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Top to bottom: must-watch TV shows that people are binge-watching around the world: The Bad Kids in China, Pasión de Gavilanes in Colombia, and Tehran in Israel. Youtube/ Screenshots by NPR hide caption

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Tim Minchin plays Lucky in the new series Upright. Mark Rogers/Sundance Now hide caption

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Tim Minchin Hauls A Piano Across Australia In 'Upright'

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Ensigns Tendi (voiced by Noel Wells), Mariner (voiced by Tawny Newsome) and Boimler (voiced by Jack Quaid) do Starfleet's grunt work on Star Trek: Lower Decks. CBS All Access hide caption

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A quarantine seance performed over Zoom goes awry in the new horror movie 'Host,' streaming now on Shudder. Shudder hide caption

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New 'Quar-Horror' Films Show Staying At Home Is Scary Too

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Taylor Swift's eighth album, Folklore, was surprise-released Friday. The record features production by The National's Aaron Dessner and a new set of songwriting tools. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A high-contrast mode makes The Last of Us II more accessible to visually impaired gamers. Sony Entertainment/Naughty Dog hide caption

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'The Last Of Us Part II' Presents An Accessible Apocalypse

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Actress, model and singer Diahann Carroll. Bee Harris hide caption

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Actor and comedian Nick Cannon was fired from his long-running Wild 'N Out show over anti-Semitic comments he made on his Cannon's Class podcast. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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