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43:19

'Sopranos' actor Michael Imperioli grapples with guilt and addiction in 'White Lotus'

Imperioli plays a sex-addicted Hollywood producer on vacation in Sicily in the HBO show. In 2021, he published Woke Up This Morning, an oral history of The Sopranos based on his podcast.

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07:37

Horror fans will want to poke around in Guillermo del Toro's 'Cabinet of Curiosities'

The special effects are a lot more special than the stories in the Oscar-winning director's new Netflix anthology series. Still, most of the shows in this first, eight-episode run are worth watching.

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52:30

Remembering Angela Lansbury, a legend of the stage and screen

The Tony Award-winning actor starred in the Broadway musicals Mame, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd, as well as the TV series Murder, She Wrote. Lansbury died Oct. 11. Originally broadcast in 1980 and 2000.

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09:31

'SNL' alums continue to poke fun at nonfiction films with 'Documentary Now!'

Now in its fourth season, this anthology series claims the middle ground between a short SNL sketch and a full-length film. Its clever parodies include My Monkey Grifter, a riff on My Octopus Teacher.

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43:17

Rachel Bloom looks back on 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' and moves ahead on 'Reboot'

Bloom talks about writing songs for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and losing her musical collaborator Adam Schlesinger, who died from COVID-19 complications in March 2020. She stars in the Hulu series Reboot.

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08:34

'Ramy' wades into murky waters in Season 3, but the comedy is clear as ever

Critic at large John Powers reviews the third season of the acclaimed Hulu comedy-drama series, Ramy.

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52:30

'Reservation Dogs' co-creator says the show gives audiences permission to laugh

Reservation Dogs is the first and only TV series where every writer, director and series regular is Indigenous. Part comedy and part drama, the FX series streaming on Hulu follows four teenagers who long to escape the dead ends they face living on a reservation.

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33:08

With 'Succession', Matthew Macfadyen finds himself a long way from Mr. Darcy

The British actor played a brooding Mr. Darcy in the '05 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Now he's won an Emmy for playing a scheming Midwesterner on Succession.

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08:29

Ken Burns connects the past and the present in 'The U.S. and the Holocaust'

Ken Burns' new three-part documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust, explores what everyday Americans knew — or didn't know — about what the Nazis were doing in Europe.

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52:30

From 'Dreamgirls' to 'Abbott Elementary,' Sheryl Lee Ralph forged her own path

Veteran actor Sheryl Lee Ralph has been nominated for an Emmy for her role as a tough but loving kindergarten teacher on the comedy series Abbott Elementary. With just a glance, Mrs. Barbara Howard can get an unruly class to quietly sit down or to line up single file — and Ralph is no slouch at classroom management either.

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09:26

'Rings of Power' and 'House of the Dragon' are giant gambles. Will they pay off?

Amazon's Lord of the Rings and HBO's Game of Thrones prequels should please fans of the original works. Time will tell how well the shows set up, and are faithful to, the stories they're expanding.

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07:17

'In Treatment' meets 'Dexter' in Hulu's psychological thriller 'The Patient'

Steve Carell stars as a therapist who is abducted by a murderer. By the time The Patient is over, nearly everyone in this drama series reflects upon past actions and decisions — or dies trying.

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43:00

Comic Mo Amer draws on his Palestinian and Texan roots in a new Netflix series

Amer grew up in Kuwait, where he enjoyed a comfortable life — until he was 9, and the first Gulf War forced his family to flee to the U.S. in 1991. His new series is Mo.

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12:17

Jonathan Banks embraces 'not being very pretty' as 'Breaking Bad' hitman

The actor played the character of Mike Ehrmantraut for 13 years – first on the TV series Breaking Bad, then on its spinoff, Better Call Saul, which ended earlier this week. Originally broadcast in 2015.

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08:27

'Better Call Saul' sticks the landing with the series finale

For faithful viewers the finale was one treat after another. There were unexpected returns from old characters and breathtaking surprises. Up until the end, the show defied expectations.

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34:53

Robin Thede wants her sketch show to open doors for other Black voices

Thede's HBO series, A Black Lady Sketch Show, is the first sketch comedy show solely written, directed and starring Black women. "It is a nonstop job," she says of the various hats she wears.

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07:59

'Reservation Dogs,' now in Season 2, remains one of the most original shows on TV

John Powers reviews the second season of Reservation Dogs

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43:32

'Lord of the Flies' with teen girls? 'Yellowjackets' actor leans into the role

Melanie Lynskey spoke with Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado about coming up as an actress in the '90s and 2000s, when she was typecast as the best friend. Now she's the lead in the Showtime series Yellowjackets.

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08:13

Bouncily bingeable, 'Uncoupled' delivers exactly what you'd expect from Darren Star

Neil Patrick Harris plays a gay New Yorker whose long-term relationship abruptly ends. While it's tempting to criticize Uncoupled for being superficial, that would be missing the point — and the fun.

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09:15

The Jan. 6 TV hearings conclude with some really compelling cliffhangers

The Jan. 6 hearings have been packaged like TV shows: Each episode has a plot, and some special guest stars, announced in advance. As a miniseries, the verdict is in: This particular show is a hit.

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