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Why, After All These Years, Are We Still Speaking in Sein Language?

Just like with hip-hop, Seinfeld has broadened our collective slang and everyday rhetorical wit.

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‘The Good Place’ Builds on Last Season’s Twist, Emphasizing the Need to Connect

The Good Place is as much a commentary on human relationships as it is a high concept comedy about the afterlife.

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Good, Bad Place: Season One of ‘The Good Place’ Upended Expectations

Michael Schur's sinister community design used the ideals of the American Dream to fool its characters and its audience; what sort of critique will be built into season two?

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Lady-Killer: Exploring Coming-of-Age Through Horror in ‘Lady in White’

Lady in White is a patiently-crafted example of how setting and atmosphere can supersede character and action in a story.

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Red Gets Poisoned, but ‘The Blacklist’ Gets Better in “The Apothecary”

Decent writing, great casting, and a potential plot twist help The Blacklist recover some of its faded glory.

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‘This Is Us’ Slows Down to Question the Meaning of the Word Home

Home becomes a place to both run to and run away from in "The Right Thing to Do".

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20 Hits of the ‘80s You Might Not Have Known Are Covers

There were many hit cover versions in the '80s, some of well-known originals, and some that fans may be surprised are covers.

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‘This Is Us’ Offers the Viewer Many Gifts In Its First Christmas Episode

"Last Christmas" understands that the holidays are a time of both great joy and not-so-great family dynamics.

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‘This Is Us’ “The Trip” Explores the Past to Cast Light on the Present

A cabin in the woods becomes a place for revelation, recriminations, and reconfiguration in "The Trip".

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“Pilgrim Rick” Shows the Best (and Worst) Parts of Holiday Traditions

The past becomes the present and the present informs the past in This Is Us's Thanksgiving episode "Pilgrim Rick".

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“The Best Washing Machine” Comes Equipped With Sibling Rivalry, Hard Choices, and Big Secrets

With "The Best Washing Machine in the World", This Is Us reaffirms its understanding of the tone and rhythm of its narrative and its protagonists.

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‘This Is Us’ Has Some Mixed Messages About Parenting in “Career Days”

This Is Us is in danger of presenting parenthood as a zero sum game.

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‘This Is Us’: New Life, New Opportunities, and Loss are All Part of “The Game Plan”

You could try to resist This Is Us's particular brand of drama and schmaltz, but it's a pretty irresistible mix.

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“The Pool” Pulls at Some of the Dramatic Threads in ‘This Is Us’

As an encapsulation of what's great about the show "The Pool" is representative of the complex, challenging, smart, and lovely things This Is Us has to offer.

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‘This Is Us’: Only Three Episodes In, “Kyle” Establishes the Series as a Lovely, Lyrical Delight

"Kyle" continues the series' trend of focusing on the moments that affect one's entire life, small as they may be.

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‘This Is Us’: “The Big Three” Digs Deeper Into Story and Character

Post-pilot, the second episode offers deeper characterization, a big twist, and a lot more questions.

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‘This Is Us’: The Ties Between Family (Biological, Chosen, Found) Resonate From the Start

This Is Us offers a pilot episode full of warmth and nuance, with enough edge to keep it from being maudlin.

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Play Out the Play: Orson Welles’ Chimes at Midnight

Bursting with vertiginous momentum, Chimes at Midnight presents a wonderfully sociable anti-sociality.

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Criterion Draws Fresh Restorations From Welles With ‘Chimes at Midnight’ and ‘The Immortal Story’

In his late period, Orson Welles was just getting started.

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Too Real for Reality Dating: ‘Coupled’ - Season 1

Crystal blue waters, colorful drinks, and attractive bodies abound, but Coupled also delivers content that goes beyond the stock characters, conventions, and situations of other dating shows.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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