On ‘how to get away with murder,’ nice guys really do finish last

On ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ Nice Guys Really Do Finish Last

How to Get Away with Murder Season 5, Episode 4: “It’s Her Kid” This week, HTGAWM continues to explore basic ethical questions that apply, not just to the legal profession, but to everyday life. I have no doubt there are law professors that have made this show required viewing for their students as an example…

Michael myers is back (and better than ever) in a ‘halloween’ sequel that finally gets it right

Michael Myers Is Back (and Better than Ever) in a ‘Halloween’ Sequel That Finally Gets It Right

Halloween (Rated R; in theaters everywhere October 19th) I’ll just come right out and say it—the original Halloween movie wasn’t all that good. I can hear the angry mob sharpening their pitchforks outside my window now, but that’s my opinion, and I stand by it. Sure, it was groundbreaking for its time, and it gave…

Flesh-eating microbes and killer bedsheets on all-new ‘doctor who’

Flesh-Eating Microbes and Killer Bedsheets on All-New ‘Doctor Who’

Doctor Who Season 11, Episode 2: “The Ghost Monument” The Doctor always (well, almost always) tries to do the right thing. She has a good heart (actually, she has two of them), and she genuinely cares about people and other various life forms she comes in contact with. But can she really be trusted?  That’s…

On ‘bob’s burgers,’ business is booming (just not at the restaurant)

On ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Business is Booming (Just Not at the Restaurant)

Bob’s Burgers Season 9, Episode 3: “Tweentrepreneurs” Remember how I said a couple of weeks ago that Bob’s Burgers was different from the other Fox Sunday animated shows because it avoided politics and controversial topics and just gave us fun stuff to watch? Well, that was mostly true. But on the rare occasions when the…

Annalise breaks the rules (but loses anyway) on ‘how to get away with murder’

Annalise Breaks the Rules (But Loses Anyway) on ‘How to Get Away with Murder’

How to Get Away with Murder Season 5, Episode 3: “The Baby Was Never Dead” asks some difficult questions – is it okay to break the rules to help someone else? What about just to help yourself? Tonight’s episode is about ethics. Contrary to public opinion, lawyers are, in general, a pretty ethical bunch. We have to…

The future is female (and it’s about time) on an all-new ‘doctor who’

The Future Is Female (And It’s About Time) on an All-New ‘Doctor Who’

Doctor Who Season 11, Episode 1: “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” The Doctor is back! And her return couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m sure that when Jodie Whittaker was chosen to fly the TARDIS as the Thirteenth Doctor, and when the premiere date was chosen for the current season, new showrunner…

“s’all good, man! ” as ‘better call saul’ wraps up its fourth season

“S’all Good, Man!” As ‘Better Call Saul’ Wraps Up Its Fourth Season

Better Call Saul Season 4, Episode 10: “Winner” Nothing you can say or do will make anyone trust you again. This is actually Mike’s message to Werner after the failed escape attempt (which we’ll get to in a second). But it could also serve as a thesis statement, not just for tonight’s episode, but for…

Louise gets the last laugh on an all-new ‘bob’s burgers’

Louise Gets the Last Laugh on an All-New ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Bob’s Burgers Season 9, Episode 2: “The Taking of Funtime One Two Three” Some of the best Bob’s Burgers episodes feature Louise, and she’s usually concocting some elaborate scheme to get one over on some poor, unsuspecting adult who isn’t smart enough to see what’s coming. This week is no exception as the youngest (but…

It’s strasmore v. The ncaa as ‘ballers’ wraps up season four

It’s Strasmore v. the NCAA as ‘Ballers’ Wraps Up Season Four

Ballers Season 4, Episode 9: “There’s No Place Like Home, Baby” As the old saying goes, all’s well that ends well. But did this end well? I guess it depends on how you look at it. From an in-universe perspective, things seem to work out reasonably well for most everyone. After spending most of this…

Michaela channels her inner annalise on an all-new ‘how to get away with murder’

Michaela Channels Her Inner Annalise on an All-New ‘How to Get Away with Murder’

How to Get Away with Murder Season 5, Episode 2: “Whose Blood Is That?” Annalise Keating is an incredibly talented attorney. I know if I were in fictional legal jeopardy, she’d be the first person I’d pretend to call (okay, second person—this guy would be my first choice). Granted, she doesn’t always play by the…

Jimmy is his own worst enemy (as usual) on an all-new ‘better call saul’

Jimmy Is His Own Worst Enemy (As Usual) on an All-New ‘Better Call Saul’

Better Call Saul Season 4, Episode 9: “Wiedersehen” Last week, we left Jimmy McGill in a pretty good place. He and Kim had just pulled off an incredibly complicated scheme to keep Huell out of prison, and the caper actually seemed to bring them closer together after their relationship had hit a bit of a…

The boyz are back in town as ‘bob’s burgers’ kicks off season nine

The Boyz Are Back in Town As ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Kicks Off Season Nine

Bob’s Burgers Season 9, Episode 1: “Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now” Bob’s Burgers enters its ninth season on Fox in a new Sunday night-time slot between two other long-running animated shows—The Simpsons (starting season 30) and Family Guy (kicking off season 17). And while all three shows hold a prominent place…

Everything starts to unravel as ‘ballers’ sets the table for the season finale

Everything Starts to Unravel as ‘Ballers’ Sets the Table for the Season Finale

Ballers Season 4, Episode 9: “The Devil You Know” The last few episodes of Ballers have been about corrupt organizations and how best to deal with them. The show has primarily explored this topic through Spencer’s dealings with the NCAA. Last week, a new organization was introduced, although it’s really not new since it’s been…

Class is back in session as ‘how to get away with murder’ kicks off season five

Class Is Back in Session as ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Kicks Off Season Five

How to Get Away with Murder Season 5, Episode 1: “Your Funeral” Annalise Keating is one of the most fascinating characters on television, and not just because Viola Davis is a tour de force (although that’s a huge part of it). Over the last four seasons, we’ve seen her at her best, her worst, and…

There really is a santa claus (well, sort of) on an all-new ‘better call saul’

There Really Is a Santa Claus (Well, Sort Of) on an All-New ‘Better Call Saul’

Better Call Saul Season 4, Episode 8: “Coushatta” At first glance, Better Call Saul appears to be a show about transformation. And, in a very basic sense, that’s true—it’s the story of how Jimmy McGill becomes Saul Goodman. It’s also about the development of the Breaking Bad universe and a few of its supporting characters,…