What to Watch: 10/09/2018

While our love for the CW’s Black Lightning may not quite be as pronounced as for a certain supernatural NBC comedy, we are excited enough for it that our proverbial slot machine of recommendations lands on three bars.

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KATHERINE’S PICK:
Black Lightning [The CW, 9p]
It’s the season two finale! Despite surviving last season’s attack, Pierce and his family are still in danger.

BRAD’S PICK:
Black Lightning [The CW, 9p]
The superhero show returns for a second season. Jefferson Pierce has to stop the school from being shut down and Jennifer struggles with her powers.

FIONA’S PICK:
Black Lightning [The CW, 9p]
The Black Lesbian Superhero of our dreams takes the screen with the season two premiere!

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Barry has a child; her name is Nora; her existence could cause time-travel troubles. He also has a new antagonist; his name is Cicada; he is played by Chris Klein; he will likely not be much of a help to our fleet-of-foot hero. And it all takes place in a land called The Flash season five premiere on The CW.
  • Do you like American music? We like all kinds of music. We like the American Music Awards on ABC … baaaybeeee. We also like host Tracee Ellis Ross too. And obscure and outdated musical references, obvs.
  • So, let’s make the next musical reference even more on-the-nose, yet awkwardly shoehorned-in: We love that basketball (to the hoop, yo). ESPN begins 62 baller stories across 10 episodes, in the eloquently titled Basketball: A Love Story.

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