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iZombie’s “Dot Zom” introduces even more new characters—but at least Blaine's back iZombie’s “Dot Zom” introduces even more new characters—but at least Blaine's back

After “Five, Six, Seven, Ate,” “Dot Zom” is a real come down of an iZombie episode. Where the humor in the previous episode flowed effortlessly and actually struck a solid balance with the more serious aspects, “Dot Zom” continues to try to force humor into an otherwise bleak existence. Ultimately, “Dot Zom” continues …

Brooklyn Nine-Nine wraps up its sixth season with its very own “Suicide Squad” Brooklyn Nine-Nine wraps up its sixth season with its very own “Suicide Squad”

It feels so good to laugh. So on the plus side, at least this two-part Brooklyn Nine-Nine season finale begins with laughter from Captain Holt. The “prank” by Jake is pretty much the only thing he personally has to laugh about in these episodes—except for his dunks on a returning Madeline Wuntch, I suppose—even though…

With “Five, Six, Seven, Ate!” iZombie has the time of its life as it goes back to basics With “Five, Six, Seven, Ate!” iZombie has the time of its life as it goes back to basics

After two episodes of a murder case that wasn’t a murder case, domestic terrorism, and current affairs thrown into the zombie blender, iZombie’s “Five, Six, Seven, Ate!” gets somewhat back to basics. In a series’ final season, that’s one of those things you actually want to hear, especially if things have strayed so…

Lucifer’s season four finale answers the burning question: “Who's Da New King Of Hell?” Lucifer’s season four finale answers the burning question: “Who's Da New King Of Hell?”

The more I think about it, the more I stand by my belief that the majority of season four is among the very best episodes the Lucifer has to offer.

Self-loathing & grand gestures get in the way of Lucifer’s epiphany Self-loathing & grand gestures get in the way of Lucifer’s epiphany

With Lucifer, there comes acceptance—or a long-lasting frustration, if you refuse to accept—that, despite Lucifer’s efforts to change or get better, he’ll always backslide in some way. Pretty much every character knows Lucifer’s patterns, whether it’s getting the wrong lesson from something, self-sabotaging, you know…

After trying to be the “Super Bad Boyfriend,” Lucifer has a major breakthrough After trying to be the “Super Bad Boyfriend,” Lucifer has a major breakthrough

Lucifer: “This is all his fault. ... Every bad thing that’s ever happened. With Eve, with the Detective. Dear old Dad’s back up to his old tricks, manipulating me. Using these two women to… tear me apart.”

In “Devil Is As Devil Does," Lucifer finally embraces who he's meant to be In “Devil Is As Devil Does," Lucifer finally embraces who he's meant to be

In “Orgy Pants To Work,” just before Julian murders Rookie Joan, he takes a moment to monologue about being “a wolf,” while his father, Jacob Tiernan, is “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” It’s after Lucifer asks him if Tiernan has any idea what his son’s been up to, so it’s not rhetorical—but it was still strange for him…

If Lucifer can’t have it all, what chance do the rest of us have? If Lucifer can’t have it all, what chance do the rest of us have?

You might remember this from last season’s Pierce/Chloe relationship, but Lucifer hasn’t always been the best when it comes to its depiction of the passage of time. Sometimes it’s really difficult to know just how much time has passed, and that can hurt when it comes to truly understanding character interactions.…

In Lucifer's “Expire Erect,” the celestial word of the day is “closure” In Lucifer's “Expire Erect,” the celestial word of the day is “closure”

They’re quite common these days, but you’ve still got to appreciate a good in medias res when you see one. In its initial context, this episode’s opening scene plays like a fever dream, like a funhouse mirror in corporeal form. Lucifer’s shallow breathing as he takes a drink and blood comes spills out, right before…

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “Cinco De Mayo” proves the spirit of Halloween is alive and well Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “Cinco De Mayo” proves the spirit of Halloween is alive and well

At the TCA back in August, Brooklyn Nine-Nine showrunner Dan Goor answered a question about the logistics of doing a Halloween Heist episode despite coming into season six during the midseason. According to Goor:

With “Dead Lift,” false flags and fake news infect the final season of iZombie With “Dead Lift,” false flags and fake news infect the final season of iZombie

I know it’s only been two episodes, but I’m already struggling to understand what iZombie is trying to do with this final season. Not in terms of the bigger picture and how it’s all end but specifically why it’s doubling down on the parts of the show that make it look even less like its original form and why it’s …

It took some time, but Lucifer is finally “All About Eve” It took some time, but Lucifer is finally “All About Eve”

A lot of really special moments have happened on Lucifer, ones that we’ll never forget. “All About Eve” features perhaps the most important moment of the entire series: the reveal of Linda’s home, as Linda does have a home outside of her office. A beautiful, spacious home. Sure, it’s treated by all the characters who…

As Lucifer proves, there’s nothing worse than betraying the Devil As Lucifer proves, there’s nothing worse than betraying the Devil

As we navigate through Lucifer as a 10-episode Netflix show, it’s fascinating to see how the series tackles its storylines now. None of the cast has been left behind so far, even if they only have a small feature in an episode. The meat of the series is Lucifer and Chloe, especially with how things have shaken out…

Lucifer reveals Chloe’s true state of mind, as well as a new villain’s divine plan Lucifer reveals Chloe’s true state of mind, as well as a new villain’s divine plan

With “Somebody’s Been Reading Dante’s Inferno,” Lucifer goes into detail about what exactly happened while Chloe was in Italy. Her obsession with learning everything she could about the Devil led her to Father Kinley, of the International Association of Exorcists and the final scene of the season premiere. This…

Lucifer and the DevilCop team are back (on Netflix) and “Everything’s Okay” Lucifer and the DevilCop team are back (on Netflix) and “Everything’s Okay”

While 12 long months have passed since Lucifer’s third season (“series”) finale, only one month has passed within the show’s world:

After all this time, Brooklyn Nine-Nine finally tackles the concept of back-stabbing After all this time, Brooklyn Nine-Nine finally tackles the concept of back-stabbing

Over in a completely different TV genre, The CW’s Arrowverse has conditioned me to believe that, when a series regular leaves a show with promises of their character returning in a recurring role (or at least a guest spot), that means they’re pretty much never showing up again. So for Chelsea Peretti to actually…

iZombie returns for its final season, not with a figurative bang but instead with… no brain? iZombie returns for its final season, not with a figurative bang but instead with… no brain?

“Time’s nearly up for zombies. That, I can tell you. We ain’t gonna keep letting ourselves be hostages. That’s for damn sure.”

A relentless Riverdale sees its characters making some big decisions A relentless Riverdale sees its characters making some big decisions

Quick note: Apologies for the lower audio quality this week—we had to record on the fly in an irregular space. We’ll step it back up next week, we promise!

In Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “The Bimbo,” Captain Holt puts his “rock hard brain” to work In Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “The Bimbo,” Captain Holt puts his “rock hard brain” to work

Maybe it’s just me, but for me, the first character that comes to mind when I see a Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode titled “The Bimbo” is not Captain Raymond Holt. (It’s Boyle, honestly.) The reveal that he is the titular bimbo is one that comes out of left field—both for Jake and the audience—and from that point on, an…

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