I for reals can’t stop shaking right now, which isn’t the kind of thing I’m used to after watching Sons of Anarchy, but “Red Rose” has floored me in quite a few ways. Not the least of which is the particular pile of bodies that fell tonight, and the manner in which Jax coasts through the episode on a cloud of depressed horseshit.
You know, when it comes to big episodes -- in the case of The Walking Dead, the mid-season finale -- you can theorize and try to anticipate some of the worst scenarios as much as you want, but nothing really prepares you for it when it happens.
Supernatural is getting a bit slow in its old age. It might have taken seven episodes, but we finally got the setup for Season 10 that usually happens in the first couple episodes of a new season. Introduce yourself to this season's big bad.
When it comes to easter eggs, Arrow may never be able to top last week's use of the boxing glove. The episode as a whole could have been better but the reference to the DC superhero's most famous trick arrow was perfectly executed. This week didn't seem to stand a chance. No nod(s) to the DCU in “Draw Back Your Bow” could possibly compare, right? Well, not exactly.
I don’t say this often for American Horror Story, a series that I unapologetically hold near and dear, but tonight’s “Test of Strength” was a complete waste of an hour on almost every level. It's gotta happen sometime, right?
It’s said that it all comes out in the wash. Well, it all got put out there tonight on “Suits of Woe,” but nothing got clean. With just two episodes left in the series, there are only crossroads.
The Walking Dead's taking some risks this season, not so much in the way it has divided its characters, resulting in episodes that only focus on one small part of the fractured group. We saw that formula at work at the end of last season.
There's something not quite right about Arrow this third season. Obviously, the stellar second is a lot to live up to and The CW's superhero series may be stumbling a bit under the pressure. There's always a lot to like about the show, including plenty of fun references to the DCU, but Arrow is definitely in the middle of a junior slump. That exists, right?
Love is in the air on American Horror Story, and none of it is of the normal kind. Find out who's getting busy between the sheets and who will soon be beneath the sheets of their death bed.
Tonight’s 200th episode was a fun celebration of the Winchesters and all the wonderful quirks that make their world fresh and exciting after all this time. “Fan Fiction” was fan service in a way that’s probably never been done on a show before. While not its finest meta hour nor its first jab at the Supernatural fandom, this episode had enough charm to make up for its lackluster story.
If TV episodes could be judged by the rampant anticipation that spontaneously erupts for the next week’s installment, then tonight’s ep could be considered the best in the series. It doesn't work that way, of course, but "Faith and Despondency" is still a solid chunk of TV.
Finally, The Walking Dead faces the topic we've all been waiting for - Eugene's hair. It's the source of all of his power. It's his "Tennessee top hat." It's... oh, who are we kidding, there are much bigger things to discuss after tonight's episode.
Grab a box of tissues, watch this week's Doctor Who, then come back here for some discussion on why "Death In Heaven" is a fitting finale to Season Eight. The episode also offered some jaw-dropping stuff, after a season that mostly rode a seesaw of interesting and boring events.
Right after Arrow fans finally got their first look at Ra's al Ghul, the Season 3 big bad, The CW's superhero series stalled the serialized momentum with a villain-of-the-week. However, “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak” did focus on Arrow's most lovable character so the lack of a lot of easter eggs is easily forgiven.
By its very nature, there’s almost nothing beautiful about American Horror Story: Freak Show, but tonight’s episode was especially ugly. I’m having trouble convincing myself that it was enjoyable at all, or that it was more than just a series of repulsive incidents strung together by violence and hidden intentions. Is that the point?