Starring: Kevin Hart, Wesley Snipes, Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, William Catlett, Chris Diamantopoulos, John Ales, Theo Rossi, and Billy Zane
Creator: Eric Newman
Be it my lack of expectations or the actual quality, True Story is the most surprising show of 2021. It succeeds on excellent chemistry between Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes, breakneck pacing, well-placed cliffhangers, and a runtime that doesn’t overstay its welcome (under four hours). Snipes steals the show (bring on the comeback!), but Hart shows plenty of promise as a dramatic actor too (admittedly, it’s a baby step since he basically plays himself, but still…). If you don’t think too hard about it, this highly addictive and compellingly bingeable series makes for a viewing experience akin to watching You.