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Once Upon a Time: Swan Song

As a show runner, inevitably, there will come a time in your life when your series is dangling on the precipice of cancellation, your lead actress has just dumped you via Instagram, and seemingly nothing can save it but a…

The Americans: Anticipation

Henry’s narrating the “previously on.” Does that mean he’ll finally be important in the story? Probably not because this is a show that loves to lead you down a path, which inevitably turns out to be a dead end. We…

House of Cards Season 5 coming soon to Trumpmerica

How can television top a White House taken over by a cabal of billionaires, Russian agents, and white supremacists, nominally led by an elderly orange-skinned, ignoramus TV star with spray-tan goggle eyes, whose trophy wife comically refuses to live with…

The Americans: Immersion is a euphemism

Nobody gets killed or gets laid (except possibly off-screen), but the relentless sense of dread, burn-out, and general malaise continues. How much more of this can we take? Philip gets back from saying good-bye to Gabriel, and chats with Elizabeth…

Once Upon a Time: A Black Fairy Tale

This week on Once, Rumple continues his trend of contemplating doing the right thing for about five seconds, before effing up again. (But hey, major points for character consistency!) Also this week, Captain Hook chooses a best man…

Riverdale: Homecomings and goings

Welcome back (again) to Riverdale! These random CW hiatuses are killing me and I don’t understand the logic behind them. Are they trying to drag out the final episodes? Accommodating standardized testings for their teen viewers? Or did they simply…

The Americans: You gotta believe

Which imaginary boyfriend will get Paige’s rose? Will it be Jesus or Karl Marx? Gabriel isn’t making it easy. In their long-awaited meeting, he love bombs her with a Karl Marx quote about sacrifice that sounds like something Jesus would…