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Disney+’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: TV Review

Ewan McGregor returns as the Jedi master for the latest 'Star Wars' series, set a decade after 'Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,' with Hayden Christensen also reprising his role as Darth Vader.

Hulu’s ‘Shoresy’: TV Review

Jared Keeso's hockey-centric 'Letterkenny' spinoff arrives with Keeso's previously faceless Shoresy at the center of an underdog comedy that strongly resembles 'Slap Shot.'

Critic’s Notebook: The Sweet and Sour Legacy of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

The comedian and TV host has always tried to play the Everywoman; the approach worked its magic but came at a cost.

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4: TV Review

The Emmy-winning homage to early Steven Spielberg and Stephen King returns with seven overstuffed episodes of monsters, mayhem, scientific exploration and coming-of-age comedy.

Alicia Vikander in HBO’s ‘Irma Vep’: TV Review | Cannes 2022

Vikander plays an actress joining a limited series remake of the French classic 'Les Vampires' in Olivier Assayas' limited series remake of his 1996 film about an actress joining a film remake of the French classic 'Les Vampires.' Got that?

Ethan Hawke’s ‘The Last Movie Stars’: TV Review | Cannes 2022

The festival is premiering two episodes of the six-part portrait of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, who both won acting awards at Cannes.

Apple TV+’s ‘Now & Then’: TV Review

The bilingual thriller featuring Rosie Perez follows five former friends who are reunited by a blackmail threat, 20 years after a life-changing tragedy marked the end of their college years.

J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek in Amazon’s ‘Night Sky’: TV Review

The actors play a long-married couple who harbor a science-fiction mystery in their shed in a drama that's a bit like 'Outer Range' with fewer holes.

Emmy Rossum in Peacock’s ‘Angelyne’: TV Review

Rossum plays Los Angeles legend and billboard queen Angelyne in this five-part limited series based on THR journalist Gary Baum's feature.

HBO’s ‘George Carlin’s American Dream’: TV Review

Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio's four-hour documentary traces the evolution of George Carlin's career, from clean-cut establishment success to counterculture sensation to prescient truth-teller.

Critics’ Conversation: Finding Gems Beyond Spring TV’s True-Crime Glut

Small screens were flooded with fact-based dramas about murder and fraud, but standouts of the past few months included a luminous literary adaptation, comedies both silly and substantial and returning shows in fine, feisty form.

HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’: TV Review

Rose Leslie and Theo James play a couple whose romance is challenged by his uncontrollable tendency to travel through time in Steven Moffat's adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's novel.