Last year alone, over 500 scripted television shows aired…

Last year alone, over 500 scripted television shows aired across networks and streaming. How are you supposed to know what’s worth your time without wasting hours of your life? We help you answer the question of our time: What should I be watching? In each episode of our new podcast series Season One Episode One, co-hosts […]

Last year alone, over 500 scripted television shows aired across networks…

Last year alone, over 500 scripted television shows aired across networks and streaming. How are you supposed to know what’s worth your time without wasting hours of your life? We help you answer the question of our time: What should I be watching? In each episode of our new podcast series Season One Episode One, co-hosts […]

Last year alone, over 500 scripted television shows aired…

Last year alone, over 500 scripted television shows aired across networks and streaming. How are you supposed to know what’s worth your time without wasting hours of your life? We help you answer the question of our time: What should I be watching? In each episode of our new podcast series Season One Episode One, […]

  Kelly Bedard

The new TV season is upon us! As we mourn the slaughter of all the great shows that had to die so these ones could live (RIP, For the People and Whiskey Cavalier; you were too good for this world), it’s time to give the new kids a shot. I gave each new show at […]

  Kelly Bedard

The new TV season is upon us! As we mourn the slaughter of all the great shows that had to die so these ones could live (RIP, Speechless), let’s see if there’s anything worth watching in this new crop. I gave each new show 2 episodes to win me over and listed them below in […]

  Kelly Bedard

The best new show of the fall TV season so far is Single Parents, the latest addition to ABC’s single camera family comedy lineup. Though rarely groundbreaking, this phase of the alphabet network’s comedy strategy has produced strong show after strong show and this offering from New Girl impresario Elizabeth Meriwether and co-creator JJ Philbin […]

  Kelly Bedard

I love half hour television. Most of my favourite shows are half hours- not necessarily comedies, but half hours. Peak TV has led to a boom in genre rebellion, shows that live in the unclassifiable grey and understand that “digestible” and “simple” are not synonyms. Because they are a half hour, I actually watched all […]

  Kelly Bedard

All in all, there actually aren’t as many new shows this fall as you might expect. Networks seem to be playing it a little bit cooler with the cancellation trigger (or at least trying to) and a startling number of shows making their season debuts this month already have at least a year of existence […]

  Tom McGee

Damn it’s exciting to have Star Trek back on TV. With last night’s premiere, Star Trek Discovery has finally stepped into the public eye, after years of secrecy, delays, staff changes, and troubling production reports; we finally have something we can actually watch and analyse rather than speculate about… Well, almost. There is a lot […]

  Kelly Bedard

Melora Hardin is always in charge. Known as the hard-ass from corporate always squashing the Scranton Office hijinks, Sarah Pfefferman’s uncompromising ex on Transparent, and the high-end event planner keeping Brian Austin Green’s Wedding Band in line, Hardin has made a career as an authority figure who says no to pretty much everything and never […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The below review represents the first two episode’s of Hulu’s new show, The Handmaid’s Tale. We will follow up next week with the second two episodes, and from then on will respond weekly. I wonder what world the creators of The Handmaid’s Tale thought they would be releasing their televised baby into. A […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

You’re probably not watching, because it’s on the CW and, despite the boost in programming over the last few years, you still see the CW as teen fare. You’re absolutely right in the sense that Riverdale has the overly sexualized “teens” and the melodrama of highschool but this show is so much more. It’s a […]

  Kelly Bedard

This is a big thing to say considering the consistently critically beloved status of Toronto’s Coal Mine Theatre since its bombastic debut with The Motherfucker with the Hat back in 2014 but I’m pretty confident that Superior Donuts is the best thing the Indie 2.2 company has ever produced. At least it’s my favourite. Tracy […]

  Kelly Bedard

Netflix needs to slow down. They appear to be operating under a “the more the merrier” business plan and at a certain point that level of saturation cannot possibly support itself without more quality control. I’m not saying they need to stick their head into every project to the extent that, say, NBC does but […]

  Saiya Floyd

Other than Harry Potter, if there was a book series that dominated my childhood, it would have to be A Series of Unfortunate Events. The stories follow the Baudelaire orphans as they are pursued by the evil Count Olaf who wants to seize the orphans’ fortune. Despite the dark premise, the books were clever and […]

  Kelly Bedard

What the hell is happening on CBS? I mean it. I know they’re considered the grandma network, known mostly for terrible 3-camera sitcoms, procedural crime dramas, and reality TV, but the crushing mediocrity of their new fall comedies is actually mind-boggling. It seems as though CBS revamps their comedy brand every year and whatever one […]

  Kelly Bedard

The CW’s newest lighthearted high-concept show about a grown-ass woman is just as refreshing and fun as Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, its forebears in the network’s chosen secondary genre. Gone are the too-hot-to-function teenagers and their soapy dramatics (Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210), making the network’s lineup a remarkably strong mixture of […]

  Kelly Bedard

American Housewife is hella bad. Like, Mike & Molly plus Kevin Can Wait crossed with Real O’Neals and the “Mitchell thinks Cameron is too spontaneous” storylines on Modern Family kind of bad. Like, bad. I generally like Katy Mixon so I wanted this ABC sitcom, her first starring vehicle, to be good. It’s not. Of […]

  Saiya Floyd

The Good Place is an apt name for NBC’s new sitcom. The Great Place would a little too enthusiastic, but it’s certainly better than The So-So place. The Good Place has a unique, interesting premise, a delightful cast, and some hilarious one-liners. The titular Good Place is the afterlife. In this show’s lore, every deed […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

We live in a world that is full of people. We see some of them every day, we recognize the big names and the prominent celebrities, but we also face familiar individuals, people that interact with us on the interpersonal level, individuals who do not affect the world at large, but small parts, microcosms, samples […]

  Kelly Bedard

Notorious is a fine show. It’s not good but it’s not offensively bad either. It’s a little bit fun (mostly Kate Jennings Grant as a randy but capable news anchor), a little bit charming (Ryan Guzman might prove worth rooting for), very pretty to look at (Daniel Sunjata and J. August Richards as brothers? I’m […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m all in on FOX’s new sports drama about the first woman to play Major League Baseball. There’s something about the recipe of non-procedural, non-genre, non-soap dramas that network TV hasn’t gotten right in years outside of the work of Jason Katims. Creator Dan Fogelman has offered up two possible solutions this fall and, though […]

  Kelly Bedard

How? Why? What? Literally, though, HOW?! Does Kevin James have illicit photos of the CBS top brass? Is there a curse on Erinn Hayes? Is it possible this has been on a shelf for ten years and CBS only pulled it out because hackers erased all of their 2016 pilots leaving them with nothing to […]