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The best television in January 2021—BBC’s The Serpent and Channel 4’s It’s a Sin

By Chris Harvey  

The Serpent, BBC One & Netflix, January 2021

True crime dramas have become increasingly prominent in recent years—with ratings to match—and that trend is only accelerating in the new year. This eight-part drama promises to broaden the possibilities of the genre, even as it brings a monstrous murder spree back to light. It tells the story…

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