Credit: FX

Review: 'Atlanta' finds 'Value' in Van in a different kind of episode

Not much of the guys this week, and it doesn't matter

A review of tonight's Atlanta coming up just as soon as I fly a rent-a-PJ...

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<p>The Flash</p>

The Flash

Credit: CW

Review: 'The Flash' can't overcome its time travel problems with 'Flashpoint'

Barry's still selfish, and the timeline makes no sense

The Flash is back for its third season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I know how to flank...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

Review: The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' squad reunites as 'Coral Palms' trilogy ends

Jake and Amy together again, plus a hilarious Holt moment

A quick review of tonight's Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming up just as soon as I smell like a hot New Jersey breeze...

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Credit: NBC

Review: NBC's time-travel adventure 'Timeless' gets the human element right

Star Abigail Spencer brings gravity to an often convoluted new show from the creators of 'Supernatural' & 'The Shield'

All time travel stories are gibberish — and I say this as someone who has spent a lot of my life reading, watching, and enjoying stories about time travel. No matter how thoroughly the rules of traveling to the past or future have been laid out and explained to the audience, they never fully make sense, never entirely manage to duck under the question of paradox, and will always make your brain hurt if you try to think about it too hard. The climax of the Jim Caviezel/Dennis Quaid movie Frequency(*), to name one, falls apart halfway through, because Quaid does something to the bad guy in the past that would certainly prevent him from being in front of Caviezel in the present(**).

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<p>Evan Rachel Wood and Ed Harris in Westworld</p>

Evan Rachel Wood and Ed Harris in Westworld

Credit: HBO

Review: Did the 'Westworld' premiere live up to expectations?

The park's hosts, guests, and staff are introduced in 'The Original'

I offered my general review of HBO's Westworld earlier this week, and now I have specific thoughts on the series premiere coming up just as soon as there's an unscripted sneeze...

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<p>Mike Colter as Luke Cage</p>

Mike Colter as Luke Cage

Credit: Netflix

'Luke Cage' season 1 in review: Powerful characters, weaker plotting

Cage himself was great, but Marvel and Netflix could stand to tweak the storytelling model

Last week, I published a review of Netflix's Luke Cage based on the first seven hours of season 1. Having watched the remaining six episodes, I have more specific thoughts — with lots of spoilers for the whole season — coming up just as soon as I'm a greeter at the Harlem Hair Expo...

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Ask Alan: What's the best episode of TV ever?

Ask Alan: What's the best episode of TV ever?

Shows we wish Dennis Franz had been on, shows that changed showrunners well, and more

Happy Friday, everybody! We had a couple of production hiccups last weeks that disrupted our regular schedule, but Ask Alan is back today, and hopefully on Fridays going forward.

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Credit: FOX

Review: 'Pitch' avoids the second-episode slump with 'The Interim'

Ginny has a lot on her plate, and so does Mike

A review of tonight's Pitch coming up just as soon as I'm disappointed the episode didn't do a full-on Just One of the Guys homage at some point...

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<p>The Good Place</p>

The Good Place

Credit: NBC

Review: 'The Good Place' solves the mystery of 'Jason Mendoza'

More bad news equals good ideas for the NBC comedy

A review of tonight's The Good Place coming up just as soon as I DJ Scott Discik's afterparty for the amateur porn awards in Reno...

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<p>Desmin Borges in You&#39;re the Worst</p>

Desmin Borges in You're the Worst

Credit: FXX

Review: A 'You're the Worst' tour de force takes a closer look at Edgar's PTSD

A beautiful, unusually structured episode written and directed by Stephen Falk

A review of tonight's You're the Worst coming up just as soon as I have a plan to stop being fax-dependent by the time of the next war...

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