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  1. social standings
    Gossip Girl Week 6 Report Card: Casually Cruel in the Name of Being HonestAbsolutely nothing makes sense anymore.
  2. social standings
    Gossip Girl Week 5 Report Card: The Liar, the Bitch, and the WardrobeIt’s summertime Halloween, when the costumes are suspect, the consequences are meaningless, and we’re grading on a curve.
  3. social standings
    Gossip Girl Week 4 Report Card: Go Play Your Video GamesBig secrets are OUT, new allegiances are IN, and logical behavior in general is MIA.
  4. social standings
    Gossip Girl Week 3 Report Card: Is It Me? Am I the Drama?Our students are showing their softer sides, but our teachers are getting ruthless, and so am I.
  5. social standings
    Gossip Girl Week Two Report Card: Are We Having Fun Yet?A hallowed GG tradition — throwing a swanky affair for the flimsiest of justifications — delivers secrets, kissing, bloodshed, and more.
  6. social standings
    Gossip Girl Week One Report Card: God, It’s Brutal Out HereUnlike the underpaid, overworked educators at Constance Billard, we answer to no teens and all our grades are final.
  7. overnights
    Made for Love Season-Finale Recap: Bring It on Home to MeAfter a diner debate with Byron on the meaning of free will and happiness, Hazel makes a decision directly at odds with her position.
  8. overnights
    Made for Love Recap: Coming Out of My Cage and I’ve Been Doing Just FineByron is ready to connect on a personal level, which might honestly be more frightening than the alternative.
  9. overnights
    Made for Love Recap: Reality CheckWhy is everyone on this show suddenly so eager to articulate the central theme of their lives?
  10. overnights
    Made for Love Recap: Representation MattersTrue to form, Byron finds a way to add a scary new twist to Hazel’s already scary predicament.
  11. overnights
    Made for Love Recap: I Can Show You the WorldWhat could inspire a person to marry a guy she just met and be trapped in his tech prison for ten years? Time to find out!
  12. overnights
    Made For Love Recap: Walk the WalkHazel’s on the scent.
  13. overnights
    Made for Love Recap: Ride or DieWhat this father-daughter relationship lacks in compassion, it makes up for in honesty.
  14. overnights
    Made for Love Premiere Recap: I Just Can’t Get You Out of My HeadLove may be strange, but whatever the hell is going on here is much stranger.
  15. overnights
    Dickinson Season Finale Recap: Burn After ReadingTwo fires, only one of which can be put out.
  16. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: You Look Like You’ve Seen a GhostFancy meeting Nobody here …
  17. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: She’s Not ThereA fully weird, big-swing episode encapsulates everything that makes this show such a joy.
  18. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: All Too WellMama Dickinson has definitely had some misses in the past, but this time she delivers with solid good counsel.
  19. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: She’s So Lucky, She’s a StarA night at the opera is full of DRAMA, and not just of the onstage variety.
  20. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: A Star Is BornThe buzz surrounding Em’s impending publication raises some interesting questions re: Sam’s and Sue’s intentions.
  21. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: Not All Who Wander Are LostI am blinded by the red flags as Em probably should be blinded by the sun she has been shouting at all afternoon.
  22. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: Spirits in the NightWhile the men are busy talking about marriage and babies, the women are focused on channeling spirit guides in pursuit of their big dreams.
  23. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: Bake It ’Til You Make ItApparently Em is no longer allergic to aprons.
  24. overnights
    Dickinson Season-Premiere Recap: A Sight for Sore EyesWe return to Amherst to check in with Em, the gang, and a few new, similar-looking faces.
  25. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Series Finale Recap: Enter the VoidDing-dong, the witch is dead.
  26. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: This Is Not My Beautiful HouseA clever, playful penultimate episode goes extremely meta without collapsing in on itself.
  27. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: Dreams (and Nightmares) From My FatherNo one is getting the paternal affection they crave in this town.
  28. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: The Vanishing HalfTwo Brinas are not better than one when it comes to keeping the realms in balance, especially when there’s an Eldritch Terror in the mix.
  29. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: Reality BitesCan someone please teach these teens about responsible time management?
  30. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: Swimming With the FishesThe season hits its groove in an episode that delivers a creepy terror to vanquish, a cute new boy for Brina, and at least one crisis averted.
  31. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: Be Our GuestThe good news is that Sabrina’s awful toast is only the third-worst thing to happen to this wedding.
  32. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season Premiere: Darkness on the Edge of TownThe Eldritch Terrors are making a comeback, and they “won’t be reasoned with or stopped.” Very 2020.
  33. vulture investigates
    For Real, Though, How Old Is Emily (in Paris) Supposed to Be?Let’s put on our investigative journalist hat (not to be confused with a bucket hat) and dig into this, the great unanswered query of our time.
  34. role call
    Stockard Channing Answers Every Question We Have About Practical MagicThe actress on nailing her spooky look, getting drunk on tequila with her co-stars, and filming the movie’s climactic séance scene.
  35. overnights
    Emily in Paris Season-Finale Recap: On With the ShowThe season draws to a close with a surfeit of questionable Emily decisions, but slightly fewer French clichés than usual.
  36. overnights
    Emily in Paris Recap: On a Silver SplatterHow will Emily put a positive spin this fashion catastrophe, and who will be utterly charmed by her attempts to do so?
  37. overnights
    Emily in Paris Recap: Well, He Was Just 17Why is everyone in this show so bad at communicating?
  38. overnights
    Emily in Paris Recap: The Story of Us Looks a Lot Like a Tragedy NowIsn’t it a little late in the season to add yet another potential contender for Emily’s affection into the mix?
  39. overnights
    Emily in Paris Recap: You Know You Love MeWhat’s worse, an asshole masquerading as an intellectual, or an asshole masquerading as a nice guy?
  40. overnights
    Emily in Paris Recap: Under the InfluenceEmily’s job hangs in the balance after yet another avertable disaster.
  41. overnights
    Emily in Paris Recap: Perfume GeniusAnother man is at least intrigued by, if not fully smitten with, Emily, as the laws of this show’s universe require.
  42. overnights
    Emily in Paris Recap: Liberté, Égalité, NuditéWill Emily decide that to be desired IS, in fact, her fantasy?!
  43. overnights
    Emily in Paris Recap: Mistress AmericaCan the French save Emily from the cult of monogamy?
  44. overnights
    Emily in Paris Premiere Recap: The Girl Who Went to Paris… and didn’t bother to learn how to speak French.
  45. docuseries
    From Recovery High to MTVCan a series about teen addicts entertain without romanticizing its subjects? 16 and Recovering hopes so.
  46. emmy insider
    Dead to Me Star Linda Cardellini Breaks Down Judy’s Emotional Roller CoasterIn season two of Netflix’s dark dramedy, Linda Cardellini had to cry. A lot.
  47. behind the seams
    Styling The Baby-Sitters Club for a New GenerationThe Netflix series’ costume designer walks us through bringing Claudia’s, Kristy’s, Mary Anne’s, Stacey’s, and Dawn’s ’90s-inspired style into 2020.
  48. backstories
    The Baby-Sitters Club Is Back in BusinessHow the Netflix show adapted a ’90s hallmark for zoomers (and their parents).
  49. 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.
  50. overnights
    Normal People Finale Recap: Will They or Won’t They?It’s only a year, right?
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