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.

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TV Critic’s Corner

Life lessons abound in ‘The Affair’

By , Globe Staff

I still love the storytelling, as it moves among the perspectives of different characters and links together past and present.

Guest-acting spots on ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ win Emmy Awards

By , Globe Staff

The awards honor actors who lift their episodes to the next level.


The week in watching: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ bad move, late night’s new face, Emmy anticipation

By , Globe Staff

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to what’s on television.

TV Critic’s Corner

This reality show is guaranteed to be ‘Legendary’

By , Globe staff

The forthcoming Warner Media streaming channel, called HBO Max and due sometime next spring, has just ordered a new 10-episode dance competition.