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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.
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    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.
  23. backstories
    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off36 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
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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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    Preacher Recap: Don’t Mess With Texas“Dallas” is the weakest episode of the season so far.
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    Preacher Recap: Hell Is Other PeopleLet’s talk about Adolf Hitler’s role on this show.
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    Preacher Recap: All That Jazz“Damsels” is a banger of an episode.
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    Preacher Recap: A Roll of the Dice“Mumbai Sky Tower” is giddy, bloody fun.
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    Preacher Season-Premiere Recap: Highway to HellJesse, Tulip, and Cassidy finally hit the road.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Recap: O Brother, Where Art Thou?Welcome back to S.H.I.E.L.D., Patton Oswalt!
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Come What May“Wake Up” is easily one of the best episodes of the season.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Patriot Games“The Patriot” is ham-fisted, but it pushes the season in a promising direction.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Major MalfunctionAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doubles down on killer robots in a tense episode.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Out of Your ElementGhost Rider is starting to feel like a cheat code.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Grim Grinning Ghosts“Deals With Our Devils” is clever, fun, and surprising.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Origin Stories“The Good Samaritan” flashes back to reveal how Robbie Reyes became Ghost Rider.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Prison BreakIn its fourth season, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has a villain problem.
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