The new season recalls the most human elements of past episodes while levying urgent indictments of the present.
The miniseries fails to tackle the unseen forces which enable and encourage the institutional rot that wrecks people’s lives.
The season’s storylines cohere around the myriad factors which comprise the masks people present to the world.
The series fails to uphold, subvert, or otherwise comment on the stylistic vision or thematic coherence of its source material.
The Netflix show’s linking of cruelty and emotional healing is dubious at best.
The Netflix show’s premise is like a playfully morbid Escher painting.
The miniseries transforms Agatha Christie’s novel into a formulaic, adamantly bleak exercise.
The series operates in the same world-weary register as its superior predecessors.
The show’s compelling core narrative can become overwhelmed by tangential storylines.
Black Monday dabbles in farce, social commentary, and character study, without managing to establish a coherent point of view.
The Kominsky Method‘s broad, formulaic humor undercuts any poignancy in the show’s portrayal of men in their twilight.
Homecoming‘s visual ambition is complemented by its intellectual curiosity.
Wanderlust arrives at the underwhelming conclusion that the grass only seems greener on the other side.
Camping focuses primarily on why things happen rather than merely striving toward hijinks.
The Romanoffs, an anthology series co-written and directed by Matthew Weiner, is ambitious but disappointingly inconsistent.
While impressive for its detailed and certainly imaginative world building, Maniac rarely dares to truly confound its audience.
It’s a tangle of plot threads, almost all of which are either underdeveloped or overly intricate.
As the season approaches its conclusion, it becomes harder to ascertain what exactly American Vandal finds funny.
Change looms over The Deuce, as the series focuses on the far-reaching effects of urban transformation.
Despite humanizing its characters, Jack Ryan is mostly interested in a broad battle between good and evil.