Inkoo Kang

San Francisco

TV Critic

Education: Smith College, BA in Comparative Literature; UCLA, MA in Comparative Literature

Inkoo Kang is the TV critic at The Washington Post.
Latest from Inkoo Kang

‘Bel-Air’ is ‘Fresh Prince’ without any of the things that made it special

Peacock's "Bel-Air," which reboots "Fresh Prince" as an intense drama, proves a redundant reimagining of the already issues-driven original.

February 12, 2022

‘Inventing Anna’ is about a scammer. So why does the show itself feel like a bait and switch?

Julia Garner and Anna Chlumsky star in Netflix's "Inventing Anna," Shonda Rhimes's ripped-from-the-headlines dramatization of grifter Anna Delvey.

February 10, 2022

‘Pam & Tommy’ is good. But it’s hard to avoid feeling queasy.

The much-hyped Hulu miniseries "Pam and Tommy," starring Lily James, Sebastian Stan and Seth Rogen, preaches what it won't practice.

February 2, 2022

In ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby,’ W. Kamau Bell proves we need to go beyond separating the art from the artist

Bill Cosby's groundbreaking career and tarnished legacy are reexamined in Showtime's "We Need to Talk About Cosby" through the eyes of betrayed Black fans.

January 30, 2022

In ‘Janet Jackson,’ a star famous for her privacy lives up to her reputation

In the first half of the "Janet Jackson" docuseries, the pop star's famous sense of control gets in the way of revelation.

January 28, 2022

‘The Gilded Age,’ the lavish period drama from the creator of ‘Downton Abbey,’ is all surface and no shine

Carrie Coon and Christine Baranski star in "The Gilded Age," HBO's latest drama about terrible rich people.

January 23, 2022

In the fantastic new dramedies ‘Single Drunk Female’ and ‘As We See It,’ it’s never too late to grow up

In the instantly charming "Single Drunk Female" and the immediately grabby "As We See It," 20-somethings grapple with alcohol abuse and autism, respectively.

January 20, 2022

I never thought I’d miss ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ Then I saw ‘How I Met Your Father.’

"How I Met Your Father" takes on the worst parts of "How I Met Your Mother," while "Grand Crew" does the hangout sitcom right.

January 17, 2022

Bridget Everett’s ‘Somebody Somewhere’ is 2022’s first great show

In HBO's "Somebody Somewhere," Bridget Everett stars as a grieving woman who discovers in middle age how to feel at home in the Kansas town where she grew up.

January 14, 2022

‘Cheer’ made celebs of its stars. Season 2 shows the downside to fame.

"Cheer" Season 2 is still a rousing sports drama, but amid FBI charges against member Jerry Harris, its rawest emotions aren't about winning anymore.

January 11, 2022