Peacock’s ‘Noughts + Crosses’ Doesn’t Live Up to the Power of Its Premise

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On paper, Peacock’s Noughts + Crosses should have been a buzzy summer hit – a cultural conversation starter a la Hulu’s The Handmaid's Tale that arrived at a perfect and necessary moment, pushing its viewers toward necessary conversations about issues of race and cultural privilege. In actuality, the drama squanders a truly original premise and setting on the altar of flat characters and a pointlessly forced romance.

'Roadkill': Episode 1 Recap

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The new Masterpiece political thriller Roadkill is certainly entertaining viewing, but it often feels as though it arrived on our screens from a parallel dimension, one in which the fallout from Brexit didn’t really happen and where a pandemic isn’t dominating every conversation in the halls of government and on the news. 

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