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Stranger Things 3 Is Basically One Big Back to the Future Homage

What the many allusions to the 1985 blockbuster tell us about this season — and what hints they might provide about the series’ future.
vulture lists

Every Episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Ranked

Including the latest season, featuring Eddie Murphy, Ricky Gervais, Martin Short, and more.
tv review

Big Little Lies Was Plagued by Messy Drama on Both Sides of the Camera

But Meryl was great.
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  4. close reads
    Stranger Things 3 Is Basically One Big Back to the Future HomageWhat the many allusions to the 1985 blockbuster tell us about this season — and what hints they might provide about the series’ future.
  5. vulture lists
    Every Episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, RankedIncluding the latest season, featuring Eddie Murphy, Ricky Gervais, Martin Short, and more.
  6. tv review
    Big Little Lies Was Plagued by Messy Drama on Both Sides of the CameraBut Meryl was great.
  7. sdcc 2019
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  8. this week in late night
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  9. eye can't
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  19. we used to be friends
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  21. trailer mix
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  22. casting
    Fargo Season 4 Cast Includes Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, and Andrew Bird?Chris Rock is leading the next installment of the FX series.
  23. fashion du jour
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  24. the industry
    The Making of an Emmy Underdog Success StoryThough big shows on big networks continue to dominate, bottom-up Emmy campaigns increasingly have a chance of working.
  25. sdcc 2019
    Game of Thrones Showrunners Actually Won’t Be at This Year’s Comic-Con PanelBut stay in line, because Maisie Williams will still be there.
  26. overnights
    Jane the Virgin Recap: Sin Rostro Returns!The seasons-long Rose story line finally makes its way toward something like a conclusion but not before throwing out one last red herring.
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    Southern Charm Recap: Bus Stop Bust-upThe subtext of this show is really that all the guys are stupid idiots and all of the girls know better.
  28. chat room
    Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy Can Also Picture Moira Rose at the Emmys“This is a win for Moira.”
  29. the industry
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  30. rats!
    How Stranger Things 3 Pulled Off Those Disgusting Exploding RatsThe gooey rodent blobs are the result of a process that began with The Thing and ended with a creature that’s “awesome and awful at the same time.”
  31. not dead yet
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  32. fashion du jour
    How Stranger Things Picked the Perfect Floral Shirt for HopperCall it a Magnum, P.I. moment.
  33. spotted
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  34. sdcc 2019
    15 Burning Questions for San Diego Comic-Con 2019What to expect from the Game of Thrones cast, Marvel’s return to Hall H, the Star Trek franchise, and Netflix’s new fantasy projects.
  35. tv review
    Veronica Mars Returns to Neptune, Seedy and Seductive As EverThe Hulu revival succeeds by returning to what made the series great, while sidestepping the perils of easy nostalgia.
  36. soundtracks
    Euphoria Composer Labrinth on ‘Still Don’t Know My Name’ and Writing for Beyoncé“Like I just posted about writing a song for Beyoncé, but they’re asking me about this Euphoria song! We’d better figure something out.”
  37. roll clip!
    Hilary Duff Faces the Wrath of the Approval Matrix in This Younger ClipLowbrow-despicable? Uh-oh.
  38. star market
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    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Do No HarmA claustrophobic pseudo-bottle episode pushes June even further down the path of madness — but to what end?
  40. 2019 emmy awards
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    Emmy Nominations 2019: The 24 Biggest Surprises and SnubsYay, Fleabag! But really, no Rhea Seehorn?
  42. 2019 emmy awards
    HBO Takes Back the Emmy Nominations Lead From Netflix With a Record-Setting HaulBoth networks had their best-ever year for nominations, but Game of Thrones’ record-setting 32 nods helped put cable’s premium pioneer back on top.
  43. sketch comedy
    Sketch-Comedy Team Astronomy Club Is Headed to NetflixWith some help from Kenya Barris.
  44. awards
    Game of Thrones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Lead 2019 Emmy NominationsAnd Beyoncé got 6!
  45. praying for you
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  46. last night on late night
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  47. overnights
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