NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 8 Reveals Some Shocking and Interesting Missing Events to the Story

“Proof” shows events from (approximately) August 30th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×08 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 7 Changes Everything

“Happy Birthday, Kate Wallis” shows events from (approximately) August 29th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×07 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 6 is a Breaking Point for the Turner Family

“An Ocean Inside Me” shows events from (approximately) August 15th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×06 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 5 is a Tangled Web of Twisted Games

“As The Carny Gods Intended” shows events from (approximately) July 29th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×05 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 4 Leaves Us With the Biggest Cliffhanger So Far

“You Don’t Hunt, You Don’t Eat” shows events from (approximately) July 15th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×04 of Cruel Summer.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 3 Brings Fireworks and New Revelations

“Off With a Bang” shows events from (approximately) July 4th, 1993, 1994, and 1995. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers, so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 1×03 of Cruel Summer. This episode also gives a warning for images of domestic violence that may be triggering so this will apply to this review as well.

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NOC Recap: ‘Cruel Summer’ Will Have You Hooked With its Captivating Premiere

Cruel Summer just premiered with two back-to-back episodes — “Happy Birthday, Jeanette Turner” and “A Smashing Good Time.” While many can just chalk this two-hour introduction to the series as a way to truly get fans hooked, it seems to almost be done in a way to really drive all of the storytelling aspects that the series is doing home, basically dedicating one episode each to introducing the two main characters, which you will find yourself torn between as you are forced to pick a side.

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Olivia Holt on Freeform’s New Psychological Thriller ‘Cruel Summer’

Cruel Summer premieres on Tuesday, April 20 with a special two-hour event at 9 PM EDT/PDT on Freeform. New episodes will continue to air after that on Tuesdays at 10 PM EDT/PDT. Along with Olivia Holt, the series stars Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, and Brooklyn Sudano.

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Interview With ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Director Jennifer Phang

A version of this interview originally appeared at Melancholyball.com.

The second season of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger premiered last week on Freeform; graciously returning for a fresh new interview is filmmaker Jennifer Phang, who directed S2’s premiere episode “Restless Energy.” (My earlier chats with Phang on her work on Cloak & Dagger and The Expanse can be found here and here.) Continue reading “Interview With ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Director Jennifer Phang”