Gotham gets lost in its Demon’s Head plot

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open…

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

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Sadie slays at “The Big Show” on a killer Steven Universe

None of Steven Universe’s Beach City characters have had arcs as complete as Lars and Sadie. Lars, grumpy and distant because he was afraid to try anything or appear vulnerable, has become a daring, confident space captain willing to engage in dangerous missions. Sadie, originally a wallflower smothered by her mother…

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None of Steven Universe’s Beach City characters have had arcs as complete as Lars and Sadie. Lars, grumpy and distant because he was afraid to try anything or appear vulnerable, has become a daring, confident space captain willing to engage in dangerous missions. Sadie, originally a wallflower smothered by her mother…

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UnREAL crosses yet another unfortunate line

I have been asking around and looking around for an overall take on this UnREAL season. The general gist seems to be that this season is not as bad as season two, but not as good as season one. In fact, this is one of the first officially “off” episodes of the season, wherein Quinn is so straight-up annoying that I…

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I have been asking around and looking around for an overall take on this UnREAL season. The general gist seems to be that this season is not as bad as season two, but not as good as season one. In fact, this is one of the first officially “off” episodes of the season, wherein Quinn is so straight-up annoying that I…

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Garnet tells Steven Universe a story we’ve heard before about “Your Mother And Mine”

It sure seems like we’re getting closer to a climax, right? Where almost every episode of Steven Universe has had forward momentum, if only for one or two side characters in Beach City or for our understanding of the Gems’ past, “Your Mother And Mine” is contemplative and quiet, more of a calm before the storm than a…

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It sure seems like we’re getting closer to a climax, right? Where almost every episode of Steven Universe has had forward momentum, if only for one or two side characters in Beach City or for our understanding of the Gems’ past, “Your Mother And Mine” is contemplative and quiet, more of a calm before the storm than a…

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Everyone has to make some tough choices on UnREAL

UnREAL is set up on such a high tension level of drama: Its show-inside-of-a-reality-show setting makes everything 10 times larger than life. Which may be why all the decisions these characters make seem so huge, so life-altering: there are no so-so days on the Everlasting set. This episode resonates because most of…

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UnREAL is set up on such a high tension level of drama: Its show-inside-of-a-reality-show setting makes everything 10 times larger than life. Which may be why all the decisions these characters make seem so huge, so life-altering: there are no so-so days on the Everlasting set. This episode resonates because most of…

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The Last Man On Earth buries a problem and gets back to the status quo

“Señor Clean” doesn’t waste any time getting The Last Man On Earth back on track. Fred Armisen’s Karl was a wonderful, if short-lived, addition to the cast. Still, it’s great that the writers decided to literally bury what was left of his story this episode and focus on the relationships at the core of the show. Every…

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“Señor Clean” doesn’t waste any time getting The Last Man On Earth back on track. Fred Armisen’s Karl was a wonderful, if short-lived, addition to the cast. Still, it’s great that the writers decided to literally bury what was left of his story this episode and focus on the relationships at the core of the show. Every…

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Santa Clarita Diet nails the season-two finale: “It was always gonna be me”

You guys. I was so trepidatious going into the Santa Clarita Diet finale because I was worried the Ball-leg Knights would be too easily dispatched and somehow Anne would be taken care of and then where would we be? But this episode was everything. It was so much better than my wildest dreams could have imagined—I…

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You guys. I was so trepidatious going into the Santa Clarita Diet finale because I was worried the Ball-leg Knights would be too easily dispatched and somehow Anne would be taken care of and then where would we be? But this episode was everything. It was so much better than my wildest dreams could have imagined—I…

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