The occasionally thrilling series relies on generic action cribbed from other, more distinct espionage fiction.
The series underlines the loss of creativity and boldness that marks the transition from childhood to adulthood.
There’s little apparent benefit to how the show’s second season foregrounds its interpersonal relationships.
Insipid comedy aside, the Netflix series offers evocative reflections on the premature death of a generation’s childhood.
The film mixes a self-help message with moments of hard, cruel detail.
The series argues the ways injustice might persist, and in that sense, its alternate history doesn’t look so alien after all.
The series is decidedly unambitious and ends before it ever really gets off the ground.
While the miniseries is mesmerizing to take in, beneath its aesthetic splendor lie vast, unplumbed depths.
The show’s violence is a reflection of its characters’ existence, a cycle from which there’s no escape.
The show’s fundamental goal isn’t to present love that’s unique to the current moment, but to expose the universality of its stories.
The series never shies away from the pleasures and perversities of incipient sexuality.
The series nearly approaches farce as its shocking developments pile up, defying reality and credulity.
You can feel Fox’s new animated series figuring itself out in its first episode.
The series bottles the original’s pulpy spirit and atmosphere for an irresistibly macabre package.
The series is both beautiful and inventive, even if it uses the mental health of its protagonist as a story hook.
The show’s third and final season struggles to consistently build gripping stories for its vivid characters to inhabit.
The series feels like a vehicle built merely to convey the information dug up by its progenitors.
The show’s second season reveals the intricate intersections between personal and political neuroses.
The show’s myriad absurdities are resonant reminders of how tough it is to get lost in the labyrinth of capitalism.
The series is a genre patchwork whose individual elements fail to coalesce into a coherent whole.