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Is Black Mirror Not Cynical Enough for the Internet Anymore?

When you’re extremely online, it’s tough to think metaphorically about technology.
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What It’s Like to Write for Late Night Right Now

On this week’s Good One podcast, writers from every late-night show that shoots in New York talk shop.
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Marvel on Netflix: What Went Wrong?

The superhero TV experiment that was a victim of its own success.
  1. season renewals
    Queer Eye Gets Two More Seasons, All of America to Get French-TuckedBack to Kansas City, then over to Philly.
  2. overnights
    The Bachelorette Recap: Same Old SongA glorified clip show masquerading as an episode obscures the real problem with this season: Hannah just can’t admit she’s wrong about Luke.
  3. conversations
    Eddie Murphy, Ricky Gervais, and More to Get Coffee in Cars With Jerry SeinfeldSeth Rogen, Melissa Villaseñor, Martin Short, and more will also show up.
  4. renewals
    Andrea Savage’s I’m Sorry Renewed for a Third SeasonThe new episodes will debut sometime next year.
  5. chat room
    Arturo Castro on Alternatino and the Power of Blind OptimismChatting with the Broad City alum about his new Comedy Central show.
  6. it's a major award
    Here Are Your 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards WinnersA big year for Endgame, Noah Centineo and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  7. last night on late night
    Anthony Jeselnik Shares Some New Material He Got From PrisonAll thanks to the warden at San Quentin State Penitentiary.
  8. close reads
    Is Black Mirror Not Cynical Enough for the Internet Anymore?When you’re extremely online, it’s tough to think metaphorically about technology.
  9. last night on late night
    Jon Stewart Stops by Late Show to Yell at Mitch McConnell Over 9/11 SurvivorsIf we’re being honest, Jon Stewart does seem “bent out of shape” about the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
  10. lsd
    Woody Harrelson to Educate You on the Finer LSDetails of Timothy Leary’s LifeHe’ll play the countercultural icon in The Most Dangerous Man in America.
  11. season renewals
    Pose Scores an Early Third-Season RenewalCategory is: Overachievement.
  12. trailer mix
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida Trailer: Scam Season, Meet Kirsten Dunst!Watch your wallet.
  13. Pamela Adlon Sang ‘Shallow’ at the Better Things Wrap PartyEven though she doesn’t really remember it.
  14. Busy Tonight Had 6 Months to Try and Change the World“Simply being a woman at this point is a political statement.”
  15. Billions’ Maggie Siff on Her Time as a Temp on Wall Street“That skill set, whatever it is, is not mine.”
  16. bachelor nation
    John Paul Jones and Demi Are Destined to Canoodle on Bachelor in ParadiseCast list alert!
  17. True Detective’s Carmen Ejogo on ’80s Fashion and American AccentsHart to Hart can teach a girl all she needs to know.
  18. Rhea Seehorn on What She’s Learned About Ethics From Better Call Saul“I do look at my own behavior. I’ve learned to at least examine that a little bit from Kim.”
  19. Hasan Minhaj on Why He Didn’t Change His Name for Comedy“If I could take a stab at navigating having a public image on my own terms, this could be a good start.”
  20. good one podcast
    What It’s Like to Write for Late Night Right NowOn this week’s Good One podcast, writers from every late-night show that shoots in New York talk shop.
  21. trailer mix
    GLOW Season 3 Trailer: Let’s Get Lost in VegasAnd Geena Davis is there!
  22. overnights
    Jessica Jones Series Finale Recap: Do the Right ThingJess might say she thinks being a hero is a crappy job, but it’s her crappy job, and she knows it.
  23. last night on late night
    John Oliver Breaks Down Why It’s Time to Impeach President Trump“Every asshole succeeds until finally they don’t.”
  24. roll clip!
    Let the Power of Meryl Streep’s Big Little Lies Crucifix Compel YouTo backing the hell away from her.
  25. superheroes
    Marvel on Netflix: What Went Wrong?The superhero TV experiment that was a victim of its own success.
  26. gallery
    See Photos of Natasha Lyonne, Busy Philipps, and More in the Vulture Emmy StudioFor your consideration.
  27. emmy insider
    Patricia Arquette Breaks Down Scenes From The Act and Escape at Dannemora“There aren’t always the greatest parts for women in TV, or anywhere, and these are great parts in their own right.”
  28. overnights
    NOS4A2 Recap: Art School ConfidentialThis series’ dual paths finally start to converge as Manx attempts to track down the mystery person who’s been using the Shorter Way.
  29. overnights
    Big Little Lies Recap: We Are FamilyAs skeletons make their way out of the women’s respective closets, fortunes, both literal and figurative, start to tilt and shift.
  30. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: Gone DarkJess saves the day, just in time for Trish to ruin it again.
  31. overnights
    Luther Recap: A Penny SavedAnother of John’s closest allies meets a grim fate in a tense penultimate chapter that sets the stage for a bang-up finale.
  32. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: Scratch ThatWhy did it take 11 episodes to reveal Trish’s coolest and most character-defining power?
  33. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: Tell Me Something, Boy“I’m innocent. That’s my alibi.” This is not how alibis work, Erik.
  34. the internet
    Hasan Minhaj Wants to Mail You a Netflix DVDIf your internet provider sucks, there is a way out!
  35. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: Good Cop, Bad CopThe boyfriends have really dropped in quality on this show.
  36. you got the dud
    Even Simpsons Writers Have Favorite Simpsons Memes“He looks just like you, Poindexter!”
  37. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: Go Play Your Video GameJess and Salinger spend most of this episode baiting each other into exposing themselves.
  38. the bbc
    Glenda Jackson Will Star in BBC One’s Elizabeth Is Missing AdaptationIt will be her first on-screen performance in 25 years.
  39. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: You Never Forget Your FirstIt’s back to the suburbs for Jess and Trish, who go on a road trip to look into the “accidental death” of Salinger’s brother.
  40. cancellations
    The Tick Officially Doesn’t Find New Home After Extensive Fan Campaign“I’m sorry we could not reward your glorious support with better news.”
  41. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: Pics Or It Didn’t HappenIt seems like Salinger is mostly about torturing his victims through self-indulgent rants about his sad childhood.
  42. trends
    The Emmys Might Go Hostless This Year, TooSure, why not!
  43. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: Cut My Life Into PiecesFinally, Trish reveals a useful superpower! (Still no super-strength, though.)
  44. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: This Is the Bad PlaceWho would want Eric the burger guy dead? Oh, probably one of the three people he blackmailed.
  45. spoiler alerts
    Giddy Tom Hanks Teases ‘Gutenberg Bible’ of Disney’s Toy Story 4 Talking Points“Do you know how many executives right now want to kick my ass because I brought this out?”
  46. prank'd
    Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo’s New Prank Show Sounds Like a Black Mirror EpPrank Encounters will premiere on Netflix later this year.
  47. snl
    SNL’s Aidy Bryant Is the Only Sarah Huckabee Sanders We’ll MissIt wasn’t the best role to play, but Bryant gave it her all.
  48. overnights
    Jessica Jones Recap: Sharp ObjectsWhy does a show about someone who can literally move at super-speed have to drag so much at the start of every season?
  49. trailer mix
    Veronica Mars Revival Trailer: Spring Break Gets Really MessyPremiering on Hulu July 26.
  50. Why The Other Two’s Heléne Yorke Is Afraid of Gen-Z“There’s a savvy they’re getting earlier, and it makes them terrifying.”
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