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In The Boys’ sharply satirical “We Gotta Go Now,” shifting alliances threaten the stability of the Seven

In The Boys’ sharply satirical “We Gotta Go Now,” shifting alliances threaten the stability of the Seven
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This post discusses major plot points of The Boys episode “We Gotta Go Now.”

Perhaps you remember that in my recap for last week’s episode,

“Nothing Like It In The World,” I wondered how fun it must be for The Boys writers to come up with the various memes Stormfront uses to boost her reputation and amass more followers. Yes, they’re...
today at 03:24.

The best genre TV shows on Amazon Prime

The best genre TV shows on Amazon Prime

Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club. That’s why we’re scouring both the menus of the most popular services and our own archives to bring you these guides to the best viewing options, broken down by streamer,...

yesterday at 23:30. 1 comments

Ratched's Sarah Paulson and Judy Davis on bologna and backstory

Ratched's Sarah Paulson and Judy Davis on bologna and backstory

In Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series, Sarah Paulson plays Nurse Mildred Ratched, a dour figure audiences first met via Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. In that book and the subsequent film adaptation, Ratched was older and more vindictive, but also a bit one note. Audiences didn’t get to know where her sadism came from, or how she came to the nursing profession.

That’s what...

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yesterday at 20:00. 1 comments

Raised By Wolves explores whether people (or androids) can change

Raised By Wolves explores whether people (or androids) can change
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What is our core self? Is it something we possess when we are born? Or something that is shaped by time and experience? In “Faces,” Raised By Wolves delves more deeply into these haunting questions, examining what the choices we make say about our character and how much control we actually have over the type of person we become.

Both...

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yesterday at 19:00.

Are TV movie stars at a disadvantage when nominated for Emmys against limited series actors?

Are TV movie stars at a disadvantage when nominated for Emmys against limited series actors?

The hosts of The A.V. Club’s new podcast Push The Envelope have previously discussed the merits and complications of separating Primetime Emmy Awards categories by genre. But there is one subsection of TV where the Television Academy basically says anything goes: the limited series and movie categories.

In this Wild West subsection, comedies compete against dramas in all categories and TV...

yesterday at 18:00. 1 comments

Sailor Moon’s impact on modern American animation remains undeniable

Sailor Moon’s impact on modern American animation remains undeniable

Twenty-five years after its U.S. television premiere, the impact of Sailor Moon on Japanese and Western animation remains undeniable. With its distinct visual vocabulary, story structure, and defined character archetypes, the series not only served as the blueprint for the many Japanese magical girl anime series that would follow it, but also established a visual aesthetic so iconic, we see...

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yesterday at 12:00.

We’re super into Pen15, but Sarah Paulson is simply Ratched

We’re super into Pen15, but Sarah Paulson is simply Ratched

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19. All times are Eastern.

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Pen15 (Hulu, Friday, 3:01 a.m., first half of season two): The return of a series we love is always welcome. The return of a series we love just as the TV landscape begins to grow thinner is even more welcome. But we’re particularly glad to welcome Pen15 back...

Sep 17, 2020 at 20:00. 1 comments

Dragon’s Dogma is a fun, if forgettable, video game adaptation from Netflix

Dragon’s Dogma is a fun, if forgettable, video game adaptation from Netflix
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Adapting a video game into some other medium is often a tough sell, for reasons that are generally obvious. Video games are basically about giving you some control over what happens in a story (even if the story is “Pac-Man runs away from ghosts”), and that’s always going to be lost when you turn one into a movie, or a theme park, or—to...

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Sep 17, 2020 at 20:00.

Father is the most compelling character in Raised By Wolves

Father is the most compelling character in Raised By Wolves
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We’re in the second half of the season and what started as a really compelling new world now seems increasingly reliant on old motifs. Some of this I think is intended to be deliberate. Raised By Wolves is deeply interested in exploring how troubling it is that a whole new world, even one populated by androids, would still be shaped by...

Sep 17, 2020 at 12:00. 20 comments

Which actors will win, and which should win, at the 2020 Emmys?

Which actors will win, and which should win, at the 2020 Emmys?

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, September 20, but instead of gathering at the Microsoft Theater or a similar venue, nominees will have to pick a Zoom background and film their reaction shots from the comfort of their own homes. Which, when you think about it, means they’ll be watching the ceremony in the same fashion we are (albeit with a much higher probability of...

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Sep 17, 2020 at 12:00.

You’re invited to The Great Pottery Throw Down, plus an exclusive clip from Raised By Wolves

You’re invited to The Great Pottery Throw Down, plus an exclusive clip from Raised By Wolves

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, September 17. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

The Great Pottery Throw Down (HBO Max, 3:01 a.m., complete first season): If the creators of The Great British Bake Off decided to take that warm, supportive, occasionally tense, genuinely inspiring vibe and wrap it like a layer of puff pastry around a new specific skill, it would...

