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Overrated/Underrated: Pop culture's best and worst

Overrated/Underrated: 'Moonlight's' Andre Holland, and stop calling 2016 the 'worst year ever'

What's up and what's down in pop culture this week, including hating 2016, rebooting classic sitcoms and more

Overrated/Underrated 2016: After a year of hot takes and backlashes, what are we doing here?

A year-end look at Overrated/Underrated, which gets existential as we look at the fast-paced opinion machine of the internet and whether quick-hit rating of popular culture is still viablle

Overrated/Underrated: The West Wing Weekly podcast revisits a classic, and why 'Arrival' isn't 'the movie we need'

A weekly look at what's up and what's down in pop culture.

Overrated/Underrated: 'Kubo and the Two Strings,' our 'Netflix tax' future and more

Overrated/Underrated, a look at what's up and down in pop culture this week, including Kubo and the Two Strings, the coming Netflix Tax and more.

Underrated/Overrated: An overdue return for A Tribe Called Quest and our 'post-truth' social media

Weekly report on what's up and down in pop culture from Chris Barton, featuring A Tribe Called Quest, social media and more.

Overrated/Underrated: 'Captain Fantastic,' and it's time for the mannequin challenge to stop

Weekly report on what's up and down in pop culture from Chris Barton, including the mannequin challenge, LA artist Leah Paul and Black Thursday (formerly known as Thanksgiving)

Overrated/Underrated: Post-election hangover edition with Nate Silver, 'Black Mirror' and more

Overrated Underrated: Chris Barton's weekly look at what's up and what's down in pop culture

Overrated/Underrated: Holiday sneaks edition

What's up and what's down in pop culture this week with Overrated Underrated, including 'La La Land," Jim Jarmusch and maybe let's give Boston a rest.

Overrated/Underrated: The NFL must evolve or die, and it's time to move beyond our zombie fascination

What's up and what's down in pop culture this week, including High Maintenance, the NFL's invincibility and the death of the zombie,

Overrated/Underrated: Lakeith Stanfield's scene-stealing in 'Atlanta' and beware the return of Phil Collins

A look at the week in pop culture with the latest album from Drive-By Truckers, Lekeith Stanfield in 'Atlanta' and more

Overrated/Underrated: Desert Trip will only get trippier with future waves of nostalgia

The week in what's up and down in pop culture, including local pianist Richard Sears, a scene-stealer in Tig Notaro's 'One Mississippi' and others.

Overrated/Underrated: The dirty fun of 'Fleabag' and the rising local sound of MAST

Chris Barton's weekly column overrated/underrated, which looks at 'Fleabag,' Tycho and the L.A. sound heard in MAST.

Underrated/Overrated: Why the presidential debates and Bon Iver should both downsize and simplify

Chris Barton looks at the week that was in pop culture with Overrated/Underrated, with the brass band the Westerlies, debate audiences and more.

Overrated/Underrated: The deeper horrors of 'Demon,' and Chainsmokers will burn out fast

Chris Barton's weekly look at pop culture, including Steve Lehman, "Demon" and enough with the Beatles already.

Emmys 2016: 'Catastophe' is a worthy underdog, but is 'People v. O.J.' overrated?

Overrated/Underrated this week looks at the Emmy contenders. Kudos for "Catastrophe" and Bokeem Woodbine, not so many for "Homeland" or "People v. O.J."

This fall, skip the safe sitcoms and 'DWTS' in favor of 'Better Things' and Joe Swanberg's 'Easy'

In Overrated/Underrated this week, a look at the upcoming offerings on Fall TV, including Joe Swanberg, 'DWTS" and more.

It's time for a Nicolas Cage renaissance and more thoughts on the fall movie season

Overrated/Underrated this week looks at what's ahead in movies for fall.

Overrated/Underrated: Do we still need Britney Spears?

This week's look at what's up and what's down in pop culture, including the Tragically Hip, Norway's 'Slow TV' and more

Overrated/Underrated: Saying goodbye to 'The Nightly Show' and Olympic streaming woes

Chris Barton's weekly column Overrated/Underrated, which looks at Twenty One Pilots, 'The Nightly Show' and more.

Overrated/Underrated: The Olympics bring real warmth and drama to sports

Chris Barton's weekly column Overrated/Underrated, which looks at what's up and what's down in pop culture.

Overrated/Underrated: Constance Wu's call for change; the inescapable 'Suicide Squad'

Chris Barton's weekly pop culture column overrated/underrated, which looks at the nostalgia of Netflix's 'Stranger Things,' a new album by Jeff Parker and more

Overrated/Underrated: Twitter experiment grows into inventive beach read, while trolls drop down a peg

Overrated/Underrated this week includes a work by David Mitchell, guitar pop underdogs Cotton Mather and "The Invitation' on Netflix

Overrated/Underrated: 'Mustang' is an inspired ride, and everyone wins in the Taylor-Kanye feud

Overrated Underrated, this week with the Turkish film 'Mustang,' Josh Haden's latest album with his band Spain, and more

Overrated/Underrated: Be thankful we can count on 'Archer'

Chris Barton's Overrated/Underrated column, featuring a new album from Josh Haden's Spain and more.

