Noel Murray

  1. vulture lists
    Every HBO Show, RankedTaking stock of the premium network’s formidable catalogue.
  2. overnights
    The Good Place Series Finale Recap: The Goodbye PlaceTake it sleazy, everyone.
  3. vulture lists
    Every Character on The Good Place, RankedFrom demons to Janets, we’ve thoroughly evaluated the show’s best and worst people.
  4. overnights
    The Good Place Recap: Everything Is … Fine?A brilliant penultimate chapter pivots on the understanding that we can only enjoy things properly if we know they’re going to end.
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    The Good Place Recap: Another Day in the Soul MinesWhile Michael struggles to help the Bad Place demons adapt to a new status quo, Eleanor and Chidi engage in some routine sitcom relationship angst.
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    The Good Place Recap: The Right PlaceOur heroes present their plans to save humanity, hoping to win the approval of Gen and Shawn … and, um, Timothy Olyphant.
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    The Good Place Recap: Life HackAn emotionally affecting tour of Chidi’s “thoughtful indecision” across centuries culminates in a key revelation about human existence.
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    The Good Place Recap: Dearly BelovedPoised at the beginning of the end, The Good Place turns in one of its most emotionally resonant, surprising, and funny episodes ever.
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    The Good Place Recap: Presto Change-o!Perhaps, as Jason Mendoza well knows, you can blow up the same thing twice.
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    The Good Place Recap: B-b-b-b-bad?Brent’s idiotic novel exposes the fragility of Eleanor and Michael’s approach to rehabilitation.
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    The Good Place Recap: Well-SuitedJason and Michael’s daring attempt to rescue Janet from the Bad Place makes good on the season’s ongoing use of disguises.
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    The Good Place Recap: A Matter of TrustThe Bad Place demons are meddling again — but which ones? And how?
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    The Good Place Recap: Beats on RepeatTahani deals with her John problem, while the rest of the gang handles an unexpected complication: Chidi.
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    The Good Place Recap: Whither Squirtman?After a disastrous first few days as the Neighborhood’s fake architect, Eleanor rallies in characteristically reluctant fashion.
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    The Good Place Season-Premiere Recap: Semi-Charmed AfterlifeTurns out running an entire Neighborhood can be pretty tough … especially if you’re a person who habitually cuts corners.
  16. vulture lists
    The 18 Best Quentin Tarantino Movie ScenesDiners, drive-ins, and more.
  17. behind the list
    What We Learned From Watching Every HBO Show EverWhere is HBO going and where has it been?
  18. overnights
    Fosse/Verdon Finale Recap: And All … That … JazzThe curtain falls on Fosse/Verdon in an incident-packed finale that leaves us with a sense of “transformation and tragedy.”
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    Fosse/Verdon Recap: That’s Good, Isn’t It?The best episode of the series so far tells the story of Chicago’s difficult birthing process, mostly through Gwen’s eyes.
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    Fosse/Verdon Recap: A Nightly BrawlA major piece of backstory gets clarified amid a batch of new tidbits about Bob’s working habits and psychological underpinnings.
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    Fosse/Verdon Recap: Staggering Through the Thin and ThickGwen exerts her power at a party dominated by dudes, working hard to persuade Bob to do whatever Lola wants.
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    Fosse/Verdon Recap: Some Men Are HeroesAn episode set during the most phenomenally successful year of Fosse’s career digs into unflattering truths about him and Verdon alike.
  23. overnights
    Fosse/Verdon Recap: It Was a Fine AffairA Gwen-centric episode puts the petty humiliations she suffers, both with Bob and on her own, into the larger context of her life and career.
  24. vulture lists
    The 50 Best Music Documentaries of All TimeFrom Woodstock to Beyoncé’s Homecoming, these films are as essential to understanding the artists as any of their records.
  25. overnights
    Fosse/Verdon Recap: Recline Yourself, Resign YourselfA jump back to Bob and Gwen’s first meeting explains not just how they fell in love but why they would spend so many years chasing that initial high.
