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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The week in watching: Ray Romano’s serious acting chops, Oscar curiosity, MTV’s repulsive reality show

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Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to the week ahead in television.

Matthew Gilbert | Critic’s Corner

NBC’s Elvis tribute is fit for the King

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On Sunday at 9 p.m., NBC will air a two-hour show that re-creates Presley’s “ ’68 Comeback Special.”

BUZZSAW | Matthew Gilbert

Why ‘Russian Doll’ may be the best show of 2019

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The Netflix series has hit me on a deeper-than-usual emotional level. I’ve been trying to understand why.

TV Critic’s Corner

Edie Falco runs the LAPD in CBS pilot ‘Tommy’

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The Emmy-winning actress from “The Sopranos” and “Nurse Jackie” will play the first female chief of police in Los Angeles.