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  1. lumon+
    You Can Guess What a Book Called Talkin’ and Walken Would Be AboutOkay, but can you guess who would write it?
  2. best of 2022
    The Best TV Shows of the Year (So Far)A freshman series firing on all cylinders, auteurist comedies returning in peak form, and a highly original thriller are among 2022’s best offerings.
  3. waffle party
    What to Watch While You Wait for Severance Season 2Work-life balance? Never heard of her.
  4. small stories
    The Diamond Desk, Surveillance Shots, and 7 Other Stories About Making SeveranceVoices from onscreen and behind the scenes break down the small details shading in the series’ enigmatic world.
  5. delayed gratification
    Severance Earned Its Cliffhanger EndingIt’s understandable to feel resentful of the abrupt denial of closure. It’s also the point.
  6. q&a
    Patricia Arquette’s Work-Life Balance Is Out of Control TooThe Severance actor breaks down Cobel’s penchant for taking work home and why the Macrodata Refinement supervisor is obsessed with saving Lumon.
  7. chat room
    Severance’s Britt Lower on Helly’s ‘Worst Nightmare’“I have seen the enemy, and it is me.”
  8. severance
    What Is Lumon Industries Up to on Severance?What do brain surgery and baby goats have to do with serving Kier? Allow us to theorize.
  9. overnights
    Severance Season-Finale Recap: A Tale of 3 InniesThe innies finally get to explore the real world in Severance’s explosive season finale.
  10. incentives
    The Stories Behind Severance’s Eerie Office DesignMid-century furniture, out-of-time desktop computers, and childish “incentives” build the series’s office as haunted playground aesthetic.
  11. overnights
    Severance Recap: The Hour Is YoursThe MDR crew plots to find out who they really are. But first, a weird waffle orgy.
  12. backstories
    Behind the Scenes of Severance’s ‘Very Creepy’ Office Dance PartyStrobe lighting, soldier-marching, and a blood-splotched cashmere sweater: How “Defiant Jazz” captured the chill inherent in corporate-mandated joy.
  13. overnights
    Severance Recap: Dance, Dance, RevolutionEveryone is getting their hands dirty in the most suspenseful episode of Severance yet.
  14. overnights
    Severance Recap: Love in the Time of SeveranceIs Dylan right that love can transcend severance?
  15. chat room
    Adam Scott Prefers Baby Goats to Lil’ SebastianThe Severance lead on his love of The Twilight Zone, the mysteries of Lumon, and the generosity of Bono.
  16. overnights
    Severance Recap: Inexplicable GoatsThe refiners explore Lumon’s bizarre depths and only find more questions.
  17. overnights
    Severance Recap: Eternal Sunshine of the Severed MindThis week’s episode sets up several potential story lines for (doomed) love in the severed world.
  18. overnights
    Severance Recap: Museum MadnessPlease fill out the official request for “TV recap interaction” before reading.
  19. overnights
    Severance Recap: Endless ToilHelly tries to make a great escape, and Mark calls in sick.
  20. overnights
    Severance Series-Premiere Recap: Who Are You?Apple TV+’s newest thriller is a disturbing rebuttal to the “work-life balance” adages heard in every office.
  21. tv review
    Prepare to Give Yourself Over to SeveranceApple TV+’s immersive, Philip K. Dick–esque mystery-thriller is one of the best new series of 2022.
  22. coronavirus
    Severance​ Predicted the Slow-Burn Performance of Our PandemicLike Ling Ma’s protagonist, we haven’t been shot out of a cannon and into a new world. We’re watching it unfold like a digitally broadcast picaresque.
  23. the industry
    Patricia Arquette Lining Up Her Next Golden Globe With Apple Thriller SeveranceBen Stiller is set to direct the series, based on Dan Erickson’s 2016 Bloodlist-topping script.
  24. class is in session
    Welcome to Vulture’s First Spoiler Book Club: Severance by Ling Ma“This whole book was my favorite ‘Why I Left New York’ essay of all time.”