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NOW PLAYING: The Crown & The Walking Dead. Previously.TV presents the audio version of our old-school recaps! Let us read our longest-form episode summaries TO you; whether you're in the car, holding an infant, waiting for those dumb drops the eye doctor gave you to wear off, or just don't feel like reading right now, our podcast readers will take you through the unabridged episode write-up. All you have to do is subscribe and hit play.
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NOW PLAYING: The Crown & The Walking Dead. Previously.TV presents the audio version of our old-school recaps! Let us read our longest-form episode summaries TO you; whether you're in the car, holding an infant, waiting for those dumb drops the eye doctor gave you to wear off, or just don't feel like reading right now, our podcast readers will take you through the unabridged episode write-up. All you have to do is subscribe and hit play.

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πŸ€– Westworld S02.E01: Journey into Night

4/22/2018
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Previouslies? Westworld is too cool for that, you guys. Instead, we're dropped straight into the opening credits, which are subtly yet significantly different than those in Season 1. The fabricated horse skeleton is now bovine, and the faces of a woman (who looks a lot like Maeve) and infant are clearly visible. Dolores's wig seems to make an appearance, and as opposed to sinking into/emerging from its milk bath, the iconic Westworld figure is now in clear, dark water. That, at least, we'll...

Duration:00:39:17

πŸ’€ The Walking Dead S08.E16: Wrath

4/20/2018
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And at last we have come to the season finale, in which we will learn whether Rick is actually good or evil (just kidding, he's totally evil); whether Negan will prevail or face humiliating defeat; and, most importantly, whether Jerry will show up and make me feel good about this show because I really need all the positivity I can get at this point.

Duration:00:33:08

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ The Americans S06.E04: Mr. and Mrs. Teacup

4/18/2018
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Philip, having arrived at the meeting we saw him heading to in the last episode, is walking through a park with Oleg, comparing notes on what living in the U.S. has been like for each of them. Oleg's not sure he liked it: "It's different." Seemed like he enjoyed the luxuries kind of a lot, but maybe finding himself with a part to play in preventing nuclear war has fogged up those memories. (Also the death of the lady he was sharing those luxuries with, I guess.) Philip says he's been in...

Duration:00:27:21

πŸ‘Ά Call The Midwife S07.E05: Episode 5

4/16/2018
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By way of beginning: am I crazy or did last week's episode give the very strong impression that Sister Monica Joan's surgery had been performed, and was successful? In fact, that didn't happen...? I want to mention it up front because I know I'm not the only one who thought we were done with that arc only to have it show up again as something that is still not even scheduled.

Duration:00:30:38

πŸ’€ The Walking Dead S08.E15: Worth

4/13/2018
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We begin right where we left off in the last episode, with Rick reading the letter Carl wrote before he died. Maybe he's reading it a second time, because now he's outside, looking at it from some sort of elevated railing where he can spot Judith playing with Michonne. Rick is holding the note, and we hear Carl's voice reminding Rick about pre-apocalypse times with family and friends and Friday-night pizza. This reminds me: it's very odd that we don't hear survivors talking much about...

Duration:00:29:38

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ The Americans S06.E03: Urban Transport Planning

4/11/2018
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The previouslies keep us in the very recent past -- nothing matters that happened before Season 6! no need to hit up the wiki to remember who killed whom and why when the White House still smelled like Carter! -- so let's pick up where we left off in the last episode: Elizabeth's got Rennhull aaaaaaaaaall over her. In the Secret Offsite Garage Of Spycraft Featuring The Wig Depository (I assume), Elizabeth is frantically scrubbing at her face and hair with whatever happens to be kicking...

Duration:00:31:55

πŸ‘Ά Call The Midwife S07.E04: Episode 4

4/8/2018
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The year is moving on at rocket speed. No, literally: the world in 1963 is consumed by the Space Race, and the Nonnatans are no different, especially since the news of the day revolves around the first female cosmonaut getting ready to launch into the stars. By contrast, looking firmly weighted down by gravity -- dragged down by it, more like -- is Trixie. Rolling up to Nonnatus, she sighs to Fred, the alleged bike repairman: her chain's come off, the brakes are slack, and even her bell...

Duration:00:34:37

πŸ’€ The Walking Dead S08.E14: Still Gotta Mean Something

4/6/2018
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The screen is black, but we can hear gunfire and screaming. The image comes up of a flashback to the moment Simon's crew massacred the Scavengers at the garbage dump. We see a giant mound in the background of piles of trash, but in the foreground, there's a male Scavenger lying in a heap, dead in a pool of blood. As the shots continue, Jadis scrambles around the corner toward us. She sees the dead body and quickly drags it back, moving it away from the blood and swinging the legs around....

Duration:00:32:33

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ The Americans S06.E02: Tchaikovsky

4/4/2018
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Philip's leaning over the kitchen island reading the paper like he doesn't have a perfectly comfortable table just steps away where he could sit and read like a normal person and still be within sight of the stairs so he could see when Elizabeth comes padding down -- which she presently does, in her Person With Depression uniform: oversized cardigan (gray); baggy sweatpants; slippers; cigarette. She scuffs straight out to the deck without greeting or even acknowledging Philip, leaving him...

