TV Critic

Matthew Gilbert

Matthew Gilbert is the TV critic at the Boston Globe. Before that, he covered books and movies for the Globe, as well as celebrity and author interviews. He has written for Slate and and was the managing editor of the Boston Review. His book “Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park” was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2014.

Latest stories


The best TV episodes of the 2000s? Let’s get started.

By , Globe Staff

Imagine trying to pick out the peak episodes of the Peak TV era. That’s exactly what I’m going to try to do, with your help.


A local helps make ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ sing

By , Globe Staff

Alex Newell, who grew up in Lynn, plays Zoey’s gender-fluid neighbor Mo.

TV Critic’s Corner

Strong lineup returns on FX in coming months

By , Globe Staff

First of all, the excellent “Better Things,” Pamela Adlon’s heartfelt look at single motherhood and raising daughters, will be back for season 4 on March 5.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Schitt’s Creek’ returns and it’s easy to catch up

By , Globe Staff

It’s a collection of talented comics doing their “Green Acres” shtick and killing it.