Kelly Bedard

This sweet and salty CW musical comedy is a little uneven and it took a few episodes for the characters and overall point of view to start to really come into focus but, halfway into its first season (a Golden Globe win for Best Actress already secured), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has developed into one of the most […]

  Kelly Bedard

The new season of Survivor is here and, coming off of Second Chance, expectations are fairly low. But the first episode revealed a killer new cast who just might be able to turn this thing around, despite looming med-evacs and weird time traveling (this season was filmed before Second Chance so it will likely feel […]

  Saiya Floyd

Legends of Tomorrow has its work cut out for it. Not only does it have to distinguish itself from every other superhero TV show or movie, it specifically has to distinguish itself from its sibling series. Legends of Tomorrow is the third show in Greg Berlanti’s CW superhero universe, its predecessors being Arrow and The […]

  Kelly Bedard

The second season of this wacky medieval musical came as a surprise to everyone, most of all the show’s creators who proceeded to pepper those unexpected 10 episodes with references to the fact that they assumed they were dead before being quite randomly revived (at one point they literally killed their title character and brought […]

  Kelly Bedard

The most annoying thing about the new Showcase/Syfy show adapted from Lev Grossman’s 2009 novel The Magicians is honestly just that it’s called “The Magicians” (and the promotional image to the right, that’s also very annoying for lots of reasons both feminist and aesthetic). It’s your basic CW-ish college-age fantasy drama. The mythology is complicated, […]

  Kelly Bedard

It makes sense that NBC’s new sitcom (one of only three half-hour comedies on the entire network since they massacred their iconic Thursday night block) comes from an Office alum. Superstore creator Justin Spitzer spent seven seasons in Scranton writing for a large ensemble of wacky underachievers living unglamorous lives at a paper company and […]

  Kelly Bedard

After two episodes, Showtime’s Billions is on just as steady ground creatively as it is commercially (the premiere put up the biggest cross-platform debut numbers the pay channel has ever earned). The scripts are razor sharp, the execution top-notch, and co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien’s partnership with finance journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin has paid major […]

  Kelly Bedard

Tad Quill, the creator of this latest Jane Lynch delivery vehicle, has excellent sitcom pedigree- Spin City, Scrubs, Samantha Who?, Dirty Sexy Money, the too-soon-canceled Perfect Couples and one of my early favourites Good Morning, Miami. Maggie Lawson is a sweet, solid leading lady, Kyle Bornheimer (who plays her brother) is great, Kevin Pollak (who […]

  Saiya Floyd

Finally, finally, after months of waiting, Jessica Jones is here. Since the first stills of Krysten Ritter in character as Jessica were released, I was ready for this show, and the first episode not disappoint. In a world with a lot of superhero TV shows already airing, and more planned, Jessica Jones has no trouble […]

  Kelly Bedard

I know everybody’s really into the UK 6-episode TV model but there is no world in which I’m happy that Together, BBC3’s charming, strange, hilarious, heartwarming little gem lasted a total of, what, Two Hours once you factor in commercials? Why not just make a film and be done with it? I wanted to live […]

  Robin Lempel

Episodes two and three of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend “Josh’s Girlfriend is Really Cool” and “I Hope Josh Comes To My Party!” were pretty funny. Obviously, from the titles, they were about Rebecca meeting Josh’s girlfriend Valencia and throwing a party. In the second episode, Rebecca meets Josh’s girlfriend Valencia, and immediately obsesses over her. She tries […]

  Saiya Floyd

The Flash is part of a larger DC television universe. Historically, this has worked to its advantage, with Flash/Arrow crossover episodes being fun adventures, trying new combinations of already known characters to push them out of their comfort zones. In this week’s “The Fury of Firestorm”, the larger TV universe felt like a burden rather […]

  Kelly Bedard

Minute for minute, was that the best episode of Survivor ever? In the last 5 years? At the very least, it was the best since Cagayan. At some point in this episode, every single one of my favourite players (except Jeremy, I guess) was either in serious danger or playing a major role in putting […]

