​Sleepy Hollow Raises Our Expectations (And a Punny Monster)

Last week, Sleepy Hollow got everyone out of the cliffhanger clutches of evil. But while it was as entertaining as ever, there were lingering issues everywhere. This week addresses them so directly you can tell the Horseman reads the recaps And they also go full Frankenstein, because you need a B-plot of something,… » 9/30/14 2:45pm Yesterday 2:45pm

With This Episode, Doctor Who Season 8 Starts To Pay Off, Big Time

"The Caretaker" is my favorite episode of the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who thus far. And it's also probably going to turn out to be the episode where this season really "clicks" for me. Really great stuff, that puts the Doctor on the spot in a way we've never seen before. Spoilers ahead... » 9/27/14 7:00pm Saturday 7:00pm

Person of Interest Is Back, and Here's Everything That's Changed

Last night's Person of Interest was one of those season premieres that's also a reboot. It was slightly clunky, but we learned all the new ground rules for this show now that our heroes have scattered, assumed new identities, and must cope with constant surveillance from a hostile A.I. named Samaritan. » 9/24/14 7:29pm 9/24/14 7:29pm

Scorpion Brings the Stupidest, Most Batshit Insane Hacker Scene Ever

So Scorpion debuted last night on CBS, bringing us the thrilling tale of "geniuses" who help DHS by setting up wifi access points in restaurants. Yes, that is a true plot point. It all leads to this scene, whose true meaning I will unfold for you so that you can appreciate the full amazing awfulness. » 9/23/14 4:03pm 9/23/14 4:03pm

On Gotham, Criminals Are A Super-Silly And Cowardly Lot

Long before Batman existed, Gotham City was a weird, creepy place where the criminal element liked to get kind of silly. At least, that seems to be the main point of Gotham, the show set 10 years before Batman. Last night's premiere was ridiculously entertaining and impossible to take seriously. Spoilers ahead... » 9/23/14 10:45am 9/23/14 10:45am

This Episode of Witches of East End Was a Complete Waste of an Hour

Only two things (maybe three) happened that moved the plot along at all. Everything else was just a way of undoing everything that happened last week. We could have skipped half of last week's events and replaced them with what little happened this week. Then at least we wouldn't have burned this hour away uselessly. » 9/22/14 4:30am 9/22/14 4:30am

Doctor Who Reveals The Only Thing Really Worth Stealing

Thus far, the loose theme of this season of Doctor Who seems to be "identity crises" and "deconstructing heroism." These themes manifest this week in another story where the Doctor isn't entirely calling the shots, and the main McGuffin that everybody is trying to steal is "selfhood." Spoilers ahead... » 9/20/14 7:00pm 9/20/14 7:00pm