When Supergirl isn’t about competing with the absentee Superman (whose dreamlike cameos represent a vision of heroism that is so iconic, it can only be seen via abstraction, or synecdoche), it seems to be a show about women who show affection by criticizing and belittling each other. And weirdly, the show makes this…
The key conceit at the center of the new TV show Supergirl is that we never actually meet her cousin, Superman, but she’s constantly in his shadow. The show pushed this pretty far in last night’s episode, and it just did not work. Spoilers ahead!
It’s hard not to read Supergirl in the context of our ongoing culture war over what kind of heroes we’re allowed to value. And no, I’m not referring to gender issues (although Supergirl has plenty to say about them too) but the all-important grimdark-vs-fun schism in hero narratives.
The Walking Dead has rarely had mercy on its most lovable characters. Never would a great storyline be sacrificed for the sake of sympathy. It’s an admirable yet gut-wrenching aspect of the show. And so it goes that in Sunday night’s episode, “Thank You,” my third-favorite person was (presumably) killed off in the…
Seriously, I’m asking, because I don’t know the answer. It’s not that the jokes aren’t funny—some of them were super funny, although last night’s series premiere was definitely hit and miss. It’s more that this whole concept is just wrong for the freaking Muppets. And then there’s Miss Piggy. Sigh.
On Friday, the Disney Channel premiered Descendants, a TV movie about the children of Disney heroes and villains. No surprise, it is basically a mix of Once Upon a Time and High School Musical. Sober, it is a rough sit. Drunk? It is a delight.
It's understandable if you don't remember everything that happened in Orphan Black's second season. Those ten episodes packed loads of betrayals, revelations, and freaky, freaky science. Let us catch you up on last season before the new season starts this weekend.
For its third episode, Salem accuses a third member of its Puritan town of witchcraft. But what happens when two of the most powerful local witches disagree on what should happen to the accused?
Last night's Game of Thrones had a lot of scenes where people tried to consolidate their power. Some people make alliances, others bully their followers, and still others try to send their enemies on suicide missions. When your hold on power isn't secure, you have to be crafty and ruthless as fuck. Spoilers ahead...
The mystical pregnancy is one of the most overused tropes in science fiction and fantasy — and now, we've seen this idea taken to its most ludicrous extreme, in the new Lifetime show Witches of East End. Watch the magical self-inflating belly for yourself, below.
It's almost impossible to pick the greatest bits of wrongness in last night's Lifetime Original movie about the life of Harry Potter's creator... but we'll try. Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story was a casserole of crap British accents and sentimentality, covered with cheese.
It felt like there wasn't that much plot development in this week's Glee. Maybe that's because it featured four solo auditions in full — or perhaps I'm just disappointed that there was nothing about Brittany and Santana's relationship this week.