Gotham Recap: “How The Riddler Got His Name” Feud: Bette and Joan — “Hagsploitation” Quantico Recap: “KUMONK”
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Are You Ready For The Bachelorette?

Excitement! The Bachelorette premieres tonight at 9 ET on ABC and Rachel Lindsey is the one doling out the roses. To fully enjoy the show, you need a primer by going back to all of The Bachelor recaps from Nick’s season. Spoiler: There were only two women worth watching on the season: classy Rachel and sassy Corinne. Total opposites, but loveable in their own way. (Yeah, yeah, you hated Corinne. But we don’t so there!) In any case, they both lucked out. Rachel is now franchise royalty and will inevitably reach the most important Bachelor Nation goal, a slot on Dancing With The Stars. Corinne will go on to be the new Bachelor in Paradise bad girl because the crying “virgin” girl and that other one who is clearly a functioning alcoholic (It would be mean to name her ) are over the hill. So take a stroll down memory lane with Andrėe H.’s recaps and then tune in.

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Feud: Bette and Joan — “Hagsploitation”

Feud: Bette and Joan — “Hagsploitation”

Okay, any episode that opens with an axe-wielding Jessica Lange reenacting scenes from Strait Jacket (Joan Crawford’s 1964 B-movie campfest) gets my vote for best installment of any show ever. There’s something indescribably sublime about seeing talented actors painstakingly recreate sheer crap (albeit wildly entertaining crap). And when Feud reconstructs, they get it right, down to the wallpaper.

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Feud: Bette and Joan –“And the Winner Is… (The Oscars of 1963)”

Up until now, the fireworks have all been of the “may have” and “was rumored to” variety, but it’s really, really true that—snubbed by the Academy for an Oscar nomination (Bette and Joan had shared lead billing in Baby Jane, making both eligible for the “Best Actress” honor)—Joan campaigned not only to be a presenter, but to accept the award for any Best Actress nominee who could not attend. Touché!

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