A trend in American television that has been long observed — that there is a great deal of overproduced fluff — seems to be especially prevalent on the streaming services. We’ve got a few of these services at home and while there’s enough good stuff to be found to justify the subscription, there’s a fair amount of junk too.

Unbelievable dialogue, eye-rollingly unreal characters and tiresome projections of smug Californian virtue wear a viewer down. But the studios are good at their job, and much of the nonsense looks really good on the surface...

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