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  1. overnights
    SNL Recap: The Natural Comedy and Casual Racism of Zach GalifianakisBoth helped him stay on the right side of funny.
  2. on spec
    A League of Their Own: The (Annotated) MusicalCome on, Broadway producers — we already did half the work here.
  3. overnights
    SNL Recap: Vince Vaughn for Some ReasonIt’s hard to follow Melissa McCarthy.
  4. overnights
    Justified Season-Four Finale Recap: Bloodless HarlanJustified marched quite confidently through this finale without any major-character fatalities.
  5. Justified Recap: Deus Ex AvaAva’s soul was at stake in last night’s penultimate episode.
  6. overnights
    Community Recap: Advanced Formalism in Contemporary RecappingAbed goes Animal House.
  7. overnights
    Justified Recap: Join Hands, Start a Coal TrainThe setup at the end of last week’s episode made some big promises for this week’s.
  8. overnights
    Justified Recap: Limehouse of CardsEveryone’s looking for Drew.
  9. saturday night live
    SNL Recap: Timberlake Dons Suit, Tie & Tofu CubeFor his fifth SNL hosting gig.
  10. overnights
    Justified Recap: Drew LiesApparently all you readers figured out who Drew Thompson was long before we did.
  11. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Kevin Hart Palms Your SandwichAnd flubs a couple punchlines.
  12. overnights
    Justified Recap: There’s Always a Place for Boyd at the Dairy QueenHad there been complaints that the season hadn’t been bloody enough?
  13. overnights
    Justified Recap: The Perks of Being a Wallflower at a Sex PartyThis episode felt more like outtakes from Out of Sight than an actual Justified episode.
  14. saturday night live
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Christoph Waltz Gets Austrian on Our AssesSketch comedy’s not his thing, but he is up for an Oscar.
  15. overnights
    Justified Recap: The Ballad of Sheriff ShelbyThere was something elemental about this episode, something that worked on a most basic, atomic level.
  16. tv recaps
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Reach Out and Touch Justin BieberBut not in a creepy way.
  17. overnights
    Scandal Recap: I Know What You Did Last Election NightWe thought the whole episode would build up to just one revelation. Boy, were we wrong.
  18. overnights
    Justified Recap: Hill People BluesApparently 30 Rock’s Kenneth was right. There are Hill People.
  19. overnights
    Justified Recap: The Chicken DanceThe Bonnie and Clyde of American cockfighting.
  20. saturday night live
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Adam Levine Takes His Shirt Off for ComedyA show that felt way better than it actually was.
  21. overnights
    Justified Recap: SnakedHow about that snake attack, right?
  22. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jennifer Lawrence Grasps for Silver LiningTo salvage what was otherwise a rusty, unfocused episode.
  23. overnights
    Justified Recap: Quick on the DrawIn which we learn more about the man that fell out of the sky.
  24. overnights
    Justified Recap: Here We Go Again, RaylanRaylan’s eager to mix it up in the season-four premiere.
  25. overnights
    SNL Recap: Martin Short Hosts Christmastime ShowOne of the more unexpectedly great episodes of the season.
  26. year in culture 2012
    The Ten Best Saturday Night Live Sketches of 2012Cecilia Gimenez, a presidential debate, and a late entry by Swarovski Crystals make the cut.
  27. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jamie Foxx Does the Time Warp This week’s episode felt a little familiar. 
  28. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Chris Christie, King of New YorkThis week’s challenge: Make an unfunny actor funny.
  29. overnights
    SNL Recap: Rihanna Is Beautiful Like FractalsAnne Hathaway is merely endearing. 
  30. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Louie Does Lincoln Louis C.K. provided some much-needed, genuinely comic relief. 
  31. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: The Bruno Mars Experiment Musician hosts have a tough job. 
  32. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Christina Applegate’s Song and DanceHer monologue might hold the honor for thinnest excuse for a musical number in the entire history of the show. 
  33. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: The Limitations of Daniel CraigSometimes dramatic actors don’t make the best hosts.
  34. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gets Comfortable And Kate McKinnon steals the show as Ann Romney. 
  35. overnights
    SNL Recap: MacFarlane Showcases His Funny VoicesAnd John Mayer showcases his funny faces during Frank Ocean’s set. 
  36. overnights
    Justified Recap: Leave It to CleaverIn the season-three finale, a severed limb goes aflyin’.
  37. overnights
    Justified Recap: Bennett’s MillionsEverybody knows what everybody else is doing at all times.
  38. overnights
    Justified Recap: Axes of Evil“We just shot the guy that’s tryin’ to kill the guy that you’re just dyin’ to see dead.”
  39. overnights
    Justified Recap: I Fall to PiecesQuarles gets a backstory, and a breakdown.
  40. overnights
    Justified Recap: Ava AdoreThings are getting delightfully messy building up to the final stretch.
  41. overnights
    Justified Recap: Throwing the Bullet“Did you touch it?” “What am I, an asshole?”
  42. overnights
    Justified Recap: Northern Aggression“The Power of You: Turning Your Personality Into Profit.”
  43. overnights
    Justified Recap: Both Sides Against the MiddleWinona forever.
  44. overnights
    Justified Recap: The Life and Death of Fancy LanceNot-So-Happy Valentine’s Day, Raylan.
  45. overnights
    Justified Recap: Thinning the HerdAre we getting enough Raylan?
  46. overnights
    Justified Recap: Pawn Shop EmpireThere’s a power vacuum at the top of Harlan’s criminal food chain.
  47. Justified Recap: The Karen Sisco That Dare Not Speak Its Name Carla Gugino shows up.
  48. overnights
    Justified Premiere Recap: The Ice Pick ComethSeason three begins.
  49. overnights
    Homeland Finale Recap: The Trigger EffectHomeland ends its first season without a bang.
  50. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Color Me ManicClaire Danes gets her Emmy reel in order.
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