USA TODAY’s Critic’s Corner chat takes place Monday afternoons, when we talk TV with fans.

Critic Robert Bianco is taking the summer off. He’ll return in September, but the chat continues with Kelly Lawler filling in. Chatters should visit the USA TODAY Life page on Facebook at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, when Kelly will be answering questions live. However, you may email early questions to or submit questions below ahead of time, starting at 8 a.m. ET/ 5 a.m. PT Mondays.

We will continue to accept early questions submitted via Twitter. Tweet your early questions to @klawls. Kelly will then include selected Twitter questions in the live video chat on Mondays at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT at Remember, Twitter questions are subject to the 140-character limit. If your question is longer than that, tell us how many Tweets to look for. (1/3, 2/3, 3/3, etc.)

Watch Kelly answer reader questions at the USA TODAY Life page on Facebook when the chat returns at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT Mondays.

Live Blog Critic’s Corner chat: Monday, July 17, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT


Here are recent questions and answers:

How should someone looking to get into Game of Thrones start?

The best place to start is the beginning. Game of Thrones is one of the most dense and complex series on the air, and it would be almost impossible to jump in cold with the new seventh season and be satisfied. You would miss 60 episodes, so your best option is to watch at your own pace and try to avoid spoilers. The performances, the production values and the storytelling are still great, even if you know what happens, which is how readers of the book series experienced the majority of the show. 

Is there more of The Americas on the way?

Yes, although not much. The Americans will air a shortened sixth and final season in 2018. But honestly, I think that’s a good thing. Many series outstay their welcome and suffer creatively. But shows that have a definitive end date are able to craft the story’s conclusion with more finesse. HBO’s The Leftovers is a good example of this. Although it only aired for three seasons, the series…