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  1. overnights
    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.
  6. reality tv
    The Bachelor: Vietnam’s Unprecedented Same-Sex Love Story Shocked Its Producers“It was this gigantic declaration that no one saw coming.”
  7. comedy
    398 Arrested Development Jokes You Probably MissedThe most obscure jokes, references, Easter eggs, and hidden bits of foreshadowing in Arrested Development.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  14. overnights
    Arrested Development Recap: Family of the YearWhen did the Bluths get so nasty?
  15. overnights
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Making a BunkererA true-crime documentary detour.
  16. overnights
    Arrested Development Recap: Don’t Tell MichaelThe men of the Bluth family find themselves in denial.
  17. overnights
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Nailing ItHere it is: the annual episode with Something to Say About Race.
  18. overnights
    Arrested Development Recap: God’s LaughingIt’s a bottle episode… in a fake bottle.
  19. overnights
    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.
  20. overnights
    Arrested Development Recap: His Bath Has Grown ColdSome of the writers’ own anxieties about joke quality have ended up on the screen.
  21. overnights
    Arrested Development Season-Premiere Recap: Shame-WowA recap of an episode that is itself 50 percent recap.
  22. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Finale Recap: Big TroubleIn the end, this season is really about grief and loss.
  23. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Just a Boy in LoveLike Rebecca, Trent is capable of doing terrifying things when he doesn’t get what he wants.
  24. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Happy Tats for Manatees“Nathanial and I Are Just Friends” hits fast-forward to rediscover Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s greatest strength.
  25. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Raging WatersRebecca is back on her old revenge grind.
  26. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Thinking It ThroughWhite Josh and Nathaniel bond over breakups, pumping iron, and stripping. Yes, stripping.
  27. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Rotten EggsRebecca needs to see what her life looks like without a man in it.
  28. overnights
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season-Finale Recap: She’s GoodThe jokes in Mrs. Maisel may go down easy, but the hard truths never do.
  29. overnights
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Do You Have a Dick?Midge is finally paying her dues as a comedian.
  30. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: What About Paula?A well-deserved showcase for Donna Lynne Champlin.
  31. overnights
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: This Is PersonalMidge and Susie forge a fresh partnership around hard truths.
  32. overnights
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: I Can Smell a LoserTo be a good comedian, you have to bomb.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: The Show Must Go OnAnybody else sick of Joel?
  34. overnights
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Crime Doesn’t PayMidge isn’t settling for the easy out.
  35. overnights
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Family DinnerMidge is left reeling after an episode’s worth of escalating woes.
  36. overnights
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Series-Premiere Recap: Spontaneity and WitAmy Sherman-Palladino has created yet another magnetic, tough but vulnerable heroine.
  37. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Bunch of FriendsThis show has been planned with the precision of the Normandy invasion.
  38. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Strawberry MilkshakesIs it wrong for CXG to depict a suicide attempt in full color?
  39. chat room
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Scott Michael Foster Originally Auditioned to Play GregPlus, his behind-the-scenes bromance with Darryl.
  40. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Life Doesn’t Make Narrative SenseIf Rebecca ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.
  41. chat room
    William Jackson Harper on the Other Good Place Character He’d Like to Play“I’d pick Jianyu.”
  42. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Loony, Loony, LoonyAfter three seasons, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend still finds new ways to surprise.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Holy GhostedCrazy Ex-Girlfriend had a high bar for this year’s opening theme — and they absolutely cleared it.
  44. overnights
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season-Premiere Recap: A Scorned Butterfly“Let’s Generalize About Men” is one of CXG’s greatest songs.
  45. vulture lists
    The 12 Most Essential 30 Rock Episodes to Watch on HuluTina Fey’s groundbreaking sitcom is now streaming on Hulu.
  46. vulture lists
    All the Clues You Missed About The Good Place’s Big Finale TwistAll season, the truth was hiding in plain sight. It’ll blow your forkin’ mind.
  47. overnights
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season Finale Recap: Guidance Counselor Bather“Kimmy Bites an Onion!” is a dazzlingly clever episode.
  48. overnights
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Dessert Spaghetti“Kimmy and the Trolley Problem!” is surprisingly wise about heartbreak.
  49. overnights
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Google ItThis show has a weird relationship with modern technology.
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Toyoga“Kimmy Pulls Off a Heist!” offers biting commentary on the NFL.
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