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A New Mystery Series Has Some Fun with True Crime Obsessions

It arrived without much fanfare, another offbeat “true crime” mystery set against the stormy clouds of an eerie small town. But Bodkin, the new Netflix series set in Ireland, has something deeper going on. Both a revelation and a lighthearted indignation, Bodkin has something to say about conspiracy theorists, disinformation rabbit holes, the people making

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A Watercooler Guide to Shōgun

An immersive must-watch embraced by critics, the new Shōgun brings a new perspective on the epic historical drama about the battle between East and West in 17th century Japan.

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Rising Star: Our Interview with Dune & The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare‘s Babs Olusanmokun

He is best known for his recent breakout sci-fi roles – from the fierce fighter Doctor M’Benga in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to Jamis – the Freman and best friend to the protagonist Paul – in Dune Parts One and Two.   But Babs Olusanmokun has been acting for two decades. A Nigerian-American who speaks

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The Classic Film Education in Colin Farrell’s Sugar 

The classic film education in Colin Ferrell’s Apple TV+ detective series “Sugar” has something to tell us. Our writer Felipe Patterson breaks them down and sheds light on their cultural significance.

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The Sympathizer

Told through the perspective of a conflicted hero with contradicting loyalties, The Sympathizer is an ambitious examination of a spy who can’t help but sympathize — hence, the title of the series — with the enemy. It might make you rethink everything you were taught about the Vietnam War too.

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A Career Reinvention Watchlist

As layoffs continue in the wake of a year of ominous headlines about the bots who are replacing us, a recent EY report found that over 70% of employees are reeling from AI anxiety. That actually sounds low. The idea of having to concoct a new livelihood – one that won’t be taken over by

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What Franklin Can Teach Us About Diplomacy

As conflicts rage on across the world and the need for diplomacy rises, the new Apple TV+ series Franklin — about America’s first diplomat — offers lessons for our times, as a former speechwriter for the US Ambassador to the UN explains.

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From Aristocrat to Waiter in a Grand Hotel: A Gentleman in Moscow

It’s 1920s Moscow, four years after the start of the Russian Revolution. The aristocracy has been put on trial, staring down their inevitable doom. Count Alexander Rostov, a Russian aristocrat, is sentenced by a Bolshevik tribunal for “social parasitism” — the crime of living off of the efforts of others. His fate is surely death,

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The Big Door Prize

A fresh, lighthearted comedy that doubles as a philosophical sci-fi mystery, The Big Door Prize’s biggest question is that regardless of how much we have, are we ever truly satisfied? And that’s a poignant query in our consumer-driven, must-document-every-moment-on-social-media world.

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Mr. Mayor

Parks and Recreation meets 30 Rock, with a murderer’s row of talent in front of and behind the camera. If you’re looking for a family comedy that goes down easy but still has a little bit of bite, Mr. Mayor is for you. There are jokes for the older generations and for the teens, and

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It’s a Sin Makes Britain’s AIDS Crisis Heartbreakingly Personal

Beautifully humanizing this little-understood period in our history, It’s a Sin pulls no punches in portraying the sheer cruelty of AIDS and British society in the 1980s.

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When Masculinity Meets Trauma: How Art Mirrors Life in Da 5 Bloods

The prevalent overarching themes of PTSD and harmful masculinity are interwoven very closely in Spike Lee’s latest project, mirroring star Chadwick Boseman’s secret fight with cancer while making the movie.

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WTF: WandaVision Episode 6 “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”

They’re celebrating Halloween in Westview, with a new WandaVision episode that’s creepy, enthralling, and— just to throw another holiday into the mix—full of Easter eggs for comic-book fans.

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Love is Universal: Discover These International Rom-Coms for Valentine’s Day

These international romantic comedies offer an intriguing insight into different cultures around the world.

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Resident Alien

For fans of off-center Family Guy humor, it’s a fun twist on an old trope, and good for at least three laugh-out-loud moments per episode.

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Lupin

A smart, sexy, stylish French crime drama with an appealing lead and thought-provoking takes on race and class.

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WTF: WandaVision Episode 5 “On a Very Special Episode …”

Let’s talk about all the revelations, clues, and WTF moments in the latest WandaVision installment, “On a Very Special Episode …”

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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, a Musical About Grief, Is Perfect for Our Time

At its heart, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is a musical about navigating grief. Because of that, it makes a beeline through the clutter of my thoughts and reaches straight into my heart.

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