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Brian Moylan is the author of the New York Times best seller The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Housewives. He also writes Vulture's Housewives Institute Bulletin newsletter. He started covering television in 2000, and his TV reporting and criticism has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, Gawker 1.0, Time, Cosmopolitan, Town & Country, the Washington Blade, and many other outlets.

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    Summer House Season-Premiere Recap: Go West, Young ManWe’ve got some new dudes in the house.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Season-Finale Recap: Cancer SeasonAfter a series of dumb fights, the finale ends on an impossibly beautiful note.
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Everyone FumblesEveryone has their story lines more or less wrapped up, except for Kyle, whose story is really just beginning.
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    Vanderpump Rules Recap: Take the Kids to the PoolJames seems to be getting a questionable redemption arc that doesn’t really sit well.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: Heir JordanA breakup and bad-tasting tequila? It’s a rough episode for Larsa.
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Wrap It UpIt looks like Kyle successfully avoided talking about her breakup in front of the cameras.
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    Vanderpump Rules Recap: Just Can’t Wait to Be QueenTom can’t understand why his shitty apologies aren’t getting the job done. Meanwhile, Ariana has become the center of the Pump universe.
  8. super bowl
    Every Super Bowl Halftime Show Since 1993, RankedAn overview of the last three decades of mid-game pop spectacle, from worst to best.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: Let’s Have a KikiThe Isle of the Dolls, a huge Gay Pride, and Lisa and Kiki fighting in Mexico City make for Miami’s version of a horror comedy.
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Bye, AshyIt looks like Kyle can’t dodge the questions about her marriage for much longer.
  11. power rankings
    The Traitors Midseason Power Rankings: All About PeterIs a Bachelor really in the top position? The Black Widow dead last? It’s been a major shift in power since the preseason rankings.
  12. overnights
    Vanderpump Rules Recap: Party HardlyTom is back and losing more friends by the minute.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: Divine ComedyIt’s always nice when the women can come together despite their ongoing feuds.
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Paella It ForwardAfter Crystal’s non-scare, the women have a nice, if a little boring, Spanish dinner.
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    Vanderpump Rules Season-Premiere Recap: We Know What He Did Last SummerWe’re no longer pretending these people work in any field other than the reality-television arts and sciences.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: Great CDMX-pectationsIt’s been a tough week for Larsa.
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Spain in the ButtThe Annemarie-Crystal feud continues to develop.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: Swim WeakHow was Miami Swim Week this disappointing?
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Crystal ClearsIt only took three years, but Crystal finally made it as a Housewife.
  20. housewives institute bulletin
    The Excommunication of Saint MonicaLooking back on a decade of the Housewives Institute, and looking ahead to how Monica’s big debut bodes for the future of our favorite shows.
  21. cheat sheet
    Let’s Rank The Traitors’ Reality-Star RosterStarting with the best and ending with the rest, which is exactly how the traitors should start murdering the competition.
  22. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: Lost in the MailAnother “no thoughts, just fights” episode.
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: By the ThroatThere isn’t much going on this episode, so let’s talk about Annemarie, I guess.
  24. question it all
    We Need Answers, RHOSLC ReunionAll our questions about how this went down, how it was allowed to happen, and what it all means.
  25. overnights
    Southern Charm Recap: The Mod SquadThe Taylor-Shep-Austen-Olivia situation is finally, mercifully over.
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    The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip Season-Finale Recap: Water BabiesWhile it wasn’t a memorable outing, it was nice spending time with the RHONY OGs.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: Fight ClubWe’re judging all of Miami’s matchups and determining winners.
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Race RelationsA very special episode of RHOBH.
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    The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip Recap: The Morgan LettersWe’re not in St. Barts to make new memories; we’re just back here reliving old times.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: The Past Is PreludeThe poet Dr. Nicole hired for this party has his work cut out for him.
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    Southern Charm Recap: Double DatesTaylor’s approach to getting Olivia’s forgiveness and moving on is interesting. (By which we mean it’s dumb and misguided.)
  32. overnights
    The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Recap: Return to Scary IslandAs baffling as Kelly’s behavior is, we at least now know that Scary Island was not a fluke.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: Father’s DayLisa and Nicole are in the midst of truly devastating familial challenges.
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: See You Next Taco TuesdayErika is unsuccessful in avoiding her feud with Denise and ends up fighting too dirty.
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    Winter House Recap: The Myth of the Cool GirlIt’s time to figure out where these winter romances stand once and for all.
  36. 25 days of reality
    The Traitors’ Kate Chastain Was the Reality TV Anti-Hero of 2023Through her bickering and sabotaging, she became something better than a traitor, a faithful, and a reality star: She became our hero.
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    Southern Charm Recap: Boat DayWill this godforsaken argument ever end?!
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    The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season-Premiere RecapThe women’s desperation to justify their places as Housewives makes for a petty and frustrating time.
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    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: What’s in StoreSutton and Kyle are unwilling to say what they mean, making for a frustrating fight that will never resolve.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: Car TroublesMiami proves that an episode can be fun without any conflict. Well, until everyone turns on Marysol.
  41. overnights
    Winter House Recap: Sam I AmDanielle and Alex get on the same page just in time for the season to end.
  42. 25 days of reality
    Sonja Morgan Wants to Plan an Ultimate Girls Trip With Brynn WhitfieldAfter a 2023 spent in Housewives limbo, our favorite floozy discusses her new man and keeping the OG RHONY legacy alive.
  43. 25 days of reality
    2023’s Rookie Housewives, RankedThey came, they fought, we judged.
  44. 25 days of reality
    How Well Do You Know the Year’s Best Bravo Quotes?The Bravolebs worked hard this year to drop the next phrase most destined to launch a million reaction GIFs.
  45. overnights
    Southern Charm Recap: Off a CliffYes, Austen and Taylor’s story is falling apart, but who cares anymore? It’s time to settle on a version of the story and move forward.
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    The Real Housewives of Miami Recap: The Real DivasIs it possible Larsa doesn’t know what an apology is?
  47. overnights
    RHOBH Recap: We Don’t Know What You Did Last SummerNot exactly the triumphant return of Denise Richards that we were all expecting.
  48. overnights
    Winter House Recap: Mother MayhemDanielle gets wasted and throws around Brian’s clothes instead of admitting she has a crush on Alex. Just admit it!
  49. overnights
    The Great British Baking Show Season-Finale Recap: As Tiers Go ByA pleasant season ends with a laughing, smiling, giddy finale for a laughing, smiling, giddy champion.
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    Southern Charm Recap: Family VacationA trip to Jamaica with nothing but exes — what could go wrong?
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