Guided more by dream logic than linear narrative, The Return is packed with unforgettable sounds and images.
At times you wonder if it’s in dialogue with prestige TV itself, purposely confounding expectations about coherence and resolution.
But it’s also about all the other factors that swept sex workers and their pimps off 42nd Street in the early 70s.
There was new legislation, police crackdowns and mob-organized massage parlours.
Oh, and let’s not forget Dev’s new stint as a food TV host under Bobby Cannavale’s charismatic but abusive celebrity chef in a plot line that eerily preceded the seismic shift in the real entertainment industry.
Top episode: Once Bitten Kevin Ritchie Hollywoo(d) satire, portraits of addiction, animal puns – Bo Jack Horseman brings it all back for its fourth season.
The Netflix comedy’s latest run sees Bo Jack, voiced with perpetual crustiness and barely veiled fragility by Will Arnett, grappling in a new way with his long-shirked responsibilities as a sassy teen horse (comedian Aparna Nancherla) shows up on his doorstep claiming to be his daughter.
Top episode: Time’s Arrow Natalia Manzocco When the Baroness Von Sketch Show premiered on the CBC in 2016, it was a breath of fresh air.
Men dominate the sketch comedy scene, but this series is created by women (Meredith Mac Neill, Carolyn Taylor, Jennifer Whalen and Aurora Browne) and features mostly women writers and directors. The Baronesses take on everyday minutia – the appropriate amount of exclamation points to use in work emails, the awkwardness of dance circles – and twist them into hilarious, exaggerated fables.