Allison Shoemaker

  1. overnights
    The Politician Recap: Election DayWhere last season’s “The Voter” was a bitter pill, “The Voters” is something else entirely: a call for action and optimism.
  2. overnights
    The Politician Recap: Operation Spicy LubeThe election nears, the stakes rise, and the lube, it is spicy.
  3. overnights
    The Politician Recap: GeronimoTake a shot every time someone says “canceled” in this episode and you’ll have a good time, assuming you’re willing to have a hangover tomorrow.
  4. overnights
    The Politician Recap: It’s Complicated, and Something’s Gotta GiveAs Nancy Meyers herself could tell you, it’s not enough to trot out rom-com tropes — you’ve got to back them up with something more.
  5. overnights
    The Politician Season-Premiere Recap: Shine BrighterDespite the presence of formidable pros like Bette Midler and Judith Light, it’s difficult to see this season premiere as anything but a regression.
  6. overnights
    The Politician Recap: Slow Down, You Crazy ChildAn odd, premiere-shaped finale points the way forward for Payton, and for The Politician.
  7. overnights
    The Politician Recap: A Very Divisive FigureFor a penultimate episode, this hour sure does feel like a finale.
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    The Politician Recap: Unworthy of Your LoveThe Politician doing Assassins is very on the nose, but it’s a good kind of on the nose.
  9. overnights
    The Politician Recap: Swing ShiftAn episode unlike any other this season is nonetheless the clearest, sharpest version of The Politician to date.
  10. overnights
    The Politician Recap: A Cool Girl Hits the RoadAstrid pulls a Gone Girl, and we learn… well, not much, really.
  11. overnights
    The Politician Recap: A Mean CampaignPayton’s ruthless side keeps rearing its head, and it’s bad news for Astrid and Skye.
  12. overnights
    The Politician Recap: This Won’t Win Over Swing VotersDid they name her Infinity because her story line feels endless?
  13. overnights
    The Politician Premiere Recap: A Waking DreamRyan Murphy’s amusing, confusing new Netflix series kicks off by leaning hard on its best talking point: Ben Platt is great.
  14. spoilers
    How Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Creators Gave Rebecca Bunch Her Happy Ending“It’s not about auditioning for the missing puzzle piece. It’s about getting everyone to a place where they can healthily prioritize someone else.”
  15. backstories
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Takes Its Curtain CallThe creators of the CW’s beloved musical comedy say good-bye to West Covina.
  16. behind the scenes
    How Shrill Made Its Dream ‘Fat Babe Pool Party’ a Reality“I almost cried because it was so beautiful. I just really wanted it to feel like a dream.”
  17. great adaptations
    Outlander’s Willingness to Depart From the Books Has Made It BetterSeason four’s biggest alteration to Diana Gabaldon’s novels reveals that Outlander’s best hope for the future is to do what feels right for the show.