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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…

With “Show Me Going,” the Nine-Nine learns to cope during crisis With “Show Me Going,” the Nine-Nine learns to cope during crisis

Despite working a stripped down version of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, “The Box” was an episode that featured an excellent balance of humor and a more police-centric, serious tone. “Show Me Going” goes for a similar approach too—in terms of the balance—albeit doing so with the help of the entire ensemble this time. And while…

There’s no “Shadow Of A Doubt”—the kids of Riverdale aren’t alright There’s no “Shadow Of A Doubt”—the kids of Riverdale aren’t alright

“Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow Of A Doubt” highlights something that’s key to why Riverdale season two is so frustrating to watch: Riverdale is just such a hateful place at this point. I’ve compared Archie to Paul Walker’s character Skip in Pleasantville, but the entire town is at that angry, burning books (give it…

Booze and buddy cop shenanigans leave Lucifer with an "All Hands On Decker" situation Booze and buddy cop shenanigans leave Lucifer with an "All Hands On Decker" situation

In a way, “All Hands On Decker” is a pretty special episode of Lucifer. It provides the audience with two of the series’ sure-fire (but sparingly used) dynamics in the form of a Lucifer/Dan team-up and the whole Lucifer lady squad. Both of these dynamics guarantee a fun episode, and that’s what Lucifer delivers.…

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s "Bachelor/ette Party" really is a "cray cray night of funky fun" Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s "Bachelor/ette Party" really is a "cray cray night of funky fun"

Except for all the alcohol intake, Jake’s bachelor party and Amy’s bachelorette party in the appropriately titled “Bachelor/ette Party” aren’t exactly wild and crazy experiences. They’re certainly not The Hangover—as Brooklyn Nine-Nine did that back in season four’s “Cop-Con”—but instead just a chill appreciation of……

As promised, sins come back to haunt the “Prisoners” of Riverdale As promised, sins come back to haunt the “Prisoners” of Riverdale

After “Chapter Thirty-One”’s killer cliffhanger, “Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners” unfortunately isn’t a deep dive into just what happened to Midge backstage at Carrie: The Musical. Sure, there is a taste of it, in the short-but-sweet (and beautifully-directed) scene of Sheriff Keller questioning Jughead, Ethel, Moose,…

Questionable choices abound in Lucifer’s “Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better” Questionable choices abound in Lucifer’s “Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better”

Picking up where we left off, based on this episode, Pierce didn’t lose his mark because he was finally selfless: It literally was as simple as getting Chloe to fall in love with him. Which brings us into some questionable terrain for Lucifer, specifically in terms for Chloe as a character.

After a double feature, Brooklyn Nine-Nine pulls out a strangely safe episode After a double feature, Brooklyn Nine-Nine pulls out a strangely safe episode

“Gray Star Mutual” is the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode to come after the one-two punch of a corporate conspiracy set on destroying Jake’s (and Boyle’s!) life and Jake’s long-lost half-sister. So in a way, it makes sense for it to be a chill, cool down episode. But when you consider that this is also an episode with…

Surprisingly, Riverdale truly delivers "A Night To Remember" (and to die for) Surprisingly, Riverdale truly delivers "A Night To Remember" (and to die for)

There’s a point in “Chapter Thirty-One: A Night To Remember” when I realized Riverdale is basically the Popular season one finale. I’m not just talking about the elaborate musical number—though that is what triggered this comparison—but more the fact that Riverdale approaches everything it does like a gratuitous…

In “The Angel Of San Bernardino,” Lucifer fully embraces its DevilCop roots In “The Angel Of San Bernardino,” Lucifer fully embraces its DevilCop roots

I’ve said it before, I’ll most likely say it again: Despite its classification as a procedural, that aspect of the show is the thing Lucifer cares least about. That’s technically a good thing, as the show’s more concerned with character development and interactions—as well as arcs and mythology—than the whole cop show…

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