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The Essex Serpent
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Previewing The Essex Serpent 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] I’ve written before about how there was a void in my TV schedule when Penny Dreadful ended, which was briefly filled by FX’s Taboo. I do love a genre show that’s steeped in the past, and most recently, The Alienist was a scratch for that itch….

Suspicion
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Previewing Apple TV+’s Suspicion 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] What happens when you’re suspected of a crime you may or may not have committed but the world suddenly puts you on blast for it anyway, leaving you nowhere to turn but toward your fellow suspects? That’s the setup for Apple TV+’s new drama series, Suspicion,…

The Morning Show
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Previewing The Morning Show Season 2 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Eighteen months into the coronavirus pandemic, it’s surreal that it’s both very recent history and still ongoing–we’re still very much in it. The Morning Show resumed filming during the pandemic, and it’s woven into the arc of the second season, first as a thing looming in…

Lisey's Story
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Previewing Lisey’s Story 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] As an 80s kid, I cut my teeth on Stephen King miniseries from Salem’s Lot to the OG It and The Stand. Apple TV Plus dips a toe into that ouevre this Friday with an eight-episode TV adaptation of his novel, Lisey’s Story, headlined by Julianne…

Defending Jacob
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Defending Jacob Premiere Preview 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] When you come from a place of privilege, life moves along easier. That’s the assumption, anyway. In the opening moments of Defending Jacob, the Barber family–Assistant District Attorney Andy (Chris Evans), teacher and education administrator Laurie (Michelle Dockery), and their teenage son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell, who…

Truth Be Told
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Previewing Truth Be Told 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Tapping into the popularity of true crime podcasts and boasting a ridiculously talented cast, Apple TV+ launches its newest series, Truth Be Told, on Friday. Headlined by Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul, and written entirely by showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman (Justified and The Good Wife), it’s…