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  • A man has a colorfully muddy face in a still from Survivor Season 43
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    Recommendations: Survivor and Angus

    Survivor has not been on the air for 43 years (though it has been on for 22, which is a heck of a long time!). I remember well that summer it premiered, back in 2000, not because I was swept up in it or watched it all, but because everyone else was when I wasn’t […] More

  • A woman sits in a living room while a man stands across from her, in Barbarian
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    Recommendations: Barbarian and Ghost in the Machine

    My understanding is that the term ‘barbarian’ originally just meant someone who isn’t Greek, which is a little xenophobic. I’m not telling you to avoid the word, though, or saying it’s a problem in the title of the film Hawk is here to recommend to you this week (Barbarian). You don’t have to care about […] More

  • Anthony Hopkins talks while wearing a suit in The Virtuoso
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    Recommendations: House of the Dragon and The Virtuoso

    Oh, dear reader, I’m so frightfully sorry! Here I promise you Larks & Recs each week and when you’ve dutifully checked for our missives these many days, you haven’t found them. Sorry we’ve let you down. This week I’ve got a little recommendation for you of House of the Dragon as spectacle, and Paul’s here […] More

  • Lucy holds a cup of tea in Timeless
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    Recommendations: Timeless and Don’t Make Me Go

    Hey party people. If you’re not familiar with this feature, what we do is recommend things to you, new or old, that we’ve been into lately and think are worth your time. TV shows, films, books, podcasts, games, music, and more are on the table here. Whatever our writers want to recommend in a given […] More

  • Jake Gyllenhaal smirks in Ambulance
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    Recommendations: Rollerball and Ambulance

    Welcome back! Each week (or most weeks), our writers assemble in this space to provide you with recommendations of things we think you’ll enjoy watching, listening to, reading, or otherwise consuming with your sense organs. This week we’ve got a pair of films for you: Paul recommends Rollerball (1975) and Hawk gives us the more […] More

  • Nathan Fielder stands looking at an array of screens in The Rehearsal
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    Recommendations: The Rehearsal and The Black Phone

    We’re here each week (or most weeks) with recommendations from a collection of our staff. These won’t always be about new things (though sometimes they are), but they will always be about things that we think are worth your time. This week, Caemeron recommends Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal and Paul suggests answering the call of […] More

  • Milchick stands smiling with a cart of melon in Severance
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    Recommendations: Severance and Driven (2001)

    German chocolate cake is named after an English-American named Sam German. He invented the chocolate, not the cake, though modern recipes for the cake rarely insist on using this kind of sweet baker’s chocolate. I guess it’s still a German chocolate cake when it’s not made with German’s chocolate. This week, Clay’s finally gotten around […] More

  • A scrawny figure lurches forward with fire behind it in Mad God
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    Recommendations: Mad God, Waiting Room, and The Card Counter

    Each week we bring you recommendations of things to watch, listen to, play, read, or otherwise consume with your sensory apparatus. This week, Hawk recommends Phil Tippet’s long-awaited Mad God, Caemeron’s been listening to Fugazi on repeat, and Paul thinks you might enjoy The Card Counter. Film Recommendation: Mad God Hawk Ripjaw: Phil Tippet, legendary […] More

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