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Daniel Fienberg

Chief Television Critic

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Critic’s Notebook: Showtime’s ‘Desus & Mero’ Is Gone Way Too Soon

THR's chief TV critic laments the premature passing of one of his favorite late-night shows.

‘Better Call Saul’ Director Breaks Down Pivotal ‘Fun and Games’ Scenes

Executive producer and director Michael Morris breaks down Jimmy and Kim's emotional showdown, Gus' unexpected restaurant meeting and other key 'Fun and Games' details.

ESPN’s ‘The Captain’: TV Review

ESPN's seven-hour documentary focuses on Derek Jeter and the Yankees '90s and '00s baseball dynasty, featuring Spike Lee among its executive producers.

HBO’s ‘The Rehearsal’: TV Review

'Nathan for You' creator-star and 'How To With John Wilson' executive producer Nathan Fielder returns with a reality-comedy about ordinary people who prepare for key life challenges via elaborate recreations and rehearsals.

Critics’ Conversation: The 2022 Emmy Nominations Are a Mix of Inspired and Inane

THR's TV critics break down the 2022 Emmy nominations — and oversights — that most surprised, delighted, perplexed or disappointed them.

‘Better Call Saul’ Boss Explains That Midseason Premiere Shocker

Series co-creator and showrunner Peter Gould discusses the midseason premiere of the final 'Better Call Saul' season, which features several twisty character decisions and another big shocker involving a cast regular.

Discovery+’s ‘Unprecedented’: TV Review

The new documentary from Alex Holder features access to Donald Trump's children in the lead-up to and aftermath of the 2020 election, which isn't the same as being enlightening.

Apple TV+’s ‘Black Bird’: TV Review

Novelist and TV veteran Dennis Lehane runs this six-part drama about a cocky drug dealer (Taron Egerton) playing a game of cat-and-mouse with a serial killer (Paul Walter Hauser).

AMC+’s ‘Moonhaven’: TV Review

The technology developed on a moon colony represents Earth's last hope in a drama from Peter Ocko that straddles science fiction, mystery and oddball New Age spirituality.

Chris Pratt in Amazon’s ‘The Terminal List’: TV Review

The actor headlines this starry series adaptation of Jack Carr's novel about a Navy SEAL trying to unravel a vast conspiracy related to his team's disastrous final mission.

‘Station Eleven’ Stars Matilda Lawler and Mackenzie Davis Deserve Emmys Recognition for Their Shared Role

In 2021, Claire Foy won her second Emmy for playing Queen Elizabeth on Netflix’s The Crown, a bizarre guest acting triumph for what was barely even a cameo. The easiest way to interpret Foy’s victory is that Emmy voters have lost all ability to judge guest acting categories, which require a complete overhaul. Or, looking […]

The ‘Reservation Dogs’ Cast Deserves Emmys Attention This Year

The best thing about FX’s Reservation Dogs is that depending on the episode, any of the show’s four stars — Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis — could be front and center, as each of the young, previously unknown actors has already proven their ability to anchor installments with creators Sterlin Harjo and […]