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Lady in the Lake

Apple TV+, July 19, 2024

Jul 18, 2024 TV Web Exclusive

Academy Award winner Natalie Portman is narcissistic Jewish housewife-turned-amateur investigative reporter Maddie Schwartz and Emmy-nominated Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit, Obi-Wan Kenobi) is Cleo Johnson, self-sacrificing mother of two who is doing what she needs to “step up” as a Black woman in 1960s Baltimore in this gripping noir thriller based on Laura Lippman’s bestselling 2019 novel of the same name.

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The Bear (Season Three)

FX/Hulu, June 26, 2024

Jun 27, 2024 TV Web Exclusive

The start of the third season of The Bear is more dramatic and melancholy than comedic. The stakes are set high as Carmy aims to attain his fine dining glory. The camera work is unrivaled, and the cast is swiftly and impeccably reintroduced when the new shift starts. The latter is in keeping with the sitcom conventions of yore, but this series defies easy categorization.

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We Are Lady Parts (Season Two)

Peacock, May 30, 2024

Jun 21, 2024 TV Web Exclusive

Lady Parts are an all-female punk group whose Muslim faith underscores their decisions, their actions and their music. Stereotypes are cast aside. In their place are four distinctive and well-crafted central characters.

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How Music Got Free

Paramount+, June 11, 2024

Jun 11, 2024 TV Web Exclusive

Based on the 2015 book of the same name by Stephen Witt, the grammatically incorrect How Music Got Free is in two 42-minute parts, highlighting the outright thieves who changed how consumers access music.

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Queenie

Hulu, June 7, 2024

Jun 05, 2024 TV Web Exclusive

“Loud, brash, confrontational, bitchy,” is how the titular character in Queenie describes herself. That sounds intriguing, except that Dionne Brown, who plays Queenie, a Jamaican British 25-year-old woman working as a social media assistant at a London newspaper, delivers that description in “She’s Royal,” the sixth of eight episodes in the debut season of the series. By that point, Queenie has proved she is anything but those four descriptors.

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Camden

Hulu, May 29, 2024

May 29, 2024 TV Web Exclusive

For a destination that has drawn music lovers from across the globe to its mythical musical environment for decades, Camden should get ready for an even bigger influx of fans after Camden.

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Ripley

Netflix, April 4, 2024

May 08, 2024 TV Web Exclusive

Matt Damon made Tom Ripley look talented in the 1999 film, The Talented Mr. Ripley. But the vindictive, conniving con man comes across as a much better hang when portrayed by Andrew Scott in Ripley, the new Netflix adaptation.

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Hacks (Season Three)

Max, May 2, 2024

Apr 30, 2024 TV Web Exclusive

Season Three of Hacks is free of the formulas that make lesser shows so much more hack-y

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Under the Bridge

Hulu, April 17, 2024

Apr 17, 2024 TV Web Exclusive

The allure of the ‘90s continues with Under the Bridge, an eight-part limited series based on the late Rebecca Godfrey’s 2009 true-crime book of the same name, about Reena Virk, 14-year-old Indian-Canadian girl who went to a party and never returned home, only to be found dead over a week later.

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