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  1. vulture recommends
    Dark Side of the Ring Exposes Wrestling’s Seedy, Sensational SecretsTrue crime in tights.
  2. tv review
    Philly D.A. Is the Second Coming of The Wire, in Docuseries FormThe sprawling series maps a citywide web of interlocking problems, attempted solutions, and the many individuals caught inside.
  3. tv review
    Trust Me, You Want to Watch Couples TherapyOnce you make peace with its voyeuristic premise, Showtime’s fly-on-the-wall reality show is far and away one of the best docuseries on TV.
  4. docuseries
    Kanye Docuseries With Decades of Footage Reportedly Bought by NetflixOne of the directors has followed West since the late 1990s.
  5. close reads
    Demi Lovato’s Documentary Is Acutely Aware of Its ImageDancing With the Devil isn’t just a high-profile tell-all, it’s also a canny demonstration of celebrity construction in real time.
  6. new music
    Demi Lovato Says She Doesn’t ‘Hold Back’ on Her New AlbumThe record is out April 2, featuring collabs with Ariana Grande, Saweetie, and more.
  7. demi lovato
    You Can Watch the First Two Episodes of Demi Lovato’s YouTube Doc Right Now“I crossed a line that I had never crossed in the world of addiction.”
  8. capitol riot
    Showtime Developing Capitol Riot Limited Series With Comey Rule CreatorsOh no, someone’s going to play the Q Shaman, aren’t they?
  9. interviews
    Last Chance U Team Talks Pandemic Season and the Emotional Moment You Didn’t See“You know what? I shed a tear watching how they put the story together.”
  10. tv review
    Last Chance U: Basketball Is a Riveting, Heartbreaking Sports DocThe end of the eight-episode season, now on Netflix, has a twist you’ve probably never seen in a sports documentary.
  11. close reads
    Allen v. Farrow’s Dylan Farrow Videos Are a Necessary Shift in FocusWhile it’s unsettling to watch a 7-year-old Dylan describe her abuse, it feels right that as an adult she’s finding healing in an on-camera context.
  12. backstories
    How Allen v Farrow Obtained Never-Before-Seen Home Videotapes and Lost Documents“There was a cover-up of mass proportion.”
  13. tv
    George Clooney to Produce Docuseries About Ohio State Abuse ScandalBased on a 2020 Sports Illustrated investigative story by Jon Wertheim.
  14. allen v farrow
    Woody Allen, Soon-Yi Previn Denounce HBO’s Allen v. Farrow As ‘Shoddy Hit Piece’Ronan Farrow kept the focus on his sister in a post following Sunday’s premiere.
  15. tv review
    Allen v. Farrow Places Dylan Farrow at the Center of Her Own StoryThe new HBO docuseries reexamines the familiar allegations against Woody Allen from a different perspective with context we have not seen before.
  16. trailer mix
    Demi Lovato Isn’t Holding Back in Dancing With the Devil TrailerShe says she “had five-to-ten more minutes” after her near-fatal 2018 heroin overdose.
  17. tv review
    We Are the Brooklyn Saints’ Concerns Go Well Beyond Winning and LosingRudy Valdez’s Netflix docuseries reclaims dignity for its characters by seeking beauty, even poetry, in outwardly unremarkable scenarios.
  18. tv review
    The Lady and the Dale Is a Multifaceted Look at a Multifaceted Con ArtistThe HBO docuseries offers a sharp, engrossing reconciliation of Liz Carmichael’s crimes and her identity as a trans woman.
  19. hbo
    In Tiger, a Portrait of a Phenom Who Was Never Allowed to Be a KidA two-part HBO documentary shows the toll of an overbearing father and life as a golf prodigy.
  20. docuseries
    Demi Lovato Will Address Overdose in New YouTube Doc Dancing With the DevilThe four-part series premieres March 23.
  21. make martin scorsese laugh again
    Stop Doomscrolling and Watch the Fran Lebowitz Documentary Series on NetflixNeed a distraction? Here are 12 moments from Pretend It’s a City that are better than anything else on the internet right now.
  22. 🤬tv review 🤬
    Seven Not-So-Dirty Reasons to Watch History of Swear WordsAlthough, truly, you don’t need our damn permission.
  23. extremely on-screen
    Charli and Dixie D’Amelio to Make Much, Much Longer Videos for Hulu SeriesThe D’Amelio Show comes to the bigger small screen in 2021.
  24. renewals
    How to With John Wilson Renewed for Season Two at HBOWe like this news.
  25. docuseries
    How John Wilson Made the Perfect COVID-Era TV FinaleThe documentarian discusses the unexpectedly moving episode of his HBO series.
