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The Weirdness and Warmth of ‘Bob’s Burgers” Thanksgiving Episodes

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Thanksgiving is one of the big three sitcom holidays, along with Christmas and Halloween. These holidays lend themselves well to comedies: families coming together, over-the-top costumes, awkward and hilarious conversations, and sticky-sweet emotions. Each holiday has its comedic benefits, but Thanksgiving might be the best for family-oriented sitcoms — and no comedy does these episodes better than Bob’s Burgers.
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‘Empire’ Recap: Drama Leads to More Drama

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Empire has a tendency to burn through storylines at a rapid speed, to throw in some crazy plot that’s a whirlwind for an episode or two only to dispense of it just as quickly. Lucious’ prison stint came and went and, thankfully, Hakeem’s kidnapping isn’t drawn out either.
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‘Empire’ Recap: A Baptism and a Kidnapping

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To love Empire is to accept the absurdity of Empire, to nod as ridiculous events occur minute after minute, to take everything in stride even as everything goes off the rails. Empire is a soap opera above anything else: It prides itself on dramatic turns, on eliciting shocked gasps from the audience, on provoking that “What the hell just happened?” response at the end of the episode. It may not always be good, exactly, but it’s never boring.
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‘Empire’ Recap: It’s All About Power in “Poor Yorick”

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“Poor Yorick” opens with the juxtaposition of the FBI raiding Empire — specifically, Lucious’ offices — with Jamal singing an emotional song as he’s being profiled by Rolling Stone magazine. He’s optimistic about his future but that optimism is crushed when he learns of the raid: the feds are ransacking drawers and ripping up pillows. Something’s going down. But isn’t something always going down on Empire?
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