David Wharton

David Wharton is a journalist and film critic with over 15 years of experience. His reviews for the Daily Dot focus on original movies and series produced by streaming entertainment services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. He lives in Texas, where he works as the online editor of DSNews.com

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The 20 best Amazon Prime Video original shows for happy TV bingeing

There's a lot to binge on Amazon Prime.

On Jul 13, 2020 by David Wharton

Netflix Narcos: Mexico review

‘Narcos: Mexico’ is an addictive soft reboot of the drug drama

Netflix's drug epic reinvents itself yet again.

On Nov 16, 2018 by David Wharton

Netflix - The Judgement review

‘The Judgement’ is a bloated, melodramatic soap opera

The Netflix import drama feels like an after-school special in the worst way.

On Nov 4, 2018 by David Wharton

Netflix Bodyguard review

‘Bodyguard’ is a rousing, complex thriller that defies expectations

The record-breaking U.K. show makes its way to streaming.

On Oct 25, 2018 by David Wharton

HBO 'Camping' review

HBO’s ‘Camping’ isn’t worth putting down any stakes for

These characters aren't funny, they're just unlikable.

On Oct 16, 2018 by David Wharton

Netflix - The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell review

‘The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell’ defies explanation—in a good way

It has all the makings of an annual Halloween staple.

On Oct 15, 2018 by David Wharton

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Netflix’s ‘Malevolent’ delivers few scares or surprises

In '80s Scotland, fake ghostbusters find the wrong scary house.

On Oct 8, 2018 by David Wharton

the resistance banker review

Netflix’s ‘The Resistance Banker’ spotlights a covert hero of WWII

The Oscar-recognized Dutch film is taught and timely.

On Sep 18, 2018 by David Wharton

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‘Jack Ryan’s biggest challenge is figuring out what it wants to be

The series is at odds with the political moment it's landing in.

On Sep 4, 2018 by David Wharton

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Netflix import ‘Ghoul’ is powerful horror inspired by Arab folklore

The miniseries riffs on guilt, false patriotism, and John Carpenter.

On Aug 28, 2018 by David Wharton

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‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ is more appealing than the dish in question

The Netflix WW2 drama is sweet, sad, and romantic.

On Aug 14, 2018 by David Wharton

hard sun review

Hulu’s ‘Hard Sun’ shines bright on dark material

The apocalyptic thriller is refreshingly surprising—and creepy as hell.

On Mar 6, 2018 by David Wharton

Marseille review

‘Marseille’ wants to be ‘House of Cards,’ but the deck is stacked against it

The middling Netflix series finds one great character in season 2.

On Feb 27, 2018 by David Wharton

the looming tower review

‘The Looming Tower’ revisits the failures that led to 9/11

Hulu's Jeff Daniels-led crime drama offers a brutal look.

On Feb 26, 2018 by David Wharton

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Amazon gets its ‘Game of Thrones’ on with ‘Britannia’—and it works

A beast filled with treachery, terrifying druids, and a whole mess of hallucinogens, 'Britannia' plants its freak flag.

On Jan 28, 2018 by David Wharton