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    Your Honor Finale Recap: Dad?A rocky finale administers some cosmic justice, but to what end?
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    Your Honor Recap: Water, Water, EverywhereIf there was any time when Michael could hope to emerge from this cover-up with his integrity intact, that time has definitively passed.
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    Your Honor Recap: Dead LineMichael having to preside over his own sins is a nightmare he surely deserves, but it’s a gut punch nonetheless.
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    Your Honor Recap: The Telltale BrainAs the action shifts to Michael’s courtroom, his guilt tags along.
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    Your Honor Recap: Into the AbyssMichael and Jimmy are now effectively partners.
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    Your Honor Recap: Unknown CallerMichael doesn’t even realize the full extent of just how badly things are going for him.
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    Your Honor Recap: Out of the Frying PanJust when things are starting to tilt in Michael and Adam’s favor, here comes Margo Martindale to poke more holes in their story.
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    Your Honor Recap: A New WrinkleCover-up status: astoundingly bad.
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    Your Honor Recap: ComplicationsThe effort to cover Adam’s tracks goes spectacularly wrong, leaving the fate of another, completely innocent human being hanging in the balance.
  10. vulture lists
    Every David Fincher Movie, RankedWhere does Mank fall in the director’s filmography?
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    Your Honor Premiere Recap: Collision CourseA promising first episode repeatedly raises the question “What would you do?” so we may measure just how far the Desiatos come up short.
  12. vulture lists
    Every HBO Miniseries, RankedSome of the network’s best, most daring work has come in the form of a limited series.
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    Every HBO Show, RankedTaking stock of the premium network’s formidable catalogue.
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    The Comey Rule Recap: The Bright LineThe miniseries concludes by mourning a career-long public servant and the institutional norms he represented under Trump
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    The Comey Rule Recap: Lose-LoseIn the first part of this two-part miniseries, the long fuse on James Comey’s tenure at the FBI is lit.
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    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Finale Recap: Cold ComfortJoseph James DeAngelo may not be a threat anymore, but the residue of his crimes lingers in the lives he’s altered and ruined.
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    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Recap: Darkness FallsThere are two mysteries in this episode and only one is definitively solved — and it’s not the one you’d expect.
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    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Recap: The Burden of ProofMichelle McNamara’s access to a treasure trove of new information about the GSK proves to be a double-edged sword.
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    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Recap: Work It to DustAs the Golden State Killer moves south and starts adding murder to the docket, he’s aided by an institutional instinct to keep his crimes under wraps.
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    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Recap: The Human CostA thoughtful survey of the damage EAR/ONS’s crimes did in the lives of survivors speaks to how rape culture has and hasn’t changed since the ’70s.
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    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Premiere Recap: Out of the ShadowsThe promise of Liz Garbus’s series lies in the incompleteness of Michelle McNamara’s story as much as the particulars of the Golden State Killer file.
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    The Good Fight Season Finale Recap: To Be ContinuedSeason four ends three episodes early, with an hour that feels like both a question mark and an exclamation point.
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    Homecoming Season Finale Recap: The Spotless MindA reasonably satisfying finish, with some strong De Palma-style theatrics, exposes season two as a slick thrill machine first and foremost.
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    Homecoming Recap: Crisis ManagementAlex knows the jig is up with Walter, and so must shift into a desperate, improvised Phase II.
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    Homecoming Recap: War StoriesWe’re waiting for the moment when everything goes wrong for Alex, and every word that comes out of her mouth is one second closer to detonation.
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    Homecoming Recap: DoublespeakFrancine Bunda (Joan Cusack) is not merely taking an interest in Geist as a company. She’s running the show.
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    Homecoming Recap: Human ResourcesActing like a good person is an effective scheme for bad people.
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    Homecoming Recap: A Puzzle Within a PuzzleFor every piece of Jackie’s (Alex’s?) identity that falls into place, a new question emerges.
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    Homecoming Season-Premiere Recap: BreadcrumbsWe meet up with this season’s new military guinea pig, Jackie Calico (Janelle Monáe), at the center of the maze.
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    The Good Fight Recap: The Hidden HandHow can the Memo 618 people ever be exposed when they’ve gamed the system that’s supposed to hold them to account?
  31. close reads
    What Did The Last Dance Tell Us About Michael Jordan, Really?It boosted Jordan’s standing as the greatest ever, but, like Mike himself, there was a hollowness at its center.
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    The Good Fight Recap: Win/LossThe staging of a modern-day A Few Good Men is the central point of an hour that coheres elegantly around the possibility of justice.
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    The Good Fight Recap: Foul PlayC**ksucker in Chains may be grating and unfunny, but it’s sophisticated in the ways it irritates, inspires, and freaks out the targets of its satire.
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    The Good Fight Recap: Party LinesThe series returns to the internecine battles of the Democratic Party — and, consequently, the numerous conflicts within Reddick, Boseman itself.
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    The Good Fight Recap: Gone to the DogsFor the first time in a while, The Good Fight behaves like a normal-ish courtroom drama. Emphasis on the “ish.”
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    The Good Fight Season Premiere Recap: The Butterfly EffectSeason four opens with a startling flex, a fever dream of a misdirect that’s audacious even by Good Fight standards.
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    McMillions Finale Recap: The HangoverWe close the book, once again, on the McDonald’s Monopoly scam, but not before one last big reveal.
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    McMillions Recap: Pandora’s Happy MealThe unraveling of the Monopoly scam begins in earnest, with arrests, denials, and confessions and a mass reckoning.
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    McMillions Recap: The Wheel of JusticeWith Uncle Jerry forced to seek out new middle managers of dubious character, the series gains some new standout side characters.
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    McMillions Recap: Thanks a MillionFor the first time we get to see the reverse angle on one of the Jerrys’ “winners,” and it’s surprisingly devastating.
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    McMillions Recap: A Very Jerry ConspiracyWith the Monopoly fraud conspiracy widening, a new mystery-within-the-mystery presents itself.
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    McMillion$ Premiere Recap: Operation HamburglerThe HBO miniseries kicks off with a compelling introduction to the McDonald’s Monopoly scam, and the even more compelling FBI agent who spotted it.
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    Avenue 5 Recap: Maintain TrajectoryLike the ship’s denizens, this episode is drifting along in a state of uncertainty and confusion.
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    Avenue 5 Recap: Insolent CasualWhen you’re stranded on an adrift space cruise, the correct answer doesn’t carry as much weight as the answer everyone wants to hear.
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    Avenue 5 Premiere Recap: Ship of FoolsArmando Iannucci’s science-fiction comedy is a floating allegory for our shaken faith in 21st-century geniuses.
  46. the gold rush
    How Did a Todd Haynes Movie Get Ignored This Awards Season?A David versus Goliath tale like Dark Waters is usually Oscar bait. What gives?
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    Every Noah Baumbach Movie, RankedAs Marriage Story hits Netflix, we take a closer look at a director who’s constantly evolving.
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    Living With Yourself Finale Recap: Me, Myself, and YouThe season ends by fulfilling the promise of sustained Miles-on-Miles action, and a promise of complications to come.
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    Living With Yourself Recap: Me and My Old LadyThe show gets back to what it does best: using its unusual premise to make observations about love, marriage, and the midlife crisis.
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    Living With Yourself Recap: We Know YouMiles attempts some corporate subterfuge to save his job, but opens himself up to dangerous blowback in the process.
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