“The Dropout”: One-Sentence Review

Move over idle swindlers and faux heirs, the baddest grifter, played and slayed by Amanda Seyfried, dons—as she cons—the crown for this year’s best of the worst.

10 out of 12 Tamales

“Abbott Elementary: Season One”: One-Sentence Review

The authenticity, with only mild hyperbole, of the American classroom has never been encapsulated quite as well as in ABC’s ferociously funny and big-hearted Abbott Elementary.

11 out of 12 Tamales

“Only Murders in the Building”: One-Sentence Review

Only Murders in the Building, or the Martin and Martin Show, is charmingly old-fashioned, a whodunnit that marches to the beat of Steve and Short—with Selena Gomez orchestrating.

10 out of 12 Tamales

“Reservation Dogs”: One-Sentence Review

Indigenous genius at work, Reservation Dogs is comedic coolness incarnate, one of 2021’s best new shows.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales

“What We Do in the Shadows: Season One”: One-Sentence Review

Rarely does a cast so succinctly and instinctively embody their characters than in FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, a series that lives up to and livens up the film its based on.

10 out of 12 Tamales