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True Detective Episode 2.4 Recap

We live in a chaotic world in which bad things happen for absolutely no coherent reason. The fourth hour of True Detective season two, “Down Will Come,” is remarkable in illustrating this concept.

Game of Thrones Episode 4.4 Recap

This week’s Game of Thrones has a lot to say about the promises we make (and break) in order to assert our identities. It also has a lot to show off in terms of how babies get made.

Hannibal Episode 2.4 Recap

“Takiawase” is as close as we will ever get to a Jimmy, Brian and Beverly episode. Because of that it is hilarious at times, but that doesn’t prevent it from being stomach churningly disturbing, perfectly thrilling, tearfully heartbreaking and as thematically tight as a well tuned pressure cooker.

A Girl on Girls: Episode 3.4 Recap

This week's episode of Girls starts off with Hannah tripping and spilling the entire contents of her purse, because she’s now either Carrie Bradshaw in that one Paris episode of Sex and the City or every rom-com protagonist ever. She’s klutzy! She’s lovable! She’s Hannah Horvath! But seriously, it was great to have a unified theme for this episode just to see how each character related to the topic of death.

Community Episode 5.4 Recap

The six surviving Greendale Seven and Chang all agree to submit to what Abed describes as “the pie fight of cop movies,” and we all buckle down for 22 minutes (plus commercials) of what Community does best: A bottle episode.

Game of Thrones Episode 3.4 Recap

Titled “And Now His Watch Is Ended,” the fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ third season is by far the busiest and best episode we’ve seen yet. It could well represent a turning point for the season, which until this point has sort of oozed along in a relatively disjointed fashion.