Vampire Diaries Finally Acquires A Plot... And It's A Pretty Decent One

Only eight episodes into the season, The Vampire Diaries has finally spun up its might plot engine to give us some actual stakes, beyond just whether Damon and Elena will be together. And the good news is? It's actually a pretty good plot, that justifies a lot of the slow buildup. Spoilers ahead... » 11/21/14 4:50pm Yesterday 4:50pm

Last Night's Person Of Interest Packed Two Huge Scary Cliffhangers

One of the things we've always loved about Person of Interest has been the way it juggles its global "artificial intelligence" and its local "urban organized crime" storylines. And last night's episode was a great example of this, with stories in which two of our favorite characters were exposed due to the power of… » 11/19/14 5:46pm Wednesday 5:46pm

​The Flash Meets His Greatest Foe Yet: The Astonishing Douchebag

This was not a good episode of The Flash. In fact, this was an outright bad episode of The Flash, absolutely the creative nadir of the show so far, with a freak of the week so shockingly uncreative even Smallville would take it to task. Here's are the episode's many problems… and its few good points. » 11/19/14 11:40am Wednesday 11:40am

An Unexpectedly Moving Scene From Last Night's The Originals

I had some severe doubts about the latest bizarre plot twist on The Originals, but the show actually pulled out a surprising twist that made it actually quite powerful. Every once in a while, Joseph Morgan brings out a gentle, mournful side to Klaus and it's hard not to be affected. See for yourself. Spoilers ahead... » 11/18/14 5:30pm Tuesday 5:30pm

Now This Is The Episode Of Star Wars Rebels We've Been Waiting For

Thus far, Star Wars Rebels has been a very good show. It has great writing, fun fight sequences, and a strong sense of what made the original trilogy so appealing. But this week's episode adds something more: the beginning of a larger arc, one that could start to pull our heroes into a fuller Rebellion. » 11/18/14 3:40pm Tuesday 3:40pm

Gotham Is Definitely Still Suffering From Prequelitis

Don't get me wrong — Gotham is an entertaining show, and I still believe it's mostly solved its tone problem and hit on a uniformly "dark camp" feel that works pretty well. But last night's episode really underscored how much this show is going to struggle with being a Batman prequel. Spoilers ahead... » 11/18/14 1:27pm Tuesday 1:27pm

Constantine Is A Lot More Fun When It Sticks Close To The Comics

This week's Constantine borrows heavily from Hellblazer #1 with its tale of a hunger demon. And while it's clearly tied to this version of John Constantine and friends, the use of the comic's story and imagery does a lot to anchor this episode and finally make it feel distinct from other supernatural shows. » 11/17/14 11:30am Monday 11:30am

The Walking Dead Just Turned Into The Daryl & Carol Power Hour

When season 5 is finally done, and we look back at the somewhat constrained reasons the group split up immediately after finally meeting back up at Terminus, one truth will stand out: That, whatever its issues, gave as "Consumed," an episode of Daryl and Carol being awesome. And that, my friends, will be enough. » 11/17/14 10:40am Monday 10:40am