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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HBO opens up the vaults, offers 500 free hours of streaming select series

By , Globe Staff

The shows available include “The Sopranos,” “Veep,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Wire,” “Barry,” “Silicon Valley,” and “True Blood.”


Two sitcoms depart, and it’s like saying goodbye to family

By , Globe Staff

Both ”Modern Family” and “Schitt’s Creek” offer the kind of interpersonal warmth that is so desirable — even essential — at all times, but particularly at this time.


Brady and Mickelson, Manning and Woods to team up for coronavirus relief

By , Globe Staff

Legends of the NFL and PGA to compete in two-on-two TV benefit golf match.


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.