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Poker Face

  1. best of 2023
    The Best TV Shows of 2023 (So Far)This is already shaping up to be one of the more interesting TV years in recent memory.
  2. screen time
    Why Does Poker Face Look So Good?The cinematographer is a self-taught coder who makes digital video look like film.
  3. rankings
    Poker Face’s Best Guest Stars, RankedSo many suspects, so many character actors!
  4. chat room
    Benjamin Bratt Asked to Keep the Penis Ring From the Poker Face FinaleBreaking down the disdain and desire that drive Charlie Cale’s final nemesis: “He’s obsessed with Burn Notice and thinks, ‘I could be on TV.’”
  5. close read
    Poker Face Toes the Thin Blue LineIs it possible to make a show about crime and punishment that isn’t copaganda? That’s a mystery season one couldn’t quite solve.
  6. exit interview
    Rian Johnson Wants Poker Face to Break Expectations Without Breaking FormThe creator of Peacock’s howdunit discusses the virtues of episodic structure and the challenges of keeping it satisfying week after week.
  7. overnights
    Poker Face Season-Finale Recap: How Deep to Dig the HolePoker Face has one last big reveal up its sleeve.
  8. overnights
    Poker Face Recap: What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains?Joseph Gordon-Levitt crackles with chaotic energy in Poker Face’s best episode yet.
  9. overnights
    Poker Face Recap: Don’t Look BackOther installments have made Charlie’s role small, but in this episode (directed and co-written by Natasha Lyonne), she’s almost unnecessary.
  10. overnights
    Poker Face Recap: Listen, All Y’all, It’s a SabotageWhat is Charlie’s life at this point but a series of left turns?
  11. can’t read my
    Poker Face Season Two? We Wouldn’t Lie About ItNatasha Lyonne will be back on the case.
  12. overnights
    Poker Face Recap: There Are No Small RolesThis week’s episode feels like an experiment — can you make a satisfying episode of Columbo that barely stars Columbo?
  13. buffering
    Could Peacock Maybe, Finally, Be Having a Moment?The shows are clicking, but will it be enough for the struggling streamer? Content chief Susan Rovner is betting on it.
  14. overnights
    Poker Face Recap: You Can’t Kill the RevolutionIrene and Joyce’s murder is pretty badass to watch — like if The Golden Girls joined Fight Club.
  15. chat room
    Poker Face’s John Darnielle Wants to Hear the Rest of ‘Merch Girl’ Too“I’m about the 11th cleverest writer of my generation, but ‘Merch girl had nothing up her sleeve’ I was extremely happy with.”
  16. fear factor
    Natasha Lyonne’s Accent Gets ‘More New York’ When She’s Scared“When I get nervous, I get more New York to, like, protect myself from strangers.”
  17. now streaming
    The 6 Best New Movies and TV Shows to Watch This WeekendNatasha Lyonne in a mystery-of-the-week show? What a concept!
  18. overnights
    Poker Face Recap: You Can’t Un-murder SomeoneDoxxxology’s got a killer new song.
  19. overnights
    Poker Face Recap: Little Miss GalahadDespite the Columbo inspiration, Charlie is a drifter with a strange power, not a detective with any jurisdiction.
  20. overnights
    Poker Face Recap: The Dead (Meat) Poets SocietyWhen two brothers who run a barbecue stall have a beef, Charlie uncovers a meaty conspiracy.
  21. overnights
    Poker Face Series-Premiere Recap: A Knives Out TV MysteryRian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne’s weekly whodunit kicks off with a fun low-stakes romp.
  22. tv review
    Poker Face Shows Its HandRian Johnson’s murder anti-mystery is direct, sturdy, and radically uninterested in catching viewers by surprise.
  23. party report
    Poker Face’s Natasha Lyonne Is Finally Playing Someone Who Likes PeopleRian Johnson and Lyonne explain how they created the next iconic sleuth.
  24. party report
    Benjamin Bratt Has More Fun Playing the Bad GuyHe portrays a merciless head of security menacing Natasha Lyonne on Peacock’s Poker Face.
  25. the vulture transcript
    Natasha Lyonne and Abbi Jacobson Are Ready to Burn Down TVThe showrunners and friends discuss saying no to mainstream, formulaic comedy onscreen.
  26. vulture festival 2022
    Natasha Lyonne, Director-at-Large, Is ‘Addicted’ to Zooming In“If I just had Nick Nolte and a zoom gun and a weird room, that would be my personal heaven.”
  27. casting call
    Natasha Lyonne to Star in Rian Johnson Mystery Series of Our DreamsMaybe detective Benoit Blanc will make a cameo?
  28. last night on late night
    Don Cheadle Squirted Mousse at Audience MemberPlus: Betty White just lost $5 on her 50-year-old poker game, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
  29. clickables
    Watch Idina Menzel Own ‘Poker Face’ With the New York PhilharmonicFlutists be feeling it (kind of).
  30. gaga
    Lady Gaga Involved in Actual National Security SituationA soldier stealing classified documents used Gaga as a cover.
  31. christopher walken
    Christopher Walken Reads Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’Just in time for Halloween.
  32. bluffin’ with my muffin
    Now It’s Cartman’s Turn to Take On Lady GagaWe’re sure even noted Gaga interpreter Jude Law would approve.
  33. bluffin’ with my muffin
    Jude Law Takes a Break From Shakespeare to Dramatically Recite “Poker Face”If it isn’t rough, it isn’t fun.
  34. disturbing imagery
    What Hath Lady Gaga Wrought?Prepubescent girls singing “If it isn’t rough, it isn’t fun” on YouTube, that’s what.
  35. squashed beef
    Lady Gaga Responds to Kanye West’s Mix-Tape HitWhat does she think of “I Poke Her Face,” anyway?