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  1. Mad Men: The Tragedy of Betty Draper

    We're celebrating moms today with a video about one of the worst TV moms ever, Betty Draper of Mad Men. Watch to understand the tragic flaw in Betty’s character that kept her from finding happiness. Then call your mom.

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  2. Atlanta: What TV Can Be

    The finale of FX's Atlanta: Robbin’ Season blew us away. In this video we unpack both seasons of Donald Glover’s show and how they’ve raised the bar for what television can do.

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  3. The Handmaid’s Tale is About the Present

    The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t just the story of a dystopian future; it’s also a symbolic way of talking about the present. In this video, we decode the hidden parallels to our world.

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  4. Iron Man: How It All Began

    Ten years ago, Iron Man set the tone for all Marvel hits to come. Watch our take on what makes Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark such a unique superhero.

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  5. Avengers: Infinity War - Ending & Themes Explained

    Did you walk out of Avengers: Infinity War thinking, “What the **** just happened?” Here’s everything you need to know, unpacked and explained.

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  6. Breaking Bad: Walter White - How a Man Becomes Evil

    Breaking Bad's Walter White undergoes one of the greatest character transformations on television. Creator Vince Gilligan pitched Breaking Bad as a show about change - he told studios he would turn “Mr. Chips” into “Scarface”. But was Walter really that good to begin with?

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  7. What’s So Great About Lady Bird

    Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird has been attracting all kinds of praise and accolades. What's all the hype about? What's so great about it?

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  8. Coco: How to Live Forever

    Coco teach us refreshingly different lessons than we'd expect from a Disney movie.

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  9. The Shape of Water Explained: References & Homages

    We point out all the hidden movie homages and references we can spot in Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, and we explain their significance.

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  10. Black Mirror USS Callister: Goodbye, Toxic Fanboy

    Black Mirror's USS Callister is a Star Trek homage with a twist -- it's a scathing takedown of the toxic fanboy.

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  11. Justin Timberlake’s “Filthy” Video Explained: AI and Celebrity

    We explain how Justin Timberlake's new video "Filthy" uses AI imagery to explore celebrity culture.

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  12. Three Billboards: The Problem with Anger

    Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a study of anger. But it ends with a powerful message for our times. Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, the film tells us that even when anger is justified, we need to offer each other more compassion and love. We unpack the ending of the movie and explain what it all meant.

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