Reviews

Netflix launched its newest and surprisingly family-friendly adventure series Lost In Space last week and it’s as bingeable a watch as you’d imagine. A blockbuster-sized television adaptation that drastically outpaces the actual blockbuster film of the same name from two decades ago, this new iteration of the Robinson family’s wayward adventures in outer space brings
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Say what you will about the many shortcomings of The Walking Dead franchise, but across all their combined seasons, both the original series and Fear the Walking Dead have typically demonstrated a knack for making season premieres interesting. Before inevitably falling into the dour narrative sameness as before, they often appear to be bursting with
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[Because Rellik has already aired in the U.K., we ask that you not post spoilers in the comments section if you have seen the series in its entirety.] – Rellik isn’t really as interested in being a serial killer drama as its premise might suggest. Thanks to, or simply because of, the narrative device that
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With all the new series popping up every week, it can sometimes feels like Amazon’s Bosch gets unfairly overlooked. The series is entering into season 4 and it once again delivers the sort of consistently entertaining cop drama it has become known for among the Amazon Prime Video faithful. But that sort of reliability in
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The Expanse has demonstrated surprising flexibility when it comes to its storytelling. For a series that began with the tale of a burned-out detective and a ragtag group of blue-collar workers aboard a stolen military vessel, trying to make sense of an increasingly strange and unfathomable situation, the show has proven adept at focusing its
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One of the more appealing aspects of rebooting a familiar genre property comes with the promise of seeing it done with the benefit of modern special effects. That’s particularly true of Netflix’s extraordinarily good looking Lost in Space reboot. The series is, of course, based on the campy 1960s family sci-fi series created by Irwin
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After the end of season 6, New Girl exchanged what would have been a perfect and perfectly romantic end to the series for one last run of episodes that essentially acts as a coda of sorts to the long-running story of a group of friends and, more specifically, the romance between Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel)
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Though it’s only April, 2018 has already been a good year for people who love spy dramas. Between the final season of The Americans and the premiere of the excellent sci-fi espionage series Counterpart, those who get a kick out of clandestine storytelling have plenty to keep them entertained. BBC America is ready to get
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Just as Gotham has teased Bruce Wayne’s eventual evolution into Batman, the series has taken great pleasure in toying with its audience regarding the future of its freshly face-peeled maniac, Jerome. Cameron Monaghan’s take on the would-be Clown Prince of Crime has become a staple of the series, earning him the moniker of Proto-Joker, as
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Season 2 of FX’s Legion is a race against time. David Haller (Dan Stevens) says as much in ‘Chapter 9’, the first new episode of the series in over a year. That proclamation comes after David has been given the chance to do some much-needed catching up and getting used to the new digs at
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The best spy stories revolve around characters caught in impossible positions, often as a direct result of the clandestine dealings they are tasked with handling. And as Counterpart brings its first season to an end, the series brilliantly demonstrates ways in which almost all of its characters, not just the two Howard Silks played by
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Over the course of its second season, Santa Clarita Diet managed to introduce a number of new wrinkles to its hazy zombie mythology, like the ball spider, as well as the mysterious Order of the Red Ball and their apparent modern-day equivalent. It also traced the zombie outbreak to some bad clams — some very
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The Americans has always been a tragedy in the making. Our past is the inevitable future for Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell); the end of the Cold War is a looming specter ensuring the show’s main characters end up on the wrong side of history. It was a bargain those watching
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On the surface, ABC’s new half-hour sitcom Splitting Up Together is about an unconventional family dynamic in the wake of a recent divorce. At its heart, however, it’s a romantic comedy that’s aiming to get its would-be love birds to fall (back) in love by taking the long way around. That way being, ending their
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NatGeo’s One Strange Rock, the channel’s 10-part exploration of planet Earth, represents the blockbusterization of nature documentaries. The new series delivers a fascinating deep dive into the connectivity of all things on the planet, from the air that we breathe to the elements that keep the sun’s harmful radiation from cooking us in our skins.
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There’s slow-burn horror and then there’s AMC’s new series The Terror, which makes the most of its chilly, sinister atmosphere to deliver a tense tale of survival in extreme conditions. The series, an adaptation of the novel of the same name from author Dan Simmons, is a fictionalized account of the doomed mid-19th century arctic
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FX’s Trust is an interesting series before you even have a chance to start digging into the lurid affairs of the Getty family and the kidnapping drama that brought even more attention to the clan. With its real-life crime pedigree, the 10-part drama is following in the footsteps of one of the network’s biggest hits,
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Though he returned last week to host, there were plenty of questions about what Bill Hader’s post-Saturday Night Live career would look like. It’s safe to say that playing a down-and-out Midwestern hitman who discovers a hidden passion for acting, while trying to kill someone in Los Angeles, probably wasn’t high on most people’s lists.
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The central conflict of Showtime’s Billions lies in the battle between Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades, but the series is admittedly limited in how far it can take that struggle without undoing the tension that essentially fuels the show’s drama. Thankfully, and much to the enjoyment of those who love the show for reasons
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It’s no stretch to think season 5 will be the penultimate season of Silicon Valley. The members of Pied Piper have seen their fair share of ups and downs in HBO’s tech-bro comedy, with each season seemingly ending with Richard, Dinesh, Gilfoyle, and Jared snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. But this latest outing
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Zombies have been everywhere for years — well, in popular culture, anyway. Yet it feels like the audience for a good zombie comedy has largely gone underserved (with the exception of iZombie, of course). Last year, Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet aimed to solve that problem with a funny look at a potential outbreak of the
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Right off the bat, it’s clear just how much DNA Netflix’s The Mechanism shares with one of its biggest hits, Narcos. That’s not only because the new series is a densely plotted South American crime drama carried along by an ever-present voiceover, but also because it boasts José Padilha (RoboCop) as its creator. Padilha, of
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Had The X-Files come to an end last week with ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ it’s a good bet audiences would have been excited at the prospect of more, despite what would almost certainly be a Gillian Anderson-less season 12. However, the series still had a fourth installment in the ‘My Struggle’ storyline, which may put a
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Aside from the Arrowverse, one of the ways DC Comics has handled the idea of adapting its characters to live-action television is by hooking audiences on the promise of seeing unformed versions of the company’s biggest heroes on a weekly basis from the comfort of their living rooms. Shows like Smallville and Gotham are, in
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Because Netflix thinks content should be delivered like water through a firehose, as opposed to a steady drip, staying up-to-date with all of the services’ various offerings is a challenge second only to actually watching them and maintaining some semblance of a personal life. Case in point: Netflix delivered unto its subscribers three high-profile series
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After finding itself on the receiving end of a miraculous reversal of fortune, one that was arguably as thrilling as any of its plots, NBC’s Timeless lives to jump through time for a second season. Much to the delight of shippers everywhere, the show’s stay of execution affords it the chance to further explore the romantic intrigue
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Netflix’s Love wraps up its story of an unlikely romance with a third and final season that goes beyond the question of will they or won’t they to ask whether or not they even should. It’s probably too soon to tell where Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust) fall in the pantheon of great
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