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    The Problem With DahmerThe series states its aim to humanize those affected by the serial killer’s crimes, but it can’t resist a base attraction to its central monster.
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    Andor Is the Cure for Star Wars EnnuiThe franchise hasn’t felt this challenging, invigorating, or dangerous in quite some time.
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    The Rings of Power Is Too Big to FailPrime Video’s much-anticipated Lord of the Rings series is a best-case scenario for storytelling by monetary brute force.
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    The Patient Is All Killer, No FillerSteve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson deliver strong performances in a thought-provoking thriller that succeeds by keeping its focus narrow.
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    House of the Dragon Is Built on a Shaky FoundationOne thing’s for certain: This prequel is definitely a Game of Thrones series. As for what else it is, that’s harder to say.
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    A League of Their Own Pulls Off an Awkward Double PlayThis imperfect but captivating series adaptation of the 1992 film is both a correction and a celebration.
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    The Sandman’s Lost DreamNetflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s legendary comic works well when it has a strong sense of its titular character. If only it stayed that way.
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    Industry Is the Best Show to Listen ToWho knew money-flavored white noise could be so soothing?
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    Rap Sh!t Is Having the Most Fun This SummerIssa Rae’s first post-Insecure series is charmingly acted, perpetually funny, and utterly immersive.
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    Only a Star Could Make The Last Movie StarsEthan Hawke’s docuseries about Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman unearths a potent portrait of celebrity.
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    Resident Evil Is Plagued by PredictabilityBrief, welcome glimpses of silliness hint at what could have been if this Netflix series were more willing to deviate from the franchise’s mythology.
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    Ray Liotta Keeps the Unstable Black Bird GroundedIn one of his final roles, the late actor brings much-needed poignancy and pathos to a stilted true-crime miniseries.
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    Stranger Things Just Wouldn’t Stop Running Up That Damn Hill The fourth season of the Netflix series got stuck on repeat.
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    Loot Is At Odds With ItselfA perfectly pleasant but ideologically hollow comedy about an ultrarich girlboss? In this economy?
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    The Bear Never Stops MovingThe energy and stress of a busy kitchen fuels this instantly compelling, tense, beautiful new series.
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    Damn It, Players, You Got MeBehold, an esports mockumentary that improbably works despite the viewer’s utter ignorance of esports.
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    For All Mankind Season 3 Navigates Heady Highs and Cavernous LowsA race to colonize Mars brings out the alternate-history series’ best qualities amid some maddening missteps.
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    Ms. Marvel’s Enthusiasm Is InfectiousIt has been too long since the MCU had a proper coming-of-age tale, and this confident, focused miniseries rises to the occasion.
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    P-Valley Season Two Spins OutKatori Hall’s Starz drama loses the consistency and cohesion that drove its first season.
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    The Boys Needs a New Punch LineThere’s something to be said for consistency, but some variety or nuance would be nice too.
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    Angelyne Is the Total PackagePeacock’s miniseries about L.A.’s “Billboard Queen” is not just aware of the limitations of the biopic. It relishes disrupting them.
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    A Warning From the Future About The Time Traveler’s WifeA time-traveling TV critic considers Steven Moffat’s strangely chintzy, tonally odd adaptation of the 2003 novel.
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    The Kids in the Hall Make a Head-Crushing ReturnAgainst all odds, the sketch comedy’s Amazon revival is almost miraculous.
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    Conversations With Friends Thrives on What Goes UnsaidStrongly reminiscent of Hulu’s previous adaptation of a Sally Rooney Novel, the series puts sexual frankness at its center.
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    Hacks Seems a Bit LostThe Emmy-winning series hits the road in season two and needs some time to find its old rhythms.
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    Candy Leaves a Sour AftertasteHulu’s weightless true-crime miniseries has little sense of what it wants to say about the 1978 axe murder of Betty Gore, or why it should say it.
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    The Staircase Defies ExpectationsA seminal true-crime story takes on new dimension in a scripted series that proves there’s still more to say about Michael and Kathleen Peterson.
