The Flash Used A Formerly Lame Villain To Make A Nearly Perfect Episode

If you don't know the lesser Flash villain the Pied Piper, you may not understand what an achievement last night's episode of The Flash was. Basically, it not only turned on of the Flash's least intimidating foes into an instantly compelling character — but it also delivered The Flash's greatest episode yet. » 1/28/15 10:30am Wednesday 10:30am

A Clip That Shows Why The Originals Is Amazing PhD Dissertation Fodder

Seriously, some media studies grad student somewhere has to be writing a thesis about race, gender and politics in vampire media — and she or he must be just drooling over The Originals right now. Just watch this clip, in which Marcel turns a segregated World War I unit into vampires, and see for yourself. » 1/27/15 4:40pm Tuesday 4:40pm

Jim Gordon Isn't The Hero Gotham Needs, Just The Idiot It Deserves

Gotham is getting worse. I don't mean the city; even though it has increased its Noble Cop quotient by +1 with Jim Gordon's arrival, it seems to be just as messed up as it was before he arrived. No, I mean the show, and the most obvious example is the way Gordon is somehow turning dumber every episode. » 1/27/15 8:27am Tuesday 8:27am

The Wesenrein End Up On A Trial of Their Own on Grimm: Tribunal.

Friday's episode of Grimm, Tribunal, concludes the story of Monroe's kidnapping and trial before the Wesenrein tribunal, and does so with a completely awesome showdown. And there's some good stuff leading up to it too. The whole gang puts their efforts into finding out who was at the wedding that knows someone in the… » 1/26/15 5:21pm Monday 5:21pm

The Biggest Surprise In Syfy's 12 Monkeys Is The 12 Monkeys Themselves

How do you turn an existentially comfortless movie about a futile journey from a post-apocalyptic future into the present day into an ongoing TV series? One way is to make the time travel less futile. But another is to create a really scary villain — and with its second episode, 12 Monkeys stars doing just that. » 1/24/15 5:55pm Saturday 5:55pm

The 100 Introduces Us To Its Very Own Version Of Seppuku

Can the Sky People and the Grounders really get along? That's the big question as Clarke and her friends get ready to move on Mount Weather. But before they can rescue their people, they have to deal with intrigue, betrayal, and Clarke's own sense of guilt — all of which culminates in a particularly brutal death. » 1/22/15 3:20pm 1/22/15 3:20pm

Supernatural Manages To Have The 2 Most Annoying Female Characters On TV

In its 10th season, Supernatural's new formula seems to consist of: 1) way lower stakes, as compared to the overarching plots of previous seasons, and 2) soap-operatic subplots involving Castiel and Crowley. To that end, the show has introduced the two most annoying female characters on television. » 1/21/15 1:24pm 1/21/15 1:24pm

The Originals Wields Irony Like A F--ing Straight Razor

To most people, The Originals is a wacky spinoff of the "vampire love triangle" show The Vampire Diaries — in which the ancient vamps from TVD go to New Orleans, have a magic baby, and get caught up in endless power struggles. But to devotees, The Originals is a reliable supplier of hilariously bitter irony. Just… » 1/20/15 7:59pm 1/20/15 7:59pm

The Venture Bros. Just. Changed. Everything. (Again.)

The Venture Bros. just blew themselves up. I'm not referring to Hank and Dean, actually, who used to have a nasty habit of dying horribly. I'm referring to the show itself, which returned with an hour-long special that not only brought years of storylines to an end, but set up a new status quo for the Venture universe. » 1/20/15 12:40pm 1/20/15 12:40pm