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IN THE DARK REVIEWS

'Monarch,' 'For All Mankind' end seasons on high notes

The cold weather has had me housebound, so no trips to the movie theater for me.

Instead, I bunkered down and caught up on streaming series as two shows ended their seasons and another made its premiere.

The first season of "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters" on Apple TV+ had solid performers, but not all of their characters were written equally well. It often felt as though father and son Kurt and Wyatt Russell were carrying the show in their flawless portrayals of the older and younger versions of monster-hunting soldier Lee Shaw.

After some narrative flab made the midseason episodes a slog at...

 

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