After watching the first four episodes of “Fargo,” I worry that I might embarrass myself by adopting Midwestern slang to which I have no claim. Somebody, please stop me!

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Beyonce performs onstage on her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2014.” (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

-Libby Hill writes a fantastic meditation on what “Monday Night Raw” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” have in common: The struggle to live up to gender norms.

-If Ron Charles loves it, I want to read it.

-I will be fascinated to see what happens in 2015 when new regulations start forcing Chinese television programmers to come up with more shows.

-’American Masters’ reaches beyond the Baby Boomers.

-I totally understand why people are uncomfortable with Oliver North cashing in on his experience in Nicaragua, but “The Americans” is pretty tough on the contra operation. (Also, the show has been renewed, so we can all celebrate a third season of Phillip and Elizabeth’s wigs!)

-In which I will spend too much money on concert tickets at some point this summer.

-Meet the next stage of the Netflix bump: the Netflix decline.

-And now, Sigmund Freud will fight crime, because of course we would get to the source of all our profile stories eventually.

-Looks like Louis C.K. kept his edge during his show’s hiatus:

 

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.