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Despite one of the toughest weeks America’s had in recent history, “SNL” pulls through with a standout episode, reassuring audiences that it will be there to make us laugh as always.

“Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” is a lesson in building character dynamics and the importance of chemistry, even if the show takes a while to build the stars’s chemistry.

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The half-hour sitcom captures characters rarely seen on television — single mothers, young girls and middle-aged and elderly women — and depicts them in such an authentic, thought-provoking light.

“The Crown”

This high-budget foray into historical drama is a new leap for Netflix, but it is, by most accounts, a complete success.

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This past Saturday’s episode of “SNL” is the last before the polls open, and McKinnon and Baldwin broke character during the cold open as an appeal for voters to get to the polls.

“Chewing Gum”

It’s fascinating to see a potent mix of approaches that years earlier would have never been possible on TV.

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Sometimes, my obsession with keeping up with TV gets unhealthy, particularly when I’m unwilling to quit a show I don’t even like anymore.

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‘Atlanta’ is a program so strange and mystifying that perhaps Glover calling it ‘Twin Peaks with rappers’ is the closest concrete description of the show.

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What is supposed to be a “twist” is so jarring and out of place that it destroys the historical feel necessary to create a believable period piece.

“The Conjuring”

So, if movies such as these cause us to jump in our seats and clutch those blankets just a little bit tighter, why do we like them, and even prefer them to the softcore horror films such as “Halloweentown”?

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