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Primetimer's reviewers weigh in on what you should (and shouldn't) be watching
POSTED December 5, 2023
Cary Grant's Marriage to Dyan Cannon Obscures Any Look at His Own Life in
By centering his ex-wife Dyan Cannon, the Britbox series becomes a narrow work of biography and a frustrating drama.
POSTED December 4, 2023
Murder in Boston
Isn't Another Look at the Carol Stuart Case — It's a Reckoning
director Jason Hehir examines the toll that the investigation into Stuart’s murder took on Boston’s Black community.
POSTED November 30, 2023
Rules, Even If It Sometimes Hurts Like a Hangover
The action comedy takes it as a personal challenge to defuse the trend of forgettable TV.
POSTED November 29, 2023
Compromises Solid Character Growth for Perfunctory Spycraft Thrills
As in previous seasons, the devout faithfulness to Mick Herron's
books only works halfway.
POSTED November 28, 2023
Charles Dickens Looms Over
The Artful Dodger
Like the Ghost of IP Past
tie-ins obscure the fact that this show works best as a romantic comedy version of
POSTED November 16, 2023
Elizabeth Debicki Helps
Keep Its Head Up in Final Episodes
Season 6, Part 1 isn't perfect, but it's a marked improvement over Peter Morgan's previous outing.
POSTED November 14, 2023
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
Needs More Godzilla, Less Puny Human Melodrama
The monsters are almost an afterthought in this ambitious but sometimes plodding Apple TV+ spin-off.
POSTED November 13, 2023
Facebook and Flimsy Beliefs Lead to Catastrophe in HBO's
Love Has Won
The film can't explain why this tragedy happened, but there's no denying that social media has made cult recruitment easier.
POSTED November 10, 2023
Emma Stone Brings the House Down Even as
The Oscar winner delivers a blistering performance of white liberal self-obsession in Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie’s Showtime series.
POSTED November 9, 2023
Returns to Minnesota, But Not to Form, in Season 5
Is the charm of Noah Hawley's anthologized take on a Coens classic wearing off? You betcha.
POSTED November 6, 2023
A Murder at the End of the World
Lives and Dies by the Amateur Sleuth at Its Center
Emma Corrin's Darby Hart fails to convince the audience she has what it takes to crack this murder mystery.
POSTED November 2, 2023
Sets Itself Apart From All the Other
It's easy to get caught up in a handsomely made program and its on-the-nose dialogue, but the show does have more to say.
POSTED November 1, 2023
Powers Up a Formidable if Crowded Season 2
Prime Video's stirring superhero saga expands Mark Grayson’s dangerous universe.
POSTED October 31, 2023
Tells a Story Devoid of Flavor
Marissa Jo Cerar's adaptation lacks the thematic richness of Charmaine Wilkerson's bestselling novel.
POSTED October 25, 2023
The Gilded Age
Season 2 Has More of Everything Except Substance
The HBO show's richest stories continue to be relegated to B and even D plots.
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