The cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ pose with their awards including Outstanding Drama Series. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA. 3:02

HBO shows Game of Thrones and Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television(...)

You can’t have a drama called The Ark without some expectation of enormous volumes of water sloshing around at some point.

All the way through The Ark (BBC One, Monday), it’s hard not to think when you see Noah, “oh there’s that Shameless bloke in an oatmeal-coloured kafta(...)

Jon Hamm: ‘I don’t believe in this divide: that you’re either sporty or arty or mathsy or a dreamer.’ Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Jon Hamm is almost 6ft 2in. But, in person, when he jumps to his feet, the process seems to take even longer than one might expect. Maybe it’s an a(...)

Sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) can talk the talk, but in the wildly competitive billion-dollar business of managing pro-athletes, that isn’t nec(...)

Animated: Robin Wright in The Congress

Ari Folman, director of Waltz with Bashir, follows up that hugely original – and still depressingly relevant – critique of Israeli martial policy with(...)

Hendricks on queen bee Joan: ‘She was resilient and confident and even when she was dealt some really lousy stuff, she seemed to learn from things. She was a smart cookie’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Christina Hendricks doesn’t walk into the room so much as glide, as if perched on an invisible pair of roller skates on unseen tracks. And she does(...)

Bazinga: the trio of Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cucoco (centre) want $1 million each per show

‘Television comedy is an intentional act whose primary purpose is to cause laughter; this is understood as such by the audience. The Big Bang Theory i(...)

True Detective. Woody Harrelson and Mathew McConaughey. Photograph:  Home Box Office, Inc

True Detective (Sky Atlantic, Saturday) is the story of two policemen with the same head (granite face, sensible side-parting) who in flash-forward(...)

Nice spread: Guests listen to a speech by Queen Elizabeth II in honour of President Michael D Higgins. RTÉ’s coverage of the banquet would have benefited from a lighter touch. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tuesday this week is one of those days when watching TV on a spring-like afternoon doesn’t feel like slacking off. RTÉ’s live coverage of the S(...)

The Congress: has a wonderful madness all its own
Review: The Congress

When Ari Folman’s follow-up to Waltz with Bashir arrived at Cannes last year, it created al(...)