Superheroes, they’re just like us. Except not really. Sure, they struggle with relationships and mortality, but their day-to-day lives involve more capes, cool abilities, punching, secret government organizations, and aliens/mutants/powered beings than us mere mortals. Plus they’re under an insane amount of pressure, having to prevent the end of the world and what not on a weekly basis.
Are you simultaneously terrified and fascinated by the prospect of nuclear war? With two world leaders playing chicken with their respective “end of the world” buttons, it’s a weird time to be alive. But hey, that’s why we have entertainment for!
Raise your hand if you have crossover fatigue?
Between The CW’s Arrowverse and The Defenders on Netflix, there’s a been a lot of superhero team-ups as of late. But don’t think I’m only pointing my finger at all those Marvel and DC series, Dick Wolf’s One Chicago is just as much to blame. They likewise had four shows playing in the same sandbox last year.
Several TV shows I watch are making the move to Friday nights this coming TV season and while most of Twitter was up in arms about their favorite shows moving to the so-called “Friday Night Death Slot”, I was actually pretty pleased with the scheduling moves. (Here’s the Fall 2017 TV Schedule for reference.)
Ever since The CW revived Whose Line is it Anyway? in 2013, each episode has featured a “special guest”. Typically that designation has meant one of two things, either a well known comedian joins them in the fourth chair, like Keegan Michael Key or Jeff Davis, or it’s a random celebrity, most often from one of The CW’s other shows that makes a couple of appearances in games that would otherwise require an audience member.
The traditional broadcast TV season is over, which means one of two things: either the shows you love are on hiatus, or gone for good. To find out the fate of your favorite shows, check TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard. (It also means TV By The Number’s Cancel Bear is in hibernation once again.)
“Peak TV” is not a myth. There’s a lot of damn fine shows to watch essentially all year round these days, which makes selecting these superlatives both easier and more difficult. I obviously can only watch so much, so there’s a hundred percent chance I’ve missed something or somethings. Thankfully the list below is completely subjective and doesn’t actually matter. So without further ado, here’s my picks for the best of 2016.
This Presidential Election has been rather divisive, but I think we can all agree on one thing – it needs to be over