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‘Documentary Now! Returns with ‘Batsh*t Valley’ to Celebrate Our Absurdist Reality

“Documentary Now!” a TV series known for its affectionate parodies of non-fiction films from across time periods and genres, returned to IFC on Feb. 20.

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‘The Enemy Within’ Delivers Fast-Paced High Stakes

Crime thrillers are never in short supply in the world of network television, but NBC’s “The Enemy Within” is off to an engaging start.

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‘Doom Patrol’: DC Must See for Super-Zero Fans

If you are, as the narrator says, “ready to feel better about your own miserable lives for the next hour or so,” dive into “Doom Patrol.”

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‘The Umbrella Academy’ is Far From Ordinary

If there is anything that today’s constant barrage of comic book adaptations has taught the modern viewer, it’s that superhero stories are repetitive. Fortunately, Netflix's “The Umbrella Academy” does everything it can to stand out.

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‘Sex Education’ Finally Brings Depth to Teen Dramas

Despite the hiccups of the first episode, complex relationships make “Sex Education” different from other shows of its genre.

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‘Big Mouth’ Brings the Love with its New Valentine’s Day Special

Netflix recently released the “Big Mouth” Valentine’s Day Special, “My Furry Valentine,” which is a masterful blend of sharp writing, beautifully crafted awkwardness, and the dulcet tones of Nick Kroll.

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‘You’: a Sinister Evolution of the Romance Drama

“You" takes the cultural trope of boy-meets-girl and successfully turns it on its head by revealing the dangerous underlying obsession behind a contrived relationship.

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In ‘Bandersnatch,’ Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Meets ‘Black Mirror’ Fatalism

“Bandersnatch” lacks the usual paranoia-driven plotline because it’s already fractured by its very structure.

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Top 10 TV Shows of 2018

The Crimson Arts Board presents its TV favorites of the year, from "BoJack Horseman" to "The Good Place."

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What’s Up with Dropout.tv? A Review of CollegeHumor’s New Venture

CollegeHumor seems to be trying to buck against the trend as it attempts to take its internet producers along with it by launching this new streaming venture.

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‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Manages to Both Scare and Stir Emotions

A classic plot of a family living inside a house filled with ghosts stretched out into 10 hours is risky, but Flanagan and his committed actors have created something thoroughly gripping, terrifying, and equally refreshing.

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Like its Protagonist, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ is Brilliantly Ridiculous

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is taking the risk of leaning in to the full range of its self-destructive protagonist, in all of her morally questionable, even near-fatal decisions.

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‘Legacies’: A Spin-Off of a Spin-Off That Fails to Gain Traction

“Legacies” is an apt title for a show that rides on the coattails of its predecessors and desperately tries to inherit their lucrative formula of moody, unrealistically attractive supernatural beings plus familial issues, along with a heaping serving of convoluted romances.

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In 'Origins,' 'Titans' Starts to Get the Gang Together

Viewers of the show who yearn for the team’s unification can look forward to a promising continuation as the characters increasingly cross paths with each other and Raven’s past has now been well established.

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‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’ Is Human-Scale Cooking

No matter how fed up one has become with the Netflix content machine, “Salt Fat Acid Heat” is hard to hate.

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