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The Americans recap: season 2 episode 8 The Americans recap: season 2 episode 8
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In 1982 the Chevrolet Z28 Camaro, which Philip Jennings purchased at the beginning of last night’s The Americans, was named Motor Trend’s car of the year. The muscle car was made for people who were into drag racing or going through a midlife crisis. Perhaps both. Since its introduction in 1966, the Camaro has been a projection of American bravado: powerful, impractical, and designed to move in a straight line. 

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Veep recap: season 3, episode 2 Veep recap: season 3, episode 2
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What’s your stance on abortion? No, wait! Don’t answer that question. Take a moment to collect your thoughts and express them in a way that unreservedly protects a woman’s bodily autonomy and the rights of her unborn child who, for the purposes of this discussion, needs to be referred to as a person at all times. So, what’s your stance on abortion? If you don’t have a magical answer to the abortion question, perhaps you should just artfully say nothing and hope nobody notices. 

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Mad Men recap, season 7, episode 1 Mad Men recap, season 7, episode 1
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So, Don and Megan are trying to patch things up, Roger is now living a polyamorous lifestyle, Peggy is a slumlord with a new boss who has no time for her, Joan is still being treated like a glorified secretary, work stress has turned Ken into an asshole, and Pete is a California hippie. Where is this season going then? The answer is that, for the first time while watching the show, I have absolutely no clue what it is trying to say to me. This is both interesting and a little disconcerting.    

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The Americans recap: season 2 episode 7 The Americans recap: season 2 episode 7
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The Americans is not a political show. It takes place in a politicized environment – this is the Cold War, after all – but doesn’t pretend to have deep insight into the politics of the 1980s or the present day. This is for the best. The Americans does well not to stray from the relationships that are its core strength. Yet because the 1980s weren’t so long ago and history tends to repeat itself, The Americans occasionally feels very current. Case in point: on the day that it was revealed that the Heartbleed bug had compromised most Internet password, The Americans ran an episode about bugging the Internet. 

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In 1982 the Chevrolet Z28 Camaro, which Philip Jennings purchased at the beginning of last night’s The Americans, was named Motor Trend’s car of the year. The muscle car was made for people who were into drag racing or going through a midlife crisis. Perhaps both. Since its introduction in 1966, the Camaro has been a projection of American bravado: powerful, impractical, and designed to move in a straight line. 

Mindy and Peter, Mindy and Peter, Mindy and Peter! I want to ship them like a FedEx package. They are ADORABLE! Screw Dandy, I am not team Petman. Okay, I don't know if that moniker exactly works, but that doesn't mean they're not right for each other! 

Welcome to the first recap for Game of Thrones on Comments Enabled! What a wonderful place to start: The Purple Wedding. If you thought George R.R. Martin and HBO could get through a happy wedding in this series, you were wrong. So off we go…

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14.04.2014

Veep recap: season 3, episode 2

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What’s your stance on abortion? No, wait! Don’t answer that question. Take a moment to collect your thoughts and express them in a way that unreservedly protects a woman’s bodily autonomy and the rights of her unborn child who, for the purposes of this discussion, needs to be referred to as a person at all times. So, what’s your stance on abortion? If you don’t have a magical answer to the abortion question, perhaps you should just artfully say nothing and hope nobody notices. 

So, Don and Megan are trying to patch things up, Roger is now living a polyamorous lifestyle, Peggy is a slumlord with a new boss who has no time for her, Joan is still being treated like a glorified secretary, work stress has turned Ken into an asshole, and Pete is a California hippie. Where is this season going then? The answer is that, for the first time while watching the show, I have absolutely no clue what it is trying to say to me. This is both interesting and a little disconcerting.    

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The Americans is not a political show. It takes place in a politicized environment – this is the Cold War, after all – but doesn’t pretend to have deep insight into the politics of the 1980s or the present day. This is for the best. The Americans does well not to stray from the relationships that are its core strength. Yet because the 1980s weren’t so long ago and history tends to repeat itself, The Americans occasionally feels very current. Case in point: on the day that it was revealed that the Heartbleed bug had compromised most Internet password, The Americans ran an episode about bugging the Internet. 

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