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Rapid Insights: Clipped’s Real-Life Story of NBA Scandal Is a Slam Dunk

Hot on the heels of HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty comes a buzzy new show focused on the other Los Angeles-based NBA basketball team. FX on Hulu’s newly-premiered limited series tells the true behind-the-scenes story of the LA Clippers, famed coach Doc Rivers (Laurence Fishburne), notoriously racist owner Donald Sterling (Ed O’Neill), and […]

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Rapid Insights: Eric’s Father-Son Drama and 1980s Setting Hook Viewers

Netflix recently released a buzzy new limited series that has been receiving widespread critical and popular acclaim. Set in 1980s New York, the dark mystery-thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as an abusive but distraught father desperate to find his missing nine-year-old son Edgar who disappeared on his way to school. Here’s what you need to know […]

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Rapid Insights: The Veil Engages with High Stakes and Global Thrills

Today, FX on Hulu is releasing the first two episodes of its compelling new spy thriller miniseries from the creator of Peaky Blinders. The show stars Elisabeth Moss as a slippery MI6 agent tasked with pursuing a suspected female terrorist and uncovering her secrets before it’s too late. Here’s what you need to know about The Veil: […]

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Rapid Insights: The Sympathizer Balances Spy Thriller and Sleek Satire

A critically-acclaimed new limited series has just premiered on Max that’s an adaptation of a popular Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. A historical satire, the show follows a Viet Cong spy who becomes embedded in L.A.’s South Vietnamese refugee community at the end of the Vietnam War; the cast includes Oscar-winner Robert Downey Jr. playing multiple antagonists. […]

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Rapid Insights: Knuckles Cracks Open the Sonic the Hedgehog Cinematic Universe

Later this month, Paramount+ is releasing the first TV entry in its Sonic Cinematic Universe, an expanding live action/CGI-hybrid world based on SEGA’s famous video game series. The events of the show take place between films Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) and the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (2024), as Knuckles the Echidna (voiced by Idris Elba) trains a […]

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Rapid Insights: Deal or No Deal Island Brings Survivor Strategy to Franchise

A smash-hit mid-2000s game show has found new life as a reconfigured spin-off, currently airing on NBC and billed as “Deal or No Deal meets Survivor.” This time hosted by actor Joe Manganiello instead of comedian Howie Mandel, the action has been moved from a studio soundstage to a tropical island, with contestants now competing to collect […]

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Rapid Insights: Shōgun, A Fresh Twist on Throne Games

Currently releasing on FX is a hot new retelling of a bestselling 1975 novel, and the critically-acclaimed limited series is already snapping up viewers. Set in 1600s feudal Japan, the historical saga follows three protagonists–a powerful warlord fighting dangerous political rivals, an English sailor shipwrecked on unfamiliar shores, and a highborn lady with dishonorable family […]

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Rapid Insights: The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

This Sunday, AMC premieres its much anticipated limited-event series that will further expand the world of The Walking Dead. The spin-off features the return of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira), two fan-favorite characters who left the original show several seasons before it ended, and audiences are clamoring to finally learn their fates. Here’s what […]

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Rapid Insights: Love Is Blind Tests the Strength of Love Unseen

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Netflix is releasing the first batch of episodes for Season 6 of its incredibly popular reality dating show. Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, the series features 30 singles looking for love–this season, they’re all from Charlotte, North Carolina–and has earned considerable buzz since its 2020 premiere. Here’s what […]

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