Vulture’s 20 Most-Read TV Summaries of 2022

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It’s been a great year for TV recaps. 2022 was the biggest year, in fact, by many metrics, including the sheer number of shows – 172! — and episodes covered by our talented and ever-growing team of Recappers. Week after week, after a period of incessant downfall, our feeds have been a destination for eager fans to grapple with their feelings about an episode and/or paper opinions. in the comments. We watched and read as beloved series ended, cliffhangers left screaming, and pop culture obsessions took shape.

So we are going to end the year of the banner ad by revisiting the presentations and their corresponding summaries, that Vulture readers flocked to in 2022. Below, you’ll find the 20 series that have had the most cumulative visits to their feeds, along with the most-read individual feed from each show. Thanks for reading, commenting, and helping keep the TV conversations going.

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Searching for answers that do not exist, Episode 10: “It cannot be said that it is a harsh reality after that that some of the survivors of the crash chose not to be rescued and to remain in that cabin for the time being, but I do not doubt it. Especially in the case of Lottie Matthews. But dead or alive, rescued or surviving, no one completely out of that wasteland. ” Read the summaries

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Season 14 Alternate, Episode 1: “May this season and the new crop of girls persevere in the face drag race fatigue? Can the cornerstone of this franchise remain fresh and innovative despite the global spread of drag race IP? ” Read the summaries

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One year later, Episode X: “And that way… I guess I’m on board with the full trajectory of Carrey’s arc this season? Did I just wear out ten episodes full of moments of utter bullshit? I don’t care; I love rom-coms, and I’m open to any and all story-ending elevator fantasies.” “. Read the summaries

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Escape from Mrs. Astor, episode 8:” me love when I can’t anticipate a twist; It’s my all-time favorite, so this episode is *chef’s kiss* and then! In court! We have real My cousin Vinnie moment (so satisfying every time, this movie) OR Legally blonde moment (slander the desk), in which the stenographer’s admission that she and her wife Dixon lead to the case being dismissed. Hello! I hate that I’m on the side of a robber baron, but here we go. ” Read the summaries


Mr. Duality, Episode 5:”[Anthony] Trips over Newton (Who’s the Good Boy?) then returns to the lake, taking Dorset with him. It’s an exhilarating moment of physical comedy that ends with Sharma’s girls leaping onto Anthony’s chest, his white shirt now see-through and clinging 1995’s La Colleen Firth style. Pride and prejudice Series. This is art! Top notch art!” Read the summaries

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On the run, the first episode: Hello, and welcome to my colleague old man viewers. If you’re here, it means you’re at least a Jeff Bridges fan, a John Lithgow fan, a spy thriller, and/or a dog lover. ” Read the summaries

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Married to Montana, episode one: “He is Yellowstone The transition from a soapy and violent political drama to a soapy and violent political drama? ” Read the summaries

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The Course of Things, Episode 10: Their paths crossed as before, but it’s all in it Eleventh station back again. Paths cross, then re-cross. When you strip away nearly everything and everyone in the world, what is left turns out to be deeply connected and indelible. I’ve found you nine times before, maybe ten times, and I’ll find you again. In year 20, you can say goodbye to someone on purpose. You will miss people until you see them next. There are no prongs or ends. Time is a whirlwind circle that spins and spins and spins.” Read the summaries

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The Queen Victoria Syndrome, Episode One: “Backlash against the crown It probably just helps with her ratings (thank you, Streisand Effect), but is the concern warranted? Let’s see!” Read the summaries

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Time Machine, Episode 13However, “Saul Gone,” written and directed by Peter Gould, finds an ending for Jamie hopeful and authentic without feeling rosy or unearned. It’s largely possible. Better Call Saul It’s a show about Kim Wexler, too, and their partnership is worth more than the sum of its large parts.” Read the summaries

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For culture, the first episodeReturning to Atlanta is the perfect and most obvious way to begin such a hilarious ending, returning the characters and the cast to where it all began. Atlanta He is at his best when exploring themes of race, power, and culture through the core characters, and it’s hard to picture that well outside of Atlanta.” Read the summaries

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A Tale of 3 People, Episode 9: “I understand if there is viewer frustration with the lack of answers in this final episode. Personally? I will love reflecting on this show for months to come. For me, the best shows are the ones that tease my mind with possibility.” Read the summaries

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bad art friend, Episode 7: Lexie, we learn, is Bad Art’s Friend: Inspired by her childhood on the fringes, a play about a fractured group of friends is an autobiographical jumble of memories, observations, and perfectly recreated dream sequences that infuriates in Just About Everyone. For a high school play It’s expected to be incredibly clumsy and extravagant.” Read the summaries

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Running Up That Hill, Episode 4: Thank God Max’s been so emo these days; she doesn’t go anywhere without her router and straps. Thank goodness Lucas is the best, he knows her favorite song is Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill, which they immediately put on and shoved Max’s headphones over her ears “Thank God this song is so lucrative because it adds some drama to the finale of the whole episode. The perfect needle drop! Kate Bush saves lives, and don’t ever forget it, kid.” Read the summaries

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Operation Pearson, Episode 16: They just had to play that song, right? This song! That damn song you’ll cry sliding down the wall (or we’ll die trying to make you cry ugly while you’re sliding down the wall). Sometimes this is us Just can’t help herself, you know? ” Read the summaries

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They Never Let Anyone Go Episode 10: “For all its faults—plot lines that get out of control, inconsistent world-building, and an over-reliance on Elisabeth Moss’ brows—I love this show.” Read the summaries

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Ghosts, episode 14: “When Marty and Wendy chose to uproot their family and launder money for a Mexican drug cartel, they knew in their hearts it would come at a price. But it turns out the cost was paid mostly by others. Think of how many people have survived the Byrds’ orbit.” Read the summaries

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Kathy’s Future Ghost, Episode 21: Meanwhile, Kathy was somewhere, out of town without excuse, trying to figure out how to get out of all this. She’d get Sutton’s assistant to say she didn’t call him the F-word. She’d plant mean stories about Erica and Rinna. She’d go on a witch attack with All the press. It would even prevent Bravo from playing the reunion trailer at the end of the episode by kidnapping one or both of Andy Cohen’s young children.” Read the summaries

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The Second Sex, episode 4:“King of the Narrow Sea” brings great sexual energy to it Dragon house And it does a neat little trick. It sets us up to believe Rhaenyra’s failed connection with Daemon will be the “pairing” (using Otto Hightower’s word) of the evening, when in reality it’s only the first in a series of three, with the last two telling us farther away than the first. (Although incest has a way of throwing things a little off balance.) Congratulations Dragon house To find a way to have the sex actually enhance narrative and character development, creating the strongest episode yet.” Read the summaries

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Dead in the water, episode 7She sees that a wounded Quentin is still alive. Is Greg in a relationship? Tell me, I know you know, she asks. Even in a world where Greg plotted her murder, the thought of his betrayal still consumes her. It’s so cool and classic Tanya. What will happen next is also classic Tanya. Read the summaries

Many of the chains appear on this list thanks in large part to their active comment sections.

…with a few series that started their seasons in 2021, but ended so strong that they climbed to the top based on just a handful of episodes aired this year (Yellow vests and such…And the Eleventh station).

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