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Great News improves; Superstition debuts; At Home with Amy Sedaris skews.

Love, American Style

Sarah Silverman's I Love You, America unites; Loudermilk, not so much.

Vamped Up

Van Helsing returns to the vampire fray; Mr. Robot delves (further) into darkness.


Marvel's Inhumans fails where The Gifted shines; Curb Your Enthusiasm returns!
Not much was expected of Marvel's Inhumans (series debut, Friday, Sept. 29, ABC), and the two-hour pilot doesn't ... not? ... deliver on that lowered bar.

Trek Your Head

Star Trek: Discovery, Young Sheldon, The Good Doctor and more fall debuts.
It's finally here—and CBS won't let TV critics see it in advance.

Snark at the Moon

Better Things and Vice Principals return; Salvation finally ends.
"Is it a comedy, or is it a drama?"

Horsin' Around

BoJack Horseman and Outlander return; The Orville and The Deuce debut.
No animated series, not even the vaunted Rick & Morty, makes you feel the feels like BoJack Horseman.

Breaking Blah

Ozark underwhelms; American Horror Story and You're the Worst return.
Too many people told me that I "just have to" watch Ozark (streaming, Netflix), another summer series that got by me because there are Too Many Shows.

Reach the Beach

Party Boat streams in your face; The Tick returns to spoon!
There might be a future version of this column that will cover streaming content, and only streaming content, because that's where we're headed.

Offenders Assemble!

Marvel's Defenders delivers the goods; Halt and Catch Fire powers down.
Be careful what you whine for.

Warm Buzz

10 shows you slept on this summer.
Summer 2017, like summers of Peak TV before it, has been overloaded with buzzy hot-weather series like GLOW, Preacher, Twin Peaks, Rick and Morty, Orphan Black and, of course, Game of Thrones, to name just a few.

Chompocalypse Now!

Before Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, a brief history of Sharknado.
No franchise defines our times like Syfy's Sharknado series: It's brazen, it's ridiculous, it defies science, it celebrates D-list celebrities and it distracts us from reality (it might also be a product of Russian collusion; investigation pending).

Motel Hell

The Duplass Brothers check into Room 104; Sinner shows Jessica Biel's dark side.
The Duplass Brothers have created some intriguing;if not always watchable;shows for HBO.

Wicked Schtik

Descendants 2 continues the tween dream; Insecure is a Peak TV gem.
There were sooo many questions at the end of 2015's Descendants that Descendants 2 (movie, Friday, July 21, Disney Channel) was inevitable ...

Dragon On

Game of Thrones penultimately returns; Friends from College flunks out.
Despite a killer cast, Friends from College doesn't make a case to give a shit about any of them—or its worst-of-the-'90s Spotify soundtrack.

Flush the Fashion

Andy Samberg pedals Tour de Pharmacy; The Bold Type dumbs down the print.
Staging your sexy millennial drama at a magazine—you know, those glossy-paper dinosaurs found in dentist offices and Jiffy Lube waiting rooms—in 2017 makes about as much sense as publishing an actual magazine in 2017.

Go Animal

Zoo continues the critter apocalypse; Killjoys returns to invade your space.
Two years ago, I actually typed the phrase "renegade zoologist" in reference to Jackson Oz (James Wolk), the protagonist of Zoo (Season 3 premiere, Thursday, June 29, CBS).

Spandex Dreams

GLOW glorifies the ladies of '80s wrestling; Preacher is back and ballistic.
Alison Brie has had memorable supporting roles on Community and Mad, but GLOW (series debut, Friday, June 23, Netflix) is her show, all the way.


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