‘BoJack Horseman’ brings a season of powerful self-reflection

The end of the fourth season of Netflix’s animated masterpiece “BoJack Horseman” (2014–) featured BoJack himself with a smile as wide as we’ve ever seen. After 48 episodes of continuous heartbreak, it seemed as though it may finally be time for BoJack and the rest of the show’s cast to begin finding solutions rather than problems. […]

‘This Is Us’ Super Bowl special brings long-awaited answers, closure

In a special post-Super Bowl episode of NBC’s hit drama “This Is Us” (2016—), viewers were given an answer to the question they have been asking since the show’s premiere: how, and why, did Jack Pearson die? Warning: major spoilers ahead.   The series, which centers on the lives of the Pearson family shown through both […]

A big step for Bughead, a double homicide in Chapter 25 of ‘Riverdale’

Every television show always has a few select episodes that viewers can point to and say, there, that was a watershed moment for this show. Twenty years from now (yes, we are still going to be discussing “Riverdale” decades into the future), we are all going to look back on this week’s episode of “Riverdale” […]

‘Riverdale’ succeeds with stripped-down Chapter 21

Yes, “Riverdale.” This is how an episode of your show should be. After last week’s clunker, “Riverdale” (2017–) was in desperate need of a return to its wacky, nonsensical roots. And thankfully, this week delivered on all fronts. This episode had it all: inappropriate sexual encounters, Cheryl acting insane, teen detective work, the reintroduction of […]

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ midseason finale is less crazy, more ex(ceptionally distasteful)

Content warning: This article mentions suicide. The shortened daylight hours and the rapid approach of the holidays always mark the end of a fall semester, but for TV viewers it also indicates winter finale season. Since most shows go on a winter hiatus and viewers have to wait several weeks before their favorite TV characters return to the screen in the new year, TV […]

DC superheroes meet in first 4-way crossover on the CW

The first-of-its kind “Crisis on Earth-X,” a four-way CW superhero show crossover, aired over the course of two days starting on Nov. 27. The episodes feature the heroes of “Arrow” (2014–), “The Flash” (2014–), “Legends of Tomorrow” (2016–) and “Supergirl” (2015–) joining forces in one universe. The CW has done crossovers before, including the musical crossover episode between […]

Predictable plot twists, destructive decisions plague Chapter 20 of ‘Riverdale’

It had been a long two weeks since we last saw the “Riverdale” (2017–) gang in action, and this reviewer was more than ready for the return of some classic Riverdale shenanigans. Unfortunately, the majority of last week’s episode was a huge letdown. In a change from the typical format, this week was split into […]

‘The Good Place’ runs with reinvention in season 2

It would seem ridiculous to give “The Sixth Sense” (1999) or “The Usual Suspects” (1995) a sequel. How can a story continue after an ending that fundamentally changed the premise of its fictional world? Can characters grow in their new reality without watering down or feeling stuck in what made that final twist feel so […]

‘Riverdale’ Chapter 17: Of course it comes back to Betty

If this show has one more episode with this little Cheryl, a boycott may be in order. Okay, that’s a lie; much like Betty’s ponytail, “Riverdale” is iconic, not to mention the fact that this reviewer would be out of a job. But this blatant disrespect for the greatest character of our generation is completely unacceptable. […]

‘Riverdale’ returns for equally wacky, significantly darker season 2

Content warning: This article mentions sexual violence and suicide. Welcome back to “Riverdale” (2017–present), home to exactly one restaurant, a hospital that apparently hasn’t been renovated since the 1950s and everyone’s favorite sad breakfast club. Last season’s finale of the show, based on the Archie Comics, left Pop’s, the aforementioned sole restaurant in Riverdale, bloodied after a […]