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    American Horror Story: Delicate Recap: When the Bough BreaksAt this point in the series, the unexplained recurrence of a vaguely witchy woman barely kicks up surprise.
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    True Detective: Night Country Season-Finale Recap: Ghost TownThe sun finally rises for Danvers, Navarro, and the memory of Annie K.
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    True Detective Recap: Bedtime StoriesPete now has his own tragic cover-up that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
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    True Detective Recap: Night Country NowIt’s getting more difficult to ignore the supernatural in Night Country.
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    True Detective Recap: We Were Here BeforeEvangeline is beginning to feel the tension between her culture and her career, between who she is and what she does.
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    True Detective Recap: The Slow ThawLiz can no longer deny the connection between whatever happened at Tsalal and Annie’s unsolved murder.
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    True Detective Season-Premiere Recap: The End of the WorldIssa López’s reimagined True Detective plunges Jodie Foster into perpetual darkness.
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    The Curse Finale Recap: The GravitronAsher is holding on for dear life. Not that it, or anything, matters.
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    The Curse Recap: It’s a Small WorldMaybe HGTV’s notes on the show will save Asher and Whitney’s marriage. Not that it should be saved.
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    The Curse Recap: The ScramblerRelationships are deteriorating across the series, but none more so than Whitney and Asher’s marriage.
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    The Curse Recap: Drop of DoomI’m understanding this show less and less.
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    The Curse Recap: Tilt-A-WhirlDougie and Whitney are now colluding to make Asher the “village idiot” of the show.
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    The Curse Recap: Fun HouseWhitney reveals herself to be a spoiled brat and a megalomaniac.
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    The Curse Recap: Zoltar SpeaksAsher, Whitney, and Dougie might be cursed, but they’re certainly self-destructing.
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    The Curse Recap: Spinning TeacupsNow that Asher and Whit know how unlikable they are, thanks to the focus group, they’re on a mission to develop some charisma. It doesn’t go well!
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    The Curse Recap: Pendulum RideWhitney is one of TV’s most uncomfortable characters — so uniquely lacking in charm and confidence, talent and guile.
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    The Curse Series-Premiere Recap: Hall of MirrorsNathan Fielder and Emma Stone play a bizarro version of HGTV hosts with white-savior complexes to excruciating perfection.
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    American Horror Story: Delicate Midseason-Finale Recap: Let’s Make a DealAs we hit the season’s halfway point, the seemingly odd occurrences are finally stacking up to suggest some meaning.
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    Lupin’s Murky and Menacing Coda, Microscopically ExaminedThe final moments of season three shift Assane’s — and our — understanding of everything that has happened, and what comes next.
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    American Horror Story: Delicate Recap: Anna Victoria Vomcott’s RevengeAn evil origin story that takes us back to the reign of Bloody Mary? Now we’re talking, AHS.
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    American Horror Story: Delicate Recap: All of Them WitchesThe idea of having a “baby” distracts Anna from all the very troubling things happening to her.
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    American Horror Story: Delicate Recap: For Your ConsiderationAfter years of trying to make it as an actor and become a mother, Anna finds all her dreams coming true simultaneously. It’s a nightmare.
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    American Horror Story: Delicate Season-Premiere Recap: CyclesThe violent condition of pregnancy and Kim Kardashian: two things that are perfect for AHS.
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    White House Plumbers Finale Recap: The Patriots to Patsies to Prisoners PipelineThe two lowest puppets in the Watergate scandal see their stories end. Was it worth all the human misery?
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    White House Plumbers Recap: The Watergate CrashDorothy emerges as a hero to Howie’s disgraced band of political criminals, and this is the thanks she gets?
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    White House Plumbers Recap: Fifth Time’s a DisasterBecause of the greediness of its architects, the Watergate heist was always destined to be doomed.
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    White House Plumbers Recap: Project GemstoneAgainst all odds, one of G. Gordon Liddy’s horrible ideas gets approved.
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    White House Plumbers Series-Premiere Recap: Idiots All the Way DownWhat if the criminal masterminds behind the Watergate scandal were actually clumsy buffoons? Big, if true.
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    Daisy Jones’s Josh Whitehouse Was Surprised His Sex Scene With Camila Got Cut“I was like, Hold on, wait. That’s very much left to the imagination.
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    Daisy Jones & the Six Series-Finale Recap: Go Your Own WayIn the finale, Daisy Jones is more ambitious and freer in its unadulterated melodrama.
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    Daisy Jones & the Six Recap: Steel City BluesWe know that the Six isn’t long for this world, but the dream gets to live a bit longer when Billy and Daisy make amends.
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    Daisy Jones and the Six Helped Nabiyah Be Process Her Music-Industry Past“I grew up onstage. I was touring from 7 to 11. I had an emotional attachment to a lot of Simone’s experiences.”
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    Daisy Jones & the Six Recap: Gold Dust WomanDaisy and Billy can’t escape each other, or themselves, while trapped on tour.
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    Daisy Jones & the Six Recap: Island TimeJust as Simone is about to get everything she has ever wanted, Daisy comes calling.
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    Daisy Jones & the Six Recap: The Aurora (Make-Out) SessionsBilly and Daisy and their destructive will-they, won’t-they fizzles too quickly.
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    Daisy Jones & the Six Recap: The Making of ‘Let Me Down Easy’It’s Daisy’s first day on the job, and already she and Billy can’t stop bickering.
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    Daisy Jones & the Six Recap: And the Six Become SixThe band needs Daisy, but it might be too fragile to survive her.
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    Poker Face Season-Finale Recap: How Deep to Dig the HolePoker Face has one last big reveal up its sleeve.
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    Daisy Jones & the Six Recap: The Making of ‘Honeycomb’The chemistry between Daisy and Billy is what this show needed.
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    Daisy Jones & the Six Recap: The Orphan YearsHouston, we have a pacing problem. At least now we also have Teddy.
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    Daisy Jones & The Six Series-Premiere Recap: The Early YearsLike all good band histories, Daisy Jones & The Six starts at the beginning: Deadbeat parents, band practice, and cruising down the Sunset Strip.
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    Poker Face Recap: What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains?Joseph Gordon-Levitt crackles with chaotic energy in Poker Face’s best episode yet.
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    1923’s Brandon Sklenar Doesn’t See How Things Could Get Worse for Spencer Dutton“I’m thinking, Well, how can it be more difficult than this? It just got the most difficult. He’s lost everything at this point — everything.”
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    1923 Season-Finale Recap: Die Another DayThis unexpected finale might just be the kick in the pants this unhurried story needs.
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    Poker Face Recap: Don’t Look BackOther installments have made Charlie’s role small, but in this episode (directed and co-written by Natasha Lyonne), she’s almost unnecessary.
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    1923 Recap: Dramatic Little ThingsTaylor Sheridan’s anti-progress, anti-city shtick gets kicked up a notch.
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    Poker Face Recap: Listen, All Y’all, It’s a SabotageWhat is Charlie’s life at this point but a series of left turns?
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    1923 Recap: What’s in a Name?This season is starting to feel like a slow-burning prequel to the era-defining range war we were promised.
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    Poker Face Recap: There Are No Small RolesThis week’s episode feels like an experiment — can you make a satisfying episode of Columbo that barely stars Columbo?
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    1923 Recap: The Tedium of ‘the Tedium of Healing’After a mid-season hiatus, it’s a bit lackluster to return to see the Duttons’ reinforcements heading to Yellowstone at a snail’s pace.
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