Release date: Jan. 26, 2023
How to watch: Peacock; trailer
Why to watch: Is there currently a hotter combination than Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne? Johnson's love of cheeky crime-solving gumshoes dates back to the wonderful Brick. He then veered into scifi mystery with Looper (with a minor detour into a little project called Star Wars), only to head back to the genre with Knives Out and its recently released sequel.
Lyonne is sublime casting - her worldweary persona, equal parts sardonic and empathetic, that she perfected in Russian Doll (another #SessionsFamily title) is the ultimate vehicle for Johnson's dialogue. The title is not an homage to Lady Gaga's earworm but to the fact that Lyonne's character is blessed (or cursed) with the ability to sniff out when someone's lying just by looking at them. The mystery-of-the-week series has an absolute dynamite guest cast with EEAAO breakout Stephanie Hsu, Johnson's frequent muse Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lyonne's frequent muse Chloe Sevigny, both Pearlmans (Ron and Rhea), Lil Rel Howery, Benjamin Bratt and Adrien Brody, among others. Rolling Stone has a great article on the series that should whet your already big appetite for this must-see series.