You don’t see this often on commercial TV: a nihilistic expose of consumerism.
Television Review: “Shrinking” — When a Therapist Goes Off the Rails
The bottom line: if you don’t find Jason Segel charming, Shrinking is skippable.
Television Review: “WeCrashed” — A Not-So-Funny Dark Comedy About Capitalism Run Aground
The show never grapples with the casualties of corporate crashes because it would mean critiquing a system that is making a lot of people at the top rich (looking at you, Apple).
Television Review: “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” — Episodes 1-4
There are three key words in the title: “music,” “change,” and “everything.” At its best, the series convincingly shows how they are linked. Other times, it embraces too much of one at the expense of the other two.
Television Review: “Ted Lasso” — Its Second Season Scores Big
The sophomore season of the Apple TV + hit comedy is even more winning than its first.
Television Review: “Schmigadoon!” — Sending Up the Great White Way
Schmigadoon! is both an enjoyable love letter to classic Broadway musicals and a good-natured spoof of their now antique conventions.