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Season 6, Episode 10 – Veep’s season six finale is a hilarious flashback-fueled journey through Selina’s political past. She’s consistently chosen politics over family/relationships and with an upcoming presidential run (yes, again), it looks like that won’t be changing for a while.
Season 6, Episode 9 – The penultimate episode of Veep wraps up some of the supporting cast’s storylines and finds Selina going from her lowest to highest point post-presidency.
Season 6, Episode 8 – Selina and her entourage travel to White City, Alabama to attend Gary’s 40th birthday and meet his parents in a darkly hilarious, yet overstuffed episode.
Season 6, Episode 7 – Veep brings back Tom James for a hilarious episode that sees Selina open up and Jonah ascend to new political heights, fueled by spite.
Season 1, Episode 9-10 – It’s time to say goodbye to Great News, but not forever—the show will be returning in the fall. These last two episodes prove that NBC was absolutely right to renew it, as they prove that it can sustain a story throughout several episodes.
Season 1, Episode 23 – Bull ends its first season with an uneven finale that hits essentially the same story beats as last week. Bull works with JP, has ethical objections to her client choice, but helps, eventually winning—Bull has gone the whole season without losing a case.
Season 6, Episode 6 – Veep delivers a predictable episode hampered by an overly familiar storyline. Once again, Selina bungles a big opportunity, ending up in a worse position than when she started scheming.
Season 1, Episode 22 – Bull works on the first of three cases with JP, defending a cyber security firm against the FBI, who wants to see their servers in connection to a terrorist attack.
Season 1, Episode 7-8 – Great News delivers its funniest two episodes of the season, with “The Red Door” being a near perfect half hour of comedy ending with some of the show’s biggest laughs yet. This promising show seems to have finally hit its stride.
Season 6, Episode 5 – In another hilarious episode of Veep, Selina learns some harsh truths about her late father while working on her memoir with Mike. Meanwhile, Richard agrees to be a sperm donor while Jonah sleeps with Sherman Tanz’s daughter.
Season 3, Episode 24 – Black-ish ends its third season with a dramatic tearjerker of an episode. The Johnson family gathers at the hospital as complications force Bow to give birth two months prematurely.
Season 1, Episode 21 – Bull introduces a new character, high-powered lawyer JP Nunnerly (Eliza Dushku), as the team works to clear Benny of the charges filed against him by the District Attorney’s Office. It’s an episode filled with ridiculous dialogue and over-the-top acting.
Season 1, Episode 5-6 – Great News continues to be enjoyable, especially for a network comedy, but it’s over halfway through the season and it hasn’t completely found its footing yet. The ensemble gets a chance to shine this week, but Katie remains the weakest link.
Season 1, Episode 13 – In its first season, Superior Donuts has revealed itself to be a lazy show relying on cheap sentimentality, with an unwillingness to actually engage with any of the issues it brings up. Why should the finale be any different?
Season 6, Episode 4 – In another very funny episode, Team Meyer, now including Amy, deals with rumors that Selina might be nominated for the Supreme Court and a health scare, while Jonah once again manages to fail upwards.
Season 2, Episode 22 – Superstore ends its great second season with an impressive episode. Relationships are pushed forward when a freak tornado threatens the store, all while the employees are still processing the corporate mandated layoffs.
Season 3, Episode 23 – Black-ish aired the backdoor pilot for a proposed spinoff centering on Zoey at college, which unfortunately felt like a watered-down, inferior version of the excellent Netflix series Dear White People.
Season 1, Episode 3-4 – Chuck continues to be the MVP of Great News, as the show delivers two amusing, but uneven episodes. Katie’s character needs some improvement, but the show’s capable of absurdly hilarious moments.
Season 1, Episode 20 – Bull is more ridiculous than usual this week, but that’s not a bad thing. The show is at its most fun when it embraces its ridiculousness and this week’s case gives it plenty of opportunities to do so.
Season 1, Episode 12 – Superior Donuts delivers a dull episode heavy on cheap sentimentality and light on jokes that completely wastes the comedic talents of guest star Cedric the Entertainer.
Season 6, Episode 3 – Veep delivers its best episode of the season so far, as the majority of the cast is reunited when Selina goes to Georgia (the country, not the state) to supervise an election. Also featured this episode: the return of her Finnish nemesis Minna.
Season 2, Episode 21 – Superstore stumbles with an uncomfortable episode featuring every character acting like the worst possible version of themselves. Cheyenne gets married and conflicts come to the surface at her wedding.
Season 3, Episode 21-22 – Black-ish aired two episodes this week, both centering on family. Bow’s sister Santa Monica (Rashida Jones) visits in the first, and Black-ish sends Zoey off to college with a clip show in the second.
Season 1, Episode 1-2 – Great News premiered this week with a promising two episodes. While the 30 Rock comparisons are inevitable, as the shows share an executive producer (Tina Fey), writer (creator Tracey Wigfield), and a similar setting, Great News is strong enough to stand on its own.
Season 6, Episode 2 – The sixth season of Veep is off to rocky start, as this episode felt as uneven as the premiere. Splitting up the characters makes sense logically, but the cast’s chemistry was part of what made the show so great.
Season 1, Episode 19 – Bull once again relies on a ridiculous last minute twist with minimal explanation to solve a case, but to the show’s credit, it’s one of its most ridiculous twists yet. Bull helps an infamous criminal defense attorney after he’s accused of killing his fiancé.
Season 1, Episode 11 – This week was one of the better episodes of Superior Donuts. It wasn’t ambitious or hilarious, but it was entertaining. Franco takes a job as Fawz’s assistant in order to make some extra cash.
Season 6, Episode 1 – Veep returns for its sixth season with a place-setting episode focused on catching up with the characters and establishing the new status quo. It’s not the funniest episode the show’s done, but it sets up what will be an interesting season.
Season 2, Episode 13 – The Path’s season finale disappoints, as the main characters are back in essentially the same places they were at the beginning of the season. Although the show was renewed today, there doesn’t seem to be enough story left for another season.
Season 1, Episode 10 – It’s another muddled, misguided attempt to address gentrification on Superior Donuts, resulting in an episode with many issues the show’s writers seem ill-equipped to handle.