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  • Decider
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'House of the Dragon' episode 6: From here to paternity

On HBO's Game of Thrones spin-off, questions around several characters' lineage turn the show into one long episode of medieval Maury. → Read More

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'Reboot' is a comedy that's fresher than it sounds

The new Hulu show Reboot follows a fictional behind-the-scenes attempt to create a gritty update of a TGIF-style family sitcom. The effort is led by Hannah (Rachel Bloom) who is constantly clashing with the show's original showrunner Gordon (Paul Reiser). The reunited cast is played by Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, and Calum Worthy. Reboot was created by Modern Family alum… → Read More

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These are the new movies and TV shows we can't wait to watch this fall

Our critics' guide lets you search by genre and where to watch — whether on your couch or in the theater. Here's what NPR critics are looking forward to after a busy blockbuster summer. → Read More

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Into the raunchy, violent danger zone of 'Archer'

The animated comedy Archer explores the exploits of Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin), the world's most dangerous spy. Now in its 13th season, it's a workplace comedy full of guns, sex, and the occasional mad scientist. Created by Adam Reed, the series airs on FXX and streams on Hulu. → Read More

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'House of the Dragon' episode 5: The perfect match ... to burn it all down

Episode 5 of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' spin off gets its ducks — and its geese — in a row. A royal celebration goes off with a great big bloody hitch. → Read More

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Our pop culture picks for this fall

Today, we're telling you what new shows, movies and albums we're excited about this fall. → Read More

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Our 2022 Emmys Recap

At last night's Emmy Awards, The White Lotus, Ted Lasso, and Succession all picked up major awards. But there were also unexpected wins for Abbott Elementary and Squid Game. And several of those wins came with wildly charismatic acceptance speeches. → Read More

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'House of the Dragon' episode 4: Daemon and Rhaenyra, in league for palace intrigue

In episode 4 of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' spinoff, Daemon surrenders his crown and spends a night on the town; Rhaenyra's rumspringa doesn't sit well with the king-a. → Read More

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Fifth Season, Bad Sisters, and more. → Read More

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Disney's new 'Pinocchio' is what happens when you wish upon the wrong star

The new Disney Plus movie Pinocchio is a mostly live-action remake of the 1940 Disney animated classic about a wooden boy who longs to become real, but must first undergo a series of trials and temptations in order to do so. You may already know the story, but director and co-writer Robert Zemeckis has corralled stars like Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Keegan-Michael Key to… → Read More

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'House of the Dragon' episode 3: The king — and the show — go hunting for validation

In the third episode of HBO's Game of Thrones prequel, Rhaenyra is bored, has to fend off a Lord, then nearly gets gored; meanwhile, a minor threat gets put to the sword. → Read More

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The physical media we still treasure

The vinyl record, the CD, the DVD, the VHS tape — even the paper book has been the subject of debate and concern over its future. But we haven't given up our collections just yet. Today we're talking about the physical media we still treasure. → Read More

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In 'House of the Dragon' episode 2, two royal heirs stand off, and one stands down

In the second episode of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' prequel, Daemon makes a play, Rhaenyra wins the day, and Viserys gets the final say. → Read More

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Peppa Pig, Apostle, and more. → Read More

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Is 'Three Thousand Years Of Longing' the film you wished for?

In the new George Miller-directed film Three Thousand Years of Longing, Tilda Swinton plays an academic who buys a glass bottle and soon discovers it contains an ancient djinn, played by Idris Elba. He says he will grant her three wishes, but as a scholar of stories about wish-granting, she's going to need some time to think this through. Meanwhile, he tells her the story of his immortal life,… → Read More

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'The Rehearsal' is about reality... and surreality

On HBO's reality series The Rehearsal, Nathan Fielder hires actors and production crews to create spaces to help real people practice for real moments in their real lives. Then he puts them through every possible permutation, attempting to account for every variable. Soon, his role as host and director becomes that of eager participant... and the boundaries between reality and reality TV come… → Read More

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'King Of The Hill' endures, 25 years later

This year marks the 25th anniversary of King Of The Hill the animated sitcom King Of The Hill. Created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, the series ran for 13 seasons on FOX from 1997 to 2010, and is now streaming on Hulu. The show is in fictional Arlen, Texas and focuses on the Hill family - Hank, a propane salesman, his wife Peggy, a substitute teacher, their son Bobby, and Peggy's niece,… → Read More

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In the 'House of the Dragon' series premiere, the blood of the dragon runs thick

We recap the debut episode of the Game of Thrones prequel, in which tragedy strikes the Seven Kingdoms, and a new heir is named for the Iron Throne ... for now, anyway. → Read More

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening and viewing

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Chaka Khan, P-Valley, and more. → Read More

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A handy 'House of the Dragon' glossary: places, powers and people you need to know

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' prequel throws a lot of proper nouns at you. Here's a guide to the important whos, whats and wheres of 'House of the Dragon.' → Read More