RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars returns with its most cannily on-brand queens yet

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RuPaul’s Drag Race has had quite a 2018, going from the controversial All Stars 3 right into the Emmy Award-winning Drag Race season 10. Now All Stars is back for season four, and in its first episode, it’s off to a solid start. However, fans will need to wait to see whether RuPaul and the rest of the producers have…

Netflix’s Springsteen On Broadway sets a new standard for concert films

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There’s a unique kind of intimacy to sitting in a theater with 974 other people in total silence, no one so much as checking the time on their phones for fear of being kicked out of the venue. That’s the aura inside New York’s Walter Kerr Theater when attending a Springsteen On Broadway performance, a fact I am lucky…

Behind the scenes of The Good Place podcast with Marc Evan Jackson and D'Arcy Carden

For fans of The Good Place, The Good Place: The Podcast is a no-brainer. Hosted by Marc Evan Jackson (who plays Shawn), it serves as a perfect companion to the show, providing episodic insights, behind-the-scenes stories, and funny anecdotes about the NBC comedy. Recently, we met up with Jackson and The Good Place…

With a crazy mid-season finale, Riverdale closes out the year on a high note

Riverdale’s mid-season finale feels so epic it’s “practically biblical,” as Hiram would put it. But beyond that, it’s a ton of fun, thanks largely to a visit to The Jones Yard and a much-needed injection of Cheryl Bombshell. In this week’s Dial M For Maple, Marah has suspicions about Gladys Jones, and Cameron ties it…

Haley's story moves forward during a Modern Family Christmas

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I’ve said many times this season that pregnancy storylines are tough to pull off. That’s true for many reasons, but namely because it’s difficult to do something fresh and interesting, and it’s even harder to offer up something that doesn’t feel specifically generated to create conflict. On TV, pregnancies almost…

Riverdale’s 5 best musical moments, as ranked by the show’s composer

Riverdale’s midseason finale airs tonight, with Jughead and Archie en route to Toledo in search of Jughead’s mother and sister (Gina Gershon and Trinity Likins), while an outbreak of seizures plague Riverdale High. In honor of the fall finale, we sat down with Riverdale composer Sherri Chung to talk through her five…

My Brilliant Friend’s first season ends in as beautiful and wrenching a fashion as it began

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Moments of beauty in life are worth recognizing. A tree, alive with color, is glimpsed at the other end of a dark tunnel. Pristine white dresses, made from rich fabrics, delicate lace, and buttons almost impossibly small, fill racks in a store, just waiting to be owned, worn, and endlessly admired. Light streams into…

Everything goes to hell in the Arrow chapter of “Elseworlds,” but hey, it sure looks fun

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The CW’s annual Arrowverse crossover episodes are always a bit of a tough needle to thread. The show’s writers need to appeal to the existing fanbase of each show, continuing—at least a little—some ongoing stories while furthering the three-part narrative, all while welcoming viewers loyal to the other shows in such a…

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