March, 2019



March 2nd, 2019, 2:07 p.m. - "This body hearts tequila"

Modern Family – "Red Alert": I've already forgotten almost everything about this episode. Rating: 3 skills that transferred from a job making burritos

The Magicians – "A Timeline and Place": What's with the bear theme over the past two seasons? Humbledrum Emily turned Mayakovsky into a bear. The bad-luck bear. Elliot wore a shirt with a bear on it. Alice ate gummy bears. Am I the only one noticing this? Rating: 4 apparent solutions to the Flint water crisis

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "He Said, She Said": This didn't quite work for me. It felt too "very special episode"-ish. As an episode itself, it was fine, but for the subject matter...the show can do better. Rating: 4 yo-yo strings (the most dangerous part of the yo-yo)

Speechless – "W-H-WHEELCHAIR P-L-PLANET": Yeah, no way is J.J. going to get into NYU. But this was a lot of fun. Rating: 4 teddy bear cameras


March 3rd, 2019, 4:23 p.m. - My second-favorite Ruffin, after Amber

10. We Cast a Shadow (Maurice Carlos Ruffin)
This book should scare anyone who reads it, because the story isn't out of the realm of possibility. I really like Ruffin's writing style, but he needs to learn how to write a three-dimensional woman.

Up next: My Sister, the Serial Killer (Oyinkan Braithwaite)


March 9th, 2019, 12:53 p.m. - "Is this about how I'm sensitive about everything? You know I'm sensitive about that"

The Magicians – "The Side Effect": This was my favorite episode of the season so far. I guess that means they need to use Kady, Zelda, and Fen more. And, uh...Pete can come back, I guess. Rating: 4 burning lizards

Supernatural – "Ouroboros": So...what are they going to do the rest of the season, if Michael's taken care of? Can we have more Rowena? Can Bobby come back? Please? Rating: 4 eaten eyeballs

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "The Golden Child": I want an extended version of Amy and David's dorky dance battle. I could watch that all day. Rating: 5 notes on Terry's performance from Boyle

Speechless – "S-P-SPECIAL B-BOY T-I-TIME": Also my favorite episode of the season so far. My one complaint: Not enough Lee. Rating: 5 cards saying how much J.J. likes Izzy's friend's car


March 10th, 2019, 3:51 p.m. - Short and...well, not sweet

11. My Sister, the Serial Killer (Oyinkan Braithwaite)
I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure it was worthy of all the hype. It needed more substance.

Up next: Parkland (Dave Cullen)


March 16th, 2019, 1:31 p.m. - "Noticed you got magic back. Amazing. They didn't have an appropriate thank-you card at Target"

Modern Family – "The Wild": Meh. Just...meh. Rating: 3 rearranged pizzas

The Magicians – "Home Improvement": I was going to give this a 4, but honestly, that egg stuff pushes it over to a 5. All week I've been remembering Quentin's various deliveries of, "Falcor!" and giggling. Rating: 5 screaming books

Supernatural – "Peace of Mind": I almost gave this a 5, too, but the Dean/Jack stuff was a little slow. Sam as Justin will give me entertaining memories for months to come. Rating: 4 milkshakes I really thought would be more significant

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "Gintars": I love when Holt and Amy get geeky together. Melissa Fumero is really underrated on this show. Rating: 4 jean jackets from the Gape

Speechless – "S-E-SEOUL B-R-BROTHERS": I figured Taylor was playing Ray like he was playing her. But that weird seduction scene in the library was...for real? Huh? Rating: 4 pairs of sparkly cowboy boots


March 17th, 2019, 3:32 p.m. - Activism is exhausting

12. Parkland (Dave Cullen)
If the teens featured in this book are the future leaders of America, we're going to be just fine.

Up next: Because We Are Bad (Lily Bailey)



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