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    Mike Myers Returns, Cautiously, With The PentaverateThe Netflix series feels way too timid — except for all the poop jokes.
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    Let’s Hear It 4 Girls5eva’s Triumphant Second ActAn unabashedly silly yet satisfying new season digs back into everything that made season one so amusing and then some.
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    The 2022 White House Correspondents’ Dinner Was a Respectable-Enough RebootIt wasn’t Twin Peaks: The Return, but it also wasn’t, like, Heroes Reborn either.
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    Under the Banner of Heaven Scratches the True Detective ItchAndrew Garfield finds fresh empathy in the FX on Hulu series’s tired true-crime patterns.
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    The Offer’s Exhausting Self-Congratulation Makes The Godfather Into GabagoolDespite some strong performances, the overlong miniseries is an incurious bit of nostalgia bait.
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    We Own This City Dissolves the Line Between Cop and CriminalDavid Simon returns to the world of Baltimore police in a limited series that is not a sequel to The Wire, but is not not a sequel to The Wire.
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    The Man Who Fell to Earth Doesn’t Know Where to LandUnsteady writing muddles a compelling premise in Showtime’s serial adaptation of the 1963 Walter Tevis novel and 1976 David Bowie–starring film.
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    Barry Is Killer in Season ThreeAfter an extended hiatus, the HBO dramedy about Bill Hader’s hitman-actor is back and better than it’s ever been.
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    The Flight Attendant Returns, Dizzy and Fizzy As EverSeason two turns melodramatic-thriller fodder into background noise. That’s because it’s foregrounding a much more compelling set of tensions.
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    Gaslit Has No Use for HeroesWhen it avoids the sway of its own hyperbole, Starz’s compellingly grimy Watergate miniseries illuminates the coldness and crassness of complicity.
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    Okay, I’d Like to Escape Russian Doll’s Time Loop NowWhen everything everywhere all at once backfires.
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    Killing It Sneaks Sharp Insight Into Its Snake-Hunt ShenanigansThe new Peacock comedy’s focus on the insurmountable gap between predator and prey is both consistent and darkly amusing.
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    Ken Watanabe Kicks the Slow-Moving Tokyo Vice Into High GearDespite its Ansel Elgort–centric marketing, the HBO Max crime series is at its most captivating when focused on its Japanese characters.
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    Cozy Up With Julia, a Warm and Welcoming TreatThe new HBO Max series is much like the version of Julia Child it wants to portray: imperfect yet charming — and in love with feeling good.
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    Moon Knight’s Compelling Weirdness Feels Incompatible With the MCUA pulpy atmosphere and two Oscar Isaacs serving rakish Tomb Raider cosplay make this miniseries a distinctively odd, unpredictable experience.
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    The Girl From Plainville Can Only Say So MuchDespite a strong Elle Fanning performance, this dramatization of the teen texting-suicide case can’t uncover the why of Michelle Carter.
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    The Oscars Telecast Was a Disaster Without the SlapBy trying to be everything to everybody, the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony turned into a disjointed mess.
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    Halo Hasn’t Unlocked Its Full PotentialInitially bogged down by world-building and its own source material, this adaptation of the video-game phenomenon is still figuring itself out.
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    Starstruck Conjures the Magic of Everyday RomanceThe second season of Rose Matafeo’s delightfully off-kilter rom-com carries a distinctive thrill of emotional realism.
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    Bridgerton Takes It Slow in Season TwoHeavy with sexual tension but light on actual sex, the new season isn’t quite a Whistledowner, but it’s not a ton of fun, either.
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    Pachinko Builds Epic Family Drama on an Exquisitely Intimate ScaleApple TV+’s adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s generational saga finds satisfying poignance in the space between the remarkable and the ordinary.
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    Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth Feels Like a Prestige-Comedy Hallmark MovieIn the best possible way.
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    WeCrashed Disrupts NothingThis tedious series’ top-down, voyeuristic focus on the notorious couple behind WeWork is impressively ill conceived.
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