  26. overnights
    Fosse/Verdon Premiere Recap: Fun. Laughs. Good Time.The story begins in the middle, at a key moment in Bob Fosse’s career, but nearly every moment of bracing insight involves Gwen Verdon.
  27. timeline
    A Guide to Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon’s Long, Knotty RelationshipFosse/Verdon jumps in time through the highs and lows of its central pair’s long working and personal relationship, so here’s a chronological guide.
  28. documentary now!
    Get to Know the Films That Inspired Documentary Now!Your guide to watching the major titles that the IFC series has parodied in the past and will spoof in its new season.
  29. oscars 2019
    Every (Pre-Lady Gaga) Oscar-Nominated Acting Performance by a Musician, RankedWhat does it take for a performance by a musician to earn acclaim at the Oscars? We ranked the 25 (pre-Lady Gaga) turns deemed nomination-worthy.
  30. overnights
    The Good Place Recap: The Neighborhood PlayA busy episode brings the gang back to where they began — sort of — in a last-ditch bid to change how modern humanity is judged.
  31. overnights
    The Good Place Recap: 4 Oreos from ParadiseEven in the Good Place — or at least its mail room — nothing’s as easy as it seems.
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    The Good Place Recap: Void (Where Prohibited)“Janet(s)” is a clear dividing line in the history of The Good Place.
  33. tis the season
    The TV Christmas Special’s Evolution From Sappy to Self-AwareA decade-by-decade look at how the yuletide fantasy of a star-studded holiday variety show survived an ever-changing TV landscape.
  34. vulture lists
    Every Robert Altman Movie, RankedThe director always asked himself the same question: “How can I make this interesting?”
  35. overnights
    The Good Place Recap: True NorthThe arrival of a pivotal character marks a standout episode that also features one of the most entertaining sequences of the entire series.
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    The Good Place Recap: If You Choose Not to Decide …Just as the show seems to be edging further backward into familiar territory, it makes a welcome leap forward into the unpredictable.
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    The Good Place Recap: The Parent TrapA transatlantic pairing of family reunions retreads familiar ground, but unearths some genuinely moving moments in the process.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Pretzel LogicAs CXG moves toward its grand finale, we’re bound to see more episodes like “I’m on My Own Path”.
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    The Good Place Recap: Daddy and ThemWe learn the secret of Donkey Doug in an episode that takes part of the gang to Florida while those left behind ponder breakup ethics.
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    The Good Place Recap: Give It Away NowA metaphysical revelation throws the group into an existential crisis (and for one, that means making weird chili).
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    The Good Place Recap: Perfect From Now OnA playful episode skips through time before ending on a cliffhanger that could, once again, change everything.
  42. overnights
    The Good Place Recap: The Butterfly Shrimp EffectTrevor tries to sow discord and finds the show’s central foursome all-too-easy pickings.
  43. vulture lists
    The 40 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All TimePurple Rain, The Bodyguard, and more.
  44. overnights
    The Good Place Season-Premiere Recap: Return to OzSeason three kicks off by catching up with gang’s adventures back on Earth.
  45. overnights
    Yellowstone Recap: Happy TrailsAn up-and-down first season ends on a promising note.
  46. overnights
    Yellowstone Recap: All Hat, No CattleThe smaller subplots make a bigger impact than the central story line as the season enters its endgame.
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    Yellowstone Recap: Loaded for BearA bear and some imperiled tourists give the series one of its strangest episodes to date.
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    Yellowstone Recap: PolitickingPolitics take center stage as Jamie considers a run for office.
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    Yellowstone Recap: Big House BluesThe series’ first season continues its wheel-spinning with an episode in which nothing much happens.
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    Yellowstone Recap: On BrandTaylor Sheridan’s modern western hits a dull patch in an episode with some surface pleasures but little in the way of plot.
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