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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 15, 2019 at 14:32.

The Americans and its boss ‘80s soundtrack are back, comrades

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, January 28. All times are Eastern.

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The Americans (FX, 10 p.m.): Finally, The Americans returns to our television screens, along with a pre-air review from Joshua Alston praising the series for being “a story so finely tuned the show feels neither like it’s burning too quickly nor holding its powder.” Last season, Philip and Elizabeth...

Andrea Reiher Andrea Reiher Jul 15, 2019 at 10:10.

Raven goes Limitless as The 100’s absurdities abound

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Hey, The 100 fans. I’m filling in for Kyle this week—longtime reader, first time writer. Thanks for having me.

Let’s dive right in to “The Tinder Box,” shall we? For me, I’m in agreement with Kyle that the first time episodes of Season...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 04:21.

The 100 delivers a solid episode that muses on the complexity of leadership

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If there was one major issue with season three of The 100, it was that it had a difficult time parsing out the motivations of many of its characters. From Jaha turning toward the City of Light, to Bellamy...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 15:08.

An unfamiliar place, and yet a familiar episode of The 100

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In my review of the season six premiere, I mentioned that I was worried about the show starting to feel very familiar. Storylines and situations were being recycled, and despite the new home of Planet Alpha, it looked like things were going to continue down that path of redundancy. Last week’s episode was much more entertaining, but...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 11:25.

The 100 once again wonders if war and violence is necessary for survival

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The 100 has, pretty much from the beginning, been a show with a fair amount of weird mythology. There’s been a lot of surprises along the way, a lot of new characters, tribes, villains, and communities; Nightbloods and AI systems and Commanders that live on in “flames.” But this season, perhaps more than any other, is steeped in a...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 03:57.

A timely, political episode of The 100 gets the season back on track

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When the season premiere of The 100 aired just over a month ago, it looked like there was perhaps a hopeful message in amongst all the talk of nuclear destruction. Even as the season’s progressed, with one monumental moral decision after...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 01:13.

It's mind over matter in a thrilling episode of The 100

<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/its-mind-over-matter-in-a-thrilling-episode-of-the-100-1835628360" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">It&#39;s mind over matter in a thrilling episode of <i>The 100</i></a>
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The 100 seems to be making a name for itself when it comes to hyper focused episodes. This season already included the one-off horror nightmare that was “Red Sun Rising,” and now we have “Nevermind,” an episode that almost exclusively takes place inside Clarke’s mind. Josephine may have taken over her body, but Becca built in a...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 13, 2019 at 18:10.

The 100 is back to help us understand struggle in times of crisis

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Starting over after a catastrophic, traumatic event is extremely difficult. There’s a sense of loss that mixes with natural reactions like confusion, pain, anger, and an attempt to reason. Such an event can leave one dazed, paralyzed, and unsure of where...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 13, 2019 at 07:39.

A trippy body switch makes for a mostly entertaining episode of The 100

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Last week’s episode of The 100 managed to kick this season into gear by digging a little deeper into the mystery of Sanctum. It offered up Naming Day, which in turn allowed both the people of Earth, and us watching at home, a better understanding of who these people are, and why they seem so creepy despite their supposed happiness....

Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jul 12, 2019 at 15:11.

When you’re here, you’re The Family

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, March 3. All times are Eastern.

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The Family (ABC, 9 p.m.): You’d be forgiven for not quite grasping the premise of The Family from its cryptic promos. But thankfully Joshua Alston lays it all out in his pre-air review: The show centers on the return of a teen named Adam Warren, who was presumed dead following his disappearance 10 years...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 12, 2019 at 14:15.

Pacing problems continue to hinder this season of The 100

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One of the more ponderous aspects of this season of The 100 has been the side story of Octavia and Diyoza wandering in the woods, getting caught in quicksand, and then getting the call from some sort of higher power called The Anomaly. It’s a story that’s been hit and miss; one episode hints at some intriguing mythology that this...

Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 12, 2019 at 09:41.

The 100 takes a turn onto Fury Road in its season-5 premiere

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

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The 100 (The CW, 9 p.m.): Season five of this winning postapocalyptic drama picks up right where season four left off, with Clarke (Eliza Taylor) in a barren wasteland after her self-sacrifice in the previous finale. But in tonight’s premiere, “Eden,” Clarke is anything but defeated—and,...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jul 12, 2019 at 03:46.

Underground comes to the end of a stirring second season

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, May 10. All times are Eastern.

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Underground (WGN America, 10 p.m.): It’s been a second season superior in almost every way to the first, which means Danette Chavez is sad to see things come to an end. But when we say “come to an end,” let’s sincerely hope that doesn’t include Rosalee and Noah, because that might be too much for us to...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 11, 2019.

The 100 establishes the intriguing mythology of Sanctum

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“The Face Behind The Glass” is perhaps best described as the episode that could turn this season around. It’s the first episode this season that’s given me hope about the overall story arc. Sure, “Red Sun Rising” was fun, and the premiere had some interesting scenes, but this episode opens up narrative pathways that could take The 100...

Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 10, 2019.

Legion takes a bow (for now)

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, March 29. All times are Eastern.

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Legion (FX, 10 p.m.): FX has a history of sharing frustratingly vague but entirely accurate synopses for upcoming Legion episodes. Case in point: The season finale, “Chapter 8,” is summed up with “David faces his biggest challenge yet.” But let’s face it, even if the descriptions were more than just a...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 10, 2019.

R.I.P. everyone on The 100, probably

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, March 11. All times are Eastern.

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The 100 (The CW, 9 p.m.): Part two of the season two finale, “Blood Must Have Blood,” is finally here. The episode description continues the vagueness of the description for part one: “Jaha makes a surprising move in the conclusion of the two-part Season 2 finale. Meanwhile, Clarke gets help from an...

Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jul 03, 2019.

Steven Universe is back, baby!

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, May 12. All times are Eastern.

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Steven Universe (Cartoon Network, 7 p.m.): Due to its rather eccentric schedule, Steven Universe fans have learned to cope with long periods of downtime between episodes. But as Shakespeare once wrote, “Parting is such sweet sorrow that it only makes it even more exciting when Steven Universe finally...

Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jul 03, 2019.

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow start their legend tonight

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, January 21. All times are Eastern.

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DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (The CW, 8 p.m.): Moving the TV landscape one step closer to non-stop superhero programming, The CW debuts the third series set in its Arrow/Flash universe. But unlike those solo-hero focused series, Legends Of Tomorrow centers on a whole team of time traveling heroes who hunt...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 03, 2019.

The 100 fails miserably while trying to fix past mistakes

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For a few weeks now season three of The 100 has been on the upswing, gaining momentum by ignoring the muddled motivations and shaky storytelling from early on and forging ahead with a new vision. That new vision involves a complete...

Kinja Kinja Jul 03, 2019.

Dramas and reality shows kick off the 2014-15 TV Club Awards

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In 2010, The A.V. Club marked the end of another year with The TV Club Awards, a roundup of the notable TV happenings that fell outside the confines of our best-shows and best-episodes lists. We did the same thing in 2011, but then—silence. The TV Club Awards were placed in mothballs, shelved alongside other defunct honors like the CableACE Awards and The Soapy Awards. Until today:...

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