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Padma Lakshmi's 'Taste the Nation' Questions What, Exactly, Is American Food

Can food alone undo centuries of anti-immigrant policies that are ingrained in the fabric of the American nation? Padma Lakshmi's Taste the Nation certainly tries.

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'You' S2 Returns as Bitingly Entertaining and Subversive, t​o a Point

What is it about Penn Badgley's toxic and creepy Joe Goldberg in You that keeps viewers coming back?

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​Existential Musings and Indigenous Wisdom in Amazon's 'Undone'

Amazon's eight-episode animation, Undone is a poignant reflection on grief, loss, mental illness, and heritage.

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Lisa Hanawalt's 'Tuca & Bertie' Explores Female Friendships with Raunchy Humor and Compassion

Tuca & Bertie is decidedly female-centric and bold, featuring -- among other things -- a plethora of boobs: boobs on pastries, on plants, and boobs shaking on buildings.

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Hulu's 'Ramy' Offers a Refreshing Angle on the Coming-of-Age Dramedy

Ramy's representation of the Muslim-American experience, the first-generation immigrant experience, and the bilingual experience, is a necessary and welcome addition to the millennial dramedy genre.

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'Room 104' Season 2 Throws It All Against the Wall - Let's See What Sticks

HBO's anthology horror series, Room 104, offers glimpses of promise and bizarre insight, but often feels constrained by its half-hour timeframe.

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Jim Carrey's 'Kidding' Tries Its Best to Figure Everything Out

Showtime's Kidding, starring Jim Carrey, asks viewers, "What if Mr. Rogers was coming unglued and didn't have all the answers to his or anyone else's problems?"

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'Masters of Sex' Is Hardly Clinical

Showtime's Masters of Sex is daring, surprising, and often beautiful, owing much to its stellar cast and writers.

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'Happy Endings: The Complete Series' Showcases the Talented Cast

Well-written with unfailing comic delivery, Happy Endings is a consistent delight.

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Has Snarky 'Schitt's Creek' Become Television's Sweetest Sitcom?

Season 4 brings a thorough and heartening reinvigoration of the rom-com format, revealing the big heart that beats beneath the clown costume.

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A Downbeat Tone Doesn't Make 'Endeavour: S3' Any Less Enjoyable

ITV's mystery genre and Colin Dexter's legacy, Endeavour, is in safe hands.

Erin Giannini
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Word Play, Opera, 'Endeavour'

Both Endeavour, and its parent series Inspector Morse make a point of juxtaposing a lovely illusion of Oxford with the city's uglier realities.

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Endeavour: An Almost Sequel

Endeavour gives the sense of conferring a privilege to viewers, a glimpse into a rarefied world running parallel to ours.

Maysa Hattab

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