Awkwafina is Nora from Queens grows on you

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens is a comedy series about Awkwafina’s own life from the time before she became well-known. It’s available on its home channel of Comedy Central and also on HBO Max, which is where I binge watched all 14 episodes of season 1.

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Shrill, the final season, doesn’t feel like the end

Shrill, the Hulu series created by Aidy Bryant, Alexandra Rushfield, and Lindy West, doesn’t feel like it was meant to end when it did. The final scenes left us with more growth needed. Nevertheless, there was progress made in season 3 that made it a very satisfactory season.

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Blinded – Those Who Kill, season 2 (Den som dræber – Fanget af mørket)

The Danish thriller Blinded – Those Who Kill (Den som dræber – Fanget af mørket) is either the second season of Darkness – Those Who Kill or a spin off of that series. The main character, a police profiler, is the same. Everything else is new. The series is streaming on Acorn TV beginning May 10.

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Home, a documentary series about experimental living spaces

Home, on Apple TV+ is a series about experimental ways of building homes and community spaces. Each of the homes highlighted in the 9 episodes encompass ideas that could benefit many others, save resources, and improve the environment.

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The weekly watch on HBO includes Mare of Easttown and The Nevers

I’m realizing that I like binge watching something from start to finish. Waiting a week for a new episode of something I want to see is mildly annoying. Are you like that, too?

Lately I’ve been devoted to two such shows on HBO: Mare of Easttown and The Nevers. Both release new episodes on Sundays. Their seasons are about midway through and worthy of a few words.

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Sexify, terrific comedy from Poland

Sexify is an 8 episode comedy about college women attempting to win a competition to build the best app. The app, almost by accident, becomes about helping women have better orgasms. It’s one of the best series I’ve seen in a while. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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Fatma, Turkish drama makes a woman the serial murderer

Fatma, a new Netflix original from Turkey, is about a woman who commits murder almost without thinking about it as her life unravels and she revisits childhood traumas.

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Review: Shadow and Bone, season 1

Shadow and Bone is a fantasy adventure epic. Unlike some of the fantasy series of late, Shadow and Bone has no rapes, no gratuitous nudity or sex, and no gore. It’s aimed at a younger crowd (although I enjoyed it very much). It features a big, inclusive, cast. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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Made for Love: clever and barbed

Made for Love is a creative new series that looks at love, freedom, control, and privacy with a funny but pointed story. With 8 half hour episodes, it could be considered a comedy, but it brings some strong messages about modern life with it. It’s streaming on HBO.

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Unforgotten, season 4, keeps up the tradition of excellence

Unforgotten, the British police series about historical cases stays the course in season 4. The season aired in the UK, but no US streamer has it available yet. Both Prime Video and PBS will run this series eventually. I won’t reveal any big secrets here since it may be a bit of a wait for most people in the US to see season 4.

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