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  1. reality tv
    Dating Around Is a Sneakily Great Reality ShowThe low-stakes Netflix show leans into everything that other dating shows aggressively avoid.
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    The Umbrella Academy Has No Personality of Its OwnYou won’t find anything in this Netflix comic-book adaptation that feels truly original, organic, or personal.
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    Amazon’s Lorena Docuseries Will Make You Rethink the Bobbitt CaseThe Amazon docuseries takes a deeper look at the woman who became infamous for cutting off her husband’s penis in 1993.
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    Miracle Workers Fades Into the So-So BeyondSteve Buscemi is God, but this TBS comedy doesn’t have much higher power.
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    One Day at a Time Is Still Old School in Its Third SeasonIn season three, this traditional sitcom has more obvious flaws, but still has plenty of charms, too.
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    PEN15 Is an Irresistible Millennial Coming-of-age SeriesThe Hulu series finds creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle going back to middle school to tap into all your Y2K nostalgia.
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    Ray Romano’s Netflix Special Is Stand-up Without FussDon’t expect much from Romano’s first special in 23 years.
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    The Ted Bundy Tapes Examines an Infamous Killer, But Finds Only a VoidThe Netflix doc is brilliantly structured and edited, but it ultimately elides the stories of Bundy’s victims.
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    Abducted in Plain Sight Is a Documentary That Must Be Seen to Be BelievedThink of the wildest story you’ve ever heard, multiply it by 50, and then you’ll have a sense of how nuts this doc is.
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    Russian Doll Is a Brilliant, Surreal Show About Women in PowerWhich is why it’s such a bummer that Louis C.K.’s former manager is producing it.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ends But Still Feels Alive, DammitThis Tina Fey sitcom is still smart as hell.
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    The Other Two Is the Year’s First Great New ComedyThe Comedy Central sitcom about the adult siblings of a preteen pop star is great, right from the get-go.
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    Broad City Is Back for One Last Time, and That Feels RightAbbi and Ilana are still funny, but Broad City is taking its final bow at the right moment.
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    I Quit Watching The Magicians and That Was a Huge MistakeNow in its fourth season, the Syfy fantasy drama is a weird, dark, totally unpredictable romp.
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    SMILF Season Two Is an Intimate Portrait of Womanhood, With an AsteriskDespite allegations about SMILF creator Frankie Shaw, season two excels at depicting the personal struggles of its women.
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    Star Trek: Discovery Season Two Is More Typical and Less InterestingTurning Discovery into the Trek version of Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t the solution.
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    Which Fyre Festival Documentary Is Right for You?Honestly, the Netflix and Hulu docs are both worth your time.
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    Black Monday Isn’t Worth the InvestmentIn the ’80s Wall Street comedy, greed is good, and also one-dimensional.
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    What Is True Detective, Really?The third season of HBO’s crime anthology has another bona fide star in Mahershala Ali, but it doesn’t answer this fundamental question.
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    The Passage Is Decent, at a Time When Decent Might Not Be EnoughFox’s adequate adaptation of Justin Cronin’s vampire novel keeps exposition and plot development flowing at the cost of nuance.
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    Does Tony Live or Die at the End of The Sopranos?Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall debate TV’s most famous ending.
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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Is Back, Thank GodOn its new NBC home, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is just as goofy, warm, and funny as ever.
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    You’re the Worst Is Still the Best in Its Final SeasonWill Gretchen and Jimmy actually get married? One of the great pleasures of the final season is finding out the answer.
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    The 2019 Golden Globes Were Anything But a RhapsodyThe show had its moments (Regina King! Glenn Close! The Americans!), but was mostly a disappointment.
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    Surviving R. Kelly Is a Necessary Awakening, But It Asks the Wrong QuestionsThe docuseries walks the line between honoring these survivors’ memories and exploiting them.
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    The Masked Singer Is a Reality-TV Fever DreamIt’s a warped, through-the-looking-glass vision of a singing competition. And it’s pretty entertaining.
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    Tidying Up With Marie Kondo Is Surprisingly WatchableIn Marie Kondo’s Netflix reality series, conspicuous consumers are just like us.
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    A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Review of Black Mirror: BandersnatchEveryone’s talking about Black Mirror’s interactive movie. But is it any good? Hopscotch through this review to find out.
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    Watership Down Is a Children’s Fable That Doesn’t Shy Away From DeathThe Netflix–BBC adaptation of Richard Adams’s best seller will enthrall and terrify a new generation.
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    With The Innocent Man, Have We Reached a True-Crime Tipping Point?The Netflix series, based on John Grisham’s book, is a cautionary tale for the genre.
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    Ellen DeGeneres’s Netflix Special Is an Hour-long FlexEllen’s first special in 15 years revolves around a simple question: Is a world-famous TV star still relatable enough to be a comedian?
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    Marvel’s Runaways Finally Fulfills Its Premise, and Some of Its PromiseThe Hulu series improves by letting its superpowered teens finally run away from their evil parents — but it can’t fully escape them.
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    Springsteen on Broadway, Without the Hassle of BroadwayIf you couldn’t get a ticket to Bruce Springsteen’s Tony-winning show, this Netflix special is the next best thing.
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    Counterpart Is Still Stuck Between Worlds in Season TwoIf only there were a version of this show that was exactly the same, but also slightly different.
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    Nightflyers Is a Space PlodysseyThe adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s sci-fi horror novella only delivers in fits and starts.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season Two Doesn’t Slow Down One BitThe Emmy Award–winning comedy is even more marvelous in its second outing.
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    A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding Is Just As Ridiculous As the OriginalSomething’s rotten in the state of Aldovia. Again.
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    Dirty John Is a Real-Life Horror StoryThe Bravo drama falls squarely into the “men are trash who might kill you” subgenre of true-crime potboiler.
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    The Little Drummer Girl Is Dazzling, But BloodlessPark Chan-wook’s adaptation of the John le Carré spy novel is a lavishly produced, intelligent, tasteful mixed bag.
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    My Brilliant Friend Is an Intimate Adaptation of a Beloved NovelBased on Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan books, HBO’s My Brilliant Friend is a late-breaking candidate for show of the year.
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    Queen America Earns Half a CrownThe Catherine Zeta-Jones–starring Facebook Watch series is not great, but it gets points for attempting to bring nuance to the beauty pageant world.
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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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