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Jessica Goldstein

  1. backstories
    The Baby-Sitters Club Is Back in BusinessHow the Netflix show adapted a ’90s hallmark for zoomers (and their parents).
  2. kristy's great idea
    An Oral History of The Baby-Sitters Club MovieFrom first kisses to first periods to narrowly avoided perms, inside the making of a ’90s sleepover classic.
  3. overnights
    Normal People Finale Recap: Will They or Won’t They?It’s only a year, right?
  4. overnights
    Normal People Recap: Everybody HurtsIt is very, very hard to tell what Marianne genuinely wants versus what she thinks she ought to want.
  5. overnights
    Normal People Recap: Look at All the Lonely PeopleThrough the sort of therapy every single person on this show desperately needs, Connell starts to peel back the layers of his misery.
  6. overnights
    Normal People Recap: A Shot in the DarkConnell and Marianne are apart, which means it’s time for her to find someone “problematic” to date. Enter: Lukas.
  7. overnights
    Normal People Recap: Holiday in the SunIsn’t the big question of “will Marianne and Connell get back together?” more interesting if the other romantic prospects are real contenders?
  8. overnights
    Normal People Recap: A Failure to CommunicateAs Marianne and Connell fail to communicate clearly with each other, this show fails to communicate clearly with us.
  9. overnights
    Normal People Recap: Sometimes I Run, Sometimes I HideHonestly, these kids create so many problems for themselves.
  10. overnights
    Normal People Recap: Once More, With FeelingIs this an ill-advised college backslide for Marianne and Connell, or something more?
  11. overnights
    Normal People Recap: The Old College TryMarianne seems to be enjoying her newfound popularity a lot more than Connell ever liked his.
  12. overnights
    Normal People Recap: You Would Cry Too If It Happened to YouLet us give thanks for Connell’s mom, Lorraine, the true hero of this episode.
  13. overnights
    Normal People Recap: Can’t Keep My Hands to MyselfMarianne sure does a lot of asking the guy who is currently having sex with her if he’s sure he really wants to be having sex with her.
  14. overnights
    Normal People Premiere Recap: Oh My God, I Think I Like YouConnell and Marianne begin a secret tryst that’s very sweet, minus that whole “Don’t tell anyone at school about this” thing.
  15. character study
    How Moira Rose Became Schitt’s Most Lovable DivaMaking the former soap star, current Jazzagal, and indefatigable matriarch of the Rose clan.
  16. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season-Finale Recap: Bow Down, WitchesPart 3 comes to a close with Sabrina creating a time paradox with the same lack of concern or foresight she’s exhibited all season long.
  17. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: Coin of the RealmIs this show just a long, elaborate PSA for having sex in high school?
  18. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: From the Bottom of My Broken HeartUnlikely alliances among a bunch of wild, unruly, magical women? Yes, yes, yes!
  19. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: Get OutSabrina and Caliban must battle for the right to reign over hell for all eternity, but is that even what Sabrina wants?
  20. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: Touched by an AngelA new, witchy threat has emerged, and it’s going to take a lot more than a moon pie to neutralize it.
  21. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: Finders KeepersThis season finally finds its groove and reaffirms its admirable commitment to male near nudity.
  22. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: I Scream, You ScreamWhat did Sabrina think being queen of hell was going to entail? Did she not realize she would have to do a bunch of hell stuff?
  23. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season-Premiere Recap: To Hell and BackSabrina’s planning skills prove to be as abysmal as ever as she sets off to get her boyfriend back from Hell.
  24. overnights
    You Season Finale Recap: We Found Love in a Hopeless PlaceIsn’t it nice when partners can connect over common interests?
  25. overnights
    You Recap: Slasher ChickEllie stumbling into the path of not one but two narcissistic murderers was a bad break on top of a lifetime of bad breaks for our balcony sprite.
  26. overnights
    You Recap: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s BeenThe good news is Joe and Forty have finally finished a draft of their script! The bad news … well …
  27. overnights
    You Recap: The Dating Is the Hardest PartBeing in rebound mode causes both Joe and Love to revert to some troubling old patterns.
  28. overnights
    You Recap: Call Me by My NameCandace and Joe are just assailants crossing in the night.
  29. overnights
    You Recap: Truth YurtsFor some reason, Love thinks that her boyfriend of 20 minutes is equipped to navigate her family’s many complex, incendiary relationships.
  30. overnights
    You Recap: Pics or it Didn’t HappenJoe, hellbent on bringing Henderson to justice in the traditional fashion (e.g., not murder), proves just how incapable he is of doing so.
  31. overnights
    You Recap: He’s the Bad Guy, DuhDoes literally no one in this entire show have a grasp on the basics of consent?
  32. overnights
    You Recap: Any Way You Slice ItThings are escalating with love and Love alike.
  33. overnights
    You Season-Premiere Recap: Do You Believe in Life After Love?Joe is looking for Love in L.A., using the extremely inconspicuous fake identity of Will Bettelheim.
  34. you again
    A Highly Condensed, Murder-Filled Recap of You, Season OneWith the semi-ironic psychosexual thriller set to return this week, here’s everything you need to remember about Joe Goldberg’s romantic misdeeds.
  35. overnights
    Dickinson Season Finale Recap: ’Til DeathEmily spends Sue’s wedding day as only she can: fantasizing once again about death.
  36. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: Total Eclipse of the HeartIt was only a matter of time before Emily had to face death for real.
  37. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: Guess Who’s Coming at Dinner?It’s Christmas at the Dickinson household, complete with drunken carols, sexual escapades at the dinner table, and one Louisa May Alcott!
  38. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign TrailFor Papa Dickinson, all that matters is Election Day. For his daughters, who cannot vote, all that matters is that the circus is coming to town.
  39. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: You Give Me FeverThis episode has everything: elaborate trickery, the arrival of a cute new potential love interest, and the introduction of an iconic Dickinson verse.
  40. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: Living for DramaNews of a fugitive slave in town has divided Amherst, but our dumb George is more concerned with matters of the heart.
  41. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: The Tracks of My TearsEm learns two very important lessons: that you should never meet your heroes, and that Thoreau’s mom did his laundry.
  42. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: A Period PieceLife may be an endless sea of pain, but at least there’s opium.
  43. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: I’ll Make a Man Out of YouThe volcano metaphor may be familiar, but an episode built around Emily Dickinson having her first orgasm is something you won’t find anywhere else.
  44. the law
    How Jane Fonda Convinces Her Famous Friends to Get Arrested“They have a profound experience during the arrest,” she says.
  45. overnights
    Dickinson Series Premiere Recap: Lust for AfterlifeMeet Emily, our rebellious, ambitious, weird, and — most crucially — horny teenage hero.
  46. social media
    An Ode to Patti Smith’s Instagram, the Safest Space on the InternetHer DMs are open, people!
  47. emmy insider
    The Story Behind PEN15’s Emmy-Nominated Sleepover Episode“Anna Ishii-Peters” is equal parts agonizing, emotional, and hilarious. Here’s how PEN15 pulled it off.
  48. big little questions
    9 Lingering Questions About Big Little Lies’ Second SeasonThe lies may be over, but questions remain.
  49. overnights
    Big Little Lies Recap: That’s One Secret I’ll Never TellThe slut-shaming, victim-blaming fest that is Celeste’s custody battle is nightmarish without relief.
  50. overnights
    Big Little Lies Recap: Mama’s Broken HeartMary Louise knows how to weaponize the social awkwardness that the typical Monterey woman will do almost anything to avoid.
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