Compromise, meaning “half happy,” is Hop’s word of the day for El. For many of the characters in Stranger Things, half happy is the word of the day too, as they grapple with with getting back to “normal” a year after the Upside Down transformed their lives forever.
Like the ghost of that lemon puckering your lips, “Babylon” leaves a bitter memory.
“Founder’s Mutation” realizes the potential of its own legacy, finally developing all the good traits hidden in the classic X-Files genetic code.
"Maybe Tomorrow" is all about the many masks we wear — and the violence of removing them.
Hard boiled pulp collides with abject horror and True Detective hits its stride in the shocking "Night Finds You".
This episode Orphan Black gave us more insight into the science-obsessed new sect of Proletheans that have captured Helena. While Alison deals with the aftermath of Aynsley's death, Cosima falls deeper down the Dyad Institute rabbit hole, and Sarah enlists Art's help to find Kira, but is shocked as to where the trail leads. Shenanigans ensue.
Douche Ranking "The Lion and The Rose." Where Game of Thrones characters are ranked on the patented (patent pending) Dork Shelf douche-awesome scale, wherein douchiness is measured in Joffreys and awesomeness is measured in mother$&#@ing dragons.
[View the story “Boo Hoo King Joffrey” on Storify]
“The Lion and the Rose” makes it through the treacherous woods of first act exposition - in the first half, no less - and then celebrates by throwing viewers a party that no one is going to forget anytime soon.
On the last episode of Girls, our resident British-American hippie Jessa got kicked out of rehab for selfishly helping her vest friend Laura come to terms with her sexual orientation. That means this week is road trip to rehab time, starring Hannah, Shoshanna, and Adam.
The new season of HBO’s The Newsroom is up and running, and the second episode, "The Genoa Tip," is principally spent maneuvering us towards the season’s larger ongoing stories. We get some long-overdue progress in the Jim-Maggie-Don love triangle, more of intrepid-as-opposed-to-incompetent reporter Neal Sanpat, and more than one genuinely fun scene featuring Sloan.