Riverdale delivers twisted teen noir; iBoy installs a vigilante upgrade.
The gang's all here, including a ripped-but-sensitive Archie (K.J. Apa), a mysterious Jughead (Cole Sprouse), a jittery Betty (Lili Reinhart), a seductive Veronica (Camila Mendes) and an ambitious Pussycats-fronting Josie (Ashleigh Murray), and they all arrive as surprisingly fleshed-out characters.
Baskets is still weird and wonderful; Beaches ... why?
Aspiring artiste Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) flunks out of a prestigious French clown academy and returns home to uncultured Bakersfield to become a crestfallen rodeo clown.
My Kitchen Rules is half-baked; Homeland and Teachers return.
This is what the "celebrity" competition show has come to: a cook-off.
Crazyhead reinvigorates the demon dramedy; Tom Hardy is Taboo.
When 20-something Bristolian Amy (Cara Theobold) discovers she's a "seer" who can recognize the demon-possessed hiding among us, she forms an at-first-unlikely alliance with fellow seer-turned-hunter Raquel (Susan Wokoma); much ass-whipping and sass-quipping ensue.
Kicking off 2017 with 17 new TV series.
(Sunday, Jan. 1, Fox) Broke lowlife Mickey (Kaitlin Olson, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) gets stuck raising the kids of her just-incarcerated rich sister.
16 of the best shows of 2016.
These 16 shows are binge-worthy alternatives to holiday family time—Merry Xmas!
16 of the worst shows of 2016.
It's easy to forget the crap—unless you're a professional television watcher in need of holiday-month filler.
SuperMansion declares War on Christmas; Star gets behind the music.
The Robot Chicken team didn't quite nail its debut season about a senior-citizen stopmotion sub-Avengers, but War on Christmas is a step in the right direction, amping-up the crazy and the cohesiveness for a solid holiday entry.
Pacific Heat isn't quite Archer; Shut Eye is another Hulu winner.
You could blame an Aussie/American disconnect, but remember Danger 5?
Gilmore Girls returns, imperfectly perfect; Incorporated is a slick dystopia.
But it still hits all the feel buttons with a sentimentally deadly accuracy that lesser revivals like Netflix's Fuller House crapfest can't touch.
Lovesick is no longer Scrotal Recall; someone should be watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
It's all charming enough fluff worth bingeing over the holidays after you've torn through Gilmore Girls, and you won't have to explain the (new) title to the parental units.
Better Things wraps a perfect first season; Good Behavior is your new obsession.
Better Things swings from sweet to sad to snarky with an assured precision that her creative partner, Louis C.K.'s Louie, never quite nailed, and Adlon subverts the first impressions of her co-stars beautifully (OK, her daughters aren't that bad).
Where (and where not) to get your Election Night TV fix.
Except for that dreamy Shepard Smith, anchor of Fox's recycled broadcast from Fox News ...
The Great Indoors wastes Joel McHale; Stan Against Evil shakes up Halloween.
Stan Against Evil is a different middle-aged-dude-battling-hell animal.
Black Mirror returns to troll your fears; Dirk Gently is sheer madness.
a swath of stories that subtly filter film genres through a Social-Media-Can-and-Will-Kill-You narrative.