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This Is Us Recap: Pieces of Jack

Hold the phone, people. Before we unpack this extremely packed episode, I have a question: Is Kevin Pearson going to get nominated for an Academy Award? From The Man-ny to the Oscars in one fell swoop? What a world. Not that I’m not i...

Below Deck Recap: Primary or Dead Body?

Every season of Below Deck has a misogynist on board and this season it would seem that person is Chandler. Normally producers make it obvious in the first episode character setups which man has fundamental problems getting along with...

Lodge 49 Nails the Sad Absurdity of Modern Life

“I told you it was a shark.”That’s what Sean “Dud” Dudley (Wyatt Russell) tells his sister Liz (Sonya Cassidy) at the end of Lodge 49’s first season, sprawled on the beach and grinning beatifically while Samaritans staunch the bite wo...

Which Scenes Do All the Star Is Borns Have in Common?

All four versions of A Star Is Born follow the same beats: megastar meets up-and-comer, he marries her and trains her in the ways of fame, and her talent and appeal eventually eclipses his. Though the latest version, directed by Bradl...

A Handy Guide to Mike Schur’s Favorite Actors

To say sitcom maestro Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place, The Office) has a faithful legion of actors on his side would be an understatement. Here’s a man who knows who he likes! To get a better sense...