Chris Rock heads cast of mobsters in 1950s Kansas City.
Glenn Garvin TV Reviews
Also, Neil deGrasse Tyson is back to condescend to us all some more.
No drawing room mysteries to see in this off-beat, hard-boiled cop show.
Wit, both broad and sharp, gets a show about racism further than tirades would.
Two mediocre movies highlight what little there is to look forward to.
Pandemics and political fearmongering got you down? Netflix offers a diversion.
But do the metaphors hold up?
Cops vs. criminals with psychosexual undertones
Coroner and Hitmen are only new to us Yanks.
The fairy-tale foundation never materializes, but the show will rattle your bones.
Helter Skelter: An American Myth doesn’t shed new light, but it’s excellent journalism.
The Australian series shows it’s not all about Trump.
What happens when a decades-long mystery gets solved while you’re explaining it?
Walter Duranty and The New York Times have blood on their hands in this historical re-enactment.
Into the Dark: Good Boy and The Vast of Night draw inspiration from the good ol’ days.
What if you had a mystery and nobody cared?
In the winding hills above Hollywood, musical history was made.
Just don’t expect too much historical accuracy.
Just try not to ask too many questions about what’s happening or why.
Dual roles highlight harsh, almost masochistic miniseries of twin brothers’ travails.
Talented performances in City of Angels undone by uninspiring scripts.
Reese Witherspoon is well on her way to becoming a television mogul.
If you can’t get enough of British class war melodramas, pull up a chair.
You don’t have to wallow at home alone.
The myth that this authoritarian island provides better medical treatment just won’t die.
CIA, KGB, MI6, and all the others
HBO's adaptation of Philip Roth's novel is much more interesting when viewed on its own merits.
There’s nobody to root for in this Amazon adaptation, and that’s intentional.
The Holocaust and its fallout can be tackled with humor. But this Amazon show fails at its aims.
Also reviewed: Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene
There’s nobody to root for in this USA Network whodunit.
Also reviewed: Fox’s absolutely awful Outmatched
Once the HBO series goes off-book, it goes off-track.
Will this well ever go dry?
Dare Me and Deputy both have their flaws and their charms.
What if A Christmas Carol had a body count?
The original lesbian-centric series was groundbreaking. The new generation is exhausting.
Bloody revenge fantasy draws more from the 1970s than anything cutting edge.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon kill it as troubled television journalists in a changing media environment.
Also: Did anybody actually ask for a Mad About You reboot? Anybody at all?
BBC production finds U.S. home on Showtime.
Harlem’s famous incubator of black performers gets a closer look on HBO.