1. adaptations
    The Last of Us’s Most Interesting Game Departures ExplainedCo-creator Neil Druckmann unpacks the rationale behind the TV show’s deviations from the original video game.
  2. adaptations
    What Non-Gamers Should Know About The Last of UsShould you binge-play the landmark 2013 video game before diving into HBO’s adaptation? It depends on how you feel about spoilers.
  3. overnights
    The Witcher: Blood Origin Finale Recap: You Say You Want a RevolutionWhile this miniseries wasn’t exactly a riveting page-turner, it opens plenty of possibilities for the next story in the Witcher-verse.
  4. overnights
    The Witcher: Blood Origin Recap: I Live, I Die, I Live AgainSpending time with these characters goofing off is what Blood Origin needed all along.
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    The Witcher: Blood Origin Recap: The Empire Strikes BackBlood Origin is trying to speed-run through two different shows at once.
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    The Witcher: Blood Origin Series-Premiere Recap: The Elves on the ShelvesAn underwhelming premiere of The Witcher’s prequel series at least introduces Michelle Yeoh’s character.
  7. overnights
    Tales of the Walking Dead Season-Finale Recap: Bump in the NightTales of the Walking Dead saved its best episode for last.
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    Tales of the Walking Dead Recap: The Monsters Are Due in MadawaskaTales of the Walking Dead opens with a killer, pulpy Tales From the Crypt premise, then squanders it.
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    Tales of the Walking Dead Recap: Weird ScienceA scientist wants to study the world’s new apex predator: Homo mortuus.
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    Tales of the Walking Dead Recap: Troubled WaterA major Walking Dead villain gets a backstory in this not-especially standalone entry in the zombie anthology series.
  11. overnights
    Tales of the Walking Dead Recap: Live, Die, RepeatZombies are one thing, but a time loop?
  12. overnights
    Tales of the Walking Dead Series-Premiere RecapIt’s a zom-rom-com meet-cute for the ages!
  13. overnights
    The Umbrella Academy Season-Finale Recap: If I Could Turn Back TimeWe’ve been hurtling toward the Hotel Oblivion all season — was it worth it?
  14. overnights
    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Daddy IssuesWhat is Reginald up to???
  15. overnights
    The Umbrella Academy Recap: My Big Fat Apocalypse WeddingIf you had just one day left to live, how would you spend it?
  16. overnights
    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Broken HomeThe Umbrellas and Sparrows ping-pong off each other in the best episode of the season.
  17. overnights
    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Who Are You?Allison continues down her darkened path.
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    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Out of ControlDo the Umbrellas’ interpersonal dramas really matter in the face of the apocalypse?
  19. overnights
    The Umbrella Academy Recap: And Behind Door No. 1 …The dramatic escalation in the Umbrellas-versus-Sparrows skirmish means everyone needs to make some hard choices, fast.
  20. overnights
    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Rival SchoolsOne of the mysteries lingering in the background of the season finally comes to the forefront.
  21. overnights
    The Umbrella Academy Recap: Love, ViktorEach of the Umbrellas is decompressing after Dallas by taking a little time to figure out who they really are.
  22. overnights
    The Umbrella Academy Season-Premiere Recap: Apocalypse SoonThe Umbrella Academy returns to an alternate future where Hargreeves adopted a different gaggle of superpowered kids.
  23. viewing guide
    The Best and Worst of Love, Death & Robots Volume 3Netflix’s experimental animated series is back, serving up its signature blend of sci-fi, horror, and comedy.
  24. book excerpt
    ‘She Was So Committed to the Dark Side That I Was a Little Bit Worried’How My Best Friend’s Wedding messed with Julia Roberts’s image and changed rom-coms for good.
  25. overnights
    The Witcher Season-Finale Recap: The Devil Made Me Do ItA jam-packed finale manages to have a little of everything, including one good twist.
  26. overnights
    The Witcher Recap: Must Be the Season of the WitchThe true villain of the season makes their big move.
