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  1. vulture lists
    Every Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Song, RankedThe music of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend covers every topic from mental illness to period sex.
  2. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Series Finale Recap: 11 O’clockA perfectly pitched closer finds Rebecca and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend both coming to terms with themselves.
  3. close reads
    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.
  18. overnights
    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.
  19. overnights
    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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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Road To NowhereAn episode centered on a grab-baggy “road trip” theme marks time by throwing characters in new combinations, to no real end.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: I Have (No) FriendsFaced with a major friendship shake-up, Rebecca responds with quiet grace and maturity — haha, just kidding, she obviously freaks out.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Child StarsRebecca’s fame-seeking half-brother crashes the scene to sing, dance, and reveal some unflattering truths about his sister.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: The Mortification MashRebecca confronts the ghosts of her past in a Halloween episode.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Cell-Block TantrumSeason four kicks off with Rachel in the slammer and those around here dealing with fallout from the previous season.
  35. reality tv
    The Bachelor: Vietnam’s Unprecedented Same-Sex Love Story Shocked Its Producers“It was this gigantic declaration that no one saw coming.”
  36. comedy
    398 Arrested Development Jokes You Probably MissedThe most obscure jokes, references, Easter eggs, and hidden bits of foreshadowing in Arrested Development.
  37. overnights
    Arrested Development Recap: Hit ParadeSeason five’s first half concludes with an antic, all-over-the-place episode — and a parade.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Back(pack) to RealityKimmy is reunited with an old friend in an episode that continues the season’s trend of using dark humor to address abuse head-on.
  39. overnights
    Arrested Development Recap: One Bald, One SpikyThe half-season’s penultimate episode finds Gob working on a new trick and the reveal of the Bluths’ Mexican rivals.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Beast ModeTitus’s attempt to relive his youth via an off-brand production of Beauty and the Beast highlights an episode that lays into some fairy-tale tropes.
  41. overnights
    Arrested Development Recap: Welcome Home From Jail, AgainThe Bluth family has to spring someone from lockup, again, in the best episode of the fifth season so far.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Asses & Glasses FestA tech-culture sendup so harmless it verges on toothless.
  43. overnights
    Arrested Development Recap: Family of the YearWhen did the Bluths get so nasty?
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Making a BunkererA true-crime documentary detour.
  45. overnights
    Arrested Development Recap: Don’t Tell MichaelThe men of the Bluth family find themselves in denial.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Nailing ItHere it is: the annual episode with Something to Say About Race.
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    Arrested Development Recap: God’s LaughingIt’s a bottle episode… in a fake bottle.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season-Premiere Recap: Little Girl, Big CityUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt kicks off the first half of its final season in its comfort zone.
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    Arrested Development Recap: His Bath Has Grown ColdSome of the writers’ own anxieties about joke quality have ended up on the screen.
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    Arrested Development Season-Premiere Recap: Shame-WowA recap of an episode that is itself 50 percent recap.
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