When Sliders went to paradise, it was pure hell for viewers

There’s one thing you need to know about “This Slide of Paradise,” and that is it’s Sliders’ season 3 finale. Not only do Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Maggie think they’re going home, this is supposed to be the amazing hour of television that keeps viewers interested and eager to watch another season. Please keep this… »5/17/13 11:05am

KITT learns about the magic of music in the dumbest Knight Rider ever

Given David Hasslehoff’s bizarre European musical career, you might think that a Knight Rider episode centered around a very special concert would feature Hasslehoff singing and that it would be completely terrible. As it turns out, you’d be half right — “Knight Song” (sigh) is completely terrible, but at least… »5/03/13 11:05am

Star Trek: DS9 played the most dangerously idiotic game in the galaxy

Star Trek: Deep Space 9 is beloved among Trek fans, and rightly so. That still doesn’t mean its didn’t have a few piles of crap amongst its many good episode, and there’s not a bigger crap-pile than the reviled first season episode “Move Along Home.” Roll the dice and discover the worst game in the entire universe. »4/26/13 11:40am

The episode of Xena: Warrior Princess that set women, TV and comedy back 20 years

Xena: Warrior Princess isn’t just a cult TV success, but a feminist icon. The tough warrior fought for the good of the realm in the show, but the show itself helped pave the way for a new generation of female action stars and entertainment. Which makes the show’s decision to chuck Xena to put Gabrielle in a horrible,… »4/11/13 12:45pm

There was a time when Iron Man sucked so bad he couldn’t get a credit in his own cartoon

Iron Man is one of the most popular superheroes in the world right now, thanks to the Marvel movies and Robert Downey Jr.'s incredible performances as Tony Stark. But there was a long time no one cared about Iron Man — including when he starred in his own cartoon in 1994. Which may explain why the show was so… »3/21/13 11:00am

Mulder and Scully reveal the dire consequences of hate sperm in this ridiculous X-Files episode

The X-Files had some high and lows during its 9-season run, but man, those lows were abysmal. Trying to figure out the Worst Episode Ever of The X-Files is as big a mystery as most of the X-Files themselves. Still, if you had to pick, you probably couldn't do much worse than “Fight Club,” a tale of bad wrestlers,… »3/15/13 11:30am

Jem’s adventure with the Yeti and the magic bongos was truly outrageous

The Oxford definition of the word "outrageous" lists two meanings: "shockingly bad or excessive" and "wildly exaggerated or improbable." I'd say both of those apply to the Jem and the Holograms episode "Journey to Shangri-La," in which Jem nearly kills both the Holograms and the Misfits — all for the sake of a magic… »3/08/13 3:29pm

The first G.I. Joe/Cobra intramural football game was stupider than you can possibly imagine

We all agree that, no matter where you stand politically, it's a good thing to "support the troops." But what if, instead of defending our freedom, the troops were playing football games with terrorists? That's the question posed by one particular episode of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, titled "Pigskin Commandos."… »2/28/13 2:00pm