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  1. tv review
    Homecoming’s Second Chapter Trades Conspiracy for Psychological ThrillsIt’s not as provocative as season one, but the Janelle Monáe–led continuation of the Amazon thriller is a binge-worthy search for identity.
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    Snowpiercer Is Slow to Leave the StationThe long-gestating TV adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s movie is both larger in scope and messier in execution, especially in its shaky early episodes.
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    The Great Is Nasty, Brutish, and Long — and Very, Very GoodHulu’s “occasionally true” period satire skillfully balances empathy for its royal protagonist with an impulse to slice her to shreds.
  4. tv review
    Kimmy Schmidt vs. the Reverend Is What Interactive TV Was Made ForNetflix’s choose-your-own-adventure special delivers the jokes, then more jokes, then still more jokes.
  5. tv review
    Dead to Me Is Even Wilder in Season TwoI mean that in a good way.
  6. tv review
    Upload Is Bleak As HellIt’s an afterlife comedy that asks, “What if Jeff Bezos could add heaven to Amazon Prime?”
  7. tv review
    The Eddy Has Its Own RhythmsIf you can surrender to its freewheeling tempo, you may find pleasure, even moments of joy, in Netflix’s new Parisian jazz drama.
  8. tv review
    The Parks and Recreation Reunion Special Is Such a GiftI wasn’t crying, I swear.
  9. tv review
    Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood Is a Dreamland, for Better or (Mostly) WorseThe Netflix limited series imagines an alternate-history Hollywood predicated on the same inequalities and gatekeeping that fuel the current one.
  10. tv review
    Normal People Is an Honest, Absorbing Love StoryIt also features a ton of sex.
  11. tv review
    Never Have I Ever Made Me Happier Than I’ve Been in WeeksI mainlined every episode of Netflix’s pitch-perfect teen rom-com, co-created by Mindy Kaling, and instantly wished for more.
  12. quibi
    Yep, Quibi Is BadI spent two weeks watching Quibi shows, but I still can’t tell you exactly what Quibi is.
  13. spoilers
    Let’s Talk About That Little Fires Everywhere EndingThe finale of the Hulu miniseries aims for surprise by diverting from its source material, sometimes in ways that defy believability.
  14. tv review
    The New Prince Tribute Concert Is a Must-Watch Now More Than EverLet’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, airing Tuesday night on CBS, is both a new special and a reminder of how live music used to feel.
  15. tv review
    The Last Dance Is a Perfect Remedy for Sports WithdrawalA ten-part ESPN docuseries about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls would have been great under any circumstances. Right now, it feels like a gift.
  16. tv review
    Too Hot to Handle Is Your New Trashy Netflix Reality ObsessionIt’s a social experiment run by a talking metal cone, but it’s also a fishbowl full of hot people being controlled by bored producers.
  17. tv review
    Mrs. America Isn’t Just a History LessonLed by an all-star cast, the FX on Hulu limited series is an addictive retelling of the Equal Rights Amendment fight.
  18. tv review
    SNL Can Adapt to the Social Distancing Era — But Maybe Not Like ThisThis week’s “at home” experiment had its moments, but it also spoke to what the live-comedy institution can and cannot be in the midst of a pandemic.
  19. tv review
    Killing Eve Can Still Shock in Season 3, But It Can No Longer AstonishThe jarring season premiere reveals a series that once felt like nothing else on television now using shock value as a crutch.
  20. tv review
    Can Making the Cut Scratch That Project Runway Itch?The similarities between the new Amazon series and Tim and Heidi’s former show are undeniable, but some key changes alter the viewing experience.
  21. tv review
    I Worried The Good Fight’s New Season Would Feel Out of Touch. I Was Wrong.How does a show so uncannily attuned to our current moment function with a massive chasm between it and our new reality? As it turns out, very well.
  22. tv review
    Run Is a Next-Level Escapist FantasyA spontaneous cross-country journey with Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson? In this climate? Yes, please.
  23. vulture guides
    So, Which Quibis Are Worth Your Time?Just because an episode is under 10 minutes doesn’t mean it’s time well spent.
  24. 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.
  25. tv review
    Unorthodox Is a Beautiful Portrait of a Woman’s RebirthPut Netflix’s new four-episode series at the top of your “what to binge in isolation” list.
  26. 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?
