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Gotham Adds More Villains, More Heroes, More Worries

As the official io9 reviewer of the first season of Gotham, I thought the show had an unfortunate tendency to merely trot out proto-Batman characters in lieu of decent storytelling and actual character development. Now that the show is adding an absurd amount of new characters for season 2, I don’t think this problem… » 7/29/15 5:30pm Wednesday 5:30pm

A New Glimpse Of Limitless, One of This Fall's Most Exciting New Shows

Limitless was one of the coolest things we saw at Comic-Con—a TV version of the Bradley Cooper movie about smart drugs, in which a new guy gets dosed with the magic pills and joins up with the FBI. How will this work? See for yourself—here’s an exclusive look at a new promo that starts airing tonight. » 7/28/15 2:40pm Tuesday 2:40pm

8 Minutes of Flash Bloopers Brings New Meaning to the Term "Flashdance"

Normally, most blooper reels enter the world in small snippets. But here are eight delightful minutes of the cast of The Flash screwing up countlessscenes from their otherwise excellent first season. There’s Barry Allen dancing! Caitlin Snow screaming profanity! The evil Eobard Thawne farting almost constantly! » 7/28/15 1:20pm Tuesday 1:20pm

All the Ways True Detective Season 2 Should Have Worked, But Didn't

We all knew that True Detective season two was going to be totally different than season one: new cast, new case, new setting. But it seemed hopeful that the new episodes would keep the weird magic—that thing distinguishing True Detective from a zillion other cop shows—alive. So far, not so much. » 7/28/15 1:12pm Tuesday 1:12pm

Last Night's Falling Skies Highlighted The Show's Most Fundamental Flaw

Last night’s Falling Skies got off to a fantastic start—that opening sequence, showcasing the rubble of our world, dotted with alien corpses full of snakes, was beautiful. And seeing the renegade Pope as the heroic rescuer was fantastic. It was the set-up for a great episode... that didn’t quite materialize. » 7/27/15 3:00pm Monday 3:00pm

What's The Worst Example Of A Dead TV Show That Just Kept On Going?

Call it the “Dead Show Walking” phenomenon. A TV show has already run out of ideas, it has no more sharks to jump, the plots are played out, and it’s clearly doomed. But it just... keeps... airing... episodes. What’s the worst example of a doomed show that kept airing that you’ve ever seen? » 7/27/15 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

The "Tooth Fairy" Story Debuts on Hannibal, And It's Bloody Fantastic

With Lecter behind bars, there’s room for a new handsome/sadistic/exquisitely bizarre killing machine to do his thing on Hannibal. And what an entrance Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) makes! Welcome, sir, and your obsessions with William Blake, dentistry, fitness, and slaughter. » 7/27/15 2:49pm Monday 2:49pm

Knives, Ruined Lives, and Another Frustrating Week on True Detective 

“Church in Ruins” is episode six of True Detective’s eight-ep second season, which has yet to trigger the buzz of season one. (Without a magnetic lead character like Rust Cohle, and the lack of much spooky intrigue, it’s not surprising). But as the closed-loop approaches completion, a few surprises still await. » 7/27/15 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm