Not much is bigger than the Star Trek universe. ‘Picard’ is more than the continuation of one man’s journey. It’s the movement of a narrative that spans and inspires generations.
As the film notes, basketball star Dennis Rodman worked hard to become, and remain, a celebrity, but he does not handle celebrity very well.
It’s a great special; old-school vulgar, consistently funny, and flush with the pathos that elevates good stand-up to great. But I’m worried that, largely because of Burr, no one is going to talk about it.
The series increasingly leans on the talents of its cast, particularly Jonathan Groff, as the storylines become less engaging and the plot slows.
In Hulu’s reboot, Veronica Mars is older, wiser, and as jaded as ever. The plot is just convoluted enough to keep viewers guessing too.
The themes about growing up are relatable, the nostalgia is real, and the monster-fighting remains legitimately scary. ‘Stranger Things 3’ is excellent.
It’s just too good to go on forever. Wallowing in ’80s nostalgia is healthy when done in moderation, but too much could make for disappointing outcomes.
It’s the age of the influencer, and that’s makes now as good a moment as any to revisit ‘The Hills,’ MTV’s controversial blend of truth and fiction.
Based on the novel by Kirsten Smith, ‘Trinkets’ does not skimp on the crazy, spiraling plot, or on the strength of teen girl friendship.
This might be the least ‘Black Mirror’-ish series to date, and a possible start to the show’s mature period. That’s a good thing.
In an era when even comedians question the value of comedy, ‘Veep’ proved the enduring value of sharp edges.
‘Cobra Kai’s’ first season was such a perfect fusion of form and function, the show became an instant classic. Season two is up today.
Perhaps not having enormous sums of money to spend on CGI forced the show to do a better job of character development than most big-budget superhero films.
Netflix’s ‘Traitors’ seems to have all the ingredients of a great television show, but built its entire story around an ill-researched political stance.
If ’empowerment’ means ‘entitlement’ and feeling justified when you make consistently irresponsible decisions, Hulu’s new show ‘Shrill’ is very empowering.
Tina Fey, who created ‘Kimmy Schmidt,’ enjoys mining partisan politics for laughs, and she’s capable of doing it without using comedy as a thin pretense for DNC propaganda. Hers is a rare approach.
‘Russian Doll’ is a great watch for those long nights where you want to indulge the fantasy of getting a whole-life do-over.
‘Camping’ is worth watching, but falls short of expectations given the show’s concentration of talent.
‘Homecoming’ proves that the right combination of story, talent, and discipline can become something truly entertaining.
She may have been left to raise two kids while her husband plays house with his secretary, but Midge Maisel is forever fabulous.
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