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The four-part Netflix series “Collateral” — not to be confused with the 2004 feature starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx — is a twisty, fast-moving thriller featuring fine performances, a timely storyline, and a fascinating location. Just four episodes long, it's full of surprises. And Carey Mulligan, the Oscar-nominated star of “An Education” and “The Great Gatsby,” is bet…

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If you seek supremely silly, but intellectually stimulating television, then ascend to the heavens of “The Good Place.” Featuring Kristen Bell’s hilarious star performance and a refreshing focus on moral philosophy, “The Good Place” offers truly intelligent comedy. Title: "The Good Place" Year it began: 2016 Where it can be seen: NBC, Netflix Who’s in it: Krist…

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It sounds like we can all use a laugh these days. Maybe it would be healthy to have the occasional laugh that is not about the president or the people who oppose him. Thankfully, comedian Jim Gaffigan is here to save the day. Title: “Cinco” Year: 2017 Where It Can Be Seen: Netflix Who’s In It: Jim Gaffigan Length: 1 hour 13 minutes Brief plot description:…