Luther: It's gonna be a long night.
Luther (BBC / HBO Max) cares not for your standard episode beats, nor for your 20-odd episode seasons and regular villain line-ups
The TIE Fighter: Sci-Fi's Perfect Spaceship
Star Wars doesn't exactly give the Empire many gray shades, but the TIE Fighter does a lot to clarify its particular brand of evil.
When The Violence Is Baked In
There seem to be several immutable laws of Westerns. One, that there will be shots of wide desert horizons, sage brush scattered amid the dust. Two, that there will be wide-brimmed hats and horses. Three, that, by God, there will be violence.
The DC Sidekick Turned Star
Harley Quinn, an animated show on HBO Max, throws out the grim table setting and revels in the ridiculousness of the DC Universe.
Breaking the Knot: DARK at Time's End
Episode by episode, we crawl along Dark's turns and intersections, marveling at how the timelines criss and cross, its characters weaving among one another, tied in unknowable ways.
Ready Or Not turns Hide and Seek into horror comedy
There's a balance here between Grace's growing peril and the incompetence of her pursuit that makes Ready or Not a great time that doesn't overstay its welcome.
Stalking Spice: Dune at the halfway point
Dune could've been a trilogy all its own.
WandaVision and embracing the weird
Wandavision shows Disney and Marvel are, on Endgame's big heels, going off the fantastic deep end.
Have Time, Will Travel
Dark, a German Netflix series, takes us on a winding tour of its knot over the course of a grim and fascinating first season.
Top Gun: Top Cruise
Somehow, I'd missed seeing TOP GUN as a kid, as a teenager, and, up till now, an adult.