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 […]

I’ve never been a big Modern Family fan. It’s a pretty generic family comedy..

  Kelly Bedard

CBS doesn’t make great comedies. With the exception of How I Met Your Mother, which felt cool and genuinely new in its early seasons and therefore read as a total fluke for the uncompromisingly oldschool network, the modern story of CBS is top-notch reality competitions, homogenous procedural dramas, and tired three-camera comedy. Mom has its […]

  Marty Chodorek

One of the highlights of my 2016 was watching all 8 regular seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and both seasons of All Stars. So, while I can’t say I’m a long-time fan of searches for drag superstars, I think my current enthusiasm for the sashaying and shantaying television extravaganza makes up for being tardy to […]

  Saiya Floyd

Since its premiere, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has consistently been one of the best ensemble comedies on network TV. Which made its decision to start Season 4 focusing on only two of its main characters incredibly gutsy. By mixing up the usual formula and taking Jake and Holt out of New York, and putting them in suburban […]

  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

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 […]

  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, […]

  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 […]

  Saiya Floyd

Here we go again. Another season of Doctor Who, a series that can go anywhere in time and space. Do we go to new places, and meet exciting new people? No. “The Magician’s Apprentice” takes us to Earth, England the oft-tread destination of the Doctor and company, and brings back characters that just will not […]

  Saiya Floyd

With the aptly titled ‘Antipasto’, Hannibal shows that it continues to be one of the most daring, unique shows on TV. While most shows open their seasons with a bang, this year, Hannibal took its sweet time, focusing on character exploration. More interestingly, it focused on only two of its main characters. When you consider […]

  Saiya Floyd

Vikings is leading up to something big. In the third season premiere, ‘Mercenary’, there was a palatable sense of something new and epic looming in the distance. In the episode, Ragnar and his men fight for the Mercian princess Kwenthrith. His men are confused why they should fight for a foreign princess in a battle […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

Who would have guessed the premiere I looked forward to most this season would be on the CW? Okay, that probably wouldn’t have been too difficult since anything with strong female leads and good-looking boys is kind of my thing. But beyond these important factors, the premiere of The 100 was so anticipated because of […]

  Robin Lempel

So literally everyone’s been telling me to watch Bob’s Burgers. I’ve heard how smart and funny it is. So I finally decided to give it a try. And I honestly really liked it. Though I want to give myself some time to really get into and see what it’s all about, I thought it was […]

  Robin Lempel

I have to admit Reign is my biggest guilty pleasure. I absolutely love this show. I don’t care at all about historical accuracy. There’s just enough CW drama and romance to keep me hooked, but there are also some really strong characters in the show. And the first season had some great plot twists. It’s […]

  Tim Collins

Big Brother really spoiled us when it comes to stellar casting. They managed to pick a group of entertaining houseguests and a large handful of them were great strategic players. Because of this, I spent a good amount of time during the Survivor San Juan del Sur premiere identifying all the incredibly stupid strategic moves […]

  Robin Lempel

The second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started off with a bang with “Shadows.” Let’s just say our friends in Shield aren’t doing to well. They’re still working in the shadows since everything that happened with Hydra. Ward’s being held by Coulson and the gang and he’s willing to give up information, but only […]

  Saiya Floyd

The first five minutes of the second season premiere of Agents of SHIELD was a quick reminder of the show’s biggest problem: it’s a Marvel TV show, not a Marvel movie. In the opening, viewers were treated to a cameo of Peggy Carter and the Howling Commandos of the first Captain America movie as they […]

  Saiya Floyd

Oh Sleepy Hollow. How you were missed. No other show on TV can quite replicate the unique blend of impending apocalypse peppered with history jokes and struggles with modern technology. It feels like forever since the first season finale back in January. But Sleepy Hollow is back, and full of the charm that made the […]

  Kevin Dillon

Let ripple begin! In the last few years past Cary Agos played by the very talented Matt Czuchry has not had much to do, but tonight just may have been the night he earned his first Emmy nomination. The first episode of the sixth season starts with Cary getting arrested, and those ripples take form […]

  Tim Collins

The Mindy Project is easily my favorite comedy on television. Sometime last year it snuck past Parks and Rec and captivated my attention. Mindy Kaling has always been my favorite part of the series, but the introduction of Adam Pally’s Peter and Xosha Roquemore’s Tamra helped to make this more of an ensemble cast than […]

  Saiya Floyd

The premiere of Doctor Who’s eighth season was aptly named ‘Deep Breath’, because you will have to take multiple in order to calm down and not be annoyed at the bizarre plot, tired repetitions and frankly squandered opportunity. Peter Capaldi’s debut as the Twelfth Doctor should have been an absolute triumph, and he deserved a […]

  Tim Collins

Masters of Sex returned with its second season premiere. I’ll admit that when it first aired, I was worried it was merely a fluff show trying to capitalize on the “era drama” popularized by Mad Men. Not being a fan of Mad Men, I gave the show a reluctant gander and was pleasantly drawn in. […]

  Kelly Bedard

FX’s drama department doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Honestly, I don’t think FX in general gets the respect it deserves. While everyone had their eye on AMC, its fellow basic cable channel was busy churning out one of the most unfairly overlooked lineups on TV. While the miniseries classification of American Horror Story and […]

  Saiya Floyd

Summer is finally here! Okay, maybe not officially until June 21, but since I base my calendar on TV seasons and not science, and Graceland, a quintessential summer show just kicked off its second season: it’s now summer. What makes Graceland a quintessential summer show? Well, it takes place in southern California, with plenty of […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

After four seasons of mystery and deception, the season five premier of Pretty Little Liars breathed new life into the show, while simultaneously taking the life of another. After being renewed for a sixth and seventh season, the show proved that it could answer the questions that have been dragging on while still asking even […]