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    Peacock’s Poker Face Premiere Reinvigorates the Murder Mystery

    The following contains spoilers for the Poker Face premiere, S1E1, “Dead Man’s Hand” (written and directed by Rian Johnson) and S1E2, “The Night Shift” (written by Alice Ju, and directed by Rian Johnson) How appealing you will find the new Peacock original series Poker Face comes down to how you feel about this sentence: Rian […] More

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    The Night Court Reboot Exists, for Some Reason

    So the Night Court reboot has finally premiered. And with that, Night Court, which initially went off the air in 1992, has joined the extremely long list of shows from the ’80s that are back on television. Like Magnum P.I. and Quantum Leap, and so many other shows that seem to be rebooted everywhere, it […] More

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    The Chessmasters: My Favorite Chess Centric TV Episodes and Storylines

    There are few clearer cinematic shorthands than using the game of chess to signify intelligence with a bit of sinister manipulation thrown in as well. The Chessmaster is a genius manipulator, controlling the other characters and the action while still being removed from it. Chess is central to this idea because even to the viewer […] More

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    The Rings of Power Season 1 Finale Forges Far Too Fast

    The following contains spoilers for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Season 1 Finale, S1E8, “Alloyed” (written by Gennifer Hutchison & John D. Payne & Patrick McKay and directed by Wayne Che Yip) The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 1 finale (S1E8, “Alloyed”) was not as dark as […] More

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    The Rings of Power S1E7, “The Eye”: Wading Through the Fog

    The following contains spoilers for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1E7, “The Eye” (written by Jason Cahill and directed by Charlotte Brändström) The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1E7 (“The Eye”) is the darkest hour of the series so far, in fact it may be the darkest hour […] More

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    The Rings of Power S1E6: “Udûn” Explodes Into the Endgame

    The following contains spoilers for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1E4, “The Great Wave” (written by Stephany Folsom and J. D. Payne & Patrick McKay, and directed by Wayne Che Yip), S1E5, “Partings” (written by Justin Doble, and directed by Wayne Che Yip), and S1E6, “Udûn” (written by Nicholas Adams & […] More

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    The Rings of Power S1E3: “Adar” — No One Walks Alone

    The following contains spoilers for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1E3, “Adar” (written by Jason Cahill and Justin Doble, and directed by Wayne Yip) “Adar” the third installment of Amazon’s new show The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power had to do a lot of heavy lifting to get […] More

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    This is for Chrissy: Favorite Moments from Stranger Things Season 4

    The following contains spoilers for all of Stranger Things Season 4. Netflix’s model makes writing consistently on their shows difficult for those of us who don’t seem to have the time to binge multiple episodes of a series all at once. For Stranger Things Season 4 they did, thankfully, tweak the model by releasing the […] More

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    Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Delves Even Deeper Into the Core Trio

    The following contains spoilers for Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Episode 1, “Persons of Interest” (written by John Hoffman, Steve Martin & Noah Levine, and directed by John Hoffman), and S2E2, “Framed” (written by John Hoffman, Steve Martin & Kristin Newman, and directed by John Hoffman), as well as all of Season 1. Only […] More

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