What It’s Like Being the New York Times TV Critic

From a Times Insider column by Josh Ocampo headlined “A Times TV Critic Feels Authenticity Is His Top Responsibility”:

Which television show does James Poniewozik watch for leisure? Lately, the competition reality series “Survivor.”

Mr. Poniewozik, who has been The Times’s chief TV critic since 2015, recently started watching the Australian version of the series with his family. “It’s what we watch instead of football,” he said. During his downtime, he tries to limit his screen time to about an hour of television a day and read a book from time to time, too.