The Week in Superlatives: The Loudest Slap, Feistiest Fanfic Controversy, and Best Girls' Day Out | 7/5/2019 | Amanda Bell
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This week may have been filled with Fourth of July festivities, but there were still plenty of items worthy of your attention on the small screen. Now that you've taken in all the fireworks and tank-trotting parade action your patriotic heart can handle, let's take a look at some of the other stand-out moments in TV this week.

The slap heard 'round the world: Violence is never the answer, obviously, but there was something intensely satisfying about seeing Celeste (Nicole Kidman) give Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) a much-deserved whack in the face on Big Little Lies this week. The monster-in-law decided to ramp up her torment of her late son's victims by moving into the same apartment complex as Jane (Shailene Woodley) and Ziggy (Iain Armitage), and it that wasn't bad enough, she also accused Celeste of being at fault for Perry's (Alexander Skarsgård) wandering eye. So, yeah, violence is never the answer. But that slap was completely deserved.

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The bitterest feud: The Loudest Voice aims to shed some (rather unflattering) light on the foundation of Fox News by the late Roger Ailes (Russell Crowe), and after the series premiere on Showtime, one of the show's PR reps spoke up about efforts that are already underway to discredit the series based on its initial viewership numbers. The first episode was something of a softball — although we certainly got to see how the so-called "War on Christmas" gained steam — so we have to imagine that when this thing gets into the real nitty gritty of what Ailes is now known for, well, this could get really ugly indeed.

Feistiest fanfic controversy: Sunday's episode of Euphoria was as weird as ever, but who knew it'd result in so many headlines about how Louis Tomlinson didn't approve of having his animated image sexing it...
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