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 Esquire.com 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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Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

These are TV’s 10 best comic performances in the past 10 years

By , Globe Staff

From Julia Louis-Dreyfus on “Veep” to Ted Danson on “The Good Place,” these actors have been brilliant at making us laugh.

TV Critic’s Corner

Michael C. Hall returns, with an accent

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In the new Netflix thriller “Safe,” he’s a British dad whose oldest child goes missing.

TV Critic’s Corner

Recalling when Barbara Bush and Marge Simpson became pen pals

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After apologizing for calling “The Simpsons” “the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen,” the then-first lady added, “Clearly you are setting a good example for the . . . country.”

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ the 10 best TV drama performances over 10 years

By , Globe Staff

Critic Matthew Gilbert submits his choices from an embarrassment of riches.