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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend isn’t stalking you, it’s just on tour

The third season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend draws to a close this week, as Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) decides “Nathaniel Is Irrelevant.” But the season finale doesn’t mean an end to the singalongs for the year—according to Entertainment Weekly, Bloom and the rest of the core cast are taking their poignant, biting comedy act…

Rebecca goes off the rails in a fun but frustrating Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

“Oh Nathaniel, It’s On!” has a Rebecca Bunch problem. To be honest, I’m surprised it hasn’t cropped up before — and it’s of course possible that it has, and that this humble writer just missed it. Rebecca’s actions, outsize and irrational as they are, aren’t the issue with the plotting of a consistently entertaining…

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend hits its 100th song, and it's hundo-p great

Suspense is a powerful tool. It’s great when it’s used in a heightened, blood-pumping way, as in a great car chase or a complicated heist. It’s sometimes even better when instead of being jolted through a thrill ride, you’re simply left waiting for the other shoe to drop, like watching a wreck in slow motion. And yet…

Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

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What's your 2017 pop culture gift to the world?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

The best TV scenes of 2017

Television provides so many units in which to appreciate the medium’s annual output. A series can leap to the forefront on the strengths of a single great season; if it’s running as part of the traditional broadcast calendar, those accolades might have two halves of separate seasons. Try as streaming services and…

“A Festivus for the rest of us”: 23 holiday TV episodes to watch online

It’s December, so it’s time to dust off those Christmas movies, those Christmas movies that aren’t really Christmas movies, or whatever side of that wall you think Die Hard falls on. But what if you’re in a holiday mood but not up for the whole two-hour jaunt to Bedford Falls? Or want something classic and familiar,…