a TV series was a new — and messy — experience with Norman Lear. → Read More

The best TV of 2022: ‘Abbott Elementary’ to ‘The Bear,’ Nina Metz’s top shows of the year

From critic Nina Metz: TV from '22 that stood out as especially smart or even, simply enough, just a solidly good time. → Read More

‘Harry & Meghan’ review: In Part I, the couple addresses racism and the press — but so far steer clear of royal family digs

The couple is looking to pull back the curtain, right some wrongs and reframe the conversation. The docuseries condemns racist treatment of Meghan Markle — but accountability is limited. → Read More

‘George & Tammy’ review: They were a towering couple of country music, but offstage their story was infused with sadness

Starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain, the series is at its best when it uses the couple’s music to capture their tumultuous relationship. → Read More

‘Slow Horses’ review: In Season 2 of this darkly funny British espionage drama, it’s a hunt for Russian sleeper agents

Gary Oldman’s performance as head MI5 outcast Jackson Lamb elevates the character's filthy, rancid presentation to high art. → Read More

My worst moment: A sweaty ‘Daily Show’ audition for John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie was ambivalent about a "Daily Show" gig: It would have meant uprooting his life in Los Angeles but also getting his dad's approval. → Read More

‘Wednesday’ review: An ‘Addams Family’ spinoff that centers on goth girl Wednesday Addams (snap, snap)

It’s aggressively fine and judging by the timing of its release, intended to entertain a house of guests looking for something to watch together. → Read More

Column: Where have all the Hollywood movie ads gone?

Does feel like some titles don't get any promotion? "The era of reaching everybody is fading away," says a marketing expert. Maybe we miss the monoculture. → Read More

‘The Crown’ review: All My Windsors returns for Season 5 with divorce drama between Charles and Diana

Who benefits when the porcelain dolls of the British royal family are protected at all costs? Don't bother asking the long-running Netflix series. → Read More

My worst moment: Larry Wilmore bombed — then recovered — his first time on ‘The Daily Show’

During rehearsal, no one would look him in the eye. "You know how you don’t name a farm animal because you know you might have to eat it one day? It was that energy." → Read More

‘Blockbuster’ review: Netflix’s workplace sitcom struggles for laughs at the last Blockbuster video store on Earth

Randall Park and Melissa Fumero star in a sitcom that stylistically feels like a lesser cousin to "Superstore." → Read More

My worst moment: The ‘Simpsons’ joke Reid Scott blurted out in an audition that he worried ruined his career

Reid Scott was once up for a role on "The Sopranos." The audition consisted of just one line. Scott added a joke that tanked the whole thing. → Read More

‘The White Lotus’ review: Season 2 jets to Sicily for another rendition of Rich People Talking

Aubrey Plaza is the standout in Season 2 of "The White Lotus," which moves to Sicily. But the wealthy boors? They remain the same. → Read More