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Tech Bro Comedy Loaded Is a Little Too Listless for Greatness

The new tech comedy Loaded (AMC) opens seconds before the finalization of the sale of a game app called Cat Factory for £300 million. Confirmation from his bank that his account balance has gone from several hundred quid in the red to David Cameron’s tax bracket propels lead designer Josh......
Fantasizing about fantasizing: Naomi Watts in Gypsy; Credit: Alison Cohen Rosa/Netflix

Don’t Expect Naomi Watts’ Gypsy to Be Your New Erotic-Drama Addiction

Hollywood has many more outstanding actors than it does outstanding scripts. That’s the only way to explain Naomi Watts’ career, which launched stateside with a masterful twin performance in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive. Even with a pair of Oscar nominations, though, the actress has spent years languishing in Nondescript Mom......
Daya (Dascha Polanco) takes matters into her own hands.; Credit: Cara Howe/Netflix

In a Sprawling New Season, Orange Is the New Black Betrays Itself

Since last November, we’ve been asked to understand, if not necessarily sympathize with, the furious resentments of the racists, misogynists, homophobes and plutocrats who have brought us to this point of political calamity. The fifth season of Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) appears to be its own kind of......
Alfred Molina and Melissa Leo; Credit: Justina Mintz/Showtime

The Missed Opportunities of I'm Dying Up Here

I’m Dying Up Here premieres June 4 on Showtime Mythologies are built on pain. It’s why nations remember the invasions they’ve suffered better than the ones they’ve perpetrated, why religions celebrate their martyrs, and why Disney princesses — among the most privileged individuals in their respective kingdoms — sing about......
Ellie Kemper; Credit: Eric Liebowitz/Netflix

Tina Fey Keeps Up Her Kimmy Schmidt Laugh Streak — and Her Obstinacy

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt streams on Netflix Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s disparate obsessions form an unwieldy constellation, like a winged horse with three eyes and a blobfish for a tail. Tina Fey’s Netflix comedy mines one-liners from doomsday cults, parenthood, the gig economy, 1990s pop culture, feminine accommodation and the Upper East......