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  1. overnights
    Space Force Recap: The Fog of WarThe best episode of the series so far balances some genuine laughs with smart commentary about the military’s “high-tech body bags.”
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    Space Force Recap: The Greatest SpacemanMark Naird can’t be alone with his thoughts. Or too many ants.
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    Space Force Recap: Space Is HardThe comic timing between Steve Carell and John Malkovich and some solid character development give Space Force a much-needed jolt.
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    Space Force Recap: A Dog-and-Chimp ShowIs Naird a family man? An idiot? A true leader in a situation where it’s impossible to lead? All of the above?
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    Space Force Premiere Recap: Boots on the MoonOn launch, the highly anticipated reunion between Steve Carell and Greg Daniels is loaded up with star power, but light on belly laughs.
  6. the race to animate
    Every Studio Ghibli Film, RankedThe Japanese animation powerhouse has produced some of the best films ever made, and now they’re finally streaming on HBO Max.
  7. refresher
    What to Remember About HomecomingSeason two of the Prime series has a new protagonist and a new type of mystery at its center, but it’s all built upon a foundation laid in season one.
  8. overnights
    Dead to Me Season-Finale Recap: In Case of EmergencyNo one knows how to drive in Laguna Beach.
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    Dead to Me Recap: Paying the PriceSomeone’s got to confess. But who will get there first?
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    Dead to Me Recap: ScarsIf you squint, you can almost see season three from here.
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    Dead to Me Recap: WWJDA candlelight vigil proves the perfect setting for all our characters to bounce off each other, and for secrets to come creeping out.
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    Dead to Me Recap: Small TownIf you thought the appearance of Ben would be the soapiest turn of this season, you were wrong.
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    Dead to Me Recap: Mercury in RetrogradeAfter finding common ground, Jen and Judy split up to spend time with new friends who could end up being something more.
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    Dead to Me Recap: Sense of OccasionWhat feels like a victory to Jen doesn’t carry the same sense of relief for Judy.
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    Dead to Me Recap: Hot RatsWhat’s going to get Jen first: the discovery of what’s happening in her garage, or the guilt over what she hasn’t told her BFF?
  16. overnights
    Dead to Me Recap: A Familiar FaceIs this Steve revelation a cheap move, a clever one, or both?
  17. overnights
    Dead to Me Season-Premiere Recap: Pool PartyWhat isn’t Jen telling Judy about what happened that fateful night?
  18. to be continued...
    What You Need to Remember for Dead to Me Season 2The Netflix hit has no shortage of twists, turns, and dead bodies to keep track of, so let’s review the important ones heading into the new season.
  19. dead to me
    9 Lingering Dead to Me Questions Season 2 Needs to AnswerNetflix’s hit dramedy returns for another season of wine-drinking and murder-hiding — but where will this story go after that cliffhanger ending?
  20. lingering questions
    We Have Questions About That Westworld FinaleSeason three ended with a lot of sound and fury, while leaving a few big open questions for us to ponder during the long wait for season four.
  21. find a way
    Homeland’s End Brings the Show’s Defining Relationship Full-CircleThe final fate of Carrie and Saul’s partnership after eight seasons underlines what has always worked best about this series.
  22. overnights
    Homeland Series-Finale Recap: In Plain SightA confident, nuanced ending sidesteps nuclear war and easy answers alike.
  23. lingering questions
    5 Big Questions About This Week’s WestworldA big revelation about Caleb raises some new questions about his role in Dolores’s plan.
  24. lingering questions
    7 Big Questions About This Week’s WestworldIs William indeed “the good guy” here? And what would that mean for Dolores’s plan?
  25. overnights
    Homeland Recap: The Secret AgentOne episode from the end, Homeland narrows its focus to the relationship this series has been about from the very beginning: Carrie and Saul.
  26. now streaming
    50 Essential Movies Streaming on the Criterion ChannelTruffaut, Varda, Cassavetes, and other treats for film buffs.
  27. lingering questions
    Where Does Ozark Go From Here?The eight questions that need to be answered in season four.
  28. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Double AgentWould Carrie betray a fellow agent, and Saul for that matter, to save the world? And could she possibly save her own reputation if she does?
  29. lingering questions
    8 Big Questions About This Week’s WestworldWhat are we to make of the information in Engerraund Serac’s flashbacks? And would you take Genre, provided you weren’t also running for your life?
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    7 Big Questions About This Week’s WestworldWhat about the final pearl? How will William escape? And how does this change what we saw in last season’s epilogue?
  31. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Fresh Out of SecretsCarrie is either way too trusting or playing way too long a game.
  32. overnights
    Ozark Season-Finale Recap: Adapt or DieThe only way for the Byrdes to survive this is to make themselves too important to hurt.
  33. lingering questions
    7 Big Questions About This Week’s WestworldWho is inside Charlotte Hale? Who else did Dolores break out of Westworld? And, seriously, where is William??
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    Homeland Recap: Fury RoadNeither Hayes nor Haqqani fully grasp the situation they’re in, or seem to care about destroying the efforts of the men whose shoes they now fill.
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    Ozark Recap: Of Mice and MenThe series’ saddest episode ever is also one of its best.
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    Ozark Recap: Law-Abiding CitizensEveryone seems to be getting exhausted with one another, and it’s going to lead to the death of someone. Probably more than one someone.
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    Ozark Recap: Cooler HeadsCould this be the moment that causes Ruth Langmore to question exactly where she stands in the hierarchy of the Byrde empire?
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    Ozark Recap: Family Game NightNothing brings a couple together like fear. And board games.
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    Ozark Recap: A Very Responsible CitizenAt least the old Marty was predictable. This one could be dangerous.
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    Ozark Recap: What Do You Want?Everyone in the Ozarks has to cover for Marty as he goes through life-changing trauma south of the border.
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    Ozark Recap: Time For Me to FlyA great, tense, and improbably funny episode ends with one of the best scenes in the history of Ozark.
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    Ozark Recap: All ApologiesHow is Wendy Byrde going to intimidate her way out of this one?
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    Ozark Recap: A Path ForwardAn excellent opener sets up ongoing tension between safety and progress in the Byrde empire, and introduces a wild card to complicate it further.
  44. now streaming
    The 40 Best Movies on Netflix You Probably Haven’t SeenOddball comedies, twisty thrillers, and other underseen gems.
  45. lingering questions
    6 Big Questions About This Week’s WestworldWhat’s up with this Engerraund Serac guy? Why does he need Maeve now? And exactly when is “now,” anyway?
  46. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Show of StrengthWith the world on the precipice of World War III, the new POTUS’s inexperience and poor leadership gets a harsh spotlight.
  47. lingering questions
    10 Big Questions About the Westworld Season PremiereWho (or what) exactly is Caleb? What is Dolores up to? Is any of this even real?? Let’s dive into the maze that is “Parce Domine.”
  48. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Defining MomentThe response to an international crisis shows the many ways in which one can act against the interest of their country for personal reasons.
  49. refreshers
    A Very Quick Recap of Westworld Season TwoDon’t remember what happened last season? Here’s the most important things to know about Dolores, Bernard, and Westworld.
  50. now streaming
    40 Funny Movies on Streaming If You Need a Laugh Right NowGreat comedies to help you take your mind off things.
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