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    Euphoria Season Finale Recap: Guilty or InnocentA bravura final sequence confirms that this show has something meaningful to say about addiction in a completely original storytelling language.
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    Euphoria Recap: Level UpAn ambitious episode that attempts to depict both sides of Rue’s bipolar disorder confirms Zendaya as this series’ beating heart.
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    Veronica Mars Season Finale Recap: Logan MarsAfter delivering pretty much everything you could want from a mystery finale, Veronica Mars gives its heroine one last heartbreaking push.
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    Veronica Mars Recap: Part of the JobA near-miss shoot-out inspires big moments of revelation for Keith and Veronica, but at the cost of their new friendships.
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    Veronica Mars Recap: Leo SeasonWhile the season’s mystery has wandered deep into the weeds, Max Greenfield should probably be investigated by the FBI for stealing scenes.
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    Veronica Mars Recap: Trust IssuesKeith and Veronica get closer to two people who look more and more like prime suspects, and whose personal motives may be a little too relatable.
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    Euphoria Recap: Let It ExplodeWith two episodes left to go in the season, this show is reaching the bottom of its bag of tricks.
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    Veronica Mars Recap: Bald AvengersHalf of Neptune is trying to out-Veronica Veronica, and leaving plenty of headaches for her in their wake.
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    Veronica Mars Recap: Still AngryVeronica may be the smartest woman in Neptune, but against the machinery of the moneyed, does she even stand a chance?
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    Veronica Mars Recap: Small PackagesWith its usual wit and style, the show has stacked up an impressive roster of potential culprits in the Sea Sprite Motel bombing.
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    Veronica Mars Premiere Recap: Spring BreakdownIt’s hard to imagine a reboot for Veronica and friends that could go off much better than this one.
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    Euphoria Recap: Me and My BoyfriendEveryone’s so desperate to live up to their idea of their imagined selves that they’re willing to endanger their real ones.
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    Euphoria Recap: Cowardly HeartsAn episode set over one night at a school carnival is full of visual spectacle and empty teen-drama clichés.
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    Euphoria Recap: Terrifying, Horrifying, and AcceptableOne thing this series really gets right about its teens is that they’re all mature in one way or another, just not in all of them.
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    Euphoria Recap: A Very Narrow Window of CoolHow long can this series churn through shock value before it reaches its quota?
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    Fleabag Finale Recap: How to LoveThe show’s final installment is not a collection of happy endings, but it is a collection of right ones.
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    Fleabag Recap: Bursting Into FlamesIn what might be its all-time best episode, Fleabag sets out to upend our expectations, and succeeds wildly.
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    Fleabag Recap: Articles of FaithJust because Fleabag wants to be told what to do doesn’t mean she wants to listen.
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    Fleabag Recap: A Person in BusinessThe best of this season’s many surprises has been the deepening of Fleabag and Claire’s relationship into a lifelike complexity.
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    Fleabag Recap: 40 Days and 40 NightsFeeling powerless in the face of her family drama, Fleabag is all too willing to let The Priest lead her into temptation.
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    Fleabag Season Premiere Recap: Who You BelieveA year on from the end of season one, Fleabag’s commitment to seemingly “good” behavior is really a self-induced punishment.
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    Every Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Song, RankedThe music of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend covers every topic from mental illness to period sex.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Series Finale Recap: 11 O’clockA perfectly pitched closer finds Rebecca and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend both coming to terms with themselves.
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    How Does Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s New Greg Stack Up to Original Greg?Replacing Santino Fontana with Skylar Astin between seasons changed the stakes for “Grebecca,” and for the series overall.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Multiple UnicornsFor Rebecca, who once saw a grand romantic destiny written in the skies all around her, is an authentic but low-key love enough?
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Stand DownIf it really was necessary to call a truce in Rebecca and Audra’s “JAP Battle,” this is about as strong a wrap-up as we could have hoped for.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: EncoresThe series heads into its final stretch with an episode that takes the characters back to where they started, to see what’s changed and what hasn’t.
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    PEN15 Season Finale Recap: Don’t Leave MeMaya and Anna figure out how to move through their heartache together, and get to a place where they can care a little less.
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    PEN15 Recap: Sister ActAn episode charting the highs and lows of having a friend over for a long-term stay builds to a make-or-break friendship moment for Maya and Anna.
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    PEN15 Recap: Walk on the Wild SideThe series threads a tricky needle as it tackles the crown jewel of young-adult milestones: the first kiss.
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    PEN15 Recap: Buddy ListMaya and Anna’s first foray into the wilds of AOL Instant Messenger conjures a time when technology represented endless possibility and mystery.
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    PEN15 Recap: Say You’ll Be ThereThe series offers a nuanced depiction of awakening to prejudice — both as the person on the receiving end, and the person too privileged to see it.
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    PEN15 Recap: Thongs of Innocence and ExperienceMaya and Anna’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties yields some great, weird, occasionally gross comedy.
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    PEN15 Recap: Let’s Just Not CareOutstanding performances elevate an episode that explores the gap between the approval we want as adolescents, and what we actually receive.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: On the NoseAs Rebecca takes the first steps toward her “big dream,” the rest of her pals are caught up in various forms of chaos.
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    PEN15 Recap: She BopMaya’s sexual awakening, and the shame that accompanies it, is far from a feel-good story.
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    PEN15 Recap: Smoking in the Girls’ RoomAfter being shamed for their childish interests, Maya and Anna face a rapid series of teenage milestones.
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    PEN15 Series Premiere Recap: Ugliest Girl in SchoolThe Hulu series kicks off with a pitch-perfect realization of the scared, willful seventh-grader that lives inside each of us.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Let’s All Go to Raging WatersThe fun and waterslides are just window-dressing on a pitch-black episode about women overextending themselves.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Series Finale Recap: The End, DammitKimmy Schmidt gives its characters everything they ever wanted, without committing to a happily ever after.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Ill-Gotten GainsTitus’s journey into the soft underbelly of Cats is one of the most gleefully batshit storylines this show’s ever done.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Nevada PizzaAs Lillian and Kimmy try to reform unrepentant liars, Titus doubles down on being one.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: How to Lose Your Mind in 10 DaysNathanial and Maya take center stage in an episode-length, beat-by-beat savaging of the romantic comedy genre.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Sliding DorksAn episode-length Sliding Doors conceit revels in absurd comedy that also has lasting relevance to the ongoing struggles of Kimmy and friends.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: So Many VictimsThough it’s played for laughs, Titus’s #MeToo moment may actually be one of the more accurate depictions of what coming forward is like.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: PervatoryFor once, Titus’s unquenchable ego and unwillingness to face reality might actually be assets.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Baby BluesRebecca starts to come to terms with her past in an episode that strikes an impressive balance between emotion and humor.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Pussyfooting“Stop ruining my vagina like you ruined musicals!”
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Greg PartyWest Covina’s favorite misanthropic barkeep returns with a new look, and a new sort of chemistry with Rebecca.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Mom GuiltWith the glorious return of her mother Naomi, Rebecca attempts to cross another item off her list of unfinished business.
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