<p>BoJack Horseman</p>

BoJack Horseman

Credit: Netflix

Why you should be watching the great 'BoJack Horseman'

A primer on the Netflix animated dramedy before season 3 debuts tomorrow

BoJack Horseman is one of the very best shows on television. It was in its first two seasons (even if it took me a while to realize that in the first), and it still is in its third, which Netflix debuts tomorrow. I burned through all 12 episodes of the new season over a couple of days, loving all of them, yet also feeling at a bit of a loss for what to write in a traditional advance review of the series. BoJack Horseman is gonna BoJack Horseman at this point, and while the show has become more narratively and technically adventurous in some ways — the new season's fourth episode, set at a film festival on the ocean floor, is a delight in both ways — it's still fundamentally the same series it's always been: an improbable blend of cartoon absurdity and profound melancholy that makes it a great comedy and drama at the same time.

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<p>United States of Tara</p>

United States of Tara

Credit: Showtime

Stream this in the summer: 'United States of Tara'

Toni Collette as a woman with multiple personalities in an achingly good family dramedy
In my early days on the beat, NBC had an ad campaign encouraging people to watch summer reruns, promising, "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you!" In the age of Peak TV, that slogan seems less cynical than accurate. The rise of streaming services has put the bulk of TV history only a click or two away, which means that people are constantly discovering The Wire, or Arrested Development, or Terriers (sigh) for the very first time.

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<p>Mr. Robot</p>

Mr. Robot

Credit: USA

Review: 'Kernel Panic' presents the extreme highs and lows of 'Mr. Robot'

A long, self-induglent, and at times technically dazzling episode

A review of tonight's Mr. Robot coming up just as soon as I open a dwarf sanctuary...

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<p>Mr. Robot</p>

Mr. Robot

Credit: USA

So, about THAT 'Mr. Robot' season 2 theory...

And what about THAT 'Mr. Robot' season 2 theory?

USA's Mr. Robot and Lifetime's UnREAL were the two biggest TV surprises of last summer: dark, complicated, incredibly well-acted dramas that both seemed wildly off-brand for their respective channels.

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Credit: Lifetime

Review: Why 'UnREAL' has gone off the rails in season 2

Too many characters, too much insanity, none of it impacting, and now a Black Lives Matter plot?

A few thoughts on last night's UnREAL — and the unfortunate path the show has taken since a promising start to season 2 — coming up just as soon as you stop by my office in five minutes...

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<p>Homicide: Life on the Street</p>

Homicide: Life on the Street

Credit: NBC

The best TV police procedurals ever

Sipowicz vs. Pembleton vs. Columbo

HBO's The Night Of is basically two familiar TV genres in one: a police procedural that overlaps with a courtroom procedural. It's far from the first to try that (Law & Order) waves hi, but the two halves got me thinking about some of the classics of each genre.

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Credit: Showtime

Review: One week after its worst episode, 'Roadies' gives us its best

'The City Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken' feels like part of a real TV show

A few quick thoughts on tonight's Roadies coming up just as soon as I really like jazz...

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<p>The Night Of</p>

The Night Of

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Night Of' gets to know Jack Stone in 'Subtle Beast'

Naz adjusts to his scary new reality

A review of tonight's The Night Of coming up just as soon as this blog is like Jeopardy...

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Credit: AMC

Review: On 'Preacher,' is 'El Valero' Jesse Custer's last stand?

A siege at the church, a refugee from Hell, and a great power in a coffee can

A review of tonight's Preacher coming up just as soon as I wash your sneakers...

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<p>Stranger Things</p>

Stranger Things

Credit: Netflix

The Upside Down: 8 questions about 'Stranger Things' season 1

Looking back on Netflix's '80s horror movie homage

On Friday, Netflix debuted the eight-episode first season of Stranger Things, an unapologetic ode to Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, John Carpenter, and all the other horror and suspense tropes of the early '80s that the Duffer Brothers love. I reviewed it last week, and I'm assuming some of you watched it all over the weekend, which means it's time to talk about the show — with full spoilers for the whole season — coming up just as soon as I steal some Eggos from the supermarket...

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