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Scott Meslow

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    Rosa Salazar Has No Answers About Undone and Likes It That Way“You always want to be in the fluctuating space of that question. The desire for answers. And the silence that follows.”
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    The Dogs in The Last of Us Part II Are Going to Kill YouAs are many other things, based on this unnerving first look at the highly anticipated sequel.
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    Undone Finale Recap: Does That Make Me Crazy?The season draws to a close with plenty of answers and at least one big question hanging over the series.
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    Undone Recap: Alma at the WeddingThe battle between the demands of Alma’s day-to-day life and those of her dead father come to a head, inevitably, at Becca’s wedding.
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    Undone Recap: Would You Light My Candle?An episode spent outside of Alma’s very unique headspace shows us how she looks to the rest of the world — and frankly, it’s not always great.
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    Undone Recap: Coming CleanAlma’s ability can now break down the barriers between her and other people as easily as it can break down the barriers of reality and time.
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    Undone Recap: Jedi Mind TricksJacob’s advice for how Alma should navigate her superpower, while practical, is also terrible advice for living a fulfilling human life.
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    Undone Recap: Snap Back to RealityWhile Alma’s current-day life passes uneasily, her relationship with her mysterious father is coming into sharper focus.
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    Undone Recap: Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out OfAn absolute dazzler of an episode embraces the full potential of rotoscope animation while deepening the series’ central mystery.
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    Undone Series-Premiere Recap: WreckedRaphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy’s terrific new series keeps its cards close to the vest in a deceptively realist first episode.
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    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off42 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
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    Veronica Mars Season Four’s Familiar Faces, RankedThe new revival series is packed with recognizable supporting characters, which we’ve ranked according to how excited we are to see them again.
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    Everything You Need to Remember About Veronica Mars Before Its ReturnLet’s review the twists from three seasons, one movie, and two books that may have a part to play in Hulu’s new revival.
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    NOS4A2 Recap: Meeting of the MindsHaving successfully established Manx as a figure of menace, it’s time for NOS4A2 to start raising the stakes a little.
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    NOS4A2 Recap: Psycho Killer (Qu’est-ce Que C’est?)In its current form, this show may not be built to handle its increasingly horrifying material.
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    NOS4A2 Recap: Art School ConfidentialThis series’ dual paths finally start to converge as Manx attempts to track down the mystery person who’s been using the Shorter Way.
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    NOS4A2 Recap: Ice, Ice, BabiesEverything good about this episode rests squarely on the shoulders of gentle, troubled giant Bing Partridge.
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    NOS4A2 Series Premiere Recap: Christmas Came EarlyA chilling cold open hints at the dark places AMC’s new horror drama might go, once it gets all the obligatory place-setting out of the way.
  19. vulture lists
    Which Love, Death & Robots Episodes Are Worth Your Time?Netflix’s experimental animated series is, like most anthology series, a mixed bag. Here’s your guide to the best and worst of its 18 short entries.
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    11 Story Lines That Umbrella Academy Season Two Could Borrow From the ComicsThe JFK assassination plot, a homicidal Eiffel Tower, an alien space prison, a whole bunch of new villains, and much more.
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    How The Umbrella Academy’s Swole Gorilla Man Got So Absurdly Swole“I looked at the comics before I was officially cast, and I was like, Oh, my God, this guy is a human head on a gorilla body.”
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    The Umbrella Academy Season-Finale Recap: Apocalypse NowIt’s the end of the world as we know it, and Vanya feels fine.
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    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Last Night on EarthAs the Vanya situation comes to a head, there are no good answers — and it’s about to get a lot worse.
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    The Umbrella Academy Recap: A Little Less ConversationWith Vanya spiraling out of control, an inevitable family confrontation ends in tragedy.
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    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Live, Die, RepeatIn a wheel-spinning episode, what should be the season’s emotional high point ends up being a variation on the same stuff we already know.
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    The Umbrella Academy Recap: There and Back AgainWith the Doomsday Clock ticking, love is in the air — until it’s not.
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    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Time Enough at LastFor all the superpowers we’ve seen members of the Umbrella Academy demonstrate, we’ve never seen anyone quite like the Handler.
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    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Tick, TockKlaus the cockroach lives another day — but at what cost?
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    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Just DessertsAfter a couple of plot-heavy introductory episodes, the series pumps the brakes to explore the consequences of a superpowered childhood.
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    The Umbrella Academy recap: A Wrinkle in TimeThe show stumbles in its premature eagerness to flesh out other corners of its universe, but at least makes compelling strides in its central mystery.
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    The Umbrella Academy Series Premiere Recap: Reunited (and It Feels So Bad)Netflix’s adaptation of the Gerard Way comic book rips through the standard origin-story stuff in a stylish, kinetic premiere.
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    Deadly Class Recap: Road Trippin’A drug-trip episode sidesteps self-indulgence with eye-popping visual design and some poignant little character beats.
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    Deadly Class Recap: Don’t You Forget About MeThe series does its obligatory riff on The Breakfast Club, then promptly blows it up.
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    Deadly Class recap: Ballroom BlitzThe series zooms out from its focus on Marcus to tell stories about other King’s Dominion residents, and is stronger for it.
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    Deadly Class Recap: Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’A frustrating sophomore episode centers on yet another high-school movie cliché: the crazy house party.
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    Deadly Class Premiere Recap: First Day of SchoolThe series introduces its nasty twist on the familiar “chosen one” fantasy via a series of familiar new-kid-in-school tropes.
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    The Little Drummer Girl Finale Recap: The Truth About CharlieCharlie has a role to play, but her ending has already been written.
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    The Little Drummer Girl Recap: Training DayOver the course of her time undercover, Charlie has wisely learned to be paranoid.
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    The Little Drummer Girl Recap: The Spy Who Loved MeAs Charlie embarks on the next and most difficult part of her mission, Becker starts to let his guard down … maybe.
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    The Little Drummer Girl Recap: Bang the Drum SlowlyAfter two episodes spent watching Kurtz maneuver all his chess pieces into place, it’s time for him to start knocking a few over.
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    The Little Drummer Girl Premiere Recap: A Star Is BornThe John le Carré adaptation kicks off as a spymaster recruits an unwitting heroine in his dramatic plot to take down a terrorist.
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    The Little Drummer Girl Recap: Two PrisonersSalim and Charlie’s respective imprisonments invite us to interrogate the similarities and differences of their situations.
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    Preacher Season-Finale Recap: The Second Coming“Everything has a price. You understand?”
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    Preacher Recap: When the Saint Goes Marching InThe Hell plotline finally crashes into New Orleans.
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    Preacher Recap: What If God Was One of Us?Jesse’s search for God is a real shaggy-dog story.
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    Preacher Recap: Good LordJesse learns that Jesus Christ has a dirty secret.
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    Preacher Recap: Attack the BlockThis is as dour and unenlightening as Preacher gets.
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    Preacher Recap: Bite MeHell seems like a pretty bad place, huh?
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    Preacher Recap: When Pigs FlyThis Herr Starr guy is going to be a very formidable opponent.
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    Preacher Recap: Soul Man“Sokosha” is the season’s finest episode to date.
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