In the Long, Paranoid Shadow of ‘24’

We’ve got Jack Bauer coming and going this week. On Thursday, Netflix premiered “The Night Agent,” a spy thriller in which a young F.B.I. agent battles a conspiracy of vast dimensions that threatens the foundations of American government. It’s the latest series to carry the DNA of “24,” the show that firmly welded paranoia to … Read more

‘Succession’: Which Rat Could Win the Race?

From the start, the HBO series “Succession,” returning Sunday for its fourth and final season, has kept us dangling. The first ever episode teased a retirement announcement that never came, and ever since, the characters have fought over who should succeed the powerful media titan Logan Roy (Brian Cox) as head of the Waystar Royco … Read more

Al Franken Talks Potential TikTok Ban on ‘The Daily Show’

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. Here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. TikTok the Spy Lawmakers interviewed the chief executive of TikTok on Thursday, looking for connections to China and the … Read more