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Liz Shannon Miller

  1. the mandalorian
    Meet the Man Beneath the Mandalorian’s ArmorBrendan Wayne — yup, John Wayne’s grandson — doubled for star Pedro Pascal on set, and was instrumental in establishing the character’s physicality.
  2. behind the scenes
    So, Who’s Really Under the Mandalorian’s Helmet?Pedro Pascal may be credited as the series’ titular helmeted star, but the character is a collaboration among multiple performers.
  3. overnights
    Rick and Morty Recap: Bros Rescue DragonsMorty makes a simple deal with Rick, which gets decidedly more complicated once a vindictive wizard enters the picture.
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    For All Mankind Recap: Deepest SympathiesA scattered but emotionally raw episode raises questions about just where this story is heading.
  5. chat room
    Bryce Dallas Howard Screamed When She First Saw The Mandalorian’s Baby YodaThe series’ action-heavy fourth episode gave Howard the chance to direct the puppet she knows as simply “Baby,” and some pretty badass women to boot.
  6. spoilers
    How Watchmen Set Up That Big TwistThe entire season has been laying the groundwork for a major character reveal. Let’s review the hints we got along the way.
  7. overnights
    For All Mankind Recap: Tightly WoundSpending three months on the moon, with no end in sight, is taking its toll on Ed, Danielle, and especially Gordo.
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    Rick and Morty Recap: The Perfect HeistWho doesn’t love a good heist story? Rick Sanchez, that’s who.
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    For All Mankind Recap: Top SecretA slow burn of an episode builds to a twist that brings two seemingly unrelated plot threads together in a shocking way.
  10. overnights
    Rick and Morty Recap: The True Power of Superior IntimacyRick heads off on a “solo mission,” giving Jerry an opportunity to get into trouble with Rick’s new intern.
  11. overnights
    For All Mankind Recap: Moonage DaydreamA last-minute change to the Apollo 15 mission lends a sense of danger to an otherwise calm and talky episode.
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    Rick and Morty Season-Premiere Recap: Unstoppable Science-Fiction BoyThe show returns to a thread from its earliest days for a chaotic, bleak, and characteristically self-aware season opener.
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    For All Mankind Recap: The Glass CeilingWith the Apollo 15 launch looming and pressure from the White House mounting, several of the show’s women unveil some key secrets.
  14. quiet zone
    Mr. Robot Goes Silent, and Joins an Elite TV ClubThis week’s nearly dialogue-free episode extends a recent history of great TV shows that became their best selves by shutting up.
  15. overnights
    The Affair Series-Finale Recap: The Stories We TellA poignant, nostalgic end feels right for a show that was always about looking back, and trying to remember the best possible version of the past.
  16. overnights
    For All Mankind Recap: Hunt for the All-American Girl“Nixon’s Women” plays a bit like a blend of The Right Stuff and A League of Their Own. This is not a complaint.
  17. overnights
    For All Mankind Recap: The Race to the BaseAs America attempts to bounce back from the ego blow that was losing the race to the moon, the vast repercussions of that event come into focus.
  18. overnights
    For All Mankind Recap: The Importance of Being FirstThe new series begins with a dark night for the men and women of NASA, and ends with a challenge.
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    The Affair Recap: Putting Out the FiresThe second-to-last episode ever goes back to a time before murder mysteries, secret abortions, phantom guards, and robot gardens.
  20. overnights
    The Affair Recap: A Bad-Boy ProblemAs Noah gets his Me Too moment, the women in his life grapple with their already-complicated feelings about him.
  21. el camino
    How El Camino Fits Into the Breaking Bad TimelineThe new movie sequel is packed with flashbacks to previously unseen moments from the original series.
  22. overnights
    The Affair Recap: Telling on YourselfNoah is surrounded by people who are giving him good advice, and he doesn’t just ignore it, he actively rejects it.
  23. recaps
    30 Breaking Bad Moments You’ll Definitely Need to Remember for El CaminoNeed a Breaking Bad recap ahead of Jesse’s return in El Camino? Here are the absolute essentials.
  24. overnights
    The Affair Recap: Face OffNoah may be on the verge of getting canceled, while future Joanie has found a true enemy to fight.
  25. overnights
    The Affair Recap: The Past Is PresentAn entire installment devoted to Joanie’s visit to Montauk ends with a big realization about her mother, and perhaps some level of healing.
  26. overnights
    The Affair Recap: Real Tough MothersA scattered episode gives us yet another new perspective, and confirms that nothing good happens when someone on this show drives a car.
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    The Affair Recap: Whitney’s StoryFor the first time, the eldest Solloway offspring gets her own POV, and it’s crushing.
  28. overnights
    The Affair Recap: Noah, Know ThyselfThe production of Descent has unleashed the opportunity to dig into the fact that, yeah, Noah sucks.
  29. overnights
    The Affair Recap: Two-Point PerspectiveJoanie and Janelle bring us new points of view on the future and present, respectively, and both look pretty grim.
  30. overnights
    The Affair Recap: The Beginning of the End Gets GrimThe fifth and final season begins by focusing not on the lingering memory of Alison, but another departure from this mortal coil.
  31. now where were we?
    Catching Up on The Affair’s 4 Seasons of Wild DramaThe Showtime drama has never lacked for twists and turns, so here’s a refresher on where each character stands going into the fifth and final season.
  32. tv couple scuffle
    Pam and Jim vs. Tara and Willow: Who Is the Better Couple?Both of the relationships in consideration here are proof that great TV can be created in the aftermath of love’s first bloom.
  33. high school tv showdown
    Which Show Was Better: Joan of Arcadia or Daria?It’s the girl who saw God against the one who found high school to be hell.
  34. Five Office Episodes You Forgot You LovedWhile Steve Carell’s departure from The Office has the feel of an era ending, there are plenty of people out there who feel like maybe that era […]