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Rian Johnson’s latest murder mystery boasts a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score

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Rian Johnson is proving to be one probably the most insatiable creatives within the leisure business. Even after crafting one other surefire homerun in his Knives Out standalone sequel Glass Onion, the filmmaker determined that having two critically acclaimed homicide mysteries wasn’t satisfying sufficient, so he proceeded write one other one.

What got here from this homicide thriller gluttony was Poker Face, a 10-episode collection that simply premiered on Peacock, and as alluded to moments in the past, it’s been knocking the socks off of critics, with a one hundred pc approval score on Rotten Tomatoes after 38 opinions.

Poker Face stars Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale, a on line casino employee who finds herself on the run from her employer, touring throughout the United States in her Plymouth Barracuda. With a model new cease each episode, she finds herself surrounded by a contemporary solid of characters each different day, all of them linked to an area homicide thriller, which Charlie and her uncanny capability to detect when persons are mendacity can’t assist however become involved in.

Judy Berman of TIME Magazine referred to as Johnson’s newest “the perfect midwinter gift,” heaping further reward on Lyonne’s efficiency particularly.

“Of the many bespoke touches that make Poker Face a true midwinter gift, the greatest pleasure is in watching an extraordinary character, played by an extraordinary actor, puzzle her way through the bottomless mysteries of the human psyche.”

The Mary Sue‘s Rachel Leishman gave equally high praise for the show, noting how the combined efforts of Johnson and Lyonne resulted in a refreshing spin on Columbo‘s howcatchem formula, which Poker Face is heavily inspired by.

“The thing is: Natasha Lyonne’s power is shut sufficient to the power that Peter Falk had simply naturally that the present immediately has the identical variety morbid comforting power that Columbo had, however this time with Lyonne on the coronary heart of it.”

And Daniel D’Addario of Variety chimed in on the inch-perfect sentiment with a nod to the delectable mixture of a deftly succesful actress, a visionary showrunner, and Poker Face‘s ability to combine comfortable familiarity with attention-grabbing spins.

“This elegant set of mystery stories allows an established star the time and space to crack a new sort of case, that of how to evolve a familiar persona and bring fans along for the ride.”

Perhaps the only gripe one might have with Poker Face is how close its release date was to that of Glass Onion; after all, having more Rian Johnson murder mystery material to hold us over until Knives Out 3 would be the greatest gift of the year.

The first four episodes of Poker Face are available to stream on Peacock, with a new episode releasing every Thursday until the season’s conclusion on March 9.

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