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    Making a Murderer Part Two Is True Crime Turned PloddingNetflix’s follow-up investigation of the Brendan Dassey and Steven Avery convictions leans on nitty-gritty legal procedure.
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    In Wanderlust, Toni Collette Gets Serious About SexCollette’s luminous performance is a highlight in this Netflix series about an open marriage.
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    What Sorry for Your Loss Understands About Mourning a Loved OneIt’s emotional work to watch this sterling Facebook Watch series.
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    Salt Fat Acid Heat Actually Wants You to CookThe Netflix docuseries is a joyful revolution in the world of highbrow foodie shows.
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    The Conners Doesn’t Need RoseanneMinus Roseanne Barr and Trumpian politics, The Conners moves forward in funny, sturdy fashion.
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    Charmed Is a Hollow Celebration of Sisterhood and Female PowerI wanted to like the CW’s reboot of Charmed. But it’s the wrong show coming at the right moment.
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    Elite Is Your New Favorite Teen DramaThe Netflix series is like Riverdale, Gossip Girl, and Big Little Lies rolled up into an improbably delicious murder mystery.
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    Camping Is a Maddening, Amusing TripJennifer Garner is great, but Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s new show isn’t quite there yet.
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    The Haunting of Hill House Is Scary But SlowThe horror series gets sufficiently creepy for a Halloween binge, even if it suffers from Netflix bloat.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 4 Beats the OddsShows like CXG rarely get onto mainstream TV, much less sustain their concept over the long haul.
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    Lodge 49 Nails the Sad Absurdity of Modern LifeIt’s a charming stroll through the ruins of late capitalism that feels real and metaphorical at once.
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    Basketball: A Love Story Is Good, But It’s No Slam DunkIf you have the slightest interest in basketball, you’ll still want to watch this massive ESPN docuseries.
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    Better Call Saul Ends a Bleak, Beautiful SeasonSaul caps off its best season yet with a bruisingly sad finale.
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    Big Mouth Season 2 Is a Hilarious and Vital Portrait of PubertyThis show isn’t just funny. It also makes an important message about the way we discuss sex.
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    The Romanoffs Follows Privilege All the Way DownMatthew Weiner’s first TV project since Mad Men is another portrait of white people in decline.
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    Who Is The Circus For?It’s hard to say what this Showtime docuseries adds to our understanding of politics or the way the news cycle works.
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    Which This Is Us–esque Show Has the Most Potential?God Friended Me or A Million Little Things?
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    Amazon’s King Lear Captures the Heart of a Classic Shakespeare TragedyAt its best, the Anthony Hopkins-led adaptation feels as current and as timeless as a nightmare.
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    The Good Place Is Still the BestStill surprising, still hilarious, still forking great.
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    Murphy Brown Is Back and Ready to Take On Donald TrumpThe feminist sitcom revival isn’t afraid to be partisan, but it still has to work out a few kinks.
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    FBI Is As Apolitical As a #BlueLivesMatter Bumper StickerDick Wolf says that his new CBS show isn’t “politically oriented.” He’s wrong.
  22. tv review
    New Amsterdam Is Very, Very DumbA bad-boy doctor who breaks all the rules? You must be kidding!
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    Credit Where Credit’s Due: Last Man Standing Is Unexpectedly WarmThe show has chosen to make a swerve toward vulnerability and self-knowledge.
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    Who Gets to Define Jane Fonda?The HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts reduces the Hollywood legend, even as it strives to exalt and empower her.
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    The Good Cop Is an Uneasy Comedy About Corrupt PoliceThis Netflix show doesn’t have nearly enough self-awareness to handle such serious issues.
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    Manifest Is Not the Next LostYeah, you can skip boarding this plane.
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    Maniac Is a Hell of a DrugThis trippy series starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone is unlike anything else on Netflix.
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    The New Magnum P.I. Shows a Lot of PromiseThe CBS reboot’s pilot captures most of what made the original great.
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    Sorry for Your Loss Is a Wonderfully Sensitive Show About GriefThe Facebook Watch drama is meticulously observed and often cathartic.
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    Jesus, the Emmys Were Sluggish This YearEven a surprise marriage proposal couldn’t overcome Colin Jost and Michael Che’s blasé style.
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    The Hunt for the Trump Tapes Doesn’t Seem Likely to Uncover MuchThis may shock you but: Tom Arnold is no Bob Woodward.
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    The First Is a Very Different Kind of Space DramaThe Hulu series is an intimate story about astronauts and their families struggling through the messy business of living.
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    Norm Macdonald Has a Show Is a Comedy RelicHe feels like a talk-show host who belongs to an older era.
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    BoJack Horseman Season 5 Goes Deep on Grief, Addiction, and Sight GagsThe BoJack-centric storylines are terrific, and the stand-alone episodes about other characters are even better.
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    Forever Is Really Great, But We’re Not Allowed to Tell You WhyMaya Rudolph and Fred Armisen’s Amazon show is shrouded in secrecy. But trust us: It’s one of the best of the fall.
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    American Vandal Season Two Is Full of ItYou’ll miss the refined sophistication of season one’s dick jokes.
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    The Deuce Season Two Takes a Big Leap ForwardThe HBO drama jumps ahead to an era of glitter balls, platform shoes, cocaine, and the open sale of sex.
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    Lifetime’s You Is Absolutely BonkersIf you can get past the creepy premise, this show is a messy, murderous romp.
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    Kidding Is a Terrific Showcase for Jim CarreyThe show is a little uneven, but this is the perfect role to mark Carrey’s return to TV.
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    Why Does Iron Fist Season Two Exist?It’s an improvement in the way that stubbing your toe is an improvement over jamming your finger.
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    Atypical Season 2 Widens Its Perspective, But Loses Some CharmThe Netflix dramedy about an autistic teen becomes even more of an ensemble piece in its second outing.
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    Ozark’s Second Season Is a Trip to Lake FlaccidThe Netflix crime series gets even darker and more plodding.
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    Jack Ryan Is a (Literally) Explosive ThrowbackThe message of Amazon’s new show is simple: John Krasinski, good. Terrorists, bad.
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    What Was the Point of Who Is America?It was sometimes brilliant, sometimes juvenile, and mostly existed to expose the rise in shamelessness.
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    The Seductive Horror of Sharp ObjectsEvery episode left me feeling anxious and depressed, yet immediately eager for more.
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    The Innocents Is a Supernatural Teen Love StoryBut you can also watch it for Scandinavian farm-to-table lifestyle porn.
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    Drew Michael’s HBO Special Will Make You Think About How Comedy WorksIt may not make you laugh, though.
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    Mayans M.C. Doesn’t Quite Measure Up to Its PredecessorKurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy follow-up is a show with its own personality and focus, though by no means a great one.
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    The Affair Is Ridiculous But I Still Can’t Quit ItThe fourth season took a ton of absurd, soapy turns. But trying to divorce it was impossible.
  50. tv review
    Disenchantment Does Not Cast a SpellMatt Groening’s first Netflix series is no Simpsons or Futurama.
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