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Review” is high-concept, but hard to define. It looks like a sketch show, but it is serialized. It also looks like a mockumentary, but it has a sketchier fourth wall than “Modern Family.” Each episode of “Review” begins with a letter from a viewer who is curious about a specific life experience. Whatever it may be, host Forrest MacNeil (Andy Daly) embarks on that experience so that he can rate it out of five stars. Each episode contains two or three segments and is entirely fictional. -Break- hour series premiered on Comedy Central back on March 6 to little fanfare. Indeed, Metacritic tallied reviews from just 10 critics, compared to 38 for “Fargo." So, it comes as quite a surprise that this is television’s best comedy series in years. Comedy series often take a season to find themselves but “Review” arrived fully formed and confident. Seven of nine episodes in, this i. »


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