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TV

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The Second Best Hospital In The Galaxy Is A Heartfelt Yet Goofy Delight

Scrubs meets Tuca and Bertie... in space!

ByDais Johnston
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Max’s Underseen Martial Arts Gem Gets a Second Life on Netflix

Max never truly knew what to do with Warrior, but the series will find a new audience on a rival streamer.

ByLyvie Scott
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The Best Stephen King Miniseries is Also the Most Obscure

King closed out the 20th century with one hell of a storm.

ByJon O'Brien
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Netflix’s Weirdest Superhero Show Ushered in a New Gothic Era

Before Wednesday, The Umbrella Academy made it cool to be goth.

ByMeg Walters
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With Its Most Thoughtful Episode, Star Trek Leveled Up And Was Never the Same Again

In the beginning, The Next Generation struggled to find its voice. But one pivotal episode changed everything.

ByRyan Britt
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One of the Most Underrated Sci-Fi Gems of the 2000s Was Decades Ahead of the Curve

Before Severance, there was Dollhouse.

ByLillian Brown
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Tokyo Vice Season 2 Forges On Without Michael Mann

The war against the yakuza is just beginning.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
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Netflix’s Best Sci-Fi Show Saved the Tired Time-Loop Genre

Gotta get up, gotta get out...

ByDais Johnston
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A One Piece Prequel Just Hit Netflix, And It’s Essential Viewing for Fans

Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation is a thrilling companion to the legendary anime.

ByRafael Motamayor
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The Most Pivotal Sci-Fi Show of All Time Was Almost Murdered by Star Trek

The first, best hope for sci-fi serialization had a tough road to the screen.

ByRyan Britt
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Inside the Rise and Fall of Marvel’s Most Underrated X-Men Show

“It just imploded.”

ByJake Kleinman
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Amazon’s Latest Time-Travel Show Is Also An Epic Revenge Saga

Hate your deadbeat husband? Just travel through time.

ByDais Johnston
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A24's First Animated Series Is Weird, Cool, And Musical

Finally, a show willing to send theater kids to hell.

ByDais Johnston
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The Worst Thing William Shatner Ever Made Was Accidentally Prescient

TekWar could never be made today, partly because we ignored its central message.

ByRyan Britt
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10 Years Ago, True Detective Changed TV Forever

Time is a flat circle.

ByAlex Welch
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HBO’s Most Subversive Crime Thriller Will Never Be Topped

One of the greatest TV shows ever changed what “good” television meant.

ByDais Johnston

Movies

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One of the Decade’s Most Groundbreaking Animated Movies Was About a Weird Little Guy

This tiny inspirational hero's Oscar-nominated movie is now on Netflix.

ByJosh Bell
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Netflix Just Added the Century’s Most Innovative Sci-Fi Movie

Enter the bagel-verse.

ByAlex Welch
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The Best Slasher of 2023 Is Finally Streaming on Netflix

“There will be no leftovers!”

ByJake Kleinman
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One Scrappy Daredevil Knock-Off Brilliantly Avoids Reboot Fatigue

With Mutant Mayhem, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feel surprisingly fresh again.

ByRyan Britt
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Netflix’s Latest Thriller Puts a Scandinavian Spin on the Disaster Movie

Sweden has given us a good movie about why you should never visit Sweden.

ByJon O'Brien
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With House on Haunted Hill, the Horror Movie Gimmick Became Iconic

Ever have an inflatable skeleton fly at you?

ByKayleigh Donaldson
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One Of Sci-Fi’s Greatest Comedies Worked Because it Broke all the Rules

Paradoxes are bogus.

ByJeff Ewing
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The Best Anime Adaptation is Still Miles Ahead of its Competitors

Don’t overcomplicate things. Just give Christoph Waltz a really big hammer.

ByMark Hill
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One of the Smartest Remakes of the 2000s Came From a Very Silly Franchise

Once you’ve gone to space, it’s time to go back to basics.

ByMatt Donato
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One Underrated Sci-Fi Movie Proved Not All ‘80s Reboots Are Devoid of Imagination

The 2014 Robocop is not as bad as its reputation suggests.

ByJon O'Brien
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The Funniest Time-Loop Movie of the Century Turned a Gimmick Into Its Strength

It’s been five years, but horror fans are still clamoring for a follow-up to this 2019 sequel.

ByAlex Welch
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David Cronenberg’s Most Infamous Movie Received a Surprisingly Smart Sequel

It was impossible to top The Fly, but Chris Walas gave it one hell of an attempt.

ByDebopriyaa Dutta
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One of the Most Influential Movies of the ‘70s is Secretly an Apocalyptic Story

What do you do when the world is collapsing around you?

ByJohn Wenz
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The Marvels is Good, Actually

Three months after its disappointing debut, the MCU’s biggest bust gets a second life on Disney+.

ByLyvie Scott
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The Weirdest Post-Apocalyptic Sequel Kicks Off a Gratuitous Cinematic Universe

South Korea’s entry to the Academy Awards finds a sequel in what is essentially a zombie thriller.

ByLyvie Scott
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The Weirdest Musical of 2023 is Secretly a Deranged Sci-Fi Movie

Campy, raunchy fun and two menacing gremlins.

ByDais Johnston

Games

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Xbox Game Pass Just Quietly Added the Most Overlooked Zombie Game of 2023

Take a trip to HELL-A.

ByHayes Madsen
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The Best Indie Metroidvania of 2021 Is Getting a Gorgeous Sequel

Get a head start on one of 2024’s most intriguing indie games.

ByRobin Bea
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The Best New Strategy Game on PS Plus Is A Genre Mashup With Gorgeous Storybook Art

Get lost in a good book.

ByRobin Bea
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One of 2021’s Best Games Just Joined PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass

It’s worth making time for this action-packed RPG.

ByRobin Bea
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Tomb Raider Remastered Is The Perfect Nintendo Switch Game — For Better or Worse

Despite its flaws, I couldn’t help but enjoy my time with Lara Croft.

ByAshley Bardhan
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Omega Update Makes This the Best Time Ever to Start Playing No Man’s Sky

Get lost in space this weekend.

ByRobin Bea
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This New Xbox Game Pass Release Is My Only Chance At Having A Clean Apartment

Embrace your inner Marie Kondo.

ByRobin Bea
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This Throwback Metroidvania From a Legendary Designer Is a Must-Play on Xbox Game Pass

What a horrible night to have a curse.

ByRobin Bea
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Xbox Game Pass Just Added the Most Action-Packed Horror Game of the Decade

Terrifyingly fun.

ByHayes Madsen
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The Best Video Games to Play After a Breakup

Now the video game backlog is sitting there, gleaming with potential.

ByRobin Bea, Shannon Liao and Hayes Madsen
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The Timing is Just Right For This Lo-fi Horror Masterpiece

Alisa is voiced by the developer’s real-life girlfriend.

ByAshley Bardhan
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PlayStation Plus Just Added the Most Unique, Soap-Soaked Shooter of the Year

The foam party of your dreams.

ByHayes Madsen
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25 Years Later, This Cozy N64 Classic Finally Gets The Recognition It Deserves

Go back to low-res nature.

ByMark Hill
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The Forever Labyrinth Brings Art History to Life In An Intriguing Adventure Game

The world’s strangest museum tour.

ByRobin Bea
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PS Plus Just Quietly Added the Greatest Horror Game Ever Made

A true masterpiece.

ByHayes Madsen
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Phantom Brigade’s Boss Fight Update Makes A Fantastic Mech Game Even Better

Suit up for another round.

ByRobin Bea