"Fyre" -- Netflix's version of a pair of dueling documentaries -- is positively bonkers, a feature-length look at the planned Fyre music festival that went spectacularly awry. But beyond the first-person accounts, it's a larger examination of the ability to sell consumers an image, and an "influencer" culture built around turning eager social-media users into marketing ambassadors.
"Star Trek" continues to beam up new commitments from CBS All Access, with the network's streaming service confirming it's developing a spinoff series that would star Michelle Yeoh as a character introduced in "Star Trek: Discovery."
If you subscribe to the opinion that the original "True Detective" was terrific and the second edition, well, wasn't, the third marks a bracing case of going back to the future. That's because this latest season largely mirrors the first, unspooling a mystery across three distinct time frames while receiving an enormous star-power boost courtesy of Mahershala Ali.
After his experience with the Oscars, Kevin Hart could probably use a picker-upper right about now. He likely has a marginal one with "The Upside," a crowd-pleasing remake of a popular 2011 French film, "Les Intouchables," that skates by, barely, on the chemistry between Hart and Bryan Cranston.
Science-fiction-type shows come in threes this week, with Fox's modestly intriguing "The Passage," CW's "Roswell, New Mexico" and Syfy's "Deadly Class," which is another case of what might be called "The Remedial Hogwarts School of Television."
"Friends" will be there for you on Netflix through 2019, but the minor internet meltdown over a rumor that the show was leaving goes to the heart of the biggest question about Netflix's short-term future: What happens if and when its competitors pull their most popular content from Netflix to make it exclusive to their own streaming services?