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  1. tv review
    The Vow Takes a Deep, Compelling Dive Into the NXIVM CultThe HBO docuseries gives viewers an insider’s view of the so-called sex cult as it’s in the midst of falling apart.
  2. chat room
    Robin Thede Wore a Beyoncé Hoodie for Emmy Luck, ObviouslyShe also has a lot to say about season two of A Black Lady Sketch Show and Black Lives Matter.
  3. tv review
    Hoops Is a @#%ing MissThe Netflix animated comedy starring Jake Johnson as a disgruntled coach hits the same note over and over, and that note is “gleeful profanity.”
  4. a long talk
    Mike Schur Talks Morality and Ethics in The Good Place — and Everywhere ElseIt feels right that a chat about the show’s Emmy-nominated finale would lead to a philosophical discourse on bad tweets, blackface, and wearing masks.
  5. close reads
    About That ‘Controversial’ Black-ish Episode …Watching the newly resurfaced episode “Please, Baby, Please” today, it seems even more ridiculous that ABC wouldn’t air it back in 2018.
  6. movie review
    God Bless the Go-Go’s and This Documentary About the Go-Go’sThe Go-Go’s, debuting on Showtime, is a rollicking portrait of a seminal band, and an acute examination of female ambition.
  7. tv review
    Muppets Now Brings the Golden Age of Muppetry Into the YouTube EraUnlike other recent attempts to update the felty franchise, the Disney+ series is a smart, broadly appealing blend of the classic and contemporary.
  8. emmys 2020
    An Extraordinary 2020 Gave Us Some Extraordinary Emmy NominationsThough marked, as always, by notable oversights, this year’s nominations reflect the cultural moment in a mostly positive way.
  9. tv review
    In My Skin Is Another British Coming-of-age Winner for HuluA breakout performance from Gabrielle Creevy is just one reason to watch this BBC dramedy about a teen coping with parents incapable of raising her.
  10. close reads
    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Makes Us Ponder Our Own True-Crime FixationsBy making writer Michelle McNamara its protagonist, the HBO docuseries compels viewers to reexamine their own relationship with true crime.
  11. obits
    Regis Philbin Was a TV Personality in the Truest SenseWhen Regis Philbin was on television — which was very, very frequently — he came to play and seemed to absolutely relish it.
  12. tv review
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  13. emmy insider
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  14. friday night movie club
    Clueless Is a Great Teen Movie. It’s Also a Satire About the White and Wealthy.We go back to this movie over and over because it’s fun. But we don’t talk enough about how it cleverly critiques Cher’s obliviousness.
  15. tv review
    Search Party Is Back, and Its Knives Are OutDespite a two-year delay, season three’s focus on privileged, white millennials winding their way through the justice system feels of the moment.
  16. tv review
    Meet the New Perry Mason, Not Much Like the Old Perry MasonHBO’s loose interpretation of the classic CBS procedural is a gorgeous, gritty, and sometimes gory period piece filled with fine performances.
  17. tv review
    13 Reasons Why Was Always Teen Torture PornIn its final season, the coming-of-age drama is as dark, traumatic, and utterly ridiculous as ever.
  18. tv review
    Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story Offers a Careful Study of a Woman ScornedAmanda Peet sinks every one of her teeth into the role of the famous housewife turned murderer.
  19. tv review
    You Should Watch Quiz and That’s Our Final AnswerThe AMC series about the British Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? scandal is smart, entertaining, and just three hours long.
  20. tv review
    Space Force Is a Massive MisfireDespite its strong cast, Netflix’s new political workplace comedy from Greg Daniels and Steve Carell just can’t get off the ground.
  21. finales
    Mrs. America Ends With a Loaded EllipsisThe takeaway may seem to be that Phyllis Schlafly won in the end, but “Reagan” argues just as strongly that this story isn’t over yet.
  22. anniversaries
    What’s the Legacy of the Lost Finale?Revisiting “The End” a decade later, along with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
  23. chat room
    John McEnroe Learned About Thirst Traps on Never Have I Ever“I get razzed by my kids. ‘You don’t even know thirst trap?’ No, I don’t know it.”
