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Danny McBride’s ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ is a wicked televangelist comedy

Danny McBride’s ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ is a wicked televangelist comedy

The show might not convert any skeptics to McBride’s style of comedy, but those already in the flock will find plenty to enjoy. The post Danny McBride’s ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ is a wicked
In season 2, ‘Succession’ has quietly become one of the best shows on TV

In season 2, ‘Succession’ has quietly become one of the best shows on TV

I previously dismissed the show for its lack of star power. I'm thrilled that season 2 has proven me wrong. The post In season 2, ‘Succession’ has quietly become one of the best shows on TV appeared
‘Carnival Row’ is a cliched, humorless disaster

‘Carnival Row’ is a cliched, humorless disaster

This urban fantasy series uses magical creatures as a clumsy allegory for racism. The post ‘Carnival Row’ is a cliched, humorless disaster appeared first on The Daily Dot.
The Second Season of “Succession” Digs Into the Characters’ Self-Loathing

The Second Season of “Succession” Digs Into the Characters’ Self-Loathing

Troy Patterson writes on the second season of HBO’s “Succession,” starring Jeremy Strong, Brian Cox, and Kieran Culkin.
Netflix’s ‘Dollar’ offers little bang for your buck

Netflix’s ‘Dollar’ offers little bang for your buck

The Lebanese action drama series comes up empty-handed. The post Netflix’s ‘Dollar’ offers little bang for your buck appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is redemption for the disastrous ‘Iron Fist’

Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is redemption for the disastrous ‘Iron Fist’

The supernatural kung fu series can be as frustrating as it is exhilarating. The post Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is redemption for the disastrous ‘Iron Fist’ appeared first on The Daily Dot.
‘GLOW’ is as funny and relevant as ever in season 3

‘GLOW’ is as funny and relevant as ever in season 3

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling take Sin City. The post ‘GLOW’ is as funny and relevant as ever in season 3 appeared first on The Daily Dot.
‘The Naked Director’ is a raucous, gritty tale of Japan’s pornographic revolution

‘The Naked Director’ is a raucous, gritty tale of Japan’s pornographic revolution

The Japanese Netflix series swings between cable comedy and prestige drama, with mostly successful results. The post ‘The Naked Director’ is a raucous, gritty tale of Japan’s pornographic revolution
‘The Terror: Infamy’ is a chilling follow-up to 2018’s best horror show

‘The Terror: Infamy’ is a chilling follow-up to 2018’s best horror show

This season brings supernatural horror to a Japanese internment camp. The post ‘The Terror: Infamy’ is a chilling follow-up to 2018’s best horror show appeared first on The Daily Dot.
‘Basketball or Nothing’ connects the past and present through hoops

‘Basketball or Nothing’ connects the past and present through hoops

The Netflix sports docuseries goes well beyond fandom, shining a light on the struggles of Native Americans. The post ‘Basketball or Nothing’ connects the past and present through hoops appeared first
‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ expands its mythology in excellent season 3

‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ expands its mythology in excellent season 3

'She-Ra' packs a punch. The post ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ expands its mythology in excellent season 3 appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Review: NOS4A2 is a haunting fable about the steep cost of creative gifts

Review: NOS4A2 is a haunting fable about the steep cost of creative gifts

Zachary Quinto stars as Charlie Manx in AMC's adaptation of Joe Hill's horror novel.
Hulu’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ remake is remarkably bad

Hulu’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ remake is remarkably bad

Watch the movie instead. The post Hulu’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ remake is remarkably bad appeared first on The Daily Dot.
‘The Boys’ is the superhero satire MCU skeptics deserve

‘The Boys’ is the superhero satire MCU skeptics deserve

The world may need heroes, but it also needs satire. The post ‘The Boys’ is the superhero satire MCU skeptics deserve appeared first on The Daily Dot.
‘Orange Is the New Black’ comes to a messy, beautiful end in a must-watch season 7

‘Orange Is the New Black’ comes to a messy, beautiful end in a must-watch season 7

From day one, ‘OITNB’ has put its humanity first. The post ‘Orange Is the New Black’ comes to a messy, beautiful end in a must-watch season 7 appeared first on The Daily Dot.
‘Another Life’ relies on sci-fi cliches to tell a stilted story

‘Another Life’ relies on sci-fi cliches to tell a stilted story

The Netflix series starring Katee Sackhoff can't get off the ground. The post ‘Another Life’ relies on sci-fi cliches to tell a stilted story appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Netflix’s ‘7SEEDS’ is an abominable adaptation of the original manga

Netflix’s ‘7SEEDS’ is an abominable adaptation of the original manga

The anime series cares more about shock than storytelling. The post Netflix’s ‘7SEEDS’ is an abominable adaptation of the original manga appeared first on The Daily Dot.
The Disappointing, Emmy-Baiting Finale of “Big Little Lies” Season 2

The Disappointing, Emmy-Baiting Finale of “Big Little Lies” Season 2

Doreen St. Félix reviews the Season 2 finale of HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which featured standout performances from Meryl Streep and Laura Dern but didn’t have a strong enough plot to justify the
“The Hills: New Beginnings” and Our Warped American Reality

“The Hills: New Beginnings” and Our Warped American Reality

Troy Patterson reviews “The Hills: New Beginnings,” a new MTV reality sequel to “The Hills,” starring Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Mischa Barton, Justin Bobby, Brody Jenner, and
‘Pennyworth’ is a deliriously strange addition to the Batman franchise

‘Pennyworth’ is a deliriously strange addition to the Batman franchise

Starring a young version of Batman's butler, 'Pennyworth' is a witty and deliciously weird alt-history adventure. The post ‘Pennyworth’ is a deliriously strange addition to the Batman franchise