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The plucky youths of Riverdale reckon with the “death” of one of their own

The plucky youths of Riverdale reckon with the “death” of one of their own

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, February 19. All times are Eastern. 

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Riverdale (The CW, 8 p.m.): Throughout its fourth season (and really beginning at the end of its third), Riverdale has been slowly working to convince us all of one thing: that Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) is no more. Pore Jug is daid, pore Jug Jones is daid.

Except he’s totally not,...

today at 10:01.

An elegant This Is Us re-anchors the season

An elegant This Is Us re-anchors the season
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“Clouds” is my favorite kind of This Is Us episode: Simple and smarter than it looks. Season four hasn’t been hugely cohesive in its themes and narratives, but “Clouds” functions as a palette cleanser and a reset that brings a bunch of storylines to a head before the final three episodes of the season. Randall attends his first therapy...

today at 10:00. 1 comments

Caity Lotz directs a top-notch Legends that’s part John Woo fight-fest, part funeral feast

Caity Lotz directs a top-notch Legends that’s part John Woo fight-fest, part funeral feast
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Caity Lotz is great at her job. No surprise there. I’ve called her the Arrowverse MVP in these reviews, and my predecessor used similar language. There are lots of reasons for that—she’s a thoughtful performer with great timing and has skillfully navigated the many, many changes in Sara Lance’s life (and characterization)—but high on...

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today at 09:55. 2 comments

The Flash skimps on special effects, undermining Grodd's return

The Flash skimps on special effects, undermining Grodd's return
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Grodd episodes are always great in theory, but they don’t always work out that way in practice. There’s an obvious reason for this; the technology necessary to bring Grodd and his fellow super-gorillas to life is expensive and time-consuming, so The Flash often has to find ways to do these episodes with as little actual gorilla action...

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today at 01:00. 1 comments

Dispatches From Elsewhere finds some humanity down the rabbit hole

Dispatches From Elsewhere finds some humanity down the rabbit hole
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Most of us, even those without mind-numbingly boring existences, have pondered the “Is that all there is?” existence question. It’s what leads to cinematic reality explorations like Inception and The Matrix . A bit less intense than Neo’s journey, but just as confusing, is Jason Segel’s new series Dispatches From Elsewhere, based on...

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yesterday at 19:00.

Lackawanna Blues remains a powerful ode to Black joy and all the Nannys who help create it

Lackawanna Blues remains a powerful ode to Black joy and all the Nannys who help create it

George C. Wolfe’s Lackawanna Blues begins in a sterile, dreary 1980s hospital room, where an agonizing Ruben Jr. (Hill Harper) does his damnedest to bring his graying Nanny (S. Epatha Merkerson) back from the edge of death. But soon enough viewers are catapulted back to 1950s Lackawanna, New York, a more vibrant and colorful time, where that frail woman, previously seen fighting for her life,...

yesterday at 18:44.

Pete Davidson dishes on his unlikely fame in the underwhelming Alive From New York

Pete Davidson dishes on his unlikely fame in the underwhelming Alive From New York
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Pete Davidson got some bad publicity last year for cellphone footage of him railing against some college students for not finding him funny, for using an ableist slur against said students, and then adopting a Pentagon-style security protocol—complete with threatened $1 million penalty —for any future audience member who’d leak (or...

yesterday at 13:00.

Gorilla Grodd returns to The Flash and the Legends Of Tomorrow play “Mortal Khanbat”

Gorilla Grodd returns to The Flash and the Legends Of Tomorrow play “Mortal Khanbat”

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, February 25. All times are Eastern. 

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The Flash (The CW, 8 p.m.) and DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (The CW, 9 p.m.): While Legends Of Tomorrow is consistently daffy in that wild, gallery of rogues kind of way, The Flash tends to merely dabble in DC weirdness. A back-to-back dose is a rare thing, but that’s exactly what we get...

yesterday at 10:05. 1 comments

Justice gets speedier (and cheaper) as Better Call Saul season 5 hits its stride

Justice gets speedier (and cheaper) as Better Call Saul season 5 hits its stride
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Jimmy McGill is now Saul Goodman — not just in the name of his legal practice, but every minute of every day. And he’s never seemed happier. That’s disconcerting for those of us who have rooted for him to throw off the distrust of Chuck and Howard and everyone else who never believed in him, who wanted him to have some success in...

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yesterday at 10:00.

