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  1. overnights
    The Wheel of Time Season-Finale Recap: The Last Temptation of the Dragon RebornIt’s weird for Rand to reach the end of his hero’s journey even though there are, like, 13 books left for The Wheel of Time to adapt.
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    The Wheel of Time Recap: Secret OriginsSo we know who the Dragon Reborn is now, which is cool.
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    The Wheel of Time Recap: A Day in the LifeIt turns out Moiraine has a life outside of her epic quest.
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    The Wheel of Time Recap: The Big CityHey, it’s the White Tower!
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    The Wheel of Time Recap: A World of WorldbuildingIs Nynaeve the Dragon Reborn? Kind of seems like it.
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    The Wheel of Time Recap: Splitting HeirsWhat this episode lacks in recognizable human emotions, it makes up for in sheer storytelling scope.
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    The Wheel of Time Recap: On the RunIn the war against the dark that both the Aes Sedai and the Whitecloaks consider themselves waging, are “good guys” even a thing?
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    The Wheel of Time Series-Premiere Recap: The Chosen OnesAmazon’s fantasy-TV epic makes the most of its debut by playing familiar fantasy notes.
  9. vulture recommends
    Make Brand New Cherry Flavor Your Next Netflix Horror BingeDropped in August, the series is perfect for spooky season.
  10. character study
    How ‘Wags’ Became the Hedonistic Heart of BillionsInside the making of Bobby Axelrod’s “fiery id,” from his pilot evolution to perfecting the jaunty upturn of that devilish mustache.
  11. overnights
    Clarice Finale Recap: The Rest Is SilenceTurns out you can go home again
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    Clarice Recap: The Tell-Tale ArtThis simply wouldn’t be a story about Clarice Starling if she didn’t wind up alone with a killer.
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    Clarice Recap: Murders and AcquisitionsWith two episodes left in the season, we meet the big bad tying this whole case together, and he’s of a familiar type …
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    Clarice Recap: Sins of the MotherClarice must show Catherine that she no longer needs to carry Bill’s weight, any more than she herself does.
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    Clarice Recap: A Past-Due BillAn episode about secrets and who is asked to carry their burdens faces down Silence of the Lambs’ most damaging legacy.
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    Clarice Recap: He Who Must Not Be NamedAs it works to flesh out Clarice’s damage, the show must invoke the Forbidden Character.
  17. vulture recommends
    Dark Side of the Ring Exposes Wrestling’s Seedy, Sensational SecretsTrue crime in tights.
  18. overnights
    Clarice Recap: Father’s DayA surprising narrative pivot and an appropriately lurid case of the week combine for a solid episode that still can’t manage to rise to greatness.
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    Clarice Recap: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?A reassuringly strong episode presents us with a meal and a mystery, and each is equally compelling.
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    Clarice Recap: The Needle and the Damage DoneClarice’s best hour yet may also be its most unpleasant.
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    Clarice Recap: Sister ActFour episodes into the season and Clarice’s near-death experiences are already piling up.
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    Clarice Recap: Up Close and PersonalIs a conspiracy story really what fans of The Silence of the Lambs Cinematic Universe are interested in seeing?
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    Clarice Recap: To Live and Die in TennesseeIs this really what Clarice — and Clarice — is going to be?
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    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.
  25. 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.
  26. overnights
    The Third Day Finale Recap: Family ReunionYou are now leaving Osea.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.”
  32. 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.
  33. 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.”
  34. 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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  44. the rise of skywalker
    The 50 Greatest Star Wars Moments, RankedThe Force is strong with these ones.
  45. best of 2019
    The 10 Best TV Needle Drops of 2019From Mr. Robot to that Russian Doll song, these tracks rocked our world.
  46. wednesday night wars
    What a Time to Watch WrestlingA long-lapsed fan’s guide to getting back into the greatest show on earth.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. vulture lists
    Every Game of Thrones Episode, RankedWe swear it by the old gods and the new.
  50. close reads
    The Tragedy of Daenerys TargaryenNo matter how Game of Thrones ends, the Dragon Queen’s downfall really hurts.
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