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Review: Netflix’s “Better Than Us” Imagines a World Where Robots Do The Work

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Luddites and Utopians clash in a Russian sci-fi drama that asks us whether robots can be better than humans.

Review: “Carole & Tuesday” Is Shinichiro Watanabe’s Latest Musing on Music, Youth, and AI

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“Carole & Tuesday” is a visual spectacle that explores the role of AI in our future underneath its underdog tale of passion and song.

Review: “Love Alarm” Is a Reminder of How Social Media Harms Teenagers

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"Black Mirror" meets "Mean Girls" in Netflix's latest original Korean drama.

Review: Netflix Thriller “Victim Number 8” Critiques Europe’s Nativist Resurgence

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Now on Netflix, Spain’s “Victim Number 8” is a conspiracy thriller with pro-tolerance undertones.

Review: “Hyper HardBoiled Gourmet Report” Is Japan’s Gonzo Answer to “Parts Unknown”

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Streaming on Netflix, this Japanese food show contains a fascinating blend of gonzo journalism and Terrace House-esque calm.

Review: Political K-Drama “Chief of Staff” Tries Emulating “The West Wing”

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Streaming now on Netflix, this K-drama dives into the details of Korean legislative politics—with mixed results.

Review: Cinemax’s “Warrior” Is The Action Series Asian-Americans Need

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Edgy, raw, and a punch in the face—is "Warrior" the story Asian-Americans have been waiting for?

Review: “Miss Sherlock” is a Fresh Take on Sherlock and Watson

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You don't often see female leads in Japanese dramas, making "Miss Sherlock" a particularly remarkable take on the classic detective.

Netflix’s Highly Relatable “On Children” Is “Black Mirror” With Tiger Moms

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If you grew up with a tiger parent, or find yourself becoming one—this show is for you.

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