Category: TV Recap

Riverdale: Party like an angsty teen

In the aftermath of Jason’s murder, Jughead notes that the town has realized that there is no such thing as control, only chaos. Intercut with scenes of our clean-cut All-American teen leads are scenes from a wild party. The party…

Homeland: Deathcar for cutie!

Previously on Homeland, President-Elect Elizabeth Keane sings “And I’m telling you, I’m not going,” as the lamestream media asks if she’s quitting on account of her son’s being a coward according to the swiftboating video being circulated by Brett…

Powerless: Wayners and Losers

A visitor approaches Emily’s desk and asks her to validate his parking. She tries to explain that she’s the senior vice-president of research and development and thus above petty administrative tasks like that, despite the fact that she has a…

The Americans: Role play

More than any other show, The Americans lives and dies by the adage that the world’s a stage, and we each play a lot of parts. It’s not just the Jennings who move effortlessly (sometimes) between identities. Things get interesting…

Homeland: It's happening here

Homeland has a history of penultimate episodes that deliver, and R for Romeo is no exception. Keane confronts her tormentors, Quinn gets revenge, and Saul is vindicated, but is it all too little, too late? We begin where we left…

Once Upon a Time: Let’s Get Kraken!

This week on Once, Storybrooke finally gets a new bar!  Snow White gets wasted! Emma becomes that cliché lady who pours her heart out to a bartender!  Aladdin and Jasmine learn that sometimes all it takes is a little…

The Americans: Dissatisfaction

In What’s the Matter with Kansas, episode four of season five, nobody is happy with the status quo, but only one man decides to shake things up. Elizabeth and Philip are visiting their collective parent handler Gabriel. Is he…

Riverdale: Baby on Board

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Riverdale, where there’s only one high school and one restaurant but there’s an Uber service that will take you to teen nightclubs. As much as I like ragging on Riverdale and its strange economy, I…

Homeland: Black Ops Jesus

Saul prepares to go on the lam. Carrie gets some unexpected news about Franny. Quinn runs into an old friend from a different life. The stingray leads Quinn to a diner. While the sign  says (or has been digitally enhanced…

The Americans: Fake it till you make it

This week on The Americans, Elizabeth proves once again how much self-awareness she lacks (all of it). Stan and Aderholt might want to rethink their recruiting techniques. The noose tightens around Oleg, and we get a surprise blast from the…

Homeland: The wrong horse

We’re a fly on the wall listening to Carrie explain herself to the shrink she must appeal to in order to see her daughter. This might be more fun if she spoke English instead of Stock Phraseeze. She talks about…

Once Upon a Time: Boys behaving badly

This week on Once, the writers bastardize Beowulf (which, in their defense, couldn’t be made much worse than it already was). Also this week, Rumple tries twice to prevent his kids from becoming assholes like him, and is sort…

The Americans: Paigeland

After mercy-executing Elizabeth’s  fav asset, she and Philip meet Gabriel to hand over the virus sample. Gabriel must be thrilled to have yet another deadly pathogen on his hands. What could possibly go wrong this time? Philip can’t quite get…

Homeland: Treason season

We all agree Dar Adal has to die. The only question is who takes him out and how. Will Carrie beat him to death with Franny’s stuffed rabbit (stuffed with the coin-stuffed sock Peter used to sock Tommy)? Will Quinn,…