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  • Julio and Susanna sit at a table together in Fantasmas S1E6, "The Void"
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    Fantasmas S1E6 Recap: You Tried and That’s Enough (Season 1 Finale)

    The following recap contains spoilers for Fantasmas S1E6, “The Void” (written and directed by Julio Torres) As Fantasmas S1E6 begins, Julio (Julio Torres) has a lead on the oyster earring that he’s learned is lost under the sea. He has a meeting with a goldfish named Deidre (Patti Harrison) and her assistant, Bryce (Sam Taggart), […] More

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    Sunny Premiere Recap: S1E1 & S1E2 Raise A Lot of Questions

    The following recap contains spoilers for the premiere of Sunny on Apple TV+ with S1E1, “He’s in Refrigerators” & S1E2, “Don’t Blame the Machine” (written by Katie Robbins and directed by Lucy Tcherniak) Sunny has premiered on Apple TV+ with two episodes, which feels fitting since the cold open of Episode 1 and the closing […] More

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    Fantasmas S1E5 Recap: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Fan

    The following recap contains spoilers for Fantasmas S1E5, “The Little Ones” (written and directed by Julio Torres) In Fantasmas S1E5, Julio (Julio Torres) finally does the credit card commercial Vanesja (Martine Gutierrez) has been trying to get him to do. He wears a rainbow-colored suit and a sombrero, but despite the director’s (Tommy Dorfman) efforts […] More

  • Carl taking a selfie with Madame Victory in Fantasmas S1E4
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    Fantasmas S1E4 Recap: Superheroes & “Looking4Twinks2S**k”

    The following recap contains spoilers for Fantasmas S1E4, “Looking4Twinks2S**k” (written and directed by Julio Torres) Last week’s episode of Fantasmas ended with Vanesja (Martine Gutierrez) trying to convince Julio (Julio Torres) to do a credit card commercial, and S1E4 picks up on that thread directly. Vanesja tells Julio that “representation matters” and that big banks […] More

  • Denise looks through a window in a vignette in Fantasmas S1E3, "Toilet"
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    Fantasmas S1E3 Recap: Sex Toys, Hamsters, and Toilets

    The following recap contains spoilers for Fantasmas S1E3, “Toilets” (written and directed by Julio Torres) Fantasmas S1E3 begins with more footage from the Dodo trial. Dodo (Bowen Yang) testifies to being confused about why the elves were making toys in February and then realizing he was making a sex toy. Mrs. Claus (Julia Fox) then […] More

  • Julio sits in Urgent Care in Fantasmas S1E2, "Valued Customer"
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    Fantasmas S1E2 Recap: Empty Bottles, Influencers, and Valued Customers

    The following recap contains spoilers for Fantasmas S1E2, “Valued Customer” (written and directed by Julio Torres) Fantasmas S1E2 opens with Vanesja (Martine Gutierrez) telling us about how she used to go to restaurants and pretend she’d been stood up. They’d comp her meal and then she’d go home, until one night when she was so […] More

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    Fantasmas S1E1 Recap: Clear Crayons, Q, Cookies & Spaghetti

    The following recap contains spoilers for Fantasmas S1E1, “Cookies and Spaghetti” (written and directed by Julio Torres) According to Julio (Julio Torres), “fantasmas” means ghosts, which is true if we’re translating Spanish to English. Of course, we’re dealing with the same etymological root with this word as with “fantasy” or “phantasm,” and I think it’s […] More

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    Sugar S1E8 Recap: Season Finales Are Hard

    The following recap contains spoilers for Sugar S1E8, “Farewell” (written by Donald Joh & Sam Catlin and directed by Fernando Meirelles) It’s hard to pull off a good Season 1 finale, particularly when you don’t know if you’ll get a Season 2. Sugar S1E8 seems to be very aware of this, punctuated as it is […] More

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    Sugar S1E7 Recap: They Say You Are “The Friends You Keep”

    The following recap contains spoilers for Sugar S1E7, “The Friends You Keep” (written by Donald Joh & Sam Catlin and directed by Adam Arkin) When John Sugar (Colin Farrell) transformed into a blue alien at the end of last week’s episode, I noted that Melanie (Amy Ryan) was in the next room. Though she was […] More

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    Sugar S1E6 Recap: What Does It Mean to “Go Home”?

    The following recap contains spoilers for Sugar S1E6, “Go Home” (written by Donald Joh & Sam Catlin and directed by Fernando Meirelles) Sugar Episode 6 is truly a well-put-together episode of television. We open with Bernie (Dennis Boutsikaris) and Margit (Anna Gunn) being informed of Davy’s (Nate Corddry) condition, and it’s not good. He’s technically […] More

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    Sugar S1E5 Recap: Nobody Puts Davy in a Corner

    The following recap contains spoilers for Sugar S1E5, “Boy in a Corner” (written by Mark Protosevich and directed by Fernando Meirelles) Sugar S1E5 centers itself around David Siegel (Nate Corddry), as you might expect from its title: “Boy in the Corner.” That was the title of the film that made Davy a child star, and […] More

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    10 Things to Know Before Watching the 2024 NFL Draft

    The 2024 NFL draft is set to begin on April 25 at 8 p.m. EDT, and if you’re like me you’ve watched so much pre-draft analysis that you can’t wait to finally get down to it. For the sake of this article, though, I’m going to presume that you’re not like me. Let’s say you’re […] More

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