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5 reasons why we’re obsessed with mystery series ‘Poker Face’—including the welcome eye candy

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Knives Out movies, cult classics like Brick and Looper, and perhaps the most controversial entry in the Star Wars franchise) had developed a new streaming detective procedural in the vein of Columbo and Murder, She Wrote, our ears were perked.

Johnson has become known for injecting freshness into well-known genres and tropes, so we couldn’t wait to see how he would revitalize the almost-defunct case-of-the-week television show.

And boy did he deliver.In Peacock’s Poker Face, Natasha Lyonne stars as Charlie Cale, a former gambler on the run for double crossing a prominent casino magnate, with a very special gift: she’s a human lie detector, able to tell with surprising accuracy when someone is not telling the truth.As she moves from city to city, death and murder seem to follow her along, and she keeps stumbling in the middle of various small town crimes, where her gift proves to be very useful in finding the culprits.If that premise was enough to hook you, below are five reasons why the show became an immediate favorite of ours.

The show just dropped its season finale last week, so now’s the perfect time to get caught up.The rise of limited series and binge-watch culture has made most of television today into a heavily serialized and interconnected viewing experience.

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