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Recent articles by Danette:

Kaley Cuoco takes a trip back to blue sky TV on The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant recaptures the sunny appeal of blue sky shows like Psych and Monk. → Read More

Amber Ruffin on her late-night show and why she doesn’t have time for a hate-watch

We talked to Amber Ruffin about her late-night contemporaries, her “forgotten” Hillary Clinton sketch, and why she doesn’t believe in hate-watches. → Read More

Jake McDorman proves he’s got The Right Stuff in this exclusive clip from season 1 finale

The Right Stuff finally blasts into space in this exclusive clip from the Disney+ space-race drama. → Read More

A tribute, an apology, and other memorable moments from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reunion

The cast of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air reunited for the first time in over 20 years. Now just sit right there and we’ll tell you about the most notable moments and revelations from the reunion special. → Read More

The new Animaniacs doesn’t lack for targets, but still lands few blows

The Animaniacs' commentary is hampered by the staid format of the episodes. The Warner siblings appear, then Pinky and the Brain scheme. Cut to the Warners doing one final segment that takes a swipe at pollsters or third-party candidates. And that’s all, folks. → Read More

The Flight Attendant series premiere is already streaming on HBO Max

HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant is boarding early—the series premiere is streaming for free right now on the service, a week before its official debut. → Read More

The Peanuts holiday specials will air ad-free on PBS

Apple TV+ and PBS announced today that they’re teaming up for special, ad-free broadcasts of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas. → Read More

Walton Goggins on finding comfort in The Unicorn and reuniting with Natalie Zea

The A.V. Club spoke to Walton Goggins about working with Natalie Zea again, filming in the middle of a pandemic, and how The Unicorn offers catharsis and comfort through its comedy. → Read More

The search for love—and Natalie Zea—begins anew in The Unicorn season 2 premiere

We may not have a full fall TV lineup, but at least we have The Unicorn. → Read More

Teen spy drama Alex Rider effectively riffs on Cold War-era James Bond

Despite a handful of twists, IDMb teen spy drama Alex Rider tells a straightforward story that draws from the second novel in Anthony Horowitz’s series. But what’s a spy show without a few—okay, more like a dozen—sequences that beggar belief? → Read More

A Teacher review: Quietly powerful look at abuse and its fallout

Director Hannah Fidell doesn’t simply revisit her 2013 film A Teacher for this 10-part drama, but reimagines it as a more pointed story of abuse and survival, fortified by an excellent cast and insights gleaned from the recent push for greater accountability. → Read More

Industry Review: HBO finance drama is low risk, medium reward

The story of proving yourself is a timeless one, but Industry grounds its narrative in our current, confounding times, where political chasms are the norm and romance is facilitated by apps. → Read More

The light-hearted office comedy of Moonbase 8 actually works

Moonbase 8 is more of a piece with the big-heartedness of Ted Lasso than the bleakness of Avenue 5 and Space Force—cognizant of its characters’ failings, but never letting them outweigh their capacity to do better. → Read More

Loren Bouchard still plans to bring a Bob’s Burgers movie to theaters

Though his animated film has been pushed back to 2021, Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard still wants to bring the Belcher family to the big screen. → Read More

Christopher Walken joins Apple TV+'s Severance as a (hopefully mad) scientist

Christopher Walken joins Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, and John Turturro in Apple TV+'s Severance. Ben Stiller, hot off Escape At Dannemora, will direct and executive produce. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Elvis Costello gets eclectic, and Andrew Bird toasts yuletide

Plus, great new releases from Malia Civetz, Eels, and the latest disco banger from Hot Chip and Jarvis Cocker. → Read More

Family separation haunts recent takes on the La Llorona myth

Movies and television series like La Llorona, Curse Of La Llorona, and Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels use the Latin American myth to examine current events. → Read More

Baroness Von Sketch Show judges terrible co-workers in this exclusive clip

IFC's Baroness Von Sketch Show turns its insightful comedy on crappy co-workers in this exclusive clip from season five. → Read More

Archer signs off for the year, plus Michael Fishman on a very 2020 The Conners

Also: You can now stream the energetic (and, obviously, timely) PBS documentary Not Done: Women Remaking America. → Read More

The Undoing director Susanne Bier on Nicole Kidman and the darker side of Hugh Grant

Emmy-winning director Susanne Bier talks to The A.V. Club about working with David E. Kelley, Nicole Kidman, and Hugh Grant on HBO's The Undoing. → Read More