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    In Daybreak, the Apocalypse Is Just Like High SchoolIt’s also very reminiscent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
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    BoJack Horseman Is Still Improving, But BoJack Horseman Is As Good As It GetsAs BoJack sorts out life in and after rehab, the Netflix series gets more mileage out of its Hollywood satire.
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    In Stage Fright, Jenny Slate Shows Us HerselfThe comedian gets personal in her new Netflix special.
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    Modern Love Is All Heart, No SoulIn Amazon’s anthology adaptation of the New York Times column, love is vacuum-sealed from the murkier dynamics that shape our lives.
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    Watchmen’s Extremist Superhero Dystopia Succeeds on Sheer NerveDamon Lindelof’s follow-up series extends the landmark comic’s complex politics into an alternate present riven by racism and class anxiety.
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    Nancy Drew Brings the Character’s Legacy Full CircleThe CW’s new take on the iconic heroine looks less like the original “girl detective” than it does like everything she inspired.
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    Living With Yourself Doubles the Paul Rudd, Doubles the FunPlaying against himself, the endlessly likable actor ably carries this funny, smart, Charlie Kaufman–esque series.
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    Succession Is a Love StoryIn a very twisted way, the Succession finale is the purest expression of Kendall’s need for his father’s love.
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    El Camino Gives Breaking Bad Fans Exactly What They WantTrue to the spirit of Breaking Bad and classic Westerns, El Camino is fan service executed at a very high level.
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    Mr. Robot’s Final Season Brings a Unique Vision Into FocusSeason four of the cyberthriller is a virtuosic culmination of everything creator Sam Esmail has built to date.
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    Looking for Alaska Is the Rare Adaptation That Improves on the OriginalHulu’s long-gestating miniseries adaptation of John Green’s 2005 YA novel moves the story closer to what it perhaps should’ve been in the first place.
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    Sorry for Your Loss and The Unicorn Grapple With Grief’s Long ShadowBoth series deal in the aftermath of personal catastrophe, but only one seeks to illuminate its complicated, lingering effects.
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    Batwoman Is a Lifeless Adaptation in Search of a HeroThe new CW series finds Kate Kane lost in the shadow of her Caped Crusader cousin.
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    The Great Depresh Is Proof That Comedy Doesn’t Have to WoundGary Gulman’s HBO special is equally happy, sad, dark, and hilarious.
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    Big Mouth Season 3 Takes a Bigger-Picture View of PubertyThe Netflix animated series is still about sexual transformation and boner jokes, but it’s increasingly about more than that.
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    Bless the Harts Shakes Up Animation DominationThe promising new series from Emily Spivey is suggestive of what Fox’s Sunday night animation block has been, and what it could be in the future.
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    The Transparent Finale Is an Expression of Everything the Show Was AboutThe series didn’t want to end this way, but I’m kind of glad it did.
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    How Is The Masked Singer Real?The Masked Singer is pure escapism, but you might think you’re losing your mind.
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    Evil Is Smart, Scary, and PhilosophicalCan Michelle and Robert King just make all the CBS shows?
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    The Politician Is Irritating, Exhausting, and Occasionally GloriousMuch like its high-school hero, Netflix’s new satirical drama from Ryan Murphy has an excess of ambition and chutzpah and a lack of meaningful ideas.
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    Mixed-ish Is Still Finding ItselfThe Black-ish spinoff aims for warm-hearted wit but lands somewhere more in the realm of cloying bluntness.
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    A Little Late With Lilly Singh Is a Promising BeginningThe first week suggests that Singh is charismatic and original enough to pull this off.
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    Netflix’s Criminal Is More Thought Experiment Than Crime ProceduralSpread across interrogation rooms in four countries, the series presents the notion that police work is basically the same no matter where you are.
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    The Transparent Musicale Finale Is the Best and Worst of Transparent All in OneThe series concludes with a musical that teeters between self-parody and daring celebration, without ever fully falling on either side.
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    Undone Is a Fascinating Head TripIt’s never quite clear where this new animated series from Bojack Horseman’s Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy will jump to next.
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    Ken Burns’s Country Music Is Powerful, Beautiful, and Somehow Still IncompleteThe 16-hour, eight-part series doesn’t have as firm a handle on the big-picture stuff as it wants you to think.
