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A seven-hour drama collection about chess gamers? It’d sound extra like a punishment at first than a pleasure. However The Queen’s Gambit — now streaming on Netflix; I’ve seen all seven episodes — does the unthinkable: It manages to make the sport of chess fascinating… and horny, even. (I do know!) It’s an underdog story
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RELATED STORIES Within the 13 years since Iron Man first hit theaters, Marvel Studios has established fairly effectively its capacity to nail a big-budget popcorn film. The proof, exterior of gargantuan field workplace numbers, is correct there in those Avengers: Endgame audience reaction videos that circulated final spring; Marvel’s obtained the most effective motion scenes
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RELATED STORIES True-crime TV has discovered its new obsession: The twisted saga of the NVIXM cult, with well-known followers like Smallville alum Allison Mack and salacious accusations of intercourse slavery, has impressed not one however two long-form TV documentaries, together with numerous one-off investigative specials. HBO’s The Vow, which premiered in August, was billed because
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A profitable sitcom boils down to 2 issues: characters and chemistry. Even probably the most impressed premise doesn’t matter after the primary few episodes, if the present doesn’t have characters we care about and actors who work nicely collectively. Living proof: CBS’ new fall sitcom B Positive, debuting this Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8:30/7:30c. (I’ve
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I’ll say this about Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix drama Hollywood: The costumes are implausible. With its characters decked out in fedoras, three-piece fits and bejeweled ball robes, the 1940s interval piece co-created by Murphy and his Glee co-writer Ian Brennan — debuting this Friday, Could 1; I’ve seen all seven episodes — provides us a
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RELATED STORIES Warning: This submit incorporates spoilers for all eight episodes of Netflix’s Too Scorching to Deal with. Let me state this upfront: I’m an authorized courting present junkie. I watch The Bachelor — and The Bachelorette. I loved Love Is Blind. I even watch trashier fare like Temptation Island. (Talking of which: The place
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RELATED STORIES DC’s Stargirl is right here to brighten up the sometimes-brooding superhero scene with a weekly, multiplatform rollout on DC Universe (beginning Could 18) and The CW (premiering Tuesday, Could 19). However when all is claimed and performed, will the gung-ho teen’s largest adversary be oh-so-serious supervillains? Brec Bassinger (of Hulu’s All Night time)
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It might be wholly comprehensible if followers of Showtime’s authentic Penny Dreadful approached its “religious descendant” City of Angels with as a lot trepidation as pleasure. How, we’d surprise, might any offspring of John Logan’s beloved monster mash dwell as much as the terrible fantastic thing about its dad or mum? How might any new
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RELATED STORIES They’re scorching, they’re dumb and so they’re about to grow to be your new obsession. They’re the horny singles of Netflix’s Too Hot to Handle, an eight-episode actuality relationship competitors with a hands-free twist: For each sexual act dedicated between gamers — and that ranges from a peck on the lips to the
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RELATED STORIES The battle about whether or not or not the Equal Rights Modification ought to be added to the US Structure has been roiling since 1923 — and whether or not that assertion intrigues or bores you is an efficient indicator of whether or not or not you’ll take pleasure in Mrs. America (debuting
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You might simply watch a couple of scenes from Little Fires Everywhere, with Reese Witherspoon starring as a tightly wound mother ruling over a wealthy suburb, and get fooled into pondering you’re watching a brand new season of Large Little Lies. However belief me: You’re not. Hulu’s adaptation, which debuts Wednesday, March 18 (I’ve seen the primary
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RELATED STORIES First issues first: You would need to be one significantly hardhearted bastard to not love The Thing About Harry, Freeform’s belated homosexual Valentine (premiering Saturday, Feb. 15, at 8/7c). Its leads — Gray’s Anatomy’s Schmitt, Jake Borelli, and newcomer Niko Terho — have chemistry for days. The script, co-written by director and co-star Peter
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