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[Editor's Note: This post contains a mild spoiler for Dear Edward Season 1, Episode 4.]. Apple TV+’s Dear Edward isn’t just an excellent drama. It’s also literally a “must-watch” series, meaning that if audiences look away from the screen for too long, they’ll miss something crucial. Though there’s plenty of dialogue, every episode has several scenes that play out in silence, sometimes without even music on the soundtrack. And in some ways, the lack of words heightens the impact, because the show trusts viewers to hear what’s unspoken.
Not Dead Yet has been pitched as Gina Rodriguez’s return to network television, but as star vehicles go, it’s as feeble as its protagonist. Rodriguez toyed with viewers’s expectations in Jane the Virgin, bringing new layers to a character rooted in familiar genre tropes. But her latest character, Nell Serano, an obituary writer who begins seeing the ghosts of her subjects, is stuck, unable to shake her malaise about life not going her way. While Nell does show small signs of momentum in later episodes, it feels as if co-creators David Windsor and Casey Johnson don’t know what to do with her — as if they, like Nell, are fumbling around, waiting for someone to point them in the right direction.
Madeley reveals Mrs. Hall's long-awaited reunion with her son opens the door for love. [Editor’s Note: This interview contains spoilers for All Creatures Great and Small Season 3, Episode 5, “Edward.”]. For three seasons, All Creatures Great and Small’s Mrs. Audrey Hall, played by Anna Madeley, has...
If you pay any attention at all to TV reviews and news, you’ve likely heard by now that Poker Face’s creator Rian Johnson and its star Natasha Lyonne intend their Peacock mystery-comedy series to be a throwback to classic ’70s and ’80s detective dramas like Columbo and The Rockford Files. If you’ve watched the show, it’s hard to miss the influences. The opening credits’s font looks charmingly vintage, for one thing.
[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for Poker Face Season 1, Episode 5.]. If it’s going to work, then “Time of the Monkey,” the fifth episode of Peacock's new mystery series Poker Face, has to trick us into loving the murderers. The gut-punch twist of the final act won’t land unless we spend the previous 30 minutes rooting for a pair of old hippies who have landed in an upscale retirement community. The script does a fantastic job of making them seem like counterculture heroines, but just as importantly, they’re played by Judith Light and S. Epatha Merkerson, whose careers have conditioned us to trust them on sight.
Looking for your next binge-watch, or just need to fill an hour? Welcome to Your Weekly Watch List, our curated collection of the best shows on television. Here’s what to watch from Monday, February 6 through Sunday, February 12. Gina Rodriguez sees dead people, Marvel introduces its youngest superhero...
Justin Tan is an absolute sadist who will not rest until we’re writhing on the floor. How else to explain the script he wrote for “Valentine’s Day,” the February 8 episode of Abbott Elementary? With merciless precision, he pushes Janine (Quinta Brunson) and Gregory (Tyler James Williams) this close to the romantic breakthrough the show has teased for over a year, then yanks them apart at the last possible second. Anyone watching could be forgiven for groaning in pain.
Succession’s Season 3 finale, “All the Bells Say,” turned everything about the relationships between the Roys and their closest companions on its head. Shiv (Sarah Snook) was faced with the ultimate betrayal by her husband Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), Kendall (Jeremy Strong) was ready to play nice and join forces with his siblings, and Roman (Kieran Culkin) finally let go of his undying loyalty to his father. In the final moments of the episode, which aired in December 2021, Shiv’s realization of what Tom had done marked a shift in the family (and show’s) dynamic. Now, Season 4 is right around the corner to show us what a firmly divided Roy family looks like in the face of one of Waystar Royco’s most defining moments. Here’s everything we know about Season 4 of Succession so far.
[Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for The Last of Us Season 1, Episode 4, "Please Hold My Hand."]. Last week, The Last of Us deviated from the course of the original video game narrative to tell a self-contained, pandemic-spanning love story between two survivors, to more or less huge acclaim. In this week's episode, the show departs some more, introducing a wholly original character into the mix. Melanie Lynskey makes her first appearance as Kathleen, the leader of a band of rebel citizens in Kansas City who are seemingly bent on a mission of vengeance for reasons that are only revealed in bits and pieces to the audience. Lynskey, an Emmy nominee for Yellowjackets who's riding one of the hottest streaks of her 30-year career, is a canny bit of casting for a role like this. She's an unlikely choice to lead a violent band of survivors, but that's exactly why she works so well.
It’s been over a year-and-a-half since the teens of Outer Banks last graced our screens, but they finally make their grand return to Netflix this month. Outer Banks Season 3 picks up a few weeks after the Pogues narrowly escaped Ward Cameron’s (Charles Esten) container ship — without the Cross of Santo Domingo — and landed on a deserted island in the middle of the Caribbean. As they attempt to make their way back home, they discover just how many people are after the Royal Merchant treasure, and the lengths each is willing to go to get their hands on the bounty.
Contracts for the members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the Directors Guild of America (DGA), and the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) are up this summer. Contract negotiations have yet to begin, but already the effects of impending labor actions, such as a strike, are being felt across the industry, and could soon affect upcoming TV lineups.
Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland was ousted from his partnerships with Hulu, Adult Swim, and video game company Squanch Games just two weeks ago, but a new in-depth report from The Hollywood Reporter, “Inside the Implosion of Justin Roiland’s Animation Empire,” shows that his behavior has been troubling for much longer. On January 12 it was revealed that Roiland was charged with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud or deceit in Orange County in 2020 — he’s due back in court on April 27 for a trial.