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What’s the best iZombie episode title? What’s the best iZombie episode title?

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, June 27. All times are Eastern.

Maiden brings to life a true story of round-the-world maritime adventure Maiden brings to life a true story of round-the-world maritime adventure

Tracy Edwards was a teenage runaway–turned-cook on an ocean vessel when she first heard about what was then called the Whitbread Round The World Race, now aptly named the Ocean Race. She knew, down to her bones, that she absolutely had to be on one of those ships. But she was a woman, and the men of the late-’80s…

The Handmaid's Tale heads for the nation's capital aboard the Too Much Express The Handmaid's Tale heads for the nation's capital aboard the Too Much Express

Every episode of The Handmaid’s Tale looks great, but even by that standard, this is an episode that stands out. It is stunning. This is, visually speaking, an incredibly accomplished episode of television. The monuments are staggering. The ridiculous video in front of the statue is comically manipulative and…

The Handmaid's Tale takes its act on the road The Handmaid's Tale takes its act on the road

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, June 26. All times are Eastern.

The Complete Guide to Parts Unknown The Complete Guide to Parts Unknown

Every episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, reviewed.

I took a walk in this beautiful world: The 20 essential episodes of Parts Unknown I took a walk in this beautiful world: The 20 essential episodes of Parts Unknown

How do you pick the 20 best episodes of Parts Unknown? The answer is, with great difficulty. How do you compare an episode of formal daring, like “Korea,” with one of political significance, like “Jerusalem”? What’s more important—great writing, or great conversations? Where do the relationships fit in? In hindsight,…

Parts Unknown, season 12: In transit Parts Unknown, season 12: In transit

Anthony Bourdain died on June 8, 2018. At the time of his passing, he’d completed filming on five episodes of what is now the final season of Parts Unknown. This season, which encompasses those episodes and two posthumous specials, necessarily lies in the shadow of the hosts’ passing. It can be difficult to watch. But…

Parts Unknown, season 11: Happy together Parts Unknown, season 11: Happy together

There’s an astonishing moment in this season’s “Hong Kong,” when legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle, ostensibly the guest for the episode, picks up one of the Parts Unknown cameras, and suddenly our perspective is his. It’s one of several such shifts in perspective this season, up to and including narration…

Parts Unknown, season 10: What makes a good heel Parts Unknown, season 10: What makes a good heel

The striking cinematography of “Lagos,” the sharp-edged rock of “Seattle,” and the food (the food!) of “Puerto Rico” and “Singapore” are all delightful and intoxicating. But know this: Not one thing in any is as delicious as the Revenge…. Of Ripert!

Parts Unknown, season 9: To the ends of the world Parts Unknown, season 9: To the ends of the world

This season brings Bourdain to “the ass-end of the world”—that would be the South Pole—but there are plenty of other far-flung locations to explore. He also ventures down a very narrow hallway tucked between two cell phone stores to find the best Nepalese fast food in Queens, and there’s plenty more where that came…

Parts Unknown, season 8: Noodles with the leader of the free world Parts Unknown, season 8: Noodles with the leader of the free world

Where do you go after sharing a beer and some food with Barack Obama? In this excellent season, the answer is: Nashville, the world’s largest stone Buddha, Nigella Lawson’s kitchen, a quinceañera, the mountains of Japan, a far-flung museum, and for ringside pasta in Rome.

Parts Unknown, season 7: Miles and miles in any direction Parts Unknown, season 7: Miles and miles in any direction

Traveling can be a solitary, even a lonely pursuit—and that’s true even when you’re traveling with a host of camera people. In Parts Unknown’s seventh, uniformly strong season—all but one of these gems was in the mix when we were preparing to select our best-of roster—Anthony Bourdain visits with people longing for…

Parts Unknown, season 6: Retracing steps Parts Unknown, season 6: Retracing steps

There are a lot of unknown parts in this season of Parts Unknown. Ripert meets an unexplored corner of France. Bourdain sees Cuba at a turning point. And a South Carolina chef takes our intrepid host to that most exotic of locales, the Waffle House.

Parts Unknown, season 5: Always meet your heroes Parts Unknown, season 5: Always meet your heroes

One of the great Parts Unknown lessons: If you let them, places—and people—can surprise you. In this fifth season, we learn that Iggy Pop lives in Miami now. Who knew?

Parts Unknown, season 4: It burns, mommy, it burns Parts Unknown, season 4: It burns, mommy, it burns

“I was put on earth to do this,” Bourdain says early in the first of two trips he’ll take to Vietnam for Parts Unknown. What’s the this? “Eat noodles right here.” The noodles may be destiny, but there’s a similar sense of immediacy throughout this season. Corners rounded in Shanghai, caught on security footage. A hunt…

Parts Unknown, season 3: God knows I’ve been both Parts Unknown, season 3: God knows I’ve been both

Fair warning, had you not already figured this out: There is no season of Parts Unknown that’s entirely devoid of heavy stuff. Bourdain’s interest was in the world as it is, and while they might sometimes go light on the greater social or political context—this season’s “Thailand” is one such example—it’s never…

Parts Unknown, season 2: I know dead octopus when I see one Parts Unknown, season 2: I know dead octopus when I see one

This season begins with a trip to Jerusalem, Bourdain speaking with Israelis and Palestinians about their hopes, fears, losses, and the wall—or fence, depending on who’s talking. This season ends with a wide-eyed trip into a Tokyo red-light district. On one end, peace in the Middle East. On the other, tentacle porn.…

Parts Unknown, season 1: Far away as possible from the place that I was born Parts Unknown, season 1: Far away as possible from the place that I was born

“The door is opening in Myanmar,” Anthony Bourdain wrote of his very first episode of Parts Unknown, “—and we are very proud to show you some of what’s happening inside.” That should have been impossible to top. Bourdain headed to Myanmar because, for the first time in the better part of a century, the people who…

Elektra has a very eventful session on tonight’s Pose Elektra has a very eventful session on tonight’s Pose

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, June 25. All times are Eastern.

Renata will still not not be rich in this week’s Big Little Lies Renata will still not not be rich in this week’s Big Little Lies

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, June 23. All times are Eastern.

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