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    The Billions Showrunners Explain Why They Turned the Tables on Us — Again“We’ve been studying how to do this for a very, very long time.”
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    Billions Recap: Rivalry RebootedAn excellent finale clears the decks and sets the stage for next season, leaving some major casualties in its wake.
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    Billions Recap: Bad for BusinessThe season’s penultimate episode is riddled with ambiguity, which is exactly why it’s so enthralling.
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    Billions Recap: The MomentAxe’s pep talk to Wendy underlines why allies are much more important than loved ones in the world of Billions.
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    Billions Recap: Structural WeaknessAs usual, it’s a ton of fun watching Chuck carry out his schemes, even though they never amount to anything.
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    Billions Recap: Acts of AggressionWhile Mafee and Dollar Bill go head to head in a charity boxing match, outside the ring, the gloves come off.
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    Billions Recap: Permanent DamageIn an episode with no shortage of sociopathic behavior, Taylor proves they’re still the most human of anyone in the Billions universe.
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    Billions Recap: Side MissionThis episode reopens the discussion of whether Wendy is the most nefarious character on the show, and as of this moment, all signs point to yes.
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    Billions Recap: The PaybackAfter last week’s game changer, Billions returns to business as usual (i.e., lots of revenge) while still leaving us with several big teases.
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    Billions Recap: World Gone WrongThe alliance between onetime archenemies Axe and Chuck has proven to be a savvy business decision for both. But is this really a victory?
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    Billions Recap: War Isn’t OverChuck solidifies his position as a submissive by indebting himself to Axe in a way he’ll never be able to repay.
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    Billions Recap: ZugzwangOur alpha males take a back seat as Taylor discreetly maneuvers a genius play and Wendy grapples with her own, long-dormant needs.
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    Billions Recap: You Gotta Pick SidesFour seasons in, and the adrenaline rush of the game continues to fuel our main players’ existences — but at some seriously crippling costs.
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    One Day at a Time Season Finale Recap: No RegretsA finale that’s all about finding fulfillment doesn’t skimp on the heady topics as it gives the series’ main characters their happy endings.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Day OneA poignant, stellar episode finds Schneider hitting rock bottom once again — but this time with the support of a real family to guide him out.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Twin PeepsPenelope’s ex-husband Victor returns, and he’s got a new outlook — and a new fiancé.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Family Is EverythingThe sudden appearance of Schneider’s deplorable father reveals the lengths a child will go to please an unloving parent.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Trickle-Down EffectThe series returns to the topic of Penelope’s mental health in an excellent episode that grapples with anxiety and hereditary.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Mami DearestLydia’s attempt to “fix” her daughter inspires Penelope to take a sledgehammer to the archaic parenting system of her past.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: The Domino EffectA gem of an episode centered on Elena and Syd illustrates how far television’s portrayal of teen sex has come.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Rich in LoveElena and her Syd-nificant Other are the joyful highlight of a Valentine’s episode that showcases all of the show’s current couplings.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Weeding Out the ProblemA nuanced, thoughtful take on recreational marijuana use neatly sidesteps Very Special Episode cliches.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Oh, BrotherThe sudden appearance of Penelope’s brother showcases the negative effects of Lydia’s smothering on her family.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Heels Over HeadA housekeeping episode catches us up on the state of Lydia’s health and Penelope’s love life.
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    One Day at a Time Recap: Pay Attention, BoysThe always-timely series makes its #MeToo moment count by structuring it as a teachable moment for Alex Alvarez.
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    One Day at a Time Season Premiere Recap: Familia Para SiempreThe guest-star triumvirate of Gloria Estefan and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz kicks off season 3 in style.
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    What’s a Tummler? Your Guide to Mrs. Maisel’s Catskills ReferencesThe series’s second season is full of spot-on allusions to the history and culture of the Jewish vacation haven of the early and mid–20th century.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Say Yes to the TourMidge stands on the precipice of a new life in a finale that leaves us with more questions than answers.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Ready for Her Close-UpThe return of Sophie Lennon nearly sabotages Midge’s TV telethon debut — and her relationship with Susie.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Road Trip From HellThe first-ever Mrs. Maisel comedy tour proves that as long as Midge and Susie have each other, they can overcome just about anything.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: You Can’t Have EverythingThe one-year anniversary of the day Joel walked out on Midge is a great time for both Maisels to reassess their lives.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Father Doesn’t Know BestWhen Abe learns both of his children are leading double lives, not even a nice glass of tomato juice can calm his nerves.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Simon Says — You’re Busted, MidgeMidge’s double life comes to a screeching halt, and not a moment too soon.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Land of Canoes and KnishesMrs. Maisel season two finally gets marvelous in a destination episode that epitomizes what makes the series such a pleasure to watch.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Read the RoomA scattered, transitional episode feels made up of subplots that may or may not get resolved later on.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: We’ll Always Have ParisEven on a show as whimsical as this, all fantasies must eventually come to an end.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: An American in ParisThe Amy Sherman-Palladino smash makes its sophomore-year debut with a detour to Paris that makes up in spectacle what it loses in narrative momentum.
  38. The 25 Best Onscreen Female SuperheroesSupergirl and Marvel’s Jessica Jones give us hope, but let’s look back at how far these ass-kicking women have come (hint: not far enough).