"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is becoming frustratingly too much like a CBS procedural. This is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I think the viewers are going to demand more than a new case every week with a few minutes of exposition and character development thrown in from time to time.
After last week's scene-setting season opener, the second episode of "Supernatural" Season 9 put the pedal to the metal and didn't let up for the entire hour as the Winchesters attempted to navigate the treacherous new landscape they now inhabit.
When a "Sons of Anarchy"-esque man shows up at the loft and hands Nick $8,000 in a brown paper bag, courtesy of his late father's estate, one can't help but wonder: Now what?
"This road trip sucks!" Marshall says after Daphne refuses to make a pit stop in Chicago for good ol' Gazzolo's pizza. Funny, because we were just starting to think the same thing about the past few episodes.
Unlike previous seasons, the enemy of Season 4 appears to be neither a worldwide epidemic, nor a friend-turned-foe, nor a megalomaniacal Governor. It's a sickness that kills you in less than a day and leaves you hungering for human flesh -- inside a secured facility filled with sleeping, innocent men, women and children.
The third episode of "Homeland" ... got a much-needed boost with the return of Brody (Damian Lewis), and -- thank god -- the total absence of Dana. In many respects, this was an episode about captivity -- the captivity of Brody and Carrie, certainly, but also the viewers' release from the captivity of the quietly suffocating tedium of the previous episode.
After this week's episode of "Once Upon a Time" (and the tantalizing promo for the next installment) it's safe to say that the writers aren't holding anything back in Season 3.
Now this is "The Good Wife" I've come to know and love. The case of the week -- an abortion/surrogacy case -- and the bubbling drama at the firm combined to make an intriguing and thought-provoking hour of TV.
And just like that pesky herpes flare-up that your friend claims she got from "sharing drinks in college," the reunion is back!
Bruce Willis had not hosted "SNL" since September 30, 1989. On that evening there was a "Thirtysomething" sketch and the fourth ever appearance of "Wayne's World." It's nice that Bruce Willis was promoting absolutely nothing, so in my own little fantasy world, I picture him waking up one morning and thinking "You know, I haven't hosted "SNL" in 24 years, I better get on that."
The "Grey's Anatomy" writers must have a folder somewhere filled with templates for certain types of episodes. "Putting On The Ritz," the series' 200th episode, was basically Season Two's "Losing My Religion," in which they threw a prom -- Derek and Meredith even stopped and mentioned that night, long, long ago. But that party episode was more dramatic and the proverbial night was still young.
Olivia's in love! Munch is retiring! And Cassidy reluctantly kisses three women in a single episode. "Internal Affairs" was a smart riff on some seriously troubling headlines -- but it was the personal drama that stole tonight's show.
Miss Rayna James has lost her voice, and it would be very sad and shocking, if three weeks of "Nashville" promos hadn't explicitly told us that would happen.
We're most definitely not at Briarcliff anymore. Unlike its faster-paced, frenetic predecessor "American Horror Story: Asylum," "American Horror Story: Coven" is a slow burn.
This week was the mother of all teasers for Marvel fans: We got our first supervillain ... well, sort of. Actually, we got a new origin story for one of Marvel's classic supervillains.
Our long national nightmare -- summer hiatus -- is safely behind us and the Winchesters are back with a bang, bringing us a Season 9 premiere that felt confident, collected and oh-so cool.