Glenn Garvin is a contributing editor at Reason. A former Miami Herald foreign correspondent, columnist, and TV critic, he is the author of Everybody Had His Own Gringo: The CIA and the Contras and (with Ana Rodriguez) Diary of a Survivor: Nineteen Years in a Cuban Women’s Prison.
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Movie treads the familiar grounds of the beloved, abruptly canceled HBO show.
Pack of abandoned teens don’t seem to care what happened, and neither will you.
A miniseries about the deadly nuclear disaster that marked the doom of the Soviet Union
Netflix show gives an old horror trope new life. Also, there’s Uma Thurman.
PBS documentary illustrates two sides pushing even further apart.
Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams star in FX miniseries about troubled life of famous choreographer.
Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson lead a brutal chase across Texas.
Cult film hit becomes an FX series.
Thinly veiled ABC drama blames the jury for flaws in the case.
Is it already time to feel nostalgia over growing up less than 20 years ago? Maybe.
Mind the dildos in Gregg Araki's latest.
Throw another "Will they or won't they?" spy thriller show onto the schedule.
Rather than investigating claims against a pediatrician, he was shuffled around. Sound familiar?
A Groundhog Day with bite
Cocaine! Lamborghinis! Don Cheadle!
Two book series adaptations and a sci-fi melodrama reboot launch next week.
Documentaries explore film industry's history, Marilyn Monroe's past.
A history of fun
The show's derivative mimickry of time-skipping ruins the tension.
If Skynet looms on the horizon, you won't find the evidence here.
AMC turns le Carre's spy novel into six-hour epic.
Showtime recreates infamous 2015 caper from upstate New York.
If they weren't a family of ruthlessly violent dictators, they'd be a reality television show.
Think Alfred Hitchcock, not Rod Serling.
Based on a podcast, Amazon Prime series a suspenseful tale about memory gaps.
Nathan Fillion, however, brings his easy-going charisma to The Rookie.
CW's latest teen drama seems awfully familiar.
Three new shows will make you ask, "Am I supposed to laugh here?"
It's neither funny, nor insightful. Why did it even come back?
New ABC show attempts to duplicate success of This Is Us.
Magnum P.I. gets a reboot, sans the charismatic lead.
The Warriors of Liberty City documents harsh lives in Miami through its children.
Don't expect 10 hours of serial television to add more nuance.
CBS All Access show entertains, but its attempts at social relevance are dismal failures.
Netflix lands the Simpsons creator's latest show.
Investigation Discovery documentary details the shooting death of a young man in police custody, absurdly framed as a suicide.