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Is Miles Jupp On Your Guest List?

Miles Jupp excels at many things, but he earns special top marks for his ability to be both an engaging guest and host of comedy panel shows.

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The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret: Season Three

It is impossible to know where the stupidity ends and the narcissism begins with the titular Todd Margaret.

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‘Little Sister’ Keeps it All in the Family

Arguably a far more demented cousin of Cocteau’s Les Enfants Terribles, Little Sister manages an insightful revelation through the contentious moment of familial destruction.

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iZombie: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Method Head”

“Method Head” gets meta, gets funny, while skillfully pushing forward the series' increasingly complex storylines.

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What Happens After Happily Ever After?

Whimsical, poignant, and unmistakably magical, The 10th Kingdom has a grand scale yet an intimate and relatable story that is enchanting for viewers of all ages.

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‘Steven Universe’: Cartoon Network’s Avant-Garde Animation

Steven Universe's brightly colored world offers nuanced characters and complex plots by doing everything "wrong" by the outmoded standards of typical animated programs.

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The Moon, the Marquise and Other Sad Romantics

Eric Rohmer and Heinrich Von Kleist converge in a parallax of misguided literary loves.

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 11, Episode 2 - “Frank Falls Out the Window”

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia doubles down on their delightfully meta, Oulipian 11th season with an episode designed to satisfy the show's long-time fans.

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‘Silicon Valley’s’ Humor Is Smart, and Assumes Its Viewers Are Too

Unlike the other "geek-themed" series, The Big Bang Theory, Silicon Valley finds its humor in its geeky characters, rather than at their expense.

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‘Chuck Norris vs. Communism’ and the End of Television

Unable to find food to eat, working long hours for precious little compensation, living in cramped, cold quarters, Romanians sought hope in "video nights".

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Steven Universe: Season 2, Episode 29 - “Log Date 7 15 2”

The conclusion to this week’s "StevenBomb" is a quiet episode that offers greater insight into Peridot.

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Steven Universe: Season 2, Episode 28 - “Message Received”

Peridot, in her own unique way, finally makes a decision about her place in the world.

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Steven Universe: Season 2, Episode 27 - “It Could’ve Been Great”

Peridot's the focus of an episode with an ominous cliffhanger that could spell large-scale changes for the character.

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Steven Universe: Season 2, Episode 26 - “Steven’s Birthday”

Low on action, "Steven's Birthday" still manages to infuse a darker, more elegiac thread into the episode.

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7 Jan 2016 // 11:00 AM

Steven Universe: Season 2, Episode 25 - “The Answer”

The first episode of the new year doesn’t provide answers so much as clarification and a deeper understanding of both the characters and the sociopolitical aspects of the Gem Homeworld.

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Eugene Mirman: I’m Sorry, You’re Welcome

Comedian Eugene Mirman really puts the "post" in post-modern on this box set.

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‘Shameless’ Becomes the Worst of What Its Detractors Said It Was in Fifth Season

Once a dysfunctional family that we rooted for, the Gallaghers have become the antithesis of funny.

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Finding ‘Joy’ in Adversity

You can read the triumph in Joy as just that, joy -- sheer and brilliant. You can also read it as cynical.

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‘Anomalisa’: Through a Puppet’s Eyes, Darkly

Like some slim and semi-acclaimed allegorical novel recently translated into English, Anomalisa is about existential rootlessness.

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Chaos, Plastic Cups, Alcohol and ‘Sisters’

Sisters invites you to feel "included", like you're in on the jokes about the jokes.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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