Did Betty go too far? Our Riverdale podcast digs into this week's tense episode

The bobbed wig may be gone, but Dark Betty is back in full force on this week’s Riverdale. Yes, it’s a tense episode all around with Betty’s mom-napping, Archie’s roughest boxing match yet, and a new threat in the form of rabid, drugged-out townsfolk inching us closer to our Afterlife With Archie zombie fantasies. In…

“Who’s Got The Pain?” shows the best and worst of the Fosse/Verdon relationship

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What draws two people together over the course of decades? And when you first meet that person, how long does it take you to know that they’re going to impact your life forever? The high point of this second Fosse/Verdon episode is Bob and Gwen’s first meeting, a kind of relationship duel as the two slowly realize how…

Nora's origin story is revealed in a Flash-forward episode, with mixed results

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Weeks ago, the last new Flash episode to air ended with Barry locking his future daughter Nora in the STAR Labs pipeline. It was a unilateral decision on Barry’s part, and “Godspeed” ends on the same note. Barry delivers Nora back to the future because he can’t trust her, but he’s really demonstrating that he hasn’t…

The Tick co-star and Blank Check co-host Griffin Newman has a Toy Story 4 theory you have to hear

Griffin Newman is the ideal subject for a questionnaire-style, opinion-driven interview: Regular listeners to the movie podcast Blank Check (co-hosted by former A.V. Club contributor David Sims) know that Newman doesn’t shy away from a take or a bit, nor is he wary of steering a conversation deep into unexpected and…

Why it’s a man’s voice you hear narrating Our Planet’s splendor and decay

The opening lines to Our Planet, the new Netflix series described by the streaming service as an “ambitious documentary of spectacular scope,” are somewhere between ominous and beautiful. They serve as the intro to each episode, akin to a theme song. With a lingering view of Earth from space, David Attenborough…

Tala Ashe leads a Legends Of Tomorrow full of pride, prejudice, sense, sensibility, and magic sex dust

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The novels of Jane Austen combine biting social commentary and wry humor with genuine romance, a blend that has made them enduring classics. There have been many adaptations, both faithful and loose, over the years; the most successful never lose sight of the comedy laced throughout her stories, even in the face of

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