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With “Every Potato Has A Receipt,” it’s the end of the GLOW as we know it With “Every Potato Has A Receipt,” it’s the end of the GLOW as we know it

“Every Potato Has A Receipt” is like a rush of adrenaline, and that appears to be GLOW’s standard when it comes to its season finales and the big shows G.L.O.W. puts on. Honestly, the finales are also the points in the show that really strain believability in terms of the proper wrestling of this time period…

With “Rosalie,” GLOW reluctantly prepares to say goodbye With “Rosalie,” GLOW reluctantly prepares to say goodbye

Even with the future of G.L.O.W. hanging in the balance, “Rosalie” is somewhat of a cool down episode after the terrific—but often stressful—run of recent episodes this season. And just like in wrestling, sometimes a cool down is just what you need before the main event. So taking the back-to-school idea of GLOW …

With "The Good Twin," GLOW chooses to wrestle (and sing) like nobody's watching With "The Good Twin," GLOW chooses to wrestle (and sing) like nobody's watching

Much like “Nothing Shattered” was a necessary GLOW episode for Ruth’s character and the entire G.L.O.W. family, “The Good Twin” is also a necessary episode—just for the simple fact that it lets us finally know what a full episode of this world’s G.L.O.W. looks like. And god, it looks every bit as amazing as one could…

In “Nothing Shattered,” GLOW deals with the real repercussions of “that fake stuff on TV” In “Nothing Shattered,” GLOW deals with the real repercussions of “that fake stuff on TV”

Picking up where “Work The Leg” left off, “Nothing Shattered” quickly captures that feeling of not knowing what to do—as a worker, as part of the crew, as an audience member—when an actual injury happens. There’s the question of it’s real at first, and while professional wrestling has its own lingo for that; referees…

GLOW’s sexy star snaps, when all she had to do was “Work The Leg” GLOW’s sexy star snaps, when all she had to do was “Work The Leg”

At first, “Work The Leg” looks like it might go the way of season one’s “Live Studio Audience,” with Ruth and Debbie’s lack of communication and eventual montage at least leading to a good performance until someone like Mark ruins it again. However, this season has worked hard to show that Debbie can be her own worst…

1985 called, and GLOW would like us to know “Perverts Are People, Too” 1985 called, and GLOW would like us to know “Perverts Are People, Too”

We’ve finally hit the true proof of G.L.O.W.’s popularity in the halfway mark of GLOW. Fans wait outside the venue with signs (“CAN I BE YOUR WELFARE KING?”), they cosplay, they send fan mail ranging from a genuine appreciation for the characters to dick pics (the ‘80s really weren’t so different). There is a fandom…

As promised, GLOW's “Mother Of All Matches” delivers As promised, GLOW's “Mother Of All Matches” delivers

After the first three episodes of set-up—or “build,” since it’s wrestling—GLOW gives us the “Mother Of All Matches.” As I mentioned in “Candy Of The Year,” Tammé and Debbie are two characters who have some things in common, even if they’re still from different worlds. This episode highlights that completely, even…

The “Concerned Women Of America” and GLOW really have some stuff to work out The “Concerned Women Of America” and GLOW really have some stuff to work out

While the viewing audience is conditioned to see the women of GLOW as underdogs, the show’s already making clear that their hard work is not going unnoticed. Sure, the previous episode had a problem with live audience investment, but a major point was that they had a live audience at all; people were even coming to…

GLOW proves that a seat at the table isn’t all that glamorous GLOW proves that a seat at the table isn’t all that glamorous

While “Viking Funeral” was prep day, “Candy Of The Year” kicks things off with an in-progress match and a full house for G.L.O.W. While GLOW knows how to move from episode-to-episode with ease, the kinks still need to be worked out for G.L.O.W., like the crowd not caring about the in-ring action—partially the fault of…

GLOW returns, more or less ready to make history GLOW returns, more or less ready to make history

GLOW gets into the bigger scope for season two fairly early on: It’s officially back to work for G.L.O.W., only the stakes are higher than just making one hopefully successful episode of television. “Viking Funeral” begins a 10-episode season which covers the show-within-the-show’s 20 weeks of tapings... and things…

A temporary resurrection for Lucifer makes another strong case for more stories A temporary resurrection for Lucifer makes another strong case for more stories

“Boo Normal” is a strange episode of Lucifer. It exists both within and outside the series’ universe, though in a different way from the episode that follows it. It also exists as an episode where Lucifer is truly a supporting character. In fact, this is an episode about Ella, through Ella’s eyes. It even begins with…

With the promise of a new day, “Jake & Amy” makes a near perfect Brooklyn Nine-Nine ending With the promise of a new day, “Jake & Amy” makes a near perfect Brooklyn Nine-Nine ending

“Jake & Amy” could’ve easily functioned as a proper series finale for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In terms of its status on FOX, that’s kind of what it is. As an episode that will have follow-up though, it’s also quite refreshing to have a season finale that doesn’t end with the characters in a state of absolute chaos. …

Our Riverdale podcast makes its bones with the show's wild second season Our Riverdale podcast makes its bones with the show's wild second season

With “Brave New World,” Riverdale’s second season puts on its red leather jacket and rides off into the sunset. And, for once, all looks hunk-dory—until it doesn’t! Though our favorite “meddling friends” wrap things up on peaceful terms, trouble is a’brewing in the form of Riverdale’s own League Of Doom, which has …

Riverdale’s sophomore season slumps right into the—you guessed it—darkness Riverdale’s sophomore season slumps right into the—you guessed it—darkness

As Riverdale’s second season began with an elaborate coma dream—from Fred, of all characters—it’s unfortunate we’re deprived of such an experience with Jughead. (He’s not dead. Neither is Fangs. Moving on.) Then again, season one Jughead already provided the audience with a classic Archie Comics-centered dream. In…

With its series finale, Lucifer opens itself up to a world of possibilities With its series finale, Lucifer opens itself up to a world of possibilities

It’s surreal watching a finale where most of the characters are crying or on the verge of tears almost non-stop, knowing that the episode is now the series finale instead of the season finale. Especially when that’s how the episode begins—the baseline is despair and hopelessness, and when you factor in that also…

Screw it: Let’s just talk about how happy we are Brooklyn Nine-Nine is still alive Screw it: Let’s just talk about how happy we are Brooklyn Nine-Nine is still alive

By the time I’d started watching my screener for season five’s penultimate episode, “White Whale,” Brooklyn Nine-Nine had officially been canceled. So I wasn’t exactly in the best state of mind to watch the episode; even if it were an all-time classic episode of Brooklyn Nine-NIne, that would just be a reminder that…

It’s “Judgment Night” for Riverdale, and no one gets out unscathed It’s “Judgment Night” for Riverdale, and no one gets out unscathed

If it didn’t go against the episode naming scheme, “Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night” could just as easily be called “The Town That Dreaded Sunrise.” Not only because Riverdale already has an episode (and technically, a serial killer) referencing The Town That Dreaded Sundown but because the ominous feeling in the…

Lucifer’s “Quintessential Deckerstar” strolls down memory lane & crashes into an uncertain future Lucifer’s “Quintessential Deckerstar” strolls down memory lane & crashes into an uncertain future

Don’t let the ship portmanteau in the title fool you: “Quintessential Deckerstar” is quite an excellent episode of Lucifer. That’s on multiple levels too, as an episode that builds off everything that came before it, as an emotional character-driven piece, as a procedural, as a humorous forty-plus minutes of…

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