Most new shows take a few episodes to really find their footing, and this episode may be where Cop Rock finally started to improve. It never becomes good, mind you, but it generally avoids anything as embarrassing as the musical numbers of the first three episodes.
This week on Once, Cinderella goes POSTAL… for a few seconds. Also this week, Hook and Emma get baby fever. Rumpel makes Belle a mix tape. And the Evil Queen comes up with a nefarious scheme… to perfect her adopted son’s bad posture.
If the point of these numbers is to allow us to get to know the characters in ways that mere spoken dialogue can’t provide, shouldn’t the vast majority of them have been performed by the show’s main cast?
The creepy homeless guy is henceforth referred to as “the schizophrenic”, because priests are such brilliant diagnosticians and there’s nothing offensive about referring to people by their illness because look at all those lepers in the Bible.
Time to check the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Demonic Disorders IV to see if lack of appetite is a symptom. It is!
It’s almost like the makers of this show were daring viewers to change the channel.
This week on Once, a sex-deprived Evil Queen hits on everyone from a newborn baby to herself. Also, the writers kill another sexy male guest star because, apparently, they hate me.
Previously on How to Get Away with Murder: Annalise opened up a pro-bono legal clinic because the university wants to keep her from teaching. You know, considering how badly she screwed up this year’s...
Aaaand then a drum machine kicks in, and the dealers and bystanders all perform a rap song while the cops just smirk and shake their heads like perps breaking out into an impromptu musical number while being arrested is a totally normal thing. Such is the world of Cop Rock, producer Steven Bochco’s ill-fated 1990 attempt to fuse the police drama and musical genres.
Welcome to Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, where killers get away with murder and not in a fun, twisty How to Get Away with Murder kind of way, but because everyone is so stupid and willfully obtuse that it makes you wonder how there’s not a Purge-type scenario happening 24/7.
Narcos is back with a different showrunner, one who seems to be trying to dismantle a lot of what came before—even stuff that worked.
RIP Frank’s Beard. Services will be held at the truck stop bathroom where the beard clippings now lay. In lieu of flowers, please bring a broom and dustpan.
Time to head off on new adventures, battle evil villains, make questionable fashion and hair choices, and egregiously bastardize even more increasingly obscure bedtime stories from your youth.
Welcome to Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, where everything is extremely implausible in hopes of passing it off as comedy. It’s the annual Halloween party at Our Lady of Perpetual Suffering hospital in the year of 1985…
NBC only has three new shows debuting this fall. Will any of them succeed? The Agony Booth TV squad fearlessly forecasts the future.
FOX has four dramas and one sitcom coming soon to a TV near you. The Agony Booth TV squad debates them all.
The Agony Booth TV squad is playing with our crystal balls again while pondering the fate of CBS’s three new dramas and three new sitcoms.
Five Agony Booth writers debate the fate of the three dramas and two sitcoms being added to ABC’s fall lineup.
(Warning: This post contains some spoilers from the HBO summer series The Night Of, lots of cat pictures, and one or two very gross pictures of John Turturro’s feet.)