  27. overnights
    The Witcher Recap: Reunited and It Feels So GoodGeralt, Yennefer, and Ciri briefly form their long-awaited group chat.
  28. overnights
    The Witcher Recap: The Time of ContemptCiri is on her way to becoming a witcher, but she seems fated for much more.
  29. overnights
    The Witcher Recap: Make New Friends But Keep the OldThe triumphant (and spicy) return of Jaskier!
  30. overnights
    The Witcher Recap: Don’t Tell Me What I Can’t DoCiri and Yennefer are hell-bent on saving themselves.
  31. overnights
    The Witcher Recap: Daddy Day KaerGeralt and Ciri make it “home,” but now what?
  32. overnights
    The Witcher Season-Premiere Recap: Tale As Old As TimeGeralt and Ciri have finally teamed up just in time for The Witcher’s all-time best monster fight.
  33. chat room
    Alex Hassell on the Immense Discomfort of Re-creating Cowboy Bebop’s Iconic Duel“There was the tightness of my trousers and then your legs start to cramp and it’s like, ‘Have we got it?’”
  34. overnights
    Cowboy Bebop Recap: See You Space CowboyAt long last, Spike’s past and present have collided.
  35. overnights
    Cowboy Bebop Recap: Married to the MobWe were always going to get a flashback episode eventually, right?
  36. overnights
    Cowboy Bebop Recap: The Tears of a ClownOne of the more memorable villains in the original anime is no less unnerving in live-action.
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    Cowboy Bebop Recap: Are You My Mother?In which Faye is crowned our scam queen.
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    Cowboy Bebop Recap: Do Cowboys Dream of Electric Sheep?It’s time to dig into what makes Spike Spiegel tick.
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    Cowboy Bebop Recap: The Long Good-byeA classic noir episode with Jet Black is a fun exercise in style, but the whodunit plot is at times frustratingly obvious.
  40. overnights
    Cowboy Bebop Recap: Branching OutFaye is back!
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    Cowboy Bebop Recap: Hounds of LoveA goofy MacGuffin and lucrative bounty on Mars make for a fun episode.
  42. overnights
    Cowboy Bebop Recap: Everybody Comes to Ana’sThe prickly chemistry between Spike and Jet is one of Cowboy Bebop’s core strengths.
  43. overnights
    Cowboy Bebop Series-Premiere Recap: Three, Two, One, Let’s JamCowboy Bebop’s premiere is telling you what to expect from the Netflix series: blood, banter, and big bangs.
  44. fantasy franchises
    Netflix’s Expanded Witcher Universe Is Upon UsBoth a stand-alone story and a teaser for what’s ahead, the new Nightmare of the Wolf is a proof of concept for the Witcher franchise’s next phase.
  45. viewing guide
    The Best and Worst of Love, Death & Robots Volume 2The new season of Netflix’s animated anthology series is significantly shorter than the first, but the hit rate is also much higher.
  46. overnights
    The Walking Dead: World Beyond Recap: I’m on a BoatThe gang’s Mississippi-crossing attempt is a reminder that Walking Dead stories tend to thrive when they center on a clear, tangible goal.
  47. overnights
    The Walking Dead: World Beyond Recap: Old SchoolThe gang splits into groups to explore their would-be natural habitat — a high school — before things inevitably go haywire.
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    The Walking Dead: World Beyond Recap: A New HopeA conflict-averse episode centers on the revelation of a long-held secret that doesn’t have any consequences.
  49. chat room
    The Haunting of Bly Manor’s Rahul Kohli Was Startled by Those Hidden Ghosts, Too“I’d do a whole scene and not realize the whole time that there was a little boy over my shoulder wearing a doll’s mask. It terrified me.”
  50. overnights
    The Walking Dead: World Beyond Recap:Burn Baby BurnA consequential episode sets a promising template for what a standard episode of World Beyond is going to look like.
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