Sep 17, 2020 at 10:00. 21 comments

Archer finally returns, with exactly half of a great premiere

Archer finally returns, with exactly half of a great premiere
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Four years ago , Archer ended its 7th season (that’s the one where they were Hollywood detectives, if you’re having trouble keeping track) with its most dramatic cliffhanger ever: Sterling Archer shot, apparently dead, face down in a Los Angeles pool. The show followed that drastic move with an even drastic-er one, rejecting the real...

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Sep 17, 2020 at 03:21.

Emmys producers tease 135 live feeds and an alpaca: It's "a logistical nightmare"

Emmys producers tease 135 live feeds and an alpaca: It's "a logistical nightmare"

When

Jimmy Kimmel signed on to host and executive produce the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards , he never imagined having to put the show together during a global pandemic. But after coming to peace with what has become our new normal these past few months, Kimmel and his fellow executive producers Ian Stewart and Reginald Hudlin made the decision to—rather than try and recreate the normal Emmys...
Sep 16, 2020 at 20:00. 4 comments

The irresponsibility of Jurassic World is alive and well at Camp Cretaceous

The irresponsibility of Jurassic World is alive and well at Camp Cretaceous
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The

Jurassic Park film series has spanned 27 years and five movies, with a sixth in production—but until now, it hasn’t spawned an animated TV spin-off. This feels like an uncharacteristic act of restraint for a property that has been winking at its own merchandising blitz since midway through the first 1993 film. Sure, the Jurassic...

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Sep 16, 2020 at 12:00. 22 comments

What shows will win, and which should win, at the 2020 Emmys

What shows will win, and which should win, at the 2020 Emmys

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will still take place on Sunday, September 20, and we can once again count on Jimmy Kimmel to host. The rest feels more up in the air than usual, as the ceremony will be attended virtually by nominees and presenters. Here are A.V. Club TV editor Danette Chavez’s predictions of the winners of the major series awards, as well as some last-minute stumping for ...

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Sep 16, 2020 at 12:00. 2 comments

Archer returns (sans coma) as David Tennant and Michael Sheen get Staged

Archer returns (sans coma) as David Tennant and Michael Sheen get Staged

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, September 16. All times are Eastern. 

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Archer (FXX, 10 p.m., one-hour season 11 premiere): What happens to a spy when he emerges from a coma during which he believed that he and all his coworkers lived through an L.A. noir and went to space and set up shop on a remote island?

We’re about to find out. Tonight’s...

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Sep 15, 2020 at 22:10. 11 comments

Netflix’s Challenger: The Final Flight scrutinizes one of NASA’s—and America’s—worst moments

Netflix’s Challenger: The Final Flight scrutinizes one of NASA’s—and America’s—worst moments
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In the early days of NASA, the public and the press spent a lot of time micro-analyzing the organization’s failures. Why did our rockets keep blowing up on the launch pad? Why did the Soviet Union keep beating us to major space-exploration milestones? And so on and so on, year after year.

Then NASA went on a hot streak. The Mercury...

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Sep 15, 2020 at 20:00. 1 comments

Lovecraft Country’s Michael Kenneth Williams on once again playing a closeted Black man

Lovecraft Country’s Michael Kenneth Williams on once again playing a closeted Black man

Known best for his portrayal of Omar, a stern-faced stick-up man with a strict moral compass on The Wire, Michael Kenneth Williams has made a career out of playing hard-edged characters you can’t help but root for. On Lovecraft Country, he plays Montrose Freeman, who we first meet as he bursts through the ground after being held captive by some racist assholes. He’s there looking for answers...

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Sep 15, 2020 at 12:54. 3 comments

The Third Day sets a strange stage in its premiere

The Third Day sets a strange stage in its premiere
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When The Third Day begins, Sam (Jude Law) appears to be having a very bad day. Some £40,000 has gone missing from his business, he’s intensely bickering over the phone with his wife over how this loss could cost them everything. He refers to it later as a bribe. As the stage is set for The Third Day in its first episode, “Friday—The...

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Sep 15, 2020 at 12:00. 1 comments

Gillian Flynn’s muted Utopia adaptation fails to say anything unique about our current moment

Gillian Flynn’s muted Utopia adaptation fails to say anything unique about our current moment
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Gillian Flynn’s long run of successful thrillers comes to an end with the irritatingly drawn-out, disappointingly oblique Utopia. An adaptation of the British series that aired from 2013 to 2014, Utopia has long bounced around Hollywood: First attached to HBO, with Gone Girl and Sharp Objects author and Widows screenwriter Flynn writing...

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