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Conversations with Friends: the frustrating awkwardness of a much-hyped series

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It was always unlikely that Conversations with Friends, the new Hulu and BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s first novel, would be able to repeat the lightning strike of Normal People. The latter show, another Hulu/BBC p...

Attenborough series sinks teeth into fruits of ‘dinosaur revolution’

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A “dinosaur revolution” is taking place with a new species being discovered every week, the makers of a groundbreaking new docuseries exploring life on Earth 66m years ago have said. Prehistoric Planet, produced by BB...

Warriors ‘a shell of ourselves’ as rampant Grizzlies keep playoff series alive

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The Memphis Grizzlies fought off elimination with the highest-scoring performance in their postseason history. Their injured All-Star guard Ja Morant then upped the ante by leading cheers of “Grizz in seven!” from the...

Poole denies targeting Morant’s knee as tempers flare in Warriors-Grizzlies series

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Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Klay Thompson had 21 and nine rebounds and Golden State shut down Ja Morant’s supporting cast to embarrass Memphis 142-112 and take 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Morant...

Captivating new TV series searches for Drive to Survive impact on surfing

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There is a moment early in the first episode of Make or Break, a new series from Apple TV+ about the World Surf League, when Tyler Wright neatly encapsulates the tension at the heart of professional surfing. “We come ...

Under the Banner of Heaven review – ambitious but uneven true crime series

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The predominant feeling throughout Under the Banner of Heaven, and ambitious and uneven adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 nonfiction book, is dread. From the moment in the first scene when a phone call takes detective...

The Man Who Fell to Earth review – small screen sequel series crash lands

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Why this, and why now? These are questions that viewers of the new Showtime series The Man Who Fell to Earth may find themselves asking in the expansive existential sense, wondering what combination of choices have ta...

The First Lady review – star-studded series is a third-rate disappointment

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The main problem with The First Lady, the Showtime series focused on three past presidents’ wives – Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson) – is evident in...

‘Derry Girls put us on the map’: pride in home city as end of series nears

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After four years of jokes, memes, acclaim, and debate about whether Protestants really do keep toasters in cupboards, the imminent final season of Derry Girls is prompting bittersweet valediction in Derry. The Channel...

Hot stuff: The Full Monty to return as TV series after 25 years

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Twenty-five years after The Full Monty became a worldwide box office hit, the team behind the film has begun work on a TV sequel for Disney+. The movie – which followed a group of unemployed former steelworkers in She...

Joe Root says he is still the man to ‘take England forward’ after series defeat

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With speculation about his future as England captain at fever pitch after England slumped to defeat against West Indies in Grenada to confirm another lost series, Joe Root has recommitted himself to the role, insistin...

Halo review – hit sci-fi game morphs into middling $200m TV series

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Quite how Halo hasn’t made it to the screen, small or big, before this is an enigma almost as nebulous as the long-running first person shooter video game’s crowded mythos. Luminaries such as Steven Spielberg, Peter J...

Joe Root seeks England series win to leave ‘very difficult’ winter behind

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One final Test match of the winter for Joe Root and his England team begins on the spice island of Grenada on Thursday, offering a chance to reset the oft-repeated statistic of one series victory in the Caribbean sinc...

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 review – sorcerer anime series gets a spectacular prequel

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In a world where malicious thoughts and dark memories can morph into fearsome monsters that wreak havoc on society, the future of the human species is bleak. Such is the premise of this prequel to the hugely popular m...

Joe Root insists he is ‘right man to take England forward’ before Windies series

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Joe Root admitted his England team have a point to prove in the Caribbean and reiterated his own belief at being the right man to lead in a Test series that could decide his fate as captain. Speaking before Tuesday’s ...

Killing Eve review – Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer struggle to keep the final series afloat

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Whatever else is going right or wrong with a TV show, it helps if we know immediately which series we’re watching. A shimmering brutalist landscape, “Russia”written in giant pastel letters, retro-reverb beehive pop on...

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