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Amazon’s Psychological Thriller Chloe Is a Riveting Twist on the Scammer Show

Becky Green doesn’t want to be Becky Green anymore. And who could blame her? The protagonist of Chloe, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, is a study in abjection. Played with protean inscrutability ..

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The True Story Behind Starz’s Becoming Elizabeth

The Starz series Becoming Elizabeth centers on the teenage years of Queen Elizabeth I. To the surprise of show creator Anya Reiss, this era was one aspect of the English monarch’s life and historic 45..

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Maya Rudolph Deserves Better Than Loot‘s Toothless Billionaire Satire

Maya Rudolph is the kind of star you build a show around. A warm, charismatic performer who has jokingly described herself as a “2 3⁄4 threat,” the SNL alum has pipes that can belt out “Purple Rain” a..

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Snowflake Mountain Isn’t Just Pandering to Viewers on the Right. It’s Also Hinting at Where Netflix May Be Headed

Snowflake Mountain is, depending on your age, location, and political sympathies, either pandering to you or trolling you. Its bias is right there in the first word of the title, a favorite pejorative..

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Why I Will Never Stop Writing Gay Sex Scenes for TV

“Why do I do this to myself?” is something I mutter every time I’m standing naked while a makeup artist paints over the zits on my butt. After writing and starring in my autobiographical Netflix show ..

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How Queer as Folk Became the Defining Gay TV Show of a Generation—Twice

In an era of increasingly frequent—if often imperfect—queer representation in media, it might be difficult for the young target audience of Peacock’s new reboot of the classic Queer as Folk to imagine..

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Jenny Han Knows The Summer I Turned Pretty Will Get You in Your Feelings

On May 5, when the teaser trailer for The Summer I Turned Pretty dropped, author and creator Jenny Han satisfied two longstanding requests from her fans: to adapt her beloved young-readers’ trilogy fo..

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FX Thriller The Old Man Is an Ideal Showcase for Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow

Live long enough, and circumstances will force you to take stock of the big decisions you’ve made. Did they turn out how you’d expected? What did you sacrifice? Whom did you hurt, and was the pain you..

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Dark Winds Is a Stunning Crime Drama That Also Happens To Be a Showcase for Native Talent

Dark Winds, the latest crime drama from AMC, opens with a heist scene worthy of a summer blockbuster. The year is 1971. Two uniformed guards emerge from Gallup Savings & Loans, in the small city of Ga..

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Mindy Kaling and Bela Bajaria on Telling Diverse Stories Authentically

Mindy Kaling knew her hit HBO Max show had a title that would sell. “People are far more interested in hearing a show called The Sex Lives of College Girls than the Title IX fight of four girls in col..