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HBO Max’s <i>Frayed </i>tells several coming-of-age stories, but struggles to weave them together

Frayed—which previously aired in the U.K. and Australia and was recently picked up by HBO Max—tracks the sudden seismic shift in protagonist Sammy Cooper’s (played by creator Sarah Kendall) life when her husband dies of a heart attack. Set in 1989, this isn’t really a story about grief—or at least not in terms of that

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Before <i>The Umbrella Academy </i>reopens, catch up on season 1 with <i>The A.V. Club’</i>s character guide
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Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy ushered in a new dysfunctional family for viewers to bond with and despair over: the Hargreeves, or, as they’re known to their enigmatic father, Reginald (Colm Feore), Numbers One through Seven. These adopted siblings share the same miraculous birth and birth date, a withholding parent,

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