When a series tells you publicly and explicitly that it is not a sequel to something else, but then it turns out to be totally a sequel, is that a twist or a cheat?
It’s a strange move considering that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is critically acclaimed, won what is only the network’s second Golden Globe, has quirky musical numbers that go viral, and features Rachel Bloom’s rack on a regular basis.
The President of the United States (Lynda Carter!) visits National City to sign a historic amnesty bill allowing all aliens to come out of hiding and live among us in peace. And by “aliens”, they mean aliens from other planets, but it’s hard to miss the obvious parallels to the other kind of aliens dominating the shitshow that is our current national political discourse.
Xiomara crashes at Rogelio’s, and in exchange for room and board, helps with his accent. It is sounding more American. Unfortunately, the American it sounds like is Matthew McConaughey, and this country doesn’t need another one of those.
This week on Once, Aladdin lets Jasmine check out his Man Cave. Hook gets crafty with a pair of Emma’s scissors. The Evil Queen and the Wicked Witch get mani/pedis from Goldilocks. And a popular fan theory is swiftly debunked.
Previously on How to Get Away With Murder: Annalise is claiming (Well, should I saying “claiming” when it’s technically the truth?) to be an alcoholic as a last ditch effort to keep her university…
And now, because TV executives like to exploit anything that people enjoyed in the past for some cash, FOX is turning The Rocky Horror Picture Show into a two-hour television special.
Within the six Star Trek TV series, there are dozens of episodes that involve time travel, and I’ll be looking at the ones that did it best.
Previously on Supergirl: Kara always dreamed of teaming up with her cousin to fight bad guys, and it finally happened, as Superman’s boots were filled by an actual actor and together they protected Lex Luthor’s…
Welcome to Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, where awkwardly shoehorned pop culture references are considered clever writing.
Enjoy my last Cop Rock recap. Yes, like the show itself, these recaps are being put on indefinite hiatus due to lack of interest.
Previously on Jane the Virgin: Jane and Michael got married! And we were about to lose “the Virgin” in the title, but then Michael got shot! Why did he get shot? He realized that...
An eight-episode compilation of very loosely related stories, each involving some aspect of sex and romantic relationships in the 21st century, which each struck me individually as slyly disguised potential pilots for Netflix than collectively as a debut season of a single, ongoing series.
This week on Once: The Beast tries to win back Belle’s heart by incarcerating her. (Hey, it worked last time!) Snow White learns that she’s a terrible teacher, when the subject is anything other than making a birdhouse. The Evil Queen’s kryptonite is finally revealed. And yet another sort-of villain is given a hasty partial redemption arc before meeting his untimely demise.
This week opens with Casey dreaming. You can tell it’s a dream and not a flashback because even before the weird stuff starts, there’s cowboy polka music playing, which no teen would ever tolerate even to be ironic.
Previously on How to Get Away with Murder: University President Maria LaGuerta is unhappy Annalise got some good PR out of her Perv Client, becaue the university was ready to fire her over the…
I think I’ve figured out why I have such a sweet spot for Chanel #5. No, it’s not because I enjoy the cheap vagina dentata jokes. Although, to be fair, who would have predicted that such an outlandish throwaway line would become a recurring joke?
Budgets will be slashed, regular cast members will be demoted to recurring, network-wide crossovers will happen, and hopefully the series will be allowed to appeal to a hipper, savvier audience of superhero fans as opposed to its previous demo of elderly women watching with their granddaughters.
Here comes the sine qua non of horror tropes: teenage lust. In this case, girl on girl, because that’s now a TV requirement.
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.