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Why 'The Simpsons' matters to Disney+

30 years ago, Bart Simpson and his alter-ego "El Barto" were everywhere: On TV, of course, but also magazine covers and t-shirts, and in video games, doing "The Bartman," and telling everyone not to lay

Which TV streaming service is right for you?

The streaming television channel wars encompass everything from known prestige programming behemoths Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video to more niche services like the Anglophile-catering BritBox and Acorn TV.

'Handmaid's Tale' feels timely to some

"The Handmaid's Tale" isn't the best TV show ever, although it's plenty good. But it's hard to think of a series that has been better calibrated to tap into the zeitgeist and unease of its cultural and political moment.The Hulu…

Sean Penn's 'The First' never achieves liftoff

The romance surrounding space travel gets a workout and then some in "The First," a Hulu series that -- despite the combination of Sean Penn and "House of Cards" producer Beau Willimon -- never comes close to achieving liftoff. Sluggishly paced and too familiar in its character beats, it's the sort of prestige project that surely looked good on paper but fizzles once exposed to air.

Stephen King series 'Castle Rock' doesn't scare up much interest

As is so often the case with Stephen King adaptations, "Castle Rock" -- an original Hulu series, stitched together from the author's multi-verse -- looks better on paper. Name-checking and drawing inspiration from various King works, the J.J. Abrams-produced show boasts a gaudy cast (some with King connections), but proves enamored with atmosphere while failing to scare up a compelling story.

SPOILER ALERT: 'The Handmaid's Tale' praised for season finale

"The Handmaid's Tale" wrapped up a staggeringly good second season with this week's episode, made all the more impressive by having moved beyond its source material, Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel. The finish happens to coincide with the Emmy nominations, and after last year's breakthrough win, this Hulu drama has earned another red-cloaked army's worth of recognition.

8 new shows to watch this summer

It may be summer, but if you're not the sun and sand type, you're in luck: Your best friend television is here to keep you company.