Here's who the Archer cast would channel for their cosplay

Archer’s ninth season, also known as Danger Island, is now out on DVD, with the show’s tenth (and possibly final?) season coming on May 29. So we spoke with the cast—that’s H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, and Lucky Yates—about which character in pop culture they’d…

The Legends Of Tomorrow go to fake IKEA and face down their demons in an efficient hour

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Sometimes Legends does too much. Not as in “oh, that’s too much,” because in the best way possible, Legends is always that kind of too much. But occasionally, in its efforts to make sure every minute of every episode is entertaining and that no one is left entirely by the wayside, it overstuffs an episode. One too…

Winterfell throws an emotional house party as Game Of Thrones prepares for battle

Despite its brief compressed episode run—the final season of Game Of Thrones is only six episodes—the show is taking its time. Season eight’s second episode let us bask in the presence of most of the show’s remaining characters, gathered at Winterfell and passing a long existential night of the soul before taking…

Game Of Thrones drinks, talks, and readies for war in an all-time great episode (newbies)

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Welcome to another season of Game Of Thrones reviews for those who have not read the books the series is based on. Since critics won’t be receiving screeners this season, each week I’ll publish the episode page once the broadcast ends and add my review to the page when I finish. That way newbies have a spoiler-free…

Veep takes a hard right, sacrificing character to set up the show’s final arc

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Situated where it is, half-way through Veep’s final season, it follows that “South Carolina” would pivot the show from its familiar first half to the series’ endgame. What’s unexpected is how dramatic a turn the episode takes. Much of the first half of the season is wiped away, both characters and plot points, and the…

The past haunts just about everyone on a table-setting Billions

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The “previously on Billions” segment alerts us that some familiar faces will be showing up this week, giving your faithful recappers a heads-up on which characters from the past we’ll need to brush up on. One of those faces, that of Danny Strong’s Todd Krakow, never appears in the episode proper, though he is a key…

Game Of Thrones delays its climax long enough for its characters to reckon with their inevitable demise (experts)

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Welcome to the “Experts” reviews of Game Of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating a space where those who had read the books could freely discuss upcoming story…

In Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “The Bimbo,” Captain Holt puts his “rock hard brain” to work

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Maybe it’s just me, but for me, the first character that comes to mind when I see a Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode titled “The Bimbo” is not Captain Raymond Holt. (It’s Boyle, honestly.) The reveal that he is the titular bimbo is one that comes out of left field—both for Jake and the audience—and from that point on, an…

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