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Noel Murray

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    The Good Place Recap: Party CrashEven in a subpar episode, Ted Danson is a joy to watch.
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    The Good Place Recap: The Better BattleWill Eleanor agree to team up with Michael?
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    The Good Place Recap: The Better BattleAfter two weeks of clever alternate realities, The Good Place settles down and scales back.
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    The Good Place Recap: The Show That Never EndsThere is no shortage of Bad Places in this week’s episode.
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    The Good Place Season-Premiere Recap: Starting Over (and Over)“Everything Is Great!” is a fiendishly clever way to blow everything up.
  6. vulture lists
    Master of None Glossary: Every Major Film Reference in Season Two, From A–ZAziz Ansari really, really likes Italian movies.
  7. vulture lists
    7 Important Questions The Good Place Season Two Needs to AnswerWho actually belongs in the Good Place? How will Eleanor find Chidi? And five more unanswered mysteries.
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    The Good Place Recap: Unhappy MediumThe Good Place introduces us to the Medium Place.
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    The Good Place Recap: Pobody’s NerfectWhat if the Good Place isn’t actually all that good?
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    The Good Place Recap: Trés Ladies“Chidi’s Choice” is an early candidate for 2017’s sweetest TV love story.
  11. chat room
    Kaitlin Olson on Her New Fox Sitcom, The Mick“I’m feeling the difference being on a network show versus being on cable.”
  12. vulture lists
    The 10 Best Parks and Rec Episodes About AmericaIf you’re looking for a jolt of optimism, Leslie Knope can help.
  13. overnights
    The Good Place Recap: Hell Is Other PeopleEleanor Shellstrop, meet Eleanor Shellstrop.
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    The Good Place Recap: The TrialWhy should people like Eleanor be “royally forkin’ forked?”
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    The Good Place Recap: Getting the BootTed Danson is utterly terrific in “The Eternal Shriek.”
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    The Good Place Recap: The One About FriendsThe tragedy of Tahani and Chidi is that they might be too good
  17. tv couple scuffle
    Pam and Jim vs. Maddie and David: Who Is the Better Couple?Neither of these couples are perfect — though to be fair, their flaws are primarily extratextual.
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    The Good Place Recap: The Hole Truth“Category 55 Doomsday Crisis” is the best episode since the pilot.
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    The Good Place Recap: Florida Man“That’s not music … that’s EDM!”
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    The Good Place Recap: Better and Bitter“Tahani Al-Jamil” answers two burning questions about The Good Place.
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    The Good Place Series Premiere Recap: You Don’t Belong HereMichael Schur’s new afterlife sitcom is clever, funny, and pleasantly familiar.
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    Roadies Season Finale Recap: Everything Works If You Let ItLet’s celebrate what Roadies is, not what it might’ve been.
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    Roadies Recap: Willin’ to Be Movin’“The Corporate Gig” is another modest charmer.
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    Roadies Recap: Street SurvivorsThis is a genuinely special hour of television: heartfelt, wise, and more than a little risky.
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    Roadies Recap: Pointless in SeattleIt’s hard to think of Roadies as anything other than a disappointment.
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    Roadies Recap: The Mourning AfterIn one howlingly bad scene, Roadies trashes the goodwill it built up.
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    Roadies Recap: Things to Undo in DenverIf Roadies ditched the romance, this would be a lovely hour of television.
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    Roadies Recap: Kith and Kentucky“The City Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken” is both offbeat and fundamentally enjoyable.
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    Roadies Recap: Not-lantaYikes. This episode is lazy, clichéd, and painfully unfunny.
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    Roadies Recap: The Memphis Blues Again“What Would Phil Do?” coasts on a good vibe and a unique milieu.
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    Roadies Series Premiere Recap: The Load-InThe pilot suffers from Cameron Crowe’s worst tendencies, but Roadies still seems promising.
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    Vinyl Season Finale Recap: The Closing NumberVinyl goes out the way it came in: barely acknowledging its female characters.
  33. sequential art
    Cartoonist Daniel Clowes Predicts the FutureThe Ghost World creator has another winner.
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    Vinyl Recap: The Deal of the ArtIt’s pretty satisfying to see Zak finally beat the crap out of Richie.
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    Vinyl Recap: ProgressionsIt’s finally getting easy to separate good Vinyl from bad.
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    Vinyl Recap: Viva Lost WagesAs Richie learns while pitching Elvis, it’s hard to be a king without being a rich man.
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    Vinyl Recap: Rock and Roll SuicideIn “Cyclone,” Richie runs the gamut of tired antihero clichés.
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    Vinyl Recap: The Dark SideEven by the shoddy standards of prestige cable, Vinyl has a problem with women.
  39. Vinyl Recap: The Remainder BinLet’s take a moment to recognize how funny this show is.
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    Vinyl Recap: Billion-Dollar BabiesWhen Alice Cooper shows up, he gets an entire subplot. Them’s the rules.
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    Vinyl Recap: The Dotted LineUntil this episode pivots away from Richie Finestra, it’s pretty lousy.
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    Vinyl Series Premiere Recap: The Opening ActHBO’s latest prestige drama welcomes us to New York, circa 1973.
  43. that voice
    Remembering Alan Rickman’s Greatest Screen RolesMoviegoers were sure they’d seen Rickman before he turned up in Die Hard; character actors with his kind of presence rarely just spontaneously appear.
  44. vulture lists
    The 40 Best Dramatic Performances by ComediansSome of these will have you crying so hard, you might laugh.
  45. Every Pixar Short Film, Ranked From Worst to BestNearly 30 years after Pixar’s founding, the studio remains the juggernaut of computer animation, and a champion of the cartoon short.