TV RoundTable

Do you remember the first time you snuck out of bed to watch something you absolutely weren't supposed to be watching? Well if you're around the age of this writer, that something was probably South Park, and the days when...
Luckily, this week, only the strong have survived, making the second part of "What's My Line" a significant pay-off from its middling, disjointed first act. 
As one of the shortest episodes in Game of Thrones' run, "The Spoils of War" has no choice but to be a more focused not-quite-50 minutes of television. Unsurprisingly, the decision to focus on a small number of locations and...
Okay gang, we're heading over the last hill. We can still do this, we can take back tomorrow! We can change things for the better! We can hold back the unholy legions! We can... wait, sorry, what's my line?
The strength of Game of Thrones' first two hours lay in strong thematic parallels, and wonderfully focused characters moments; that is, until Euron's fleet crashed into Yara and the Sand Snakes, demolishing the increasingly fragile timeline into something absolutely incoherent....
You might recall a couple of weeks back that we got our first look into Giles' surprisingly dark past when Ethan Rayne showed up to generally mess about with Sunnydale's Halloween hujinks. This week, we're doubling down on that sordid back story with the appropriately named "The Dark Age".
There are so many pieces on the Dragonstone war board (or the Lannister's painted Playground of Blood Floor), it can be difficult to remember who's where, and what's going on when. This is especially true as Game of Thrones' increasingly accelerated...
Hey there folks, well here we are, nearly 20 episodes in. Cristina, of the "Cristina Says" section of this very column confessed to me that she wasn't really feeling Buffy the Vampire Slayer so much at this point, and so I thought I would sit down with her and gather her thoughts on her experience with the show so far.
In the simplest biological sense, winter is a time for nature and evolution to pause. As water turns to ice, everything underneath it becomes preserved; bacteria, viruses, animals, and artifacts are all preserved under the frozen tundras, stationary and quiet until the catalyst of growth, the heat of energy, deconstructs them from the ice, to be admired, examined - or simply tossed aside.
Like its forebears, Twin Peaks and The X-Files, Buffy is never a pitch perfect show but when Whedon and co. nail it, they nail it. This weeks episode, "Lie to Me", is the start of the kind of TV that The Wire creator, David Simon, was jealous of, even while he was penning one of the greatest prestige television shows of all time.