Overrated/Underrated: A Coen brothers misfire and 20 years of cosmic funk with Galactic

Chris Barton's weekly column Overrated/Underrated, which looks at the failings of "Hail, Ceasar!" the anniversary of Galactic's "Coolin' Off" and more

Overrated/Underrated: If we need the Yondr pouch to force us off our phones at concerts, we've got bigger problems

Chris Barton's weekly pop culture column, which this week covers Zootopia, Kandace Springs and other topics

Overrated/Underrated: Psychic Temple takes on Eno's 'Music for Airports,' and 'The Enfield Haunting' offers TV chills

Chris Barton's weekly column Overrated/Underrated, which looks at a cover of Brian Eno's 'Music for Airports,' the future of TV variety shows and more.

Overrated/Underrated: Too much T.J. Miller on 'Silicon Valley,' enough with Drake's mopey mood. Give us 'Angie Tribeca'

Chris Barton's weekly take on what's up and what's down in pop culture takes on Drake and "Silicon Valley's" T.J. Miller while giving props to "Angie Tribeca" and Swiss keyboardist Nik Bartsch.

Overrated/Underrated: Ben Whishaw livens up 'The Lobster,' and can the Internet kill CNN?

Chris Barton weighs in on the latest in pop culture with Overrated/Underrated.

Overrated/Underrated: Netflix remains a comedy powerhouse with 'Lady Dynamite'

Chris Barton's Sunday column Overrated/Underrated looks at Netflix's track record for comedy that continues with 'Lady Dynamite' along with the Clientele and a call for critical nuance.

Overrated/Underrated: May all video become home video, and VR isn’t all that revolutionary

Chris Barton's Sunday column Overrated/Underrated, which will be themed to the blur issue.

Overrated/Underrated: An imagined scandal sinks the band Yacht, and 'Valley Uprising' reaches for new heights

There's a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what's up and what's down in music, movies,

Overrated / Underrated: 'After the Thrones,' 'Talking Dead' and the Ouroboros of TV

What's underrated: Season Two of 'Catastrophe' and Melissa Aldana's 'Back Home'; what's overrated: In-Concert Guest Stars

Overrated/Underrated: Can we fast-forward to 2017 as soon as possible?

There's a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what's up and what's down in music, movies,

Overrated/Underrated: 'Keanu' and 'Ghostbusters' are here to save the summer

Underrated: Key & Peele's 'Keanu' and the 'Ghostbusters' remake; Overrated: The Lonely Island comedy trio, Todd Solondz

Overrated/Underrated: 'Star Wars'' Domhnall Gleeson leads a new generation of Hollywood gingers

Domhnall Gleeson and the album "Fleeting" by Glenn Jones are judged underrated; overrated: "Flaked," on Netflix, and James Bay.

Overrated/Underrated: There are better ways to relive '90s-era TV comedy than just 'Friends'

There's a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what's up and what's down in music, movies,

Overrated/Underrated: When will the superhero storm pass?

'The Good Dinosaur' and Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith's 'A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke' are underrated. Superhero movies and Twitter are overrated.

Overrated/Underrated: 'Daily Show's' Trevor Noah needs to up his game in an insane election year

Underrated: Underworld's 'Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future' and Joe Swanberg. Overrated: 'Indiana Jones,' again and 'The Daily Show's' Trevor Noah.

Overrated/Underrated: The puzzling irony of Amazon's brick-and-mortar stores

Underrated: Heron Oblivion and Rhea Seehorn on 'Better Call Saul'; overrated: Amazon bookstores and the death of the CD

Overrated/Underrated: Adult Swim's transition into pop culture tastemaker

Underrated are Ra Ra Riot and Adult Swim; Overrated are Animal Collective and 'Love' on Netflix

The Oscars are entirely overrated ... and yet underrated (It's complicated)

The Oscars: While Hollywood struggles to reconcile an industry that systematically fails to reflect the diverse stories and voices of real life, there's comfort in knowing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy may be the start of an accelerated slide into irrelevance. Streaming threatens to reshape the industry entirely and, judging by the Oscars' declining ratings, many wouldn't watch what's long been an overblown valentine to the industry's inflated sense of importance if it weren't for the possibility of Chris Rock saying something meaningful.

Overrated/Underrated: A case for Alabama Shakes' textured mix of rock and R&B

Underrated: 'Experimenter' and Alabama Shakes' 'Sound and Color.' Overrated: Political-palooza 2016 and 'Vinyl' nostalgia for the 1970s.

Overrated/Underrated: HBO's 'Animals' wastes a cast of alt-comedy voices

Basia Bulat's 'Good Advice,' 'Blank on Blank' on PBS, HBO's 'Animals' and Joey Alexander. Overrated or underrated?

Overrated/Underrated: Seth Meyers is taking over late night, and it still feels too soon to revisit O.J. Simpson trial

Underrated: 'Late Night With Seth Meyers,' 'We Are KING'; Overrated: Super Bowl ads, O.J. Simpson trial

Underrated/Overrated: Nothing resembles 'Baskets' on FX, yet not much left in the tank for 'The X-Files'

Underrated: Adrian Younge's 'Something About April II' and FX's 'Baskets.' Overrated: The return of 'The X-Files' and Wet.

Underrated/Overrated: A fitting tribute with 'History of the Eagles,' but let's ease up on the rock reunions

There's a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what's up and what's down in music, movies,

Underrated/Overrated: David Bowie's 'Blackstar,' and Season 2 of 'Transparent'

David Bowie's final album, 'Blackstar,' and Idris Elba in 'Luther' are underrated, 'Transparent' and 'Sleeping With Other People' are underrated

Overrated/Underrated: Imagine a year without 'Star Wars,' and enough with cross-pollinating comic book films

There's a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what's up and what's down in music, movies,

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