  24. tv review
    Homecoming’s Second Chapter Trades Conspiracy for Psychological ThrillsIt’s not as provocative as season one, but the Janelle Monáe–led continuation of the Amazon thriller is a binge-worthy search for identity.
  25. dead to me
    Dead to Me Creator Liz Feldman Talks Tropes, Twists, and That Finale ShockerAnd what she’s cooking up for Jen and Judy in season three.
  26. overnights
    Mrs. America Recap: Because I Got HighSarah Paulson’s Alice goes to wonderland, in a far-fetched trip to the National Women’s Conference.
  27. summer 2020
    The 20 Best and Biggest TV Shows to Watch This SummerDirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, The Good Lord Bird, I May Destroy You, and more worth seeing during the Great Indoor Summer.
  28. in memoriam
    Lynn Shelton Left Behind a Bounty of Beautiful TelevisionThe acclaimed filmmaker’s empathy and humanity was on display in an impressive array of TV shows, from Mad Men to GLOW.
  29. tv review
    Snowpiercer Is Slow to Leave the StationThe long-gestating TV adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s movie is both larger in scope and messier in execution, especially in its shaky early episodes.
  30. overnights
    Mrs. America Recap: Pie in the EyeThe road to a showdown at the National Women’s Convention is paved with pie assault and deep-fake mixtapes.
  31. tv review
    Kimmy Schmidt vs. the Reverend Is What Interactive TV Was Made ForNetflix’s choose-your-own-adventure special delivers the jokes, then more jokes, then still more jokes.
  32. tributes
    Jerry Stiller Made Frank Costanza a Sitcom LegendNo one could yell quite like George’s dad did on Seinfeld.
  33. tv review
    Dead to Me Is Even Wilder in Season TwoI mean that in a good way.
  34. tv review
    The Eddy Has Its Own RhythmsIf you can surrender to its freewheeling tempo, you may find pleasure, even moments of joy, in Netflix’s new Parisian jazz drama.
  35. overnights
    Mrs. America Recap: Right Up Your SkirtThe one where the conservatives and misogynists are winning.
  36. tv review
    The Parks and Recreation Reunion Special Is Such a GiftI wasn’t crying, I swear.
  37. overnights
    Mrs. America Recap: Free to Be You and MeAnother episode, another debate, this one with an added dose of marital tension.
  38. tv review
    Normal People Is an Honest, Absorbing Love StoryIt also features a ton of sex.
  39. spoilers
    Let’s Talk About That Little Fires Everywhere EndingThe finale of the Hulu miniseries aims for surprise by diverting from its source material, sometimes in ways that defy believability.
  40. overnights
    Mrs. America Recap: The Catfight ComethIn this corner: Phyllis Schlafly. In the other: Betty Friedan.
  41. tv review
    The New Prince Tribute Concert Is a Must-Watch Now More Than EverLet’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, airing Tuesday night on CBS, is both a new special and a reminder of how live music used to feel.
  42. spoilers
    Better Call Saul Just Showed Us Who Kim Wexler Has Been All AlongThe ponytail is down, the gloves are off, and Kim’s finally unleashed her inner scrapper.
  43. tv review
    The Last Dance Is a Perfect Remedy for Sports WithdrawalA ten-part ESPN docuseries about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls would have been great under any circumstances. Right now, it feels like a gift.
  44. overnights
    Mrs. America Recap: Power Concedes NothingWhite feminism is a hell of a drug.
  45. overnights
    Mrs. America Recap: There Was Also JamThe rise and controlled rage of Gloria Steinem.
  46. overnights
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  47. tv review
    SNL Can Adapt to the Social Distancing Era — But Maybe Not Like ThisThis week’s “at home” experiment had its moments, but it also spoke to what the live-comedy institution can and cannot be in the midst of a pandemic.
  48. tv review
    Killing Eve Can Still Shock in Season 3, But It Can No Longer AstonishThe jarring season premiere reveals a series that once felt like nothing else on television now using shock value as a crutch.
  49. twin peaks at 30
    Why Agent Cooper’s Twin Peaks Entrance Is So BrilliantBest TV character introduction of all time?
  50. tv review
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