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We Are Who We Are takes on the friendship break-up

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, September 28. All times are Eastern.

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We Are Who We Are (HBO, 10 p.m.) As Kayla Kumari Upadhaya writes, We Are Who We Are is still finding itself, but it “remains strong in its aesthetics: The music cues incite genuine emotion. The opening shot of Caitlin’s back at the bow of a ship leaves a lasting impression. The perspective-switching for the repeated scenes is effective, offering an interplay between gazes.” In “Right Here, Right Now III,” Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamón) and Fraser’s (Jack Dylan Grazer) break-up fractures the group and establishes a double standard between how the friends view their differing coping strategies. Meanwhile, Sarah (Chloë Sevigny) and Maggie (Alice Braga) find themselves at two very different crossroads.

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The Third Day 


(HBO, 9 p.m.)

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Whose Vote Counts, Explained (Netflix, 3:01 a.m.): This limited series explores the topic that’s been on everyone’s mind lately: voting, and the somewhat messy incoherence of the United States’ electoral system. Obligatory go vote PSA: Mail-in ballots are being sent out now, so watch out for yours!

Sulagna Misra has written for The Cut, The Hairpin, and The Toast, as well as other publications that don't start with "the." She writes about what she thinks about when she’s not paying attention. She’s on Twitter so she can not pay attention more effectively.

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