Lenny Belardo finally returns in a breathtaking, miraculous episode of The New Pope

Lenny Belardo finally returns in a breathtaking, miraculous episode of The New Pope
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From its mid-season stretch of conniving, plotting, and despair, The New Pope has risen from the dead. For most of the episode, we follow a reawakened Lenny Belardo as he emerges from his year-long coma, readjusts to the world, and has some chill hang sessions with the doctor who had been treating him. It is absolutely delightful, and...

yesterday at 03:30. 2 comments

What's the difference between justice and revenge? We asked the cast of Hunters

What's the difference between justice and revenge? We asked the cast of Hunters

Amazon’s splashy new series Hunters premiered this past Friday, introducing audiences to a cadre of Nazi-hunting heroes bankrolled by Al Pacino’s Meyer Offerman, a Holocaust survivor considered to be “Bruce Wayne rich” by his new protege Jonah (Logan Lerman ). The series is filled to the brim with comic book imagery and grindhouse-evoking montages, calling to mind decades of genre fare...

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yesterday at 00:53. 3 comments

Bob's Burgers sends Louise on a wild Wharfy chase

Bob's Burgers sends Louise on a wild Wharfy chase
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“Three Girls And A Little Wharfy” feels different from the typical Bob’s Burgers episode. It always feels a little odd when Louise separates from her siblings for an adventure, especially when she goes off not by herself but with a couple random characters we barely know. Jessica, at least, we did meet way back in season four’s “Slumber...

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Feb 24, 2020 at 21:00.

10 essential episodes of Living Single you should check-check-check out

10 essential episodes of Living Single you should check-check-check out

To talk about Living Single is to talk about two separate legacies: the one the series ultimately earned, and the one it deserved. That’s not to say that its immovable place in pop culture is unfavorable by any stretch: Created by Yvette Lee Bowser , the half-hour buddy comedy following six young, Black professional Brooklynites garnered a number of NAACP Image Awards, two Emmy nominations,...

Feb 24, 2020 at 13:16. 22 comments

The Outsider wants what every organism wants—to perpetuate its own existence

The Outsider wants what every organism wants—to perpetuate its own existence
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It’s not a criminal. It’s not even human.

I knew you were gonna say that.

One of the more devious tricks pulled by The Outsider—a bullshit-talking, Twilight Zone-assed ballbuster, as Andy might describe it—is its absolute refusal to hurry. The plot moves along, sometimes slowly, sometimes at a rapid clip, but all the while, Ralph Anderson...

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Feb 24, 2020 at 13:03. 13 comments

Batwoman copes with a monumental loss with some much-needed humor

Batwoman copes with a monumental loss with some much-needed humor
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Batwoman has steadily raised the stakes for its characters and the overall tension throughout this first season. There have been some tumbles here and there, but Kate and Alice’s story is the fuel for this series so far, along with their tug of war over who can turn the other to their side first. Last week’s episode was the pinnacle of...

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Feb 24, 2020 at 13:00. 2 comments

Did you think you’d have to wait a whole week for another Better Call Saul?

Did you think you’d have to wait a whole week for another Better Call Saul?

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, February 24. All times are Eastern.

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Better Call Saul (AMC, 9 p.m., time-slot premiere): Sparing us from a week-long wait for another installment in the misadventures of Jimmy McGill, AMC is airing the second episode of Better Call Saul’s fifth season tonight, returning the show to its standard Monday night time slot....

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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:32.

Avenue 5 lets the peril pile up, though murder is on the horizon

Avenue 5 lets the peril pile up, though murder is on the horizon
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This week, Avenue 5 really embraced its existence as a very, very slow-motion space-set disaster tale — so slow-motion, in fact, that at least one threat still remains very real on the horizon.

Much of “Was It Your Ears?” is concerned about the emergence of a low, ominous beep rattling through the ship, much like the one you might hear...

Feb 24, 2020 at 11:25. 6 comments

Better Call Saul's penultimate season kicks off the lawyering career of Saul Goodman

Better Call Saul's penultimate season kicks off the lawyering career of Saul Goodman
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We’re back in Albuquerque, folks, with a defined end point for the first time. And it’s good to be back. These first two episodes are relatively quiet, seemingly more in the mode of setting us up for this season’s storylines than launching us straight into the action—and that may be the reason AMC is airing them on back to back nights,...

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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:24.

A surprise party turns out to be the least of Curb Your Enthusiasm's concerns

A surprise party turns out to be the least of Curb Your Enthusiasm's concerns
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“It’s as if coffee is dictating to us when it must be consumed. I’m not okay with that.”

The full review for “The Surprise Party” is on its way, but in the interim, please feel free to debate whether or not one can in fact give themselves a nickname. 

Feb 24, 2020 at 10:32. 1 comments

Frink coins a cryptocurrency, but a heartfelt Simpsons mints an unexpectedly satisfying story

Frink coins a cryptocurrency, but a heartfelt Simpsons mints an unexpectedly satisfying story
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“A girl learns a lot writing a second grade report.”

As premises go, “Frinkcoin” had me rolling my eyes. Not to stereotype a writers room partly packed with aging lifers who’ve increasingly come off like reactionary cranks whenever a new idea heaves into view, but seeing “The Simpsons” and “cryptocurrency” in the synopsis of tonight’s...

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