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Monday, June 21st, 2021  

Betty (Season Two)

HBO, June 11, 2021 @ 11PM

Jun 09, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

When Season One of Crystal Moselle’s Betty released in April 2020, it felt like a breath of fresh air compared to the horrors of everyday pandemic life. The show’s simple structure, beautiful cinematography, relatable cast, and emphasis on friendship made each episode feel distinct, lovely and unforgettable.

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Jun 08, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

“We were creating the 21st century in 1971,” David Bowie’s disembodied voice proclaims in the opening credits of 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, the Apple TV+ eight-part docu-series. This statement feels like an exaggeration, but as the 45-minute episodes unfold, the enormity of that single year’s impact on not only music, but on global politics and culture, and vice versa, cannot be overemphasized.

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Master of None (Season Three)

Netflix, May 23, 2021

May 20, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

The third season of Master of None harkens back to the time before Netflix’s gained notoriety for quantity over quality. It also harkens back to before much of streaming service’s original content devolved into background noise that users could leave on while splitting their screens with another distraction. Instead, the five episodes of the latest, and last season of Master of None, titled Moments In Love, demand every ounce of your attention.

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Underground Railroad

Amazon Prime Video, May 14, 2021

May 12, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

The limited series debut from acclaimed Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad is a deeply chilling and affecting look at the horrors of slavery through one woman’s journey.

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Shrill (Season Three)

Hulu, May 7, 2021

May 06, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

What happened to Shrill? The Hulu series was one I discovered during the pandemic, whose first two seasons I binged—twice. The third, and final season, however, does not live up to its predecessors.

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Beartown

HBO, February 22nd, 2021 @ 8:00 PM

Feb 22, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

A five-part Swedish series adapted from Fredrik Backman’s hit novel of the same name, Beartown is an engaging sports and family drama from HBO Europe.

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It’s A Sin

HBO Max, February 17th, 2021 @ 11:00 PM

Feb 17, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

The latest limited series from HBO Max, the British drama It’s A Sin explores friendship, queer identity, and the pain and destruction caused by the AIDS epidemic. Set in London in the early 1980s to the early 1990s, the series focuses on five friends in their post-high school years.

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Jan 23, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

“F*ck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob” is the second installment of the two Euphoria episodes meant to bridge the show’s first and second season. The first of the two episodes, “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” focused on Rue’s (Zendaya) internal struggles after the dramatic cliffhanger on which the first season ended.

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Cobra Kai (Season Three)

Netflix, January 1, 2021

Jan 01, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

There is something very clear-cut and satisfactory about an ’80s teen drama. The popular and unpopular divide is defined, generally delineated by each character’s cash flow. There is a good side and a bad side, where the former is always in the right and the latter is always, unequivocally, in the wrong. This was certainly the case with the original The Karate Kid trilogy, which started in 1984 and ended in 1989.

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