Jon O'Brien, Decider

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Past articles by Jon:

‘Derry Girls’ Season 3 Cemented Its Status Among The Sitcom Greats

Keep your fingers crossed for a movie! → Read More

Can ‘Sprung’ Finally Convert Streamers To Freevee?

With its split-screen sequences, animated fever dreams and episode-opening recaps presented on an old-school TV set, Sprung’s visual style is almost as peppy as its script. → Read More

‘Trying’ on Apple TV+ Deserves Some Of ‘Ted Lasso’s Love

This is Apple TV+’s most under-rated Britcom. → Read More

Why ‘Five Guys A Week’ Should Be Your Next Dating Show Fix

No, it’s not about the fast casual hamburger chain. → Read More

Can Netflix’s ‘The Longest Night’ Become The New ‘Prison Break’?

No one is going to grumble about its refreshing brevity, that’s for sure. → Read More

Maroon 5’s 10 Best Songs of All Time (Critic’s Picks)

Beyond the biggest hits, these are the best from Adam Levine & co. → Read More

Can ‘The Lake’ Continue Canada’s Sitcom Golden Streak?

The Lake has already proved that Canadian humor isn’t always “relentlessly nice” and “unconfrontational.” → Read More

Can ‘Hotel Portofino’ on PBS Become The New ‘Downton Abbey’?

Hotel Portofino has already been commissioned for a second series, and its surprisingly empowering finale suggests that once again the women will be running the show. → Read More

Has Amazon Finally Found Its Own Dating Guilty Pleasure With ‘The One That Got Away’?

Despite the promise of a “new and radical social experiment,” The One That Got Away still falls victim to the same corny old tropes. → Read More

Madonna’s 20 Top Remixes of All Time

Her remix collection ‘Finally Enough Love’ is out now digitally in an abridged version. → Read More

How ‘Queer As Folk’s First Episode Got It Wrong

Did a show officially described as a “vibrant reimagining” really need to ground itself in such suffering out of the gate? → Read More

10 Best (And Weirdest) Covers of Hanson’s ‘MMMBop’

“MMMBop” hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart 25 years ago. → Read More

Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ Turns 10, But It’s No Lost Classic

Despite a record-setting Super Bowl halftime show, 2012 saw the Queen of Pop deliver her most disappointing album. → Read More

Guns N’ Roses’ 10 Best Songs: Critic’s Picks

The top songs from the World’s Most Dangerous Band. → Read More

Can ‘Feria: The Darkest Light’ Become Netflix’s Next Spanish Hit?

How on Earth do you cope when you’re hit with bombshell that your folks are serial killers? → Read More

10 Best Olympic Winter Games Anthems

Olympic Winter Games anthems: 10 of the best Olympics songs. → Read More

Why ‘The Puppet Master’ on Netflix Should Be Your Next True Crime Fix

Netflix’s true crime storytelling has recently become more exhausting than exhaustive, but Puppet Master shows they're willing to change and adapt. → Read More

‘Wolf Like Me’ Will Leave You Hungry For More

Wolf Like Me is the first new show of 2022 you that you’ll see appearing on year-end “best of” lists. → Read More

Can ‘Queer Eye’ Rediscover Its Mojo By Moving To Texas?

It would be difficult for any show that had screened 47 hour-long episodes in just two years to avoid a sense of fatigue. → Read More

Why ‘Anxious People’ Should Be Your First Post-Christmas Binge Watch

Two reasons: Its darkly comic streak and celebration of unlikely human connections. → Read More