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Adrian Grenier in the Netflix series "Clickbait."

Why insult ‘Clickbait’? Because ‘Clickbait’ insulted viewers

The one thing that gets under my skin when it comes to plot-driven dramas like this one is a lousy, lazy denouement.

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From left: Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton, and Nadine Velazquez in ABC's "Queens."

This week’s TV: ‘Queens’ of hip-hop, waiting for ‘Succession,’ and revisiting the insurrection

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV.

Actor Daniel Craig (left) and Rami Malek on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, on October 6, 2021.

‘SNL’ host Rami Malek embraces villain role and cracks jokes with ‘James Bond’ star Daniel Craig

Rami Malek, who often takes on dramatic roles, turned his skills to comedy as the host of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.

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Jason Segel (pictured in 2020) will star as a therapist who tells clients exactly what he’s thinking.

‘Ted Lasso’-Apple TV+ connection extends to ‘Shrinking’

Jason Segel and the “Ted Lasso” duo of Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein are set to co-write and executive produce the new comedy, which will star Segel as a therapist who tells clients exactly what he’s thinking.

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Joey Coco Diaz (left) and Alessandro Nivola in "The Many Saints of Newark," a prequel to "The Sopranos."

The unfulfilling ‘Sopranos’ prequel and the failure of TV-to-movie spin-offs

So can we just say it now? Movies spun off from TV shows are no good.

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Nicole Kidman as Masha in "Nine Perfect Strangers."

In the end, ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ was a worthwhile trip

They all needed to forgive and forget, they all needed to face their losses, they all needed to do deep spiritual-psychological healing. Done, done, and done.

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Brian Cox as Logan Roy in "Succession."

‘Succession’ returns Sunday, and season 3 is funnier, nastier, and more frenetic than ever

Watching the thrilling first seven episodes of the third season, which premieres Sunday on HBO, I found myself laughing more than ever at creator Jesse Armstrong’s super-wealthy drama queens and opportunists.

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Nick Mohammed as Nate in "Ted Lasso." Season two premieres on July 23.

‘Ted Lasso’ season ends with an interesting shift

A character's defection has Matthew Gilbert already looking forward to season three of the Apple TV+ series.