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After some behind the scenes restructuring, Sleepy Hollow returns to its former glory with a good old “monster-of-the-week” episodic format and an exciting new season villain.
After staggering through its double-episode opener, and who knows why that’s still a thing in this era of binge-watching, Heroes Reborn is growing up to be a curious, if not yet compelling, development of its universe.
Centers around the enigmatic Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles, California, which is being investigated by a detective due to the mysterious deaths of guests – attributed to a serial killer, a demon, and other terrifying creatures.
CBS’s Limitless gave a strong second episode to follow up its very good pilot. In a short montage, the pilot episode was condensed into about forty seconds of explanatory voice-over. So if you’re coming to late to the game, Limitless will help you get up to speed.
The greatest asset of the show is that visually it gives itself so much to new wave/synth-pop, it’s at this interesting place where nothing but the aesthetic matters and so the show can’t find its footing as a comedy. In short, the show feels like a slave to its own devices.
Fresh Off The Boat pits Eddie against bullies and heartache this week with “Boy II Man.” Jessica is in serious son-control mode throughout this episode, and maybe even goes a step too far. She isn’t interested in being friends with her boys; she just wants them to obey her.
Instead of a scripted retelling of the Adnan Syed case, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are going to focus on the reporters who made this successful podcast, and the pros and cons of investing so much in a single story.
As for as office sitcoms go, The Muppets is very funny. “Hostile Makeover” is miles ahead of the pilot and gives a greater sense of what this series could be and how it’ll function week to week, but I can’t help but miss some classic Muppet antics that are severely absent.
Somehow Scream Queens crammed a hundred sixty pounds of premises into one size 00 piece of Chanel couture. But it managed to pull up the zipper a little farther than halfway, and despite the show’s continuing issues… I’m actually kind of impressed.
A flashy but hollow Season 3 premiere feels a bit like Agents of SHIELD is hitting a reset button. So color me disappointed.
After an accident gives him the power of superspeed, Central City assistant police forensic investigator Barry Allen becomes the fastest man alive and uses her newfound gift to fight crime.
Follows the continuing story of FBI agents Scully and Mulder, who investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – which concern paranormal phenomena.
The villains play for keeps in “Knock, Knock.” The Gotham team fires out spectacular stories and set ups for its amazing cast. I’ll say it, this one incredible episode was better than all of The Dark Knight Rises.
I’m not sure if there is any way to save this show and turn things around. I know it’s only been two episodes, but already everything about it is wrong, and at this point I’m just hoping it gets cancelled.
Blindspot appropriates the breathless, intense, massive-hangover-shaky-handheld cam of 24 and slathers it all over a pretty bad – at times, embarrassing – script to serve it up as hard-boiled, high-quality TV. This show wants to be something that it cannot yet be: authentic.
In 1977, a council house in Enfield was haunted by one of the most documented cases of a poltergeist in history.
A superhero who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder hangs up her costume and opens her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
I’m not quite sure why the title of the series is called Fear The Walking Dead when the dead are so sparsely seen throughout its first 5 episodes that it’s difficult to fear them for more than a minute at a time. What we’re really left to fear are human beings, soldiers and citizens, and after this last episode, that might not be cutting it.
Quantico may not get everything right in its pilot, but it sure is ambitious enough to try. Quantico promises to be one of the most engaging shows on TV this Fall, and as long it doesn’t get killed by its bizarre Sunday, 10pm time-slot, then it should flourish.
The Oscar winners aren’t done with the premium cable station after Project Greenlight ends. They’re developing a topical film about extreme water shortages.
So much crazy stuff is jam packed into this episode that it’s hard to believe they’re saving anything for the rest of the season. Blood & Oil, which some are calling the new Dallas, seems set for the mid-season grave. But if some of its colleagues in the network quagmire are any indication, it could run for ten years.
NBC clearly thought Heroes Rebornshould get with the ‘new times’ – that is, the young, pre-millenial, tumblr-gen. And the consequence of Reborn is a mixed bag of rehashed ideas, lukewarm powers, and a diverse cast of heroes.
Follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Season two airs Monday nights on Fox.
It needs to be said: if Moonbeam City continues down this path it’s going to be a very bad show. The main problem with Moonbeam City is a unique one as far as half-hour comedies go. It’s doesn’t give itself the opportunity to be funny. I’m not saying that they write bad jokes; I’m saying there just aren’t really any jokes!
Fresh Off The Boat returns from summer vacation with a “Family Business Trip” to Gator World. Chillin’ Eddie is back for seventh grade and Jessica nails a hotel with her Child Disfigurement Fee.
The Muppets are back with their take on modern love, interspecies dating, and bisexual shrimp. It’s perfect timing for our favorite felted friends to return to the airwaves with an updated – and in my opinion – upgraded version of The Muppet Show .