The entire show feels like something between a Hulu advertisement and a Disney Channel original movie.

Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming'

With “Homecoming,” Esmail solidifies himself as one of the best directors working in television. His style here projects a kind of refined paranoia, evoking Hitchcock in hypnotic staircase shots, trippy zooms and spectacular long takes.

'Tell Me a Story'

With a surplus of violent, depressing scenes and a dialogue that focuses an unnecessary amount on Donald Trump, “Tell Me a Story” is too grim for its own good.

Caleb Foote in 'The Kids are Alright'

In a recent phone interview with The Daily, Foote discussed his positive undergraduate experience at the University, the perks of being a regular player on a network show and the differences between acting onscreen and acting onstage.

Busy Philipps and Kristen Bell on 'Busy Tonight'

The very brief 20-minute stretch of the program quickly felt like pulling teeth.

Hasan Minhaj

There’s no skits or interviews, just Minhaj earnestly trying to persuade the audience to care.

Jodie Whittaker in 'Doctor Who'

With every disgruntled viewer a show loses, there are 10 little girls feeling empowered.

Kiernan Shipka in 'Sabrina'

It’s deliciously morbid, enlivened by off-kilter dialogue delivered with sinister bravado — what language might sound like in a minor key.


It’s crucifying time.


I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for stylish British-political-conspiracy thrillers. From Bond to BBC’s adaptation of John le Carré’s “The Night Manager,” even the most over-the-top and ridiculous plots are polished with those damned accents and impeccably dressed agents.