Monday, January 20, 2020 - 6:55pm
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“Everything will be OK” is the kind of thing we tell someone when one of two situations has occurred: Someone is irrationally caught up in a minute problem, or everything will absolutely not be OK. Yet, the new comedy from Australian comedian Josh Thomas (“Please Like Me”) walks a thin line between these two situations — between being completely helpless and being just self aware enough to make it out alive — and comes out deftly chock-full of heart.

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 5:02pm
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Over the last year, critically-acclaimed shows such as “The Act,” “Unbelievable” and the recently released Aaron Hernandez mini-series “Killer Inside” represent America’s newfound fascination with the true-crime genre. Similarly, the popularity of shows such as “Black Mirror” and “Stranger Things” reveals the expanding market for horror. All factors considered, it was only a matter of time before the genres of horror, crime and mystery melded together on HBO to give us “The Outsider,” the televised adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name.

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 4:55pm
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A confused teenage girl sighs, “I think I might be broken.” Dr. Jean Milburn (Gillian Anderson, “The X-Files”) replies, “Sex doesn’t make us whole. So how could you be broken?” Though Dr. Milburn is speaking to one of the many students at Moordale Secondary School who comes to ask her advice, she’s really talking to you. This therapy session isn’t just for the sake of fiction. The message is clear and it’s meant for the viewing audience.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 5:44pm
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If there’s one thing we can be sure of in a year of uncertainty, it’s good television. The day-to-day chaos that overwhelmed our lives made 2019 feel slow and exhausting, yet it somehow managed to fly right by. As some of our favorite television shows retire with the decade, we open the door to new possibilities and spaces for original content.

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:25pm
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I’m only a bit worried that the show will become so absorbed in its own calamities that it forgets the Acostas are people, ones whose experiences are not only their tragedies, but also their individualities. The Acotas’s experience is a deeply American one, which deserves to be expressed more explicitly.

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:20pm
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The beginning of the end has arrived for the loving, joyful and witty show that is “Schitt’s Creek.” It may feel like it’s leaving our lives just as fast as it was introduced, as many of us didn’t know it existed until we uncovered it on Netflix within the last year. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:14pm
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Amid the revival of the movie musical, NBC’s new pilot “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” seeks to capture the camp of Broadway classics along with modern millennial cynicism. A slightly magical premise and some genuinely funny moments make this show stand out from more formulaic sitcoms.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 4:20pm
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The launch of Disney+ in Nov. 2019 gave rise to original content such as the ultra-meta “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and the Kristen Bell-hosted reality show, “Encore!” At the platform’s disposal is the abundance of licenced content that Disney has racked up over the years. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 4:11pm
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Three singles enter. One couple leaves. Yes, this is exactly how dystopian “Flirty Dancing” feels on a first viewing.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 5:51pm
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If “Reprisal” can figure out what its strongest characters and story lines are, the show could end up being just as cool as it looks.