I wrote a long review-essay for The Los Angeles Review of Books about absent women, difficult men, the canon of television’s new golden age, and why online television criticism will save us all! It addresses new books by Alan Sepinwall and Brett Martin.

“If there were few female voices at the helms of these shows, their reception was shaped by a discourse community with a strong female — and, more often than not, feminist — undercurrent.”

Here it is!