‘gotham’ is back to its wild, unpredictable self (and it’s fantastic)

‘Gotham’ Is Back to Its Wild, Unpredictable Self (And It’s Fantastic)

After a promising season premiere, Gotham took its foot off the gas last week and coasted through a lackluster episode that just wasn’t much fun. So, in this shortened final run,  “Penguin, Our Hero” becomes a pretty important episode. Gotham can’t afford too many boring weeks, and two in a row this early might kill…

Batman 2020: five reasons why we need the dark knight to run for president

Batman 2020: Five Reasons Why We Need the Dark Knight to Run for President

Our nation is in crisis. The wheels of government have ground to a screeching halt, which has directly impacted vast numbers of American families in devastating fashion. But let’s face it—even when things are up and running, our nation—both inside and outside the Beltway—is deeply divided along ideological lines to the point where we just…

‘bob’s burgers’ reminds us that the awful people don’t always get to win

‘Bob’s Burgers’ Reminds Us That the Awful People Don’t Always Get to Win

Poor Teddy. He’s not too bright, and he’s very naive, and he probably has more than a few personal hygiene issues. But he’s kind, and he’s giving, and he’s pretty good with a wrench. Plus, he’s the most loyal friend you could ever find. Teddy’s the kind of guy that you probably wouldn’t go out…

Things are still crazy in gotham–just not quite as interesting

Things Are Still Crazy in Gotham–Just Not Quite as Interesting

Gotham kicked off its final season last week with a fairly strong premiere, at least by Gotham standards. Cutting a major American city off from the outside world and leaving its citizens to fend for themselves may be a fairly ridiculous concept in and of itself, but it’s at least fascinating enough to keep our…

‘bob’s burgers’ gives us even more life lessons (whether we want them or not)

‘Bob’s Burgers’ Gives Us Even More Life Lessons (Whether We Want Them or Not)

The Belcher crew is back for 2019, and they’re as adorably goofy as ever. It’s an entertaining sitcom that can be thoroughly enjoyed at face value with no real thought required. And, if that’s the way you like your Bob’s Burgers, then that’s great. But if you want to go a little deeper, there are…

‘gotham’ kicks off its final season in typically crazy fashion (and we’re okay with that)

‘Gotham’ Kicks off Its Final Season in Typically Crazy Fashion (and We’re Okay with That)

Let’s be honest—Gotham has never really been a very good television show. And maybe that’s not a fair criticism given the huge expectations that are naturally placed on any project that’s set in the world of the Dark Knight, but it’s reality. If someone gives you one of the most iconic characters in American history…

‘doctor who’ rings in the new year with an old friend (sort of)

‘Doctor Who’ Rings in the New Year with an Old Friend (Sort Of)

Well, it took an entire season—plus two-thirds of a holiday special—but Doctor Who finally gave us what we’ve waited all year for. And while the episode itself leaves a lot to be desired, it at least serves to link the Thirteenth (and first female) Doctor to the series’ rich history in a very concrete way. …

Not even jason momoa can save ‘aquaman’ from itself

Not Even Jason Momoa Can Save ‘Aquaman’ from Itself

Let’s be honest—Aquaman’s just not the kind of superhero people generally make movies about. I grew up watching the original Super Friends cartoons, and all I really remember about him is that he could breathe under water and talk to fish with his mind. And his outfit was kind of dorky. That’s about it. Not…

Snowballs, sleds, and scarves–it’s a ‘bob’s burgers’ winter spectacular!

Snowballs, Sleds, and Scarves–It’s a ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Winter Spectacular!

Bob’s Burgers Season 9, Episode 10: “Better Off Sled” Remember how awesome snow days used to be? Outside of a gift-receiving holiday like Christmas or your birthday, a snow day was the best thing in the world. Snow on the ground meant we could stay home from school and roll around in the freezing cold…

‘doctor who’ gives us the interplanetary crisis we desperately need

‘Doctor Who’ Gives Us the Interplanetary Crisis We Desperately Need

Doctor Who Season 11, Episode 10: “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” Let’s be honest—I don’t think any of us were expecting too much out of this week’s Doctor Who season finale. On the one hand, it’s been a monumental season, with the series’ first female lead breaking new ground and shedding light on many…

Tina lives like there’s no tomorrow on a sciencey ‘bob’s burgers’

Tina Lives Like There’s No Tomorrow on a Sciencey ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Animated sitcoms don’t exactly lend themselves to character development. The characters rarely get any older no matter how long the show stays on the air, so we can’t really expect them to learn much of anything. But there are exceptions to every rule, and Tina Belcher actually seems to be growing up before our very…

A fine but forgettable ‘doctor who’ feels more like an after-school special

A Fine but Forgettable ‘Doctor Who’ Feels More like an After-School Special

When we look back on season eleven of Doctor Who in a few years’ time, I have a feeling this week’s episode may be one we point to as an encapsulation of both the best and worst parts of the season. Unless, of course, we’ve forgotten about this episode entirely and have to depend on…

Gene gets a well-deserved spotlight on this week’s ‘bob’s burgers’

Gene Gets a Well-Deserved Spotlight on This Week’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Someone mentioned to me the other day that, out of the three Belcher children, Gene’s the one that seems kind of unnecessary. And I get it—Louise is the entertaining criminal mastermind, and Tina’s become a symbol of hope for shy, awkward children (and adults) everywhere. So, like most middle children, it’s only natural that Gene…

What we desperately need to learn from the ‘doctor who’ witch trials

What We Desperately Need to Learn from the ‘Doctor Who’ Witch Trials

There’s an important lesson embedded in this week’s Doctor Who adventure, and it applies to just about all of us. It’s presented in such an over-the-top way that a lot of people will probably miss it. But if you go beyond the immediate story and look deeper, it’s there. And it’s one that we desperately…