One show debuts, two shows bow out (including one all-time classic, maybe for forever), however, it’s the continuing tales of Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica that wins the evening (if barely). Was it the Andy Cohen of it all? Let’s hope not. I don’t want … Continue reading Wednesday’s Best: Riverdale
We’re back to visiting another time this evening, visiting our brackets with (mostly comedies) taking place or originally set in a vintage era. As is the case with our other brackets, we have some surprising upsets.
Today we look at the past via…the present! Classic shows have been getting the Reboot, thanks to the power of streaming, repeats, and social media. Roseanne will return at the end of the month, and Murphy Brown is reportedly returning to air this month. Wet Hot American Summer … Continue reading March Madness: Decades Ago vs. Reboot
Not a whole lot of new going on tonight, but there’s no shortage of comfort food (TV dinners?). KATHERINE’S PICK: American Housewife [ABC, 9:30p] Katie tries to negotiate with her nemesis as part of her Spring Gala planning. We’re glad the season-long arc, meant to destroy … Continue reading What to Watch: 03/14/2018
Tonight we cut (recent) historical tragedy with a pair of sitcoms that often double as door-slamming farces. It’s a delicate balance, but as viewers of distinction, we know you can proceed with caution and know your limits. JASON’S PICK: The Looming Tower [Hulu] Considering the enormity … Continue reading What to Watch: 02/28/2018
Tonight’s line-up is all about teams, whether the familiar pairing of supernatural sleuths Mulder & Scully, the new duo of platonic friends Esther & Benji, or Dan Marino and some of his Best Mascot Friends[TM]. JASON’S PICK: Alone Together [Freeform, 8:30p] There’s a lot of good … Continue reading What to Watch: 01/10/2018
As Jane flirts with an action that would theoretically necessitate the show to alter its title (and no she’s not changing her name to Bob), the critical raves roll in. Jane and Jonathan are getting closer on Jane the Virgin and it helps lead “Episode Thirty-Four” to a TV Fanatic’s 0.1 shy of a perfect score. Better Call Saul‘s lead character continued to con in his first days on the job at Davis & Main, and reviews are consistently above average. As for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, while there’s a general agreement among the blogs that Rebecca has gone a bit far off the deep end and it’s a dangerous plank, but that the unique musical comedy is still a lot of fun. The X-Files finale, on the other hand, landed with a thud as the word “mess” figured in pretty much every review.
Monday, February 22nd’s Best: Jane the Virgin (9.96/10)
In a complete episode that centered around Jane attempting to lose her virginity — and in the process render the show’s very title a lie — Jane the Virgin pleased its fans and sent reviewers into the vapors. Kathryn VanArandonk of Vulture opened with: “This is a great episode for Our Beloved Narrator. This is a fun episode for Tiago, Time-Traveling Feminist. This is a surprisingly satisfying episode for telenovela action sequences. This is an excellent matchup for Jane and Petra. This is a no-holds-barred, cards-on-the-table, heart-stoppingly good episode for #TeamMichael.” TV Fanatic’s Amanda Steinmetz raved “Episode Thirty-Four” “showcased all the wonderfully delightful aspects this series brings to television: heart, humor, and a heroine who manages to be relatable even when thrown into telenovela levels of storytelling.”
The Rest of the Night:
Better Call Saul – 8.5
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – 7.7
Supergirl – 7.5
The Magicians – 6.9
The X-Files – 5.8