  Robin Lempel

I still have high hopes for The Grinder but I found episodes two through four to be disappointing after the premiere. I still think Rob Lowe is killing it, but I was hoping the other characters would be more fleshed out at this point and I am getting a little tired of the constant comparisons […]

  Kelly Bedard

IFC’s latest comedy Benders is about grown men who are obsessed with their division eight hockey league. Three episodes in, the bro-ish series from Tom Sellitti and Jim Serpico (both fresh from the Denis Leary stable) mostly just feels like a weak League imitation. Lindsey Broad is somewhat fun as a refreshingly-not-a-drag wife but, for […]

  Tim Collins

Code Black begins with a definition of the title and an explanation of the setting. Code black is a term for an influx of patients so great, there aren’t enough resources to treat them. While the average ER is in code black 5 times a year, Angels Memorial Hospital in LA (our setting) is in […]

  Robin Lempel

I’m a big sucker for musicals, so I knew I had to check out Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I was wary going in, though. Would this be one big, predictable joke about irrational, emotional, obsessed, clingy women? Or would Crazy Ex-Girlfriend mock the tired, and offensive stereotype? I found the pilot “Josh Just Happens to Live Here!” […]

  Kevin Dillon

Sorry this is a little late folks, but Dr. Ken was not on Hulu, and hell I think I tried to put off watching this show as much as possible. I watched the first two episodes of Dr. Ken on abc.com, to make up for this, and here’s the thing, I think it was the […]

  Tim Collins

Quantico certainly continues to feel like fall 2015’s answer to How to Get Away with Murder. That’s definitely not a bad thing since there seems to be some more potential with Quantico. While it was a fairly solid second episode, there was a bit of overkill with the amount of secrets hinted at. It’s easier […]

  Saiya Floyd

After a strong second season, Brooklyn Nine Nine is back – to a disappointingly uneven start. Despite a lot of good individual scenes or one-liners, the episode overall felt unfocused and rushed. (A few light spoilers ahead). Last season, Holt was reassigned to the NYPD’s PR department, and Gina volunteered to go with him. Watching […]

  Robin Lempel

The Grinder was really good! To be honest, I had some reservations about The Grinder. With Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock off the air, The Mindy Project and Community going online, and failed new comedies like Bad Judge and more in recent years, I’d kind of lost hope that we’d see many good, new […]

  Tim Collins

Hot off the viewing of my favorite new pilot of the season, I finished watching my least favorite new pilot. It was no surprise to me that Blood & Oil would be a letdown. A show about oil, money, and North Carolinians (no offense!) just didn’t sound very appealing. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed […]

  Tim Collins

In preparation for Heroes: Reborn, I wanted to watch the entire original series through. I’ll admit that I was a die-hard fan of season 1 but, like most people, gave up somewhere mid-season two. But with the resurgence of superhero stories, it felt like 2015 was the perfect time to bring back a show that […]

  Tim Collins

I hate to be the Debbie Downer of all things Shondland but I really was looking forward to the premiere of How to Get Away with Murder. Viola Davis was hot off her new Emmy win and I couldn’t wait to see what season 2 had in store for Annalise and the Keating 5. Alas, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Smart self-awareness and a charming cast help Grandfathered stand out despite being a very standard formula network sitcom. Paired with the far-funnier Grinder in the new FOX Tuesday lineup (remember the 2012 FOX Tuesday lineup? Those were the days), the two shows form a strange 90s heartthrob-fuelled nostalgia block with both Rob Lowe and John […]

  Tim Collins

It took me a while to get into “Heavy is the Head”, the premiere episode of Scandal’s season 5. In all honesty, I should have re-watched season 4’s finale but remembered being fairly disappointed by it. But to summarize: we left off with Millie winning the senate election after giving up the names of a […]