The Great

  1. Episode 10 The Beaver’s Nose
    The Great Finale Recap: A Birthday Coup Catherine will meet other men to love, but not other massive Eurasian countries.
  2. Episode 9 Love Hurts
    The Great Recap: The Aristocrats! The Coup Club needs new members, but at what cost?
  3. Episode 8 Meatballs at the Dacha
    The Great Recap: First Lie Wins We’re all about Sweden this episode — well, Sweden, Grigor unraveling, and Catherine showing her growth as a statesperson.
  4. Episode 7 A Pox on Hope
    The Great Recap: Inoculation Nation Peter’s main goal is to be loved, and he can’t tell himself he is if people write horrible things in his idea box.
  5. Episode 6 Parachute
    The Great Recap: A Series of Horrifying Events Peter seems to be making great strides, and yet he also throws a dog off the roof, so …
  6. Episode 5 War & Vomit
    The Great Recap: Macarons of War Turns out our extremely kind and eccentric Elizabeth did not come to play.
  7. Episode 4 Moscow Mule
    The Great Recap: The Horse Rumors Catherine can hand out all the bejeweled eggs she wants, that’s not going to stop a rumor this good.
  8. Episode 3 And You Sir, Are No Peter the Great
    The Great Recap: Bear Aspirations Catherine keeps making decisions that seem destined to bite her on the ass later.
  9. Episode 2 The Beard
    The Great Recap: Larks and Japes and Weird Sex Can free will be debated through the medium of beards? The Great says yes.
  10. Episode 1 The Great
    The Great Premiere Recap: Huzzah! We are not here for facts, we are here for mummified empresses and big Russian beards (now banned for men under 50).
  1. Episode 10 Wedding
    The Great Season-Finale Recap: An Almost Entirely Untrue Story The concerns for Peter’s life are very valid.
  2. Episode 9 Walnut Season
    The Great Recap: Paul in the Family Peter isn’t going to be able to keep his secret for much longer, right?
  3. Episode 8 Five Days
    The Great Recap: Peanuts of Doom What would you do if Gillian Anderson very concertedly hit on you?
  4. Episode 7 Stapler
    The Great Recap: A Motherly Reckoning Gillian Anderson plays Catherine’s mother, Joanna, and she is perfect.
  5. Episode 6 A Simple Jape
    The Great Recap: Vodka and Empathy How long can Catherine’s boundless optimism continue?
  6. Episode 5 Animal Instincts
    The Great Recap: Love Along the Volga This episode is all about the Church. And drugs.
  7. Episode 4 The Devil’s Lunch
    The Great Recap: Diderot and Apricots In which Catherine wants to eat dirt and have sex.
  8. Episode 3 Alone at Last
    The Great Recap: Nothing to Truffle With If this episode doesn’t solidify that Catherine and Peter are perfect for each other, I do not know what would.
  9. Episode 2 Dickhead
    The Great Recap: 50 Ways to Fix Your Nation Peter tries to change his mercurial, murderous ways with mixed results.
  10. Episode 1 Heads It’s Me
    The Great Season-Premiere Recap: A Somewhat Civil War Catherine is Very Pregnant as she engages in a big game of coup with Peter in the palace.
  1. Episodes 9 - 10 Destiny/Once Upon a Time
    The Great Season-Finale Recap: Everybody Wants to Rule the World Catherine realizes that carrying on and ruling Russia is her destiny or whatever.
  2. Episodes 7 - 8 Fun/Peter and the Wolf
    The Great Recap: Don’t Conk People on the Head Catherine has to keep busy, so she legalizes divorce. Huzzah?
  3. Episodes 5 - 6 Sweden/Ice
    The Great Recap: My Heart Is Broken Catherine is in denial about what happened with [REDACTED]. We’re all in denial!
  4. Episodes 3 - 4 You the People/Stag
    The Great Recap: A Monkey for Every Village Catherine’s efforts to make tangible change in Russia are getting off to a rough start.
  5. Episodes 1 - 2 The Bullet or the Bear/Choose Your Weapon
    The Great Season-Premiere Recap: A Psychopath and an Idealist Catherine and Peter are working through their issues (attempted murder, sex with Catherine’s mom, etc etc).

The Latest The Great News

  1. the vulture transcript
    KY Jelly and Lard Ice Cream: Getting Intimate With the Cast of The Great Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult dissect all the gory details of the farcical costume dramedy’s second season.
  2. chat room
    The Great’s Phoebe Fox Loves Marial and Catherine’s Love Story “It’s sort of a ‘will they, won’t they.’ We are awful to each other, and we also deeply love each other.”
  3. tv review
    The Brutal, Bloody, Bawdy, Beautiful Return of The Great Season two of Hulu’s “occasionally true” drama about the Russian monarch takes its characters to a place of implausible but fully convincing humanity.
  4. vulture festival 2021
    Nicholas Hoult Ate Lard Ice Cream for The Great Season Two And Elle Fanning sucked on rusty nails too.
  5. trailer mix
    Catherine Comes for Her Crown in The Great’s Season-Two Trailer And doesn’t pass up any opportunity to insult Peter.
  6. announcements
    We’re Really Doing It: Here’s Your First Look at Vulture Festival’s Lineup Insecure, Henry Winkler, Niecy Nash, The Great, Mira Sorvino, and, of course, Meredith and Brooks Marks are all joining us in person.
  7. trailer mix
    Elle Fanning Chooses Chicken Over Sex in The Great’s Season 2 Trailer Same.
  8. the great
    How The Great Very, Very Loosely Adapts Russian History Creator Tony McNamara of The Favourite on the origins of his “occasionally true” story about Catherine the Great.
  9. tv review
    The Great Is Nasty, Brutish, and Long — and Very, Very Good Hulu’s “occasionally true” period satire skillfully balances empathy for its royal protagonist with an impulse to slice her to shreds.
  10. trailer mix
    The Great Trailer: The Favourite, But If Elle Fanning Were Catherine the Great With Nicholas Hoult as her idiotic Russian husband.