  27. coronavirus
    Andrew Cuomo’s Daily Press Briefing Is the Most Important Show on TVThe must-see TV of the coronavirus pandemic.
  28. close reads
    Is There Any Hope for Picard?The series still has the potential to reach greatness, but only if it can engage the Star Trek franchise’s most essential quality.
  29. tv review
    One Day at a Time Is Back and Helping Me Process the WorldThe family sitcom returns on a new network but otherwise unchanged, making it perfect for a time when the world is full of frightening unknowns.
  30. tv review
    Late Night TV Is Reinventing Itself For the Coronavirus EraBy shooting DIY webisodes at home, Jimmy Fallon and his late night rivals are more spontaneous and relatable than ever.
  31. tv review
    Little Fires Everywhere Almost Matches the Novel’s Incendiary Power. Almost.The Reese Witherspoon–Kerry Washington–starring adaptation is Hulu’s version of a page-turner, with a greater emphasis on melodrama than its source.
  32. tv review
    The Plot Against America Is a Devastating, Relevant Alt-History DramaDavid Simon and Ed Burns bring Philip Roth’s novel to HBO with an incisive depiction of just how personal politics can become.
  33. tv review
    Even Outside the Park, Westworld Gonna WestworldThe most frustratingly not-quite-there show on TV remains structurally bold, visually arresting, and woefully predisposed to turn subtext into text.
  34. 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.
  35. tv review
    Devs Takes Its Time to Blow Your MindThe FX on Hulu miniseries has all the hallmarks of a story by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation), but that may be more of a liability in TV form.
  36. vulture recommends
    Babylon Berlin Is the Best Show You’re Not WatchingIf you’re not already obsessed with Netflix’s stylish, seductive German noir series, its third season will change that.
  37. tv review
    Better Things Season 4 Is a Rare and Precious GiftPamela Adlon’s nervy, magnificent series makes almost every other American TV show, even excellent ones, seem formulaic and timid in comparison.
  38. spoilers
    I Am Not Okay With This Goes Out With a BangThe blood-splattered finale of Netfilx’s superpowered coming-of-age story is the culmination of a season-long remix of classic teen movies.
  39. tv review
    Better Call Saul Finally Gets to the GoodmanIn the fifth and penultimate season, there’s a sense of impending doom and decay in the air. But in a good way.
  40. tv review
    Hunters’ Over-the-Top Holocaust Revenge Fantasy Misses the MarkAmazon’s new Nazi-hunting pastiche goes out on many limbs, but can’t hold its balance on any of them.
  41. tv review
    High Fidelity Is a Great Cover of the OriginalThe similarities between Hulu’s take on the Nick Hornby novel and 2000 film are unmistakable, but its changes to the source push it in new directions.
  42. the gold rush
    The Oscars Ceremony Was Too Long, for No Good ReasonWhat could have been an all-timer of a broadcast was merely a good one, because too much unnecessary material was added.
  43. tv review
    A Show Called Briarpatch Shouldn’t Be This SlickThe new USA mystery crime series from Andy Greenwald and Sam Esmail boasts a proudly weird, stylish exterior that obscures a hollow center.
  44. tv review
    Locke & Key Can’t Unlock Its Most Intriguing ThemesNetflix’s lightweight adaptation of the Joe Hill horror comic fails its own ideas about memory and grief.
  45. tv review
    The 2020 Super Bowl Ads Almost Made America Seem NormalAmid the familiar wash of celebrities and nostalgia trips, a few of this year’s commercials evoked the sense of unease that has become our new normal.
  46. 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.
  47. tv review
    Star Trek: Picard Stumbles Over Its Own LegacyPatrick Stewart is as great as ever in the series’s title role, but the show around him is struggling to live up to the standards of its predecessor.
  48. tv review
    In the End, BoJack Horseman Is So Much More Than BoJack HorsemanOn of TV’s best anti-heroes gets a fitting farewell that stretches far beyond the concerns of one single, flawed equine male.
  49. tv review
    The Goop Lab Is Less Goop-y Than You Might ThinkSorry to break the news, but it’s hard to seriously hate on the Netflix series inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand.
  50. tv review
    We’re Lucky to Have Little AmericaThe new Apple TV+ anthology series about the immigrant experience in America is a small, modest show that packs a big emotional punch.
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