The Overlooked

Overwhelmed by Peak TV? Aaron Barnhart catches you up on the shows you missed with carefully curated selections you can enjoy in a week or less.

  • POSTED April 16, 2019

    13TH
    An overlooked clause in the U.S. Constitution is the basis of 2017’s most riveting and important documentary.
    An image from the trailer for Ava DuVurnay's documentary, 13TH (Netflix)
  • POSTED April 1, 2019

    Comrade Detective
    Amazon’s weirdly subversive miniseries parodied ’80s buddy-cop films, Communist propaganda and 21st-century anti-Americanism.
    Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici star in Comrade Detective, with an assist from Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Amazon)
  • POSTED April 1, 2019

    Rectify (Season 1)
    Aden Young’s quiet performance stood out in this 2013 drama about an ex-prisoner’s bewildering first weeks of freedom after leaving death row.
    Aden Young stars in Rectify (Sundance TV)
  • POSTED April 1, 2019

    Slings and Arrows
    Enjoy this classic comedy set in a Canadian Shakespeare company... while you still can.
    Martha Burns, Paul Gross, Oliver Dennis and Sarah Polley in Slings & Arrows (Rhombus Media)
  • POSTED April 1, 2019

    Jane the Virgin
    It has all the tropes of a telenovela, but this show is an American original. Too bad more Americans aren’t watching it.
    Gina Rodriguez stars in Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  • POSTED March 30, 2019

    Manhattan
    WGN’s historical drama about the first atom bomb foreshadows the perils of the nuclear age — and the joys of Rachel Brosnahan.
    Olivia Williams, John Benjamin Hickey and Alexia Fast in Manhattan (WGN America)