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hokum

noun [U]   /ˈhəʊ.kəm/ US  /ˈhoʊ-/ mainly US informal
a film, play, or television programme that does not show life as it really is: As a whole the series was never less than watchable - hokum, perhaps, but entertaining.Types of film, play, book etc.
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