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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PBS’s ‘World on Fire’ a widescreen view of wartime

By , Globe Staff

The "Masterpiece" series is an epic ensemble piece set against the early years of World War II.


Here’s how ‘ER’ would have approached the pandemic

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Neal Baer, a writer and producer on the hit medical show in the first years, as well as a practicing pediatrician, told E! what the "ER" take on COVID-19 might have looked like.


Take a good look at the consistently good John Turturro

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The actor has stood out recently in “The Plot Against America,” “The Night Of,” and "Gloria Bell."


‘Some Good News,’ with your anchor, John Krasinski

By , Globe Staff

Guests on the Newton native's online show included his old "Office"-mate Steve Carell and a California teen recovering from cancer.