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Spandex Dreams

GLOW glorifies the ladies of '80s wrestling; Preacher is back and ballistic.

Cowboy B-Slop

The Ranch and Turn are almost done; T.J. Miller gets Meticulously Ridiculous.

Science Friction

Dark Matter and Wynonna Earp return; Blood Drive revs up the grindhouse.

Beach Bummed

Flaked and Fear the Walking Dead return; Jim Jeffries takes on late-night.
Somebody must have watched the first season of Will Arnett's Flaked, right?

They Alive!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back, as are Twin Peaks and Neon Joe.
Where will the perkiest TV character ever created (cartoons included) go in Season 3?

Texas 3-Step

I Love Dick arrives for a full season; Downward Dog ain't worth a wag.
Much has been think-pieced about Transparent showrunner Jill Soloway's follow-up Amazon Prime series, I Love Dick.

911 Is a Joke

Live PD is the worst; MTV integrates movie and TV awards.
Now, I'm not saying that viewers of Live PD are immoral, brainless dirtbags for watching shakedowns of drunk college coeds. I am heavily implying it, though.

The White Stuff

Dear White People aims to expand minds; American Gods arrives to blow 'em.
A few white people were angry about the mere title of creator/director Justin Simien's 2014 film Dear White People.

Final Exit

Mary Kills People goes dark; The Handmaid's Tale goes darker.
Canadian actress Caroline Dhavernas has starred in left-of-center American series like Wonderfalls and Hannibal, but Mary Kills People is probably the first to fully realize her oddly chilly/sexy potential (it's also a Canadian production, so no U.S. credit earned).

Robot Roll Call!

Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns; Fargo spins another frozen fable.
Season Premiere: While MST3K O.G.s Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett continue their movie-mockery biz at a staggering pace with RiffTrax, Mystery Science Theater 3000 proper still is missed.

Idiot Proof

Idiotsitter and Better Call Saul return; The Gorburger Show tweaks the talk.
If you somehow made it through the 2016 "holiday" flick Office Christmas Party, you must concur that Jillian Bell's bipolar she-pimp character was the funniest part of the movie—really, you must.

Locked-Up Abroad

Prison Break returns for another escape; Brockmire hits the strike zone.
Return: Make that Prison Break: Resurrection, because the "dead" Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) is actually alive in another prison—this time in Yemen, like that matters.

What a Drag

RuPaul's Drag Race returns to make America great again; Harlots hooks historically.
RuPaul's Drag Race moves from niche network Logo to the slightly more mainstream VH1. What does this mean?

Ham Fist

Marvel's Iron Fist packs little punch; Into the Badlands delivers the kung-fu action.
Of all the Netflix/Marvel adaptations, I was most looking forward to Iron Fist, one of my favorite comic-book titles from back in the day.

Couples, Retreat

Love returns for another shot at commitment; Trial & Error is only the latter.
Love Friday, March 10 (Netflix) Season Premiere: In its 2016 debut season, Judd Apatow's Love received wildly mixed reviews from real people and TV critics (who, it should always be noted, are not real people) alike. I was on the positive side—but, then again, I also liked Will Arnett's universally despised Netflix baby Flaked, so there's obviously something wrong with me. Love birds Micky (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust) still aren't exactly right, either, but they're giving the committed-relationship thing a go with predictably messy/hilarious/sad results.

Time Wasters

Making History re-resets America; Time After Time ticks away.
the current TV season's glut of time-travel shows finally lightens up with Making History, even though the timeline-twisting consequences are no less dire.

Bad Hombres

The Blacklist: Redemption spies hard; Taken is a piss-poor prequel.
fans are asking, "How's this spinoff going to work?" while casual viewers are curious to know, "How many encoded tattoos can she fit on her body?"

Baby, One Meh Time

Britney Ever After is cheap and unnecessary; Billions is back.
As a musical artist, Britney Spears made a decent pop icon. She barely contributed to the writing of any her own music, and her singing is at maybe a semi-pro karaoke level. Her perpetual "comebacks" and attempts at being "edgy" are as laughable as they are tiresome.

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  • Re: Cowboy B-Slop

    • so wrong about The Ranch, its a pretty good show.

    • on June 17, 2017
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