Summer TV Preview 2018: Spies, Sinners, 'Sharp Objects' and Sex Magick

From dark crime procedurals to black-magic dramas, teen superheroes to Stephen King horror – your complete summer viewing guide

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'The Fourth Estate' (May 27)

Welcome to a sobering documentary about the struggle of journalism in the new-model U.S.A., where the President denounces the reporters who cover him as "fake news" and "enemies of the people." Filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Now, Miss Simone?) takes a four-part look inside the newsroom of the New York Times as it covers the first year of an astoundingly sleazy administration determined to clamp down on scrutiny or dissent. The Times strains to adapt its lofty white-shoe editorial ideals to the new hard-nosed climate. (At one point, someone says, "We have a left that doesn't hear what the other side has to say and we have a right that feels the same way" – such a hilarious self-parody of the paper's nostalgic both-sides–ist etiquette.) If only we knew how the story ends. Hell, if only we knew that it ends. RS

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