Handmaid’s Tale Halloween outfit: Yandy’s “brave red maiden” costume

Oh sweet mother of divine. Who came up with this one? Who was sitting around the corporate table and thought, “This Handmaid’s Tale lark seems to be v(...)

Our critics have picked their favourite TV shows from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite t(...)

Issa Rae in Insecure: ‘Her  wry expressions and disarming smile can make even the slightest joke work’

It takes a winning kind of confidence to play awkwardness so well. When Insecure (Sky Atlantic, Thursday, 10.35pm) began, based on Issa Rae’s web seri(...)

Women dressed as handmaids promoting the Hulu original series The Handmaid’s Tale, stand along a public street during the South by Southwest Music Film Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, Photograph:  Reuters/Brian Snyder

At any time over this summer – on the screen, in newspaper columns or in the streets – you could be forgiven for thinking that The Handmaid’s Tale (Ch(...)

A fabulously transformed Nicole Kidman,  plays a Germaine Greer-idolising feminist

One of the qualities that set Robin Griffin apart in Jane Campion’s superb detective drama Top of the Lake, from 2013, was that this outsider had a ne(...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

Even by host Neil Patrick Harris’s standards, the mid-show cabaret tune, The Number in the Middle of the Show, was light on laughs and celebrity cameos. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

When it comes to television award shows, the Emmys have consistently tried to emulate other awards shows. They think they’re the TV Oscars. From cerem(...)