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Daniel Fienberg

Chief Television Critic

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‘Kindred’ Review: FX/Hulu’s Octavia Butler Adaptation Takes Risks That Don’t Pay Off — Yet

The revered novel about time travel and slavery gets a series iteration starring impressive newcomer Mallori Johnson.

‘Willow’ Review: Warwick Davis Returns in Disney+’s Good-Enough Sequel Series

Davis' big-hearted aspiring magician is back for a new fantasy adventure featuring a grown-up Elora Danan and new threats.

8 Standout Performances of Post-Emmys TV

Mo Amer MO (NETFLIX) Amer’s natural, seemingly effortless knack for connection long has been one of his clearest strengths, whether in his stand-up comedy or in his recurring role on Ramy. In Mo, he proves equally able to dig into the darker, sharper corners. His easy smiles and rambling jokes take on layers of anxiety […]

‘Shaq’ Review: HBO’s Shaquille O’Neal Doc Is Fun but Frivolous

Director Robert Alexander and producer Peter Berg offer the latest docuseries glimpse into the career of the basketball star, the rise of the second Lakers dynasty and more.

‘Echo 3’ Review: Mark Boal’s Apple TV+ Drama Blends Action and Artiness

The series features Michiel Huisman and Luke Evans as Special Forces veterans trying to free a kidnapped loved one in Colombia.

TV’s True Crime Obsession Is Reaching a Tipping Point

In Nanfu Wang’s docuseries Mind Over Murder, the town of Beatrice, Nebraska, is still struggling with a 38-year-old tragedy. Six people were convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1985, but DNA evidence exonerated them decades later. The six-part HBO series chronicles the extended miscarriage of justice with a focus on the town’s unique […]

‘Wednesday’ Review: Jenna Ortega Makes a Delightful Antiheroine in Netflix’s Addams Family Spinoff

'Smallville' creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, along with director Tim Burton, offer a new spin on the beloved clan.

‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’ Review: Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes and Lizzy Caplan Lead Superb Cast in Hulu Adaptation

Taffy Brodesser-Akner adapts her novel about a broken marriage as an eight-episode limited series also starring Adam Brody.

‘Tulsa King’ Review: Sylvester Stallone in Taylor Sheridan’s Flimsy Fish-Out-of-Water Mobster Series

Stallone plays a New York gangster learning the ropes in Oklahoma in Paramount+'s new dramedy from Sheridan and Terence Winter.

‘Mammals’ Review: James Corden Is a Jealous Husband in Amazon’s Unnerving Oddity

Corden plays a temperamental chef who begins to worry that his wife is having an affair in this half-hour from award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth.

‘The English’ Review: Emily Blunt in Amazon’s Big, Bold Swing of a Western

Hugo Blick's six-part series pairs Blunt and Chaske Spencer as outsiders seeking revenge on the wide open prairie.

‘Spector’ Review: Showtime’s Phil Spector Docuseries Is an Unsatisfying Chronicle of Music and Murder

The four-hour documentary examines the rise and fall of the music legend and convicted murderer.