TV Reviews

‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Review: ‘The Winds of Winter’ Lights a Wild Fire for Season 7

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 27, 2016 @ 12:07 AM
HBO
‘Game of Thrones’ lit a wildfire under “The Winds of Winter” finale but did our Season 6 end spend more time setting up the endgame than making its big twists worthwhile? And should we consider the mother of all Jon Snow fan-theories confirmed? Find out in our full review!

Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Delivers One Spectacular (If Predictable) ‘Battle of the Bastards’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 19, 2016 @ 11:25 PM
HBO
‘Game of Thrones’ stages a “Battle of the Bastards” for the ages, but even in the penultimate Season 6 outing, is visual spectacle enough to fight off some predictable twists? And what new queenly pairing has us shpping all over Westeros, literally and figuratively? Find out in our full review!

‘Game of Thrones’ Review: ‘No One’ Kills Time (And a Few Fan Theories) Before the Finale

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 12, 2016 @ 11:38 PM
HBO
‘Game of Thrones’ has “No One” left to hid behind at this point in Season 6, mostly killing time before next week’s battle, but does Arya’s final showdown with The Waif come to a satisfying end? And what major fan theories seemingly bit the dust this week? Find out in our full review!

‘O.J.: Made in America’ Is Essential Viewing

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by Matt Singer June 10, 2016 @ 12:48 PM
Getty Images
I’m a freshman in high school. After months of legal proceedings, the jury finally reaches a verdict in the O.J. Simpson case. For the only time in my four years of secondary education, everything stops. Several classes worth of kids pile into the only room on the hall with a cable television. The room is packed. Kids are literally sitting on each other's laps because there’s nowhere else for them to go. It gets quiet.

‘Game of Thrones’ Review: ‘Blood of My Blood’ Coldly Hands Us Another Book Spoiler (Maybe)

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 29, 2016 @ 11:21 PM
HBO
‘Game of Thrones’ spills very little “Blood of My Blood” for an otherwise hugely revelatory hour for book readers, but were the big showdowns in Kings’ Landing and with Sam’s family all flash, no substance? And what should we make of that huge Season 1 return? Find out in our full review!

‘Arrow’ Finale Review: ‘Schism’ Snoozes Through Darhk Ending, Mayoral Twist

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 25, 2016 @ 10:32 PM
The CW
‘Arrow’ faced down a nuclear “Schism” at the hands of Damien Darhk for its Season 4 finale, but what big twist saw Oliver finally stepping into the light? And what exactly will send us to Russia in Season 5? Find out in our full review!

‘Flash’ Finale Review: ‘The Race of His Life’ Zooms Into Insane ‘Point’-ed Cliffhanger

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 24, 2016 @ 10:48 PM
The CW
‘The Flash’ speeds through its Season 2 finale showdown with Zoom for “The Race of His Life,” but was a convoluted race worth the ‘Point’-edly time-turning Season 3 tease? And what might it mean for the other series? Find out in our full review!

‘Flash’ Finale Reveals Man in the Iron Mask as … Exactly Who You Thought!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 24, 2016 @ 8:24 PM
The CW
The Flash has come to yet another temporary stop, as Barry finally managed to best Zoom in “The Race of His Life,” preparing to pivot toward a Point-ed new chapter in Season 3. Apart from Zoom’s final defeat however, tonight’s finale at last revealed the mysterious fate of the so-called “Man in the Iron Mask,” none other than … you guessed it, Jay Garrick! But which?

Yup, ‘Gotham’ Just Confirmed THAT Character is Still Alive for Season 3

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 23, 2016 @ 8:40 PM
FOX
It was a busy Season 2 finale for FOX’s Gotham, wrapping up the battle against B.D. Wong’s Hugo Strange, while introducing the Court of Owls, pitting Mr. Freeze against Firefly, and somehow managing to work a Fish Mooney-mob showdown atop the setup for Season 3. The final moments opened a pretty big can of worms for future villains as well, though at least one sounded deliberately familiar to fans.