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Critical Condition: After Life

After Life | Netflix, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “No one does withering disdain quite like Ricky Gervais. Surveying his targets through narrowed eyes, the comedian unleashes eloquent abuse in a soft-spoken rush, like one long sigh of exasperation. Though this style of brilliant brutality is the centerpiece of After Life, the six-episode Netflix dramedy — created by and starring […]

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Don’t Overlook … People of Earth

People of Earth | TVNZ 2, 12.45am Saturday ➢ “TBS’s comedy hot streak continues with this new comedy executive produced by Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation). Starring The Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac, this idiosyncratic series centers on incredulous reporter Ozzie Graham (Cenac) as he probes a support group for alien abductees —sorry, I mean […]

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Critical Condition: The Windsors

The Windsors (TVNZ 1, 8.35 Thursdays) “Channel 4’s extremely rude cartoonish soap opera about the royal family starts tonight. And my goodness is it rude. The opening two episodes imagine our royal family as irredeemably stupid, lazy, self-indulgent and so absurdly posh that they can’t even pronounce the wordy ‘gyspy’ correctly … It really evokes the glory […]

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