May, 2018



May 5th, 2018, 2:18 p.m. - I'm not sure how a baby could remember all that stuff, but okay

18. The Last Day of Emily Lindsey (Nic Joseph)
There's a lot going on here, and the ending was just kind of...there, but I liked most of it. Joseph moved the plot along well, and kept me guessing about the connection between the two stories. Her protagonist, Steve Paul, was great, too.

Up next: The Vanishing Season (Joanna Schaffhausen)


May 6th, 2018, 3:56 p.m. - "Are you running or are you crying?" "Running and crying"

Killing Eve – "Sorry Baby": Eve, don't be an idiot! You may be tough, but you're no match for Villanelle, and you know it. Go tuck Frank into bed and then get some backup. Rating: 4 hot fruitcakes

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "Bachelor/ette Party": No way did Amy date that guy Come on. Rating: 4 unclaimed gold coins

Westworld – "Reunion": I guess we're done with the part where Jimmi Simpson doesn't play a jerk. I'm disappointed. Not disappointing: They actually got ANTM alum Claire Unabia, who unexpectedly ended up having her stock photo used in the first season, to play Juliet. Rating: 3 cheers for the return of Lawrence

Modern Family – "Mother!": That suit Mitchell wore was more amusing than it was probably supposed to be. Rating: 4 portraits of Claire

Supernatural – "Beat the Devil": The Gabriel/Rowena stuff was dumb, unless she winds up pregnant, which could be interesting. The sequence going through the tunnel was practically lifted straight from a Stephen King novel. But the rest was entertaining. Rating: 4 glow sticks (smart idea)


May 11th, 2018, 6:04 p.m. - Last known witnesses

19. The Vanishing Season (Joanna Schaffhausen)
Pretty strong for a debut, but there's a big strike here: The killer's motive. Good red herrings here, though. I had my eye on a different suspect.

Up next: The Female Persuasion (Meg Wolitzer)


May 12th, 2018, 2:08 p.m. - "I never should have even used a metaphor. I'm better than that"

Killing Eve – "I Have a Thing About Bathrooms": "I'll just let this hitwoman in my house! What could possibly go wrong?" Get it together, Eve. Rating: 4 servings of shepherds pie

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "Show Me Going": Me: "This episode is going to involve a serious topic and may lead to some emotional reactions." Also me: "RYAN PAEVEY! HE'S SO PRETTY!" Ahem. I liked it. And THANK GOD we'll get more episodes in NBC next season. Rating: 4 broken toilets

Westworld – "Virtu e Fortuna": Parts of this episode felt like Game of Thrones, with Dorothy's strategic planning and the big battle. And I like that they're expanding the world of the show, like by showing the other parks. Those elephants must be a pain to build, though. Rating: 4 awesome weapons Armistice got to use

Modern Family – "The Escape": Haley should be with Andy. Don't argue with me; you know I'm right. Rating: 3 toxic stickers

Supernatural – "Exodus": Oh, just wrap up the season already. Rating: 3 buses driven by Lucifer, something I never thought I'd type


May 19th, 2018, 2:18 p.m. - "I thought I heard your voice cutting through the joyless silence of this...I want to say party, but I'm afraid it will sound sarcastic"

Killing Eve – "Take Me to the Hole!": Oh, Konstantin, you double-crosser! That was an interesting twist. I'm waiting for the revelation that either he or the other Russian guy is Kenny's father. Rating: 4 shivs

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "White Whale": I liked Jake's groom gut. It had good taste. I just hope Amy agrees. Rating: 4 gift bags

Westworld – "The Riddle of the Sphinx": Like most people, I have no idea what's going on here, but I'm enjoying reading various theories online and trying to put the pieces together. The show is starting to feel like Lost. Rating: 4 creative uses of nitro

Modern Family – "Clash of Swords": Criminal underuse of Jane Krakowski and Harry Groener, but excellent use of Ben Schwartz. Unlike Jean-Ralphio, he's the beeeeeeeeeeest.Rating: 3 foolmakers

Supernatural – "Let the Good Times Roll": Someone figured out a while ago that Dean would let Michael use him as a vessel this season, so I guessed that was coming. The rest, though, was a nice surprise. I loved the callbacks both to the Michael/Lucifer battle plan and to Castiel's first appearance, in Michael's arrival at the gas station. My one wish is that we get to see Charlie and Rowena on a road trip. Rating: 4 recent history lessons for the alternate-world people


May 21st, 2018, 10:16 p.m. - Never meet your heroes

20. The Female Persuasion (Meg Wolitzer)
I liked it, but...it was lacking. I didn't care about Greer. I didn't find Faith genuine. Zee was interesting, but didn't get enough of a spotlight. Strangely, in a book about feminists, the most interesting character was the guy.

Up next: The Outsider (Stephen King)


May 26th, 2018, 1:24 p.m. - "I clearly have an arch-nemesis. FINALLY"

Killing Eve – "I Don't Want to Be Free": I have no idea what this has all been leading up to, but I love it. Rating: 4 filthy love letters

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "Jake & Amy": If this had been the final episode ever, it would have been satisfying. But I'm so glad it wasn't, because this is absolutely my favorite show on TV right now, and this season may have been its best yet. Rating: 4 Nakatomi Tower cakes

Westworld – "Akane No Mai": I want to see more Maeves and Hectors! Let's take a tour of all the parks and meet them all! They're much more interesting than what Dolores is doing. Rating: 4 hair accessories used as weapons (rock on, Akane)



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