  26. it’s a pink friday
    Nicki Minaj’s Long-Awaited Docuseries Is Heading to HBO MaxHBO Max better get ready for the Barbz.
  27. 🧀
    Netflix’s New Docuseries Features One Dangerous Wheel of CheeseAlso dancing dogs, jumping frogs, and some very crazy hair.
  28. trailer mix
    Tekashi 6ix9ine Speaks After His Prison Release in Showtime Doc SupervillainThe three-part series will premiere in early 2021.
  29. cult followings
    HBO Feels 9 Hours of The Vow Wasn’t EnoughMore episodes are coming in 2021.
  30. nxivm
    Can’t Get Enough of The Vow? Starz Has Another NXIVM Doc for You.Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult follows India Oxenberg.
  31. tv
    Reality TV Glows UpDocuseries like The Vow are television’s latest prestige offering, but they’re not so different from their trashier predecessors.
  32. tv review
    What, Exactly, Is a Docusoap? Deaf U Is Here to Explain.Netflix’s new series weaves in and out of journalistic observation and voyeuristic, messy stories about cliques, sex, and snobbery.
  33. stand-up
    The Challenge of Making a Comedy Store Documentary From the InsideA chat with director Mike Binder about his five-part series on the legendary comedy club.
  34. chat room
    The Love Fraud Creators Have Some Post-Finale Rick Scott Smith Updates for YouRachel Grady and Heidi Ewing discuss their docuseries’s finale and the con artist who tried to mansplain success while wearing a prison jumpsuit.
  35. tv review
    Challenger: The Final Flight Unpacks a Moment of American Hope and HeartbreakIn revisiting the tragedy of 1986’s space shuttle explosion, the new Netflix docuseries draws out some compelling parallels to our present.
  36. docuseries
    From Recovery High to MTVCan a series about teen addicts entertain without romanticizing its subjects? 16 and Recovering hopes so.
  37. trailer mix
    Jim Carrey, David Letterman, More Appear in Showtime’s The Comedy Store TrailerThe four-part docuseries debuts on October 4.
  38. tv review
    Once You Start Watching Love Fraud, You Can’t StopShowtime’s true crime-meets-revenge thriller about a con artist/bigamist plays like a wild mix of Kill Bill, Dirty John, and Catfish.
  39. nxivm
    What to Know About HBO’s The Vow and the NXIVM Sex CultA guide to the docuseries’ main players and the organization’s inner workings, subsequent trials and convictions, and ongoing work.
  40. tv review
    The Vow Takes a Deep, Compelling Dive Into the NXIVM CultThe HBO docuseries gives viewers an insider’s view of the so-called sex cult as it’s in the midst of falling apart.
  41. trauma
    Last Chance U’s New Season Takes an Unexpected, Sad DetourThe episode “Greyhaven” is about football, sure, but it’s more about the trauma echoing through the family of fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley.
  42. vulture sports
    Ken Burns Is Not Here for ESPN’s Michael Jordan Doc, The Last Dance“I find it the opposite direction of where we need to be going.”
  43. tv ratings
    The Last Dance Is ESPN’s New Ratings ChampThe premiere of the Michael Jordan docuseries gave the network its best-ever documentary ratings, easily surpassing O.J.: Made in America.
  44. docuseries
    Tiger King Is a Train Wreck — Nothing More, Nothing LessNetflix’s latest must-see series is an extreme, flawed example of a WTF docuseries that generates lots of conversation but little clarity.
  45. rip gators
    Of Course Joe Exotic’s Alligators Belonged to Michael JacksonThe alligators were killed in a suspicious 2015 fire featured in Netflix’s Tiger King.
  46. but is it good?
    A Debate About Tiger King Between Me and MyselfNetflix’s buzzy true-crime series about big cats and the criminal weirdos who keep them is undeniably absorbing. Is that enough?
  47. say hello to your mother for me
    HBO Max Orders Mark Wahlberg Docuseries Titled … ‘Wahl Street’Are you ready to start your day at 2:30 a.m.?
  48. tv review
    Hillary Looks Back at the 2016 Election With 20/20 HindsightWatching the new four-part Hulu docuseries about the life and career of Hillary Clinton can feel like poking at an old bruise. But it’s worth it.
  49. tv review
    McMillions: We’re Lovin’ ItThe HBO docuseries is an absorbing Soderbergh-esque look at a scheme to hamburgle the McDonald’s Monopoly promotion.
  50. it’s a dog eat dog world
    How That Navarro Cheer Mix You Can’t Stop Listening to Is MadePatrick Avard, a.k.a. CheerMusicPro, breaks down how he builds competitive cheerleading mixes like those featured in Netflix’s Cheer.
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