Reunited and it feels so…well, it should feel good. Sarah and Helena are finally reunited, but not under the best circumstances. This week’s Orphan Black is tighter and more driven than the first four episodes, as “Scarred by Many Frustrations” sees Mrs. S. and Felix taking on a fragile new ward, while Sarah tries to convince Helena (and her scorpion friend, I guess) to help her break out of the Castor base, and Cosima makes a fun new sexy time friend.
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This season of SNL has had some definite highs and definite lows (I’ve been seriously questioning the writers’ ability to deliver great material for the female hosts), and the last few episodes have only been consistent in their clumsiness. What began as a strong season has faltered in the final lap, but the promise of Louis C.K. hosting the Season 40 finale inspired some optimism thanks to both his comedic talents and his track record with SNL. Sadly, this week’s outing proved to be as so-so as the last few episodes, resulting in a finale that’s merely half-decent.
SNL frequently struggles with its opening monologues and the past few seasons have seen the show retreat to the same well on multiple occasions. That well usually involves the guest host breaking into song, which used to be funny until it became the go-to template for episodes where no one in the writer’s room could come up with a halfway decent idea. That’s why the season finale was right to just let guest host Louis C.K. perform 10 minutes of stand-up. It’s not just funny — it actually allows him to get the show warmed up by reminding us why we like this guy (and why he’s worthy of hosting SNL) in the first place.
The Flash had enough timey-wimey troubles before The CW confirmed Barry’s Legends of Tomorrow involvement, but the whole DC TV universe may be in a “Flashpoint” crisis after next week’s finale. Find out if Barry is “Fast Enough” in a new trailer and photos, and see if a major Legends of Tomorrow easter egg holds a clue!
Like 25 years in the Black Lodge, Twin Peaks fans have been in limbo over the past month upon learning that creator David Lynch might walk away from the Showtime project. Now, Lynch confirms that the issues have been resolved for his return, putting Twin Peaks at peak weird for its 2016 return, with even more episodes to boot.
The broadcast TV season has all but come to a close, and summer cookouts will arrive sooner than you think with Hannibal Season 3's June 4 premiere. Now, the first “Antipasto” synopsis has arrived of Hannibal’s new life in Italy, but what surprise guests might make for the first course?
The CW's Arrow closed out Season 3 this past week with the surprisingly final "My Name is Oliver Queen," but for many a creeping sense of indirection has permeated the emerald archer's arc this year. Now, we attempt to pinpoint where Arrow went astray, including a character absence that may surprise you, and what hope we might find for Season 4.
FOX’s untimely cancellation of The Mindy Project came as little surprise to numbers folk, though Kaling herself seemed coolly confident the romcom-skewering series would live on. Hulu officially shares that confidence today, renewing the drama for an extended fourth season.
The Simpsons dealt a shocking blow the other night when mainstay series voice Harry Shearer implied his departure over Twitter, leaving behind a crucial stable of fan-favorite characters. Now, Simpsons boss Al Jean has opened up on the departure, feeling “baffled” by the actor’s demands, and considering potential replacements.
At long last, Preacher has finally gone before cameras for the live-action adaptation Garth Ennis fans have waited for. As if there were any doubt, writer/producer Seth Rogen has revealed our first look at Captain America star Dominic Cooper in the title role, along with the fan-favorite Arseface.