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Euphoria Season Episode Rue

Rue’s Epic Drug Odyssey Marks an Important Character Shift on ‘Euphoria’

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The latest episode sees Rue embarking on an epic, inverted hero’s journey.

Euphoria Season 2 Episode 4 Jacob Elordi Alexa Demie

‘Euphoria’ Reexamines the Love Triangle

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In Season 2, ‘Euphoria’ defies the notion of conventional romantic geometrics.

Euphoria Season 2 Episode 3 Sydney Sweeney

The Fantastical Style of ‘Euphoria’ Captures the Realities of Modern Teendom

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In its new season, ‘Euphoria’ boosts its stylishness in order to hack into the mind of a teenager.

Golden Girls Sick And Tired

What the ‘Golden Girls’ Chronic Illness Episode Means to Me

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Dorothy’s traumatic and frustrating journey through the medical system hits close to home for people who live with chronic illnesses, like our TV critic Valerie Ettenhofer.

Burn After Reading Cast

Reading ‘Burn After Reading’ As A Shakespearean Tragedy

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In which men are spurred by their more conniving counterparts played by Frances McDormand, and the similarities don’t stop there.

Its A Wonderful Life Stewart

The Evolution of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Over 75 Years

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Many people know it began as a flop and became a classic, but there is much more to the story of Frank Capra’s holiday staple.

True Detective Who Goes There

Re-entering the Void with the Best Episode of ‘True Detective’

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The surreal HBO series’ first-season midpoint — “Who Goes There?” — careens into epically cinematic chaos.

Netflix You Food

How the Netflix Series ‘You’ Brings the Horror with Food

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This might just be one of the best cooking shows in years.

Halt And Catch Fire Ten Of Swords

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Reinvented Itself Until The Very End

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The series about the early days of the tech industry was in love with reinvention, and its series finale, “Ten of Swords,” made us love it too.