Hank Stuever
Hank Stuever
TV Critic
TV REVIEWS | Everything looks a little different when held in a post-election light.
 
In Florence Henderson’s Carol Brady, a reassuring (and vanishing) sense of adulthood
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2016; 1:21 PM)
 
HBO’s ‘Marathon’ documentary artfully explores a sense of magnitude
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2016; 3:44 PM)
 
‘The Affair’ is back, full of swerves, but missing some of its original spark
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2016; 10:30 AM)
 
Lady Mary as a boozy, floozy Southern criminal? Works like a charm.
(The Washington Post, November 14, 2016; 1:10 PM)
 
For all their wattage, the biggest celebrities still couldn’t elect a president
(The Washington Post, November 11, 2016; 7:00 AM)
 
Trump’s victorious night as seen on TV: A cliffhanger that let go and plummeted toward history
(The Washington Post, November 9, 2016; 5:30 AM)
 
Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ is best when viewed like separate little movies
(The Washington Post, November 3, 2016; 10:00 AM)
 
We’ll pick a president, but the search continues for a perfect late-night host
(The Washington Post, November 1, 2016; 10:11 AM)
 
‘Good Girls Revolt’ is a much-needed dose of forthright feminism on TV
(The Washington Post, October 27, 2016; 11:21 AM)
 
Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ remake squeezes out the very last drop of camp
(The Washington Post, October 19, 2016; 9:23 PM)
 
In ‘Goliath,’ Billy Bob Thornton heads a cast that overcomes a legal thriller’s weak spots
(The Washington Post, October 14, 2016; 12:49 PM)
 
TV presidents can do anything, except declare themselves as good Republicans
(The Washington Post, October 12, 2016; 3:42 PM)
 
Filthy! Farcical! Furious! From ‘Access Hollywood’ to SNL to the debate, three days of must-see campaign craziness.
(The Washington Post, October 10, 2016; 10:23 AM)
 
‘Crisis in Six Scenes,’ Woody Allen’s weak but passable attempt to do a TV series
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2016; 12:54 PM)
 
Hold on, cowpokes: HBO’s ‘Westworld’ is a big, fat homework assignment
(The Washington Post, September 29, 2016; 3:09 PM)
 
Rolling Stone has come up with the 100 greatest TV shows of all time. My list was a little different.
(The Washington Post, September 28, 2016; 3:46 PM)
 
What did a normal TV watcher think of the Trump-Clinton debate? (Define ‘normal.’)
(The Washington Post, September 27, 2016; 6:30 AM)
 
Better-than-ever ‘Transparent’ transitions into a study of American Jewish-ness
(The Washington Post, September 22, 2016; 1:04 PM)
 
2016 Emmys: Let’s hear it for diversity! Now how about actually watching some of it?
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2016; 11:25 PM)
 
Fall TV 2016
(The Washington Post, September 15, 2016; 2:49 PM)
 
Fall TV 2016: Premiere dates for new dramas, specials, reality shows, docs & more
(The Washington Post, September 15, 2016; 2:32 PM)
 
If everything about watching TV has changed, then how is ‘fall TV’ still a thing?
(The Washington Post, September 15, 2016; 10:24 AM)
 
I’m reviewing 30 fall TV shows at once. The one I like best is Cinemax’s ‘Quarry.’
(The Washington Post, September 8, 2016; 1:29 PM)
 
Pamela Adlon goes on to ‘Better Things,’ while Tig Notaro revisits the same old thing
(The Washington Post, September 6, 2016; 3:00 PM)
 
Donald Glover’s hypnotic ‘Atlanta’ puts fresh eyes on a stereotyped world
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2016; 12:00 PM)
 
‘Halt and Catch Fire’ is a good example of how ‘slow TV’ can eventually pay off
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2016; 11:14 AM)
 
Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ died of antiviral causes
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2016; 4:25 PM)
 
‘The Get Down’ is a lavish remix of hip-hop history — and a big mess of a TV show
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2016; 12:38 PM)
 
It’s wild and weird, but will ‘Westworld’ become the big hit drama HBO needs?
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2016; 5:28 PM)
 
In ‘Meet the Donors,’ Alexandra Pelosi plays Captain Obvious on money and politics
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2016; 4:29 PM)
 
How reality TV gave us reality candidate Donald Trump
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2016; 6:00 AM)
 
HBO’s ‘Vice Principals’ has a maturity issue — and an attitude problem
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2016; 10:37 AM)
 
USA’s beguiling ‘Mr. Robot’ returns as appointment TV for bummed-out Bernie Bros
(The Washington Post, July 12, 2016; 12:35 PM)
 
Welcome to a world of chaos and collapse, brought to you by ‘WTF?’
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2016; 5:36 PM)
 
‘Roadies’ chokes on too many monologues about the romance of life on a rock tour
(The Washington Post, June 23, 2016; 5:00 PM)
 
Summer TV 2016: Premiere dates for new dramas, comedies, reality shows and more
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2016; 11:03 AM)
 
‘BrainDead’ makes every easy Washington joke there is, but it’s still entertaining
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2016; 4:42 PM)
 
ESPN’s ‘O.J.: Made in America’ is nothing short of a towering achievement
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2016; 2:12 PM)
 
In its quest to skewer reality TV, ‘UnReal’ fearlessly takes on race relations
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2016; 4:05 PM)
 
AMC’s ‘Feed the Beast’ is served with a vintage Schwimmer, but still overcooked
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2016; 8:00 AM)
 
In ‘Outcast,’ the creator of ‘Walking Dead’ finds demons in downtrodden America
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2016; 1:35 PM)
 
History’s engaging new ‘Roots’ is faithful to the original and woke to the present
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2016; 10:02 AM)
 
‘Lady Dynamite’ looks at mental illness with self-awareness and satire
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2016; 1:54 PM)
 
‘Preacher’ has some thrilling, quirky action — but its spirit soon grows weak
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2016; 4:00 PM)
 
Megyn Kelly’s awkward prime-time debut was a little too focused on Megyn Kelly
(The Washington Post, May 17, 2016; 10:31 PM)
 
Yes, ‘The Day After’ really was the profound TV moment ‘The Americans’ makes it out to be
(The Washington Post, May 11, 2016; 11:04 PM)
 
‘Convincing catastrophe’: What The Post’s TV critic wrote about ‘The Day After’ in 1983
(The Washington Post, May 11, 2016; 10:30 PM)
 
‘The Good Wife’s’ ambiguous finale: Alicia sees dead people, but at least she’s got her life back
(The Washington Post, May 12, 2016; 9:17 PM)
 
‘The Good Wife’s’ mission accomplished: Alicia has triumphed.
(The Washington Post, May 5, 2016; 10:42 AM)