Duration:00:32:39

πŸ‘Ά Call The Midwife S07.E03: Episode 3

4/1/2018
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It appears that, finally, Poplar is beginning to thaw. No doubt because everyone heard the latest voiceover from Old Jenny, and the collective heartwarming reached all the way into the past and melted everything. To wit: "What is a family? Is it the tie of flesh and blood? Our facial features and the traits we inherit and pass on? Or is it the rhythm our hearts beat out marking out the days we share? Family is our touchstone, our haven. Family is the place where life begins." Four seconds...

Duration:00:39:07

πŸ’€ The Walking Dead S08.E13: Do Not Send Us Astray

3/30/2018
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We begin with the back of Morgan's head. He's shaking it as he faces the front of a pick-up truck somewhere in the woods. Morgan finally turns his head and we see what he sees: the ghost of Gavin, standing a ways down the woods, holding a stick in his hand. He's wearing khakis and an off-white shirt, and his gaping neck wound has bled all over it. Morgan is not thrilled to see him. After a lengthy silence, Gavin finally says, "You know what it is." Is it a g-g-g-ghost!? Morgan looks away...

Duration:00:25:44

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ The Americans S06.E01: Dead Hand

3/28/2018
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We open Season 6 with Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over," one of the all-time classic pop songs of the '80s. This song -- or, rather, a slightly yet noticeably edited version that compresses some instrumental sections and repeats some verses ("In the paper today / Tales of war and of waste / But you turn right over to the TV page" was perfectly clear the one and only time THE ARTISTS thought it needed to be in the song, SHOW) -- plays over a montage that catches us up on how much...

Duration:00:32:32

πŸ‘Ά Call The Midwife S07.E02: Episode 2

3/25/2018
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Old Jenny tells us that, in 1963, people felt like the world was changing fast. Of course, we now know that it very definitely was, but was it changing fast enough to deal with the box of KNITTED BOOBS Sister Winifred has created for breastfeeding classes?

Duration:00:33:13

πŸ‘Ά Call The Midwife S07.E01: Episode 1

3/25/2018
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It's early 1963, and London shows no sign of warming up. Yes, the Big Freeze is still on, and, as they have had to with so many other indignities, Poplar's residents are adjusting accordingly. The Nonnatans lead the way, of course.

Duration:00:33:15

πŸ’€ The Walking Dead S08.E12: The Key

3/23/2018
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We open on a super-tight shot of Negan's face. The framing is close and a little fish-eyed, so that while we're focused on his eyes, his grin is a little out of focus.

Duration:00:27:35

πŸ”ͺ American Crime Story S02.E09: Alone

3/21/2018
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July 15, 1997. Andrew Cunanan slo-mos down the just-rained-on sidewalks of Miami Beach, accompanied by Ultravox's "Vienna." He passes people in friendly conversation; he passes a pair of beat cops. He comes upon Gianni Versace's mansion, the sun now shining, and as Midge Ure wails, "It means nothing to me / this means nothing to me," we see Cunanan draw on and murder Gianni again. Gianni's fingers twitch again. Cunanan looms into the sun and blocks it out to look down Starman-ishly on...

Duration:00:35:09

🏁 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars S03.E08: A Jury Of Their Queers

3/18/2018
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Let me begin this recap of the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars finale with an insight from my rational self. To wit: It is not actually possible for a work of art to betray me. A true betrayal is personal, and it is intentional. It is a friend or loved one lying to me. It is an elected representative taking actions that imperil my liberty. It is not, say, Adele phoning it in on 25, or Jennifer Egan succumbing in Manhattan Beach to the very clichΓ©s of literary fiction that she so dazzlingly...

Duration:00:16:01

πŸ’€ The Walking Dead S08.E11: Dead Or Alive

3/15/2018
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Four Saviors at a lookout post on an overgrown highway bridge get an alert over their walkie-talkies: Dr. Carson and Gabriel have finally turned up missing from the Sanctuary, as has one of the cars, and the three of them are most likely somewhere en route to the Hilltop. None of this is a surprise to those of us who watched Eugene facilitate Carson and Gabriel's escape, in pursuit of what Gabriel thinks is his divine mission to deliver a doctor to help Maggie through her pregnancy and...

Duration:00:29:26

πŸ”ͺ American Crime Story S02.E08: Creator/Destroyer

3/14/2018
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1957, Calabria. Gianni Versace's mother fits a dress to a client as, in a corner of the shop, little Gianni watches and works on a sketch of the dress. After the client leaves, Mama confronts Gianni: she sees him observing her, and "there is no need to hide." She asks to see his notebook; seeing the drawings inside, she smiles fondly and tells him -- in English, idiotically the language in which this and the other Italian scenes take place, leavened only with the occasional "ciao" and a...

Duration:00:35:55

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