Hardly does there come a time for us to look back at the shows that built the foundations that those we review today stand on. For once, we wanted to change that pattern, and harken back to the TV shows that made us the buffs and bingers we are today.
Had Desiree Akhavan not explicitly said that she dislikes being called the bisexual Lena Dunham, I might have compared her excellent new show on Hulu, “The Bisexual,” to HBO’s “Girls.” It’s a difficult comparison to resist — there’s something awfully familiar about the pithy, neurotic dialogue, fumbly sex scenes and skittish, scruffy characters who straddle the line between being in on the joke and being the punchline.
Yet another installation in the world’s continuing fascination with the drug trade in the Americas. Call me jaded, but having seen at least 10 of these come out every month, I may have unfairly written off “Narcos: Mexico” before it even began. I quickly realized, however, that the “Narcos” spin-off series maintains the quality of its parent, one of the standouts in the crowded sea of the drug trade subgenre.