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    Unbelievable Is a Radical, Exceptional Crime SeriesThe Netflix drama starring Merritt Wever and Toni Collette is less about finding the bad guy than it is about the value of understanding the victim.
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    Bill Burr’s New Stand-up Special Is So Much Better Than Its First 4 MinutesPaper Tiger is a thoughtful and surprising set on shame and emotional repression.
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    The Deuce Shows Its True Self in Its Final SeasonThe third and final season’s jump to the VHS era sets the stage for a reckoning with the endless churn of American economic history.
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    Good Talk With Anthony Jeselnik Is Part Talk Show, Part Sparring MatchThe series’ sincere-ish conversations about comedy live and die by how well guests can navigate the spiky trap of Jeselnik’s persona.
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    The Spy Feels Like a Memorial Plaque Turned Into a MiniseriesNetflix’s six-part miniseries is a functional but inert take on the story of Eli Cohen, played with unblinking straightness by Sacha Baron Cohen.
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    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Is a Staggering AchievementWatching Netflix’s new prequel to Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s 1982 feature film is like watching a ten-hour magic show.
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    13 Reasons Why I Couldn’t Stand 13 Reasons Why Season 3The latest season of the Netflix teen drama strikes more wrong notes than we can count. Wait, sorry — we actually can count them.
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    This Way Up Is an Amiable But Aimless Exploration of RecoveryThe British series starring Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan is at its best when facing ugly emotions rather than hiding them with humor.
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    In On Becoming a God in Central Florida, the Real Pyramid Scheme Is AmericaKirsten Dunst’s new Showtime series centers on a subculture desperate to transcend the financial burdens and repetitious obligations of American life.
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    The Affair: Once More Into the OceanMaura Tierney’s performance anchors the Showtime drama as it navigates its fifth and final season.
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    Why Women Kill’s Consideration of Women’s Anger Is Fun, But HollowThe new multi-timeline series from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) has a great Ginnifer Goodwin performance, but not a strong point of view.
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    Pose Ends an Endearingly Messy Season in Endearingly Messy Fashion“In My Heels” caps off a meandering season that too often prioritized incident over the more life-sized drama that makes the series special.
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    Mindhunter Season Two Is Questioning Us, TooNetflix’s serial killer drama will immediately worm its way back into your head, but not without sparking a bout of self-examination.
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    The Righteous Gemstones Doesn’t Quite Get a HallelujahDespite a strong cast, Danny McBride’s HBO comedy about preaching doesn’t know who its choir is.
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    Diagnosis Is Not Your Typical Medical Mystery ShowThe moving and nuanced Netflix docuseries, based on the New York Times Magazine column, is a mix of genres: reality, detective, and emotional drama.
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    Let’s Talk About Legion’s Strangely Moving Series FinaleNoah Hawley’s feast of the senses didn’t always work, but it ends on a note of beautiful melancholy.
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    The Family Puts a Secret Group In the Spotlight, But Needs Stronger WattageThe Netflix docuseries connects some dots regarding the religious right and American politics, but it doesn’t add up to more than a basic outline.
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    Infamy Is a New Sort of TerrorA radical departure from season one, the AMC series’ newest installment sets its horror fantasy against a very different historical backdrop.
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    GLOW Goes Deeper and Gets Even Better in Season ThreeThere’s more introspection than spandex in the new season. But don’t worry: There’s definitely still spandex.
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    BH90210 Has Its Nostalgia Both WaysThe weird, compulsively watchable reboot earnestly indulges viewers’ affection for the original series with a highly meta wink.
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    Derry Girls Is Teen TV at Its BestThe Channel 4/Netflix series resists the easy traps that so often hinder teen shows.
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    Euphoria’s Finale Was Visually Stunning, But What’s Beneath the Sheen?The first season of HBO’s messy teen drama ends on an ambiguous but compelling note.
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    Succession Season Two Is Merciless, Cruel, and Better Than EverThe barbarian capitalists of the Roy clan are back. And so is Succession’s acid-bath viciousness.
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    A Black Lady Sketch Show Is Pure, Funny FireRobin Thede’s new HBO comedy half-hour is hilarious and surprising.
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