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Sean T. Collins

  1. overnights
    Clarice Recap: Up Close and PersonalIs a conspiracy story really what fans of The Silence of the Lambs Cinematic Universe are interested in seeing?
  2. overnights
    Clarice Recap: To Live and Die in TennesseeIs this really what Clarice — and Clarice — is going to be?
  3. overnights
    Clarice Series-Premiere Recap: Compliance of the LambsThe new “face of the FBI” can’t remain in the basement, no matter how much she may want to.
  4. best of 2020
    The 10 Best TV Needle Drops of 2020From Queen’s Gambit’s “Venus” to I May Destroy You’s “Something About Us,” these musical moments helped push their series to new heights.
  5. overnights
    The Third Day Finale Recap: Family ReunionYou are now leaving Osea.
  6. overnights
    The Third Day Recap: Sam I AmHelen’s quest is complete, but at the same time, it’s only the beginning.
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    The Third Day Recap: No Room at the Inn“Winter” comes to The Third Day with new characters and a new visual style, but the same ol’ creepy island of Osea.
  8. overnights
    The Third Day Recap: The Big RevealThe “Summer” portion of this series concludes in fine folk-horror fashion and leaves us wondering what “Winter” will bring.
  9. overnights
    The Third Day Recap: Have a Nice TripMost people would think twice before dropping acid on a day they also flirted with death and madness, but Sam is not most people.
  10. overnights
    The Third Day Premiere Recap: IslandWelcome to Osea, where the people are strange, the causeway to the mainland is underwater, and the pain is “warm.”
  11. close reads
    Ozark Is the Platonic Ideal of a Netflix DramaYou’ll never ask yourself, “What the hell am I watching?” That’s key to Ozark’s success.
  12. chat room
    Ozark’s Scene-Stealer Tom Pelphrey Didn’t Even Dream of Improvising“It was, in my opinion, some of the best writing that I had ever read.”
  13. coronavirus
    Pro Wrestling in Empty Arenas Is the Weirdest Show on EarthAre pro wrestlers just the world’s most muscular theater kids? To quote Steve Austin, hell yeah!
  14. overnights
    The New Pope Finale Recap: Lennys From HeavenIn the end, Pius XIII’s last act was his humblest, and therefore his greatest.
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    The New Pope Recap: Funeral For a FriendThe New Pope giveth, and The New Pope taketh away.
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    The New Pope Recap: The Young Pope ReturnsHallelujah, Lenny is risen! And what a way to come back.
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    The New Pope Recap: Love Is BlindFollow the love. That’s where you will find failure.
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    The New Pope Recap: Sex and the Single PontiffJPIII struggles to find the line to take on marriage in the priesthood and same-sex marriage, while battling his own attraction to women in his orbit.
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    The New Pope Recap: These Are My ConfessionsBold even by Paolo Sorrentino’s standards, this episode plays on the tension between the desire to be seen and the desire to hold things private.
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    The New Pope Recap: Passion PlaySir John Brannox’s ascension to the papacy reveals his true power, the one that makes him uniquely suited to the role of Holy Father: suffering.
  21. overnights
    The New Pope Recap: Saint John the MalkovichSir John Brannox and the man playing him get a proper introduction in an emotional, intellectual, aesthetic smorgasbord of an episode.
  22. overnights
    The New Pope Premiere Recap: Keep Pope AliveThe College of Cardinals play papal-political hardball to name the erstwhile Pius XIII’s successor, and the game goes horribly awry.
  23. the rise of skywalker
    The 50 Greatest Star Wars Moments, RankedThe Force is strong with these ones.
  24. best of 2019
    The 10 Best TV Needle Drops of 2019From Mr. Robot to that Russian Doll song, these tracks rocked our world.
  25. wednesday night wars
    What a Time to Watch WrestlingA long-lapsed fan’s guide to getting back into the greatest show on earth.
  26. soundtracks
    The Dos and Don’ts of Needle-DropsThe right song can make or break a scene, so here are some clues for picking the best music cues.
  27. 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.
  28. vulture lists
    Every Game of Thrones Episode, RankedWe swear it by the old gods and the new.
  29. close reads
    The Tragedy of Daenerys TargaryenNo matter how Game of Thrones ends, the Dragon Queen’s downfall really hurts.
  30. vulture lists
    The 12 Best Game of Thrones Battles, RankedCry havoc and let slip the dragons of war.
  31. 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!’”
  32. 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.”
  33. 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?”
  34. overnights
    The Act Finale Recap: To the LighthouseThe Blanchard family tragedy reaches its conclusion with Gypsy’s imprisonment, both literal and metaphorical.
  35. 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.
  36. overnights
    The Act Recap: Chicken Can WaitThe black humor of Gypsy and Nick’s failed getaway makes this installment of The Act less unnerving than usual, but no less dark.
  37. 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?”
  38. explainers
    Why ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ Means So Much to Game of Thrones Readers“Any knight can make a knight” is a key phrase from George R.R. Martin’s prequel. And it’s a genius addition to the show.
  39. overnights
    The Act Recap: A History of ViolenceThe series splits from its present-day timeline to examine the origins of the psychological prison from which Gypsy has finally, violently escaped.
  40. close reads
    The Horror of Game of Thrones Goes Way Beyond Jump ScaresUnderneath all the zombies lurks something much more intimately terrifying.
  41. overnights
    The Act Recap: Sex, Lies, and Video ChatFor the first time in her life, Gypsy Rose Blanchard has plans of her own, and it’s as liberating as it is sinister.
  42. true crime
    The Act’s Co-Creators Are Making Real Art From True Crime“We were never really that interested in making a straight murder show.”
  43. overnights
    The Act Recap: To the Victor Go the SpoilsNick Godejohn enters Gypsy’s life via an online relationship that will have horrific IRL consequences.
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    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.
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    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.
  46. overnights
    The Act Season Premiere Recap: Under the PinkThe chilling saga of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard begins at the end, with the promise of a brutal but riveting journey ahead.
  47. 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.
  48. vulture recommends
    Channel Zero Is the Scariest Horror Show You’re Not WatchingA rich, gorgeous, and astonishingly frightening anthology series.
  49. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Musical TV Moments of 2018From The Americans to Versace, these TV needle drops belong on your playlist.
  50. 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.
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