Scream Queens Actually Made a Pretty Good Point About Thanksgiving

For people who don’t have families, live far away from their families, or have families they’d rather not see, Friendsgiving is the best option this time of year. Scream Queens illustrated this point in an episode that also killed one character, brought another back from the dead, and deployed some A+ guest stars. »Yesterday 3:40pm11/25/15 3:40pm


On Gotham, a Show Ostensibly About Batman, a Bunch of Killer Monks Invaded an Erotic Massage Parlor

This is not a joke. It’s not a metaphor. This is me not obliquely trying to tell you how ridiculous this show is. This is something that actually occurred on last night’s episode of Gotham, and I can’t think of anything that better conveys the show’s total insanity that simply stating what happened. »Tuesday 11:02am11/24/15 11:02am

That Was Definitely the Strangest Episode of The Leftovers Ever

When last we saw Kevin Garvey, he was twitching in poison-induced death spasms, shortly before Virgil, the man who pledged to revive him, shot himself in the head. But Virgil’s grandson, Michael, appeared to assist—and this week, Michael’s only line of dialogue sums up the episode rather well: “Holy shit.” »Monday 7:30pm11/23/15 7:30pm

The Space Subplot on The Last Man On Earth is Setting Up Something Big

No matter what happens with the crew back on terra firma on The Last Man on Earth, I find the scenes up in space more fascinating. This week, for only the second time this season, Jason Sudeikis made an appearance as astronaut Mike Miller, Tandy’s brother—and even a mention of Mike totally changes everything. »Monday 2:20pm11/23/15 2:20pm

Mistaken Identities and Monkeys are the Backbone of Elementary This Week

It’s a night of mistaken identity, estranged fathers, a return to police service, and overly-convoluted doppelgängered murder mysteries for this week’s Elementary. But more importantly, it’s a story on the reappearance of Sherlock’s turtle Clyde, and of adorably fluffy monkeys tragically not-seen. »Friday 9:00pm11/20/15 9:00pm

Agents of SHIELD Is at the Top of its Game, and That's Amazing to Watch

One thing that keeps occurring to me while watching Agents of SHIELD lately: This show is pretty much 100 percent serialized now, with huge elements of soap opera as well as ongoing plot strands. There’s zero “monster of the week” stuff. That’s been true for a long time, but lately the show is doing this incredibly… »11/18/15 7:15pm11/18/15 7:15pm