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  1. behind the scenes
    How You’re the Worst Pulled Off Its Flawless Ode to ’90s Rom-comsCreator Stephen Falk breaks down the nods to Clerks, Empire Records, Notting Hill, and other ‘90s classics in the season premiere.
  2. vulture lists
    The 14 Best Clip-Show Parodies, From Community to It’s Always SunnyUnshackled from its dull origins, the clip show has become a boundary-pushing TV experiment.
  3. grief
    BoJack Horseman’s Eulogy Episode Tackles Death With Brutal HonestyGoing inside BoJack’s standout season-five episode with Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
  4. ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Boils Down the Justice System in a Moving Bottle […]Genie in a Bottle is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to […]
  5. ‘Broad City’s’ “What If?” Scenario Doubles Down on the Power of Soulmates’Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a comedy […]
  6. ‘BoJack Horseman’ Brilliantly Portrays Generational Pain in a Flash to the […]’Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a comedy […]
  7. Why David Wain’s ‘The Ten’ Is Still Sketch Gold Ten Years LaterThe perpetually adolescent campers of Camp Firewood are experiencing a ten-year reunion this week in Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten […]
  8. From Tunatinis to Broadway and Beyond: Where ‘Oh, Hello’ Might Be HeadedCharacters that are such out of control embodiments of id like Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland don’t come along every day. In fact, if they […]
  9. Why ‘Psych’s Love Letter to ‘Twin Peaks’ Needs to Be Watched Now More Than […]‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a comedy […]
  10. ‘Master of None’ Brilliantly Taps into the Exhausting, Mechanical Nature […]‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a comedy […]
  11. ‘Workaholics’ Turns Itself Into a Pitch-Perfect ’90s Dating Reality Show […]‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a comedy […]
  12. ‘BoJack Horseman’s Epic Bender Episode Is a Classic of Non-Linear […] BoJack Horseman, Netflix’s first foray into animated programming, is a horseman of a different color in almost every regard. Just when you […]
  13. ‘Great Minds with Dan Harmon’ Is a Harmon Fan’s Dream Come True As a result of creating some very influential programs and being extremely candid with his fans, Dan Harmon is someone who has developed a […]
  14. ‘Rick and Morty’ Threw Out the Script to Make One of Their Best Episodes ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  15. How Has Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Sliding Doors’ Become Such a Touchstone for […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  16. ‘The Grinder’ and Its Meta Take on Television Made for One of the Best New […] The Grinder isn’t a good television show. At least the fictional version of The Grinder within The Grinder isn’t. The overdramatic, […]
  17. When ‘Sealab 2021’ Devoted Nearly an Entire Episode to a Single Joke ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  18. ‘Inside No. 9’ Tells A Story of Helplessness Entirely with CCTV Cameras ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  19. In a Standout Final Season Episode, ‘Parks and Rec’ Became ‘The Johnny […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  20. The Crazy Story Behind Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Real-Time Sitcom, ‘Watching […] Over the years, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has built an incredible comedy career. Not only did she star on Seinfeld, one of the most revered sitcoms […]
  21. ‘Broad City’ Ended Its Third Season with a Perfect Bottle Episode Set […] ‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often […]
  22. Last Week, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Created a Perfect Episode of ‘Melrose […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  23. When ‘Duckman’ Paid Respect to Classic Comedy Duos ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  24. Inside ‘Moonlighting’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’s Tributes to Shakespeare ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  25. When ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘CSI’ Crossed Over, for Some Reason ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  26. When ‘South Park’ Re-Told a Classic in True ‘South Park’ Fashion ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  27. ‘30 Rock’ Delivered a Hit When it Became a Show Within a Show ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  28. When ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Counted Down to Tragedy by Playing a Game ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  29. ‘Modern Family’ Was at Its Best When It Went Inside the Machine and Stayed […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  30. When ‘Scrubs’ Shifted From Single-Cam to Multi-Cam in an Ode to its […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  31. When ‘NewsRadio’ Decided to End Two Seasons in Space and on the Titanic ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  32. That Time ‘Futurama’ Was Reborn as a Video Game, Anime, and More ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  33. Remember When ‘The X-Files’ Became the Best Episode of ‘Cops’? ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  34. ‘Community’ Mashed Together with ‘80s Animation Created the Perfect […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  35. ‘Xavier: Renegade Angel’ Set the Standard for Laziness/Brilliance by […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  36. ‘The Venture Bros.’ Threw Chronology to the Wind in an Incredibly […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  37. The 25 Best Holiday TV Episodes and Movies Streaming Right Now The holidays are a time to be thankful, reflect on the year, and be amongst loved ones as the world collectively calms down and a hush falls […]
  38. Just In Time For the Holidays, ‘Just Shoot Me’ Became a Modern Christmas […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  39. ‘Childrens Hospital’s Fake British Version Was Just as Crazy as the […]‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a comedy […]
  40. When ‘American Dad’ Transformed Into a Piece of Live Theater ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  41. ‘Look Around You’ Blended Fantasy With Reality in Its Meticulous ‘Live’ […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  42. When ‘Moonlighting’ Turned Itself Into a Perfect Film Noir to Solve an […]‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a comedy […]
  43. When ‘Frankenhole’ Took Aim at Asian Stereotypes by Having Ken Jeong Play […]‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week we examine a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode […]
  44. ‘Jon Benjamin Has a Van’ Makes a Lot of Noise by Muting Itself in Its […]‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a comedy […]
  45. Talking Food, Friendship, and Form With ‘Master of None’s Eric WareheimAt this point, Netflix has more than proven themselves in the original content game. But their latest series, Master of None, feels […]
  46. ‘Seinfeld’ Was at Its Most Complex and Impressive with Its Staggering […]Structurally Sound is a recurring feature where each week we examine a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from […]
  47. Tackling Mental Illness, ‘You’re the Worst’ Cuts Deep‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  48. ‘Peep Show’ Is Forced to Get Too Familiar With Itself in its Late Bottle […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  49. The Very Strange ‘Duckman’ Got Even Stranger in its Nihilistic Bottle […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  50. ‘South Park’s ‘Cat Orgy’ Is a Telling Character Study in the Form of a […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
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