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  2. soundtracks
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  3. close reads
    The Last of the Dragons: What Drogon’s Ending Reveals About Game of ThronesThree dragons, three fates, and three ways of looking at the show’s central themes and conflicts.
  4. vulture lists
    Every Game of Thrones Episode, RankedWe swear it by the old gods and the new.
  5. close reads
    The Tragedy of Daenerys TargaryenNo matter how Game of Thrones ends, the Dragon Queen’s downfall really hurts.
  6. vulture lists
    The 12 Best Game of Thrones Battles, RankedCry havoc and let slip the dragons of war.
  7. soundtracked
    When Game of Thrones Plays Sad Piano Music, It’s Time to Freak Out“The piano comes in and people go, ‘Uh-oh, here comes the piano again. Something’s unraveling!’”
  8. chat room
    Game of Thrones Star Carice van Houten Has a Lot of Melisandre Questions, Too“She was a mystery to me — and people bought it.”
  9. chat room
    The Act’s Calum Worthy on His Method for Making a Murderer“What would he be feeling immediately afterwards — what would that numbness feel like? What would that realization of what you’ve done feel like?”
  10. overnights
    The Act Finale Recap: To the LighthouseThe Blanchard family tragedy reaches its conclusion with Gypsy’s imprisonment, both literal and metaphorical.
  11. backstories
    How Game of Thrones Made ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ So EmotionalWriting Winterfell’s last night before battle, from Arya and Gendry’s hookup to Brienne’s knighthood.
  12. overnights
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  13. chat room
    Game of Thrones’ John Bradley on Death and Sam Tarly’s Place at the Big Table“Who knows which of these characters standing around that table are going to be gone next week?”
  14. explainers
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  15. overnights
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  16. close reads
    The Horror of Game of Thrones Goes Way Beyond Jump ScaresUnderneath all the zombies lurks something much more intimately terrifying.
  17. overnights
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  18. true crime
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  19. overnights
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  20. overnights
    The Act Recap: Con WomenA trip to a costume-heavy comics convention provides Gypsy an escape from her mother’s fantasy life and into someone else’s.
  21. overnights
    The Act Recap: You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a SmileA series of spectacular moments concerning the fate of Gypsy’s teeth communicate her plight more effectively than mere recounting ever could.
  22. overnights
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  23. close reads
    True Detective’s Third Season Is Twin Peaks’ True HeirBy taking the right lessons from the apotheosis of small-town murder mysteries, the HBO series has distinguished itself beyond its central whodunit.
  24. vulture recommends
    Channel Zero Is the Scariest Horror Show You’re Not WatchingA rich, gorgeous, and astonishingly frightening anthology series.
  25. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Musical TV Moments of 2018From The Americans to Versace, these TV needle drops belong on your playlist.
  26. overnights
    The Romanoffs Finale Recap: Strangers on a TrainThe Romanoffs’ first season concludes with an expansive episode that illustrates both the promise and peril of the series’ expansive scope.
  27. overnights
    The Romanoffs Recap: Baby BluesA queasy excursion to a Russian orphanage, anchored by excellent performances from Kathryn Hahn and Jay R. Ferguson, makes for a season highlight.
  28. overnights
    The Romanoffs Recap: Mexican StandoffA functionally small story about a Mexican muckraking reporter leads to an odd coda that doesn’t quite earn its surreal weirdness.
  29. overnights
    The Romanoffs Recap: Piano ManDiane Lane, Ron Livingston, and Andrew Rannells navigate a tricky story about false accusations and condemnation that ends up falling flat.
  30. overnights
    The Romanoffs Recap: Pregnant PauseAmanda Peet and John Slattery co-star in the story of a woman who can’t settle down — and has a secret she doesn’t want to share.
  31. overnights
    The Romanoffs Recap: Austrian Horror StoryThe series takes a turn for the horrific in a self-reflexive episode set during the production of a TV show about the Romanoffs.
  32. overnights
    The Romanoffs Recap: Mocking a MurdererJury duty and a strange cruise lead to some dark comedy as the anthology series starts to take shape in its second episode.
  33. overnights
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  34. chat room
    The Terror Stars on Their Voyage to the Edge of MasculinityJared Harris and Tobias Menzies discuss their AMC drama, and why it’s so easy to love Crozier and Fitzjames.
  35. vulture lists
    The 10 Best Musical Moments in The AmericansFrom Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” to that spectacular song in the series finale
  36. The 50 Greatest Star Wars Moments, RankedThe Force is strong with these ones.
  37. The 10 Best Musical TV Moments of 2017Twin Peaks, Insecure, The Young Pope, and more.
  38. 30 Movies to Watch If You Like Stranger ThingsFrom Akira to Under the Skin.
  39. chat room
    Game of Thrones’ Kristofer Hivju on Tormund’s Fate and His Hopes for Season 8“It’s definitely an ‘all is lost’ moment.”
  40. chat room
    Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright Debunks the Night King Theory“It’s less that they’re the same person and more that they’re two of the ancient beings of Westeros.”
  41. Game of Thrones Director Jeremy Podeswa on Filming That Gigantic Season Finale“In the end, it’s not a man’s world. It’s a woman’s world on the show.”
  42. Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham on the Dragonpit Summit, and Davos’s Sex Appeal“Listen, I’d love to be like Davos. I aspire to be that man.”
  43. Thrones Director on the Battle Scene He Improvised — and What Comes Next“There’s a plot point next week that’s the biggest one yet.”
  44. chat room
    Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jaime Lannister’s Next Move“He’s not in the episode this coming Sunday because he’s in Lamaze class.”
  45. chat room
    Game of Thrones’ Jerome Flynn on the Dragon Battle: ‘I Wasn’t Acting Too Much’“It won’t be so good if he gets to meet Daenerys.”
  46. How GOTs Fiery Dragon Battle Came Together With Dozens of Burning Stuntmen“We wanted to show the horror of what it was like to be on the ground. Burning a lot of stuntmen was essential to that.”
  47. chat room
    Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel on Missandei and Grey Worm’s Sex Scene“It’s almost not physical, which is so lovely about it.”
  48. chat room
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  49. Every Major Game of Thrones Character, Ranked From Good to EvilFrom the kindhearted heroes to the scumbag sociopaths.
  50. overnights
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