Category: TV

Batman, forever: A farewell to Adam West

On June 9th, Adam West passed away in Los Angeles at age 88 after a short battle with leukemia, according to his family. He’s survived by his wife Marcelle and their six children, five grand children, two grandchildren, and an…

The Americans: Breathing room

This week’s penultimate episode offers more smiles than have ever been seen before on The Americans. There are even some happy surprises, but it ends with the proverbial ticking time bomb and we won’t know till next week whether there…

The Americans: Your life is a lie

We open this 100% Paige-free episode with Henry, the changeling-childe/early adapter/multi-tasker, listening to his Walkman while doing homework and/or inventing a new digital language. Philip asks if he knows where his mother is. A ruse if ever there was one!…

Riverdale: We can be heroes

Why does the Blossom family take their maple syrup so seriously? Why did they have their super elaborate maple tapping ceremony at the beginning of winter when any New Englander knows that maple syrup season begins at the end of…

The Americans: The Monsters Next Door

Ever since The Sopranos, television has been in love with anti-heroes – not bad guys turned heroic (usually due to the transformative power of romantic lurve) but people who do very bad things just because. Who wouldn’t want…

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…