Second episodes of television shows are hard. They might be the hardest one a show ever has to pull off, since it has to establish the template by which the show moves from pilot to actual series. Gone is the burden of having to set up a world, but present is the burden of having to build it out on a weekly basis. A show has to plan for the future but stay entertaining in the present. “Fastest Man Alive” represents 'The Flash' experiencing a few growing pains as it makes its shift into weekly entertainment, but it’s by no means a bad episode. The good far outweighs the bad, and much of the bad can be easily fixed over time.
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ assembles its fourth season 2 installment in "Face My Enemy,” as Coulson and May go undercover to recover a painting with alien writing on the back, while Fitz is forced to rescue the team from a grim fate on the plane.
Three of the four hosts of 'SNL''s 40th anniversary season have either been alumni or revered performers past, and the November premiere will take from both columns. Following Jim Carrey and Iggy Azalea's October 25 installment, 'SNL' alum Chris Rock will return to the 'SNL' stage for the first time since 1996, bringing along none other than Prince.
Bill Murray has been well-established throughout pop culture as a legendary eccentric, whose next feats might well include emerging from your bowl of soup, or taking a flamethrower to your next karaoke jam, so what's next? Why, a TV yuletide special with 'Lost in Translation' director Sofia Coppola, featuring the erstwhile 'St. Vincent' crooning Christmas carols, of course!
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything from the front of 'Game of Thrones' season 5, somewhat understandable given the long road to its spring premiere, but no less taxing given its status as the most off-book season yet. To wit, new production evidence suggests Jaime Lannister at least will take a major detour from the canon for an all-new story in season 5.
Monday night’s ‘Gotham,’ titled 'Arkham,' featured a villain who used some sort of telescope-type object, with a nifty extending blade, to kill people. I like to think his name is Telescope Stab Man. Telescope Stab Man is hilarious for his use of such a convoluted weapon, which, yes, is par for the course when it comes to ‘Gotham’ – a hilarious show that doesn’t realize it’s hilarious. Anyway, here are the 16 moments during this week’s ‘Gotham’ that made me literally laugh out loud.
For the better part of 2014, Shia LaBeouf's antics were the talk of the gossip world. Can we even call them just "antics"? There was an arrest and an art installation, after all. Things were just weird, okay? The actor seems to have recovered from whatever was addling him, and he recently hit the talk show circuit in support of his upcoming World War II film, 'Fury,' a tour that inevitably results in his having to talk about, well, everything.
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its fourth installment in “Arkham,” as the impending vote over a dilapidated city district brings out a killer seemingly working for both sides of the mob, while Oswald Cobblepot continues his return ascent, and Fish Mooney prepares a move against Don Falcone.
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 shambled out its 1st and foremost entry with Sunday’s season premiere “No Sanctuary,” but how did it hold up to the comic book continuity? Rick shows the people of Terminus who they're screwing with, thanks to a little help from Carol and an old friend makes a surprising return, so what’s next for ‘The Walking Dead’ as the fifth season kicks into gear?
We've been deservedly hard on FOX's laughable 'Gotham' in its inaugural three episodes, but with ratings across the board proving notably strong, the network has officially decided to make the best of a Bat-situation. Despite the show's own stars touting the virtue of a 16-episode order, the Batman prequel drama has officially been extended to a full 22 episodes for its first run.