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Daniel Fienberg

Chief Television Critic

Chief TV Critic Daniel Fienberg joined The Hollywood Reporter in 2015. A former president of the Television Critics Association, Fienberg also hosts THR's weekly television podcast, TV's Top 5, with Lesley Goldberg. If that's not enough Fienberg content, subscribe to THR's Now See This newsletter, which offers recommendations, reminders and silly puns every Friday afternoon.

More from Daniel Fienberg

‘Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields’ Review: A Timely Doc About Hollywood, Hyper-Sexualization and a Star’s Resilience

The two-part Hulu documentary looks at Shields' career, from the unsettling '80s stardom of 'Pretty Baby' and 'Blue Lagoon' to her journey toward finding her voice and her agency.

Critic’s Notebook: Capitalism and TV Today, a Love/Hate Story

In an ironic twist, some of the biggest perpetrators of corporate ruthlessness in the entertainment industry are currently producing several of the most honest portraits of our bleak economic moment.

‘The Big Door Prize’ Review: Chris O’Dowd in an Apple TV+ Charmer That Stumbles Over Its Ambitions

This new half-hour dramedy from a 'Schitt's Creek' producer explores the impact of a mysterious fortune-telling machine on a small town.

‘Rabbit Hole’ Review: Kiefer Sutherland Struggles to Hold Together Paramount+’s Messy Espionage Series

The '24' star delves into the world of corporate espionage in a show from John Requa and Glenn Ficarra ('This Is Us').

‘The Night Agent’ Review: Netflix’s Pleasantly Pulpy New Spy Series

Gabriel Basso plays a young FBI agent whose dead-end assignment connects him to a deadly conspiracy in Shawn Ryan's adaptation of the novel by Matthew Quirk.

Critics’ Conversation: ‘Succession’ Sets Up Its Endgame, Hilarity and Darkness Intact

The Hollywood Reporter TV critics Daniel Fienberg and Angie Han take a largely spoiler-free look at the start of the fourth and final season for HBO's Emmy-winning 'Succession.'

‘Yellowjackets’ Review: Season 2 of Showtime Sensation Is Alternately Terrific and Tedious

The series starring Melanie Lynskey, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis and many more returns for more '90s-set survival adventures and present-day mysteries.

‘You Can Call Me Bill’ Review: Pensive Doc Shows a Different Side of William Shatner

Director Alexandre O. Philippe walks the actor through his career in a documentary that covers everything from 'Star Trek' to 'Boston Legal' to his trip into space.

‘Lucky Hank’ Review: Bob Odenkirk Is Unsurprisingly Great in an AMC Campus Dramedy That’s Still Figuring Itself Out

Odenkirk plays the eternally frustrated head of a college English department in a series adaptation of Richard Russo's novel 'Straight Man.'

‘Agent Elvis’ Review: Matthew McConaughey Voices Elvis Presley in Supremely Silly Netflix Animated Comedy

Elvis moonlights as a globe-trotting secret agent in a new series featuring Priscilla Presley among its creators.

‘The New Americans: Gaming a Revolution’ Review: A Punchy Primer on the Intersection of the Internet, Finance and Extremism

Director Ondi Timoner ('Last Flight Home') unveiled her latest documentary, an investigation into the toxicity of our current moment, at SXSW.

‘Wild Life’ Review: ‘Free Solo’ Directors Deliver a Stirring Depiction of Conservationism Tinged With Loss

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin's new documentary looks at the love story between Doug and Kris Tompkins and their quest to turn Chilean wilderness into national parks.