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    Escape at Dannemora Is an Extraordinary Prison Break Turned HumdrumEven with stellar performances by Patricia Arquette and Benicio del Toro, this Showtime drama is longer than it needs to be.
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    The Kominsky Method Is a Funny But Frustrating Portrait of Aging MasculinityChuck Lorre’s Netflix series is a fantastic showcase for Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. But it has little regard for anyone besides them.
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    Must Love DogsThis six-part Netflix docuseries is such a good boy.
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    Room 104 Season Two Is Weird, Surprising, and Packed With Great ActorsThe new season of the Duplass brothers’ HBO anthology series lands a lot more hits than misses.
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    Netflix’s Westside Is an Instagram Ad Made FleshThis jumbled mishmash of reality TV drama, making-of doc, and music video briefly coalesces into something greater than the sum of its parts.
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    Sally4Ever Is an Unbridled Squirm FestEveryone on this HBO show is awful. This will either amuse you or drive you crazy.
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    Pod Save America Is So Much Better Than AxiosBoth of these HBO shows are about politics and Trump, but only one of them is forthright about how partisan it is.
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    The Legacy and the Lunacy of House of CardsThe show’s final season considers serious issues raised by the 2016 election, and it also gets completely nuts.
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    Shut Up and Dribble Makes a Powerful Case for Athletes Who Speak UpLeBron James co-exec produces this thoughtful docuseries, which explores the NBA’s history of racial justice and protest.
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    Outlander Season 4 Is As Outlander As It GetsClaire and Jamie move to America, but this Starz drama maintains the same escapist spirit, for better and worse.
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    Patriot Act Cements Hasan Minhaj As a Necessary Voice in Late NightThe Daily Show vet infuses his Netflix show with a stand-up sensibility and his perspective as the Muslim son of Indian immigrants.
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    There Is Life After Death for House of Cards and The ConnersBoth shows are fascinating, though each ends up being mainly about the void left by the loss of its star.
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    Bodyguard Is Now on Netflix, So Prepare for a Nail-Biting BingeThe tense British hit starring Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden will hook you from minute one.
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Is a Decadently Malevolent Halloween TreatThe witchy teen drama offers chills, delights, and an intriguing spin on a young woman’s quest for freedom.
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    Homecoming Is Must-See Mystery-Box TVJulia Roberts stars in your next Reddit-thread-inspiring TV addiction.
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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.
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    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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