Television

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Sets appeal: the distracting beauty of TV backdrops

November 26, 2020 10:59 am

We are truly in the era of more-is-more when it comes to the decor of hit television series

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Gina Carano has ruined Stars War for me

November 25, 2020 1:15 pm

She must be removed from The Mandalorian

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Look east, old man

November 24, 2020 1:49 pm

To the Lake is the right kind of Russian interference

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The Crown’s depiction of Thatcher is grotesque

November 22, 2020 11:32 am

It sounds almost like she’s auditioning for Don Corleone in The Godfather

The Queen’s Gambit

There’s more to The Queen’s Gambit than chess

November 18, 2020 2:37 pm

The series is to be commended for refusing to deploy the overly-romanticized view of adoption that is a Hollywood staple

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The Crown makes difficult viewing for IRA apologists

November 17, 2020 8:57 am

For the IRA, the children on board Mountbatten’s boat that day were legitimate targets in the war against the British state

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How much of The Crown’s fourth season actually happened?

November 12, 2020 9:27 am

It would make no sense to treat young Diana this way, but they are an exceedingly weird family, so it’s hard to know

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Is The Undoing actually great?

November 5, 2020 3:55 pm

Or just a run-of-the-mill thriller with a brilliant casting director?

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In defense of Emily in Paris

November 5, 2020 2:39 pm

I watched every episode and found myself wanting more

scandi noir

The best Scandi Noir to watch this winter

October 29, 2020 4:53 pm

The genre has become a bankable success for streaming services

lincoln project

The Lincoln Project Channel is God’s punishment for our sinful ways

October 28, 2020 1:01 pm

The group lures in left-wing donors with the fantasy of an anti-Trump conservative movement

sarah cooper

Sarah Cooper’s Netflix special is a crime against comedy

October 28, 2020 11:17 am

The real star is the producer’s phonebook

mehdi hasan

The meaning of Mehdi Hasan

October 27, 2020 4:46 pm

What does he actually believe?

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The Disneyfication of the moral universe

October 26, 2020 5:29 pm

Adults have chosen to understand the world through the prism of superheroes, wizards and Jedi knights

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Culture war forever

October 25, 2020 3:47 pm

After four years of dialed-up-to-11 political engagement, does all that energy just evaporate?

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Sensei it again

October 19, 2020 12:40 pm

The return of the Karate Kid

Tehran

Is Apple TV’s Tehran the new Fauda?

October 15, 2020 12:22 pm

I had such high hopes for Tehran but it feels like you’re watching a video game

boys

The Boys is sick, puerile, inappropriate and delicious

October 1, 2020 8:39 am

We sorely need transgressive, near-the-knuckle dramas like this

jussie smollett

Jussie Smollett, reigning queen of the gaslight

September 16, 2020 1:01 pm

Don’t call it a comeback...seriously, don’t

satire

Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph’s funeral for satire

September 15, 2020 1:30 pm

Can you parody someone for whose campaign you raised $6 million?

kardashians

It’s time we gave the Kardashians some credit

September 13, 2020 11:46 am

Their detractors would never admit it but the family were internet pioneers

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The dark side of ‘cute’ culture

September 10, 2020 12:44 am

Every character in popular TV shows for young kids has a big domed head, button nose and huge wide-apart eyes

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What’s galling about the Sussexes’ Netflix deal

September 3, 2020 8:58 am

If you want to head-up a television production company then what you really need is to be born — or marry — into vast wealth

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The VMAs and New York’s COVID hypocrisy

August 31, 2020 3:54 pm

The show must go on

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Why is Nish Kumar so angry?

August 29, 2020 11:07 am

His obsession with racism is bound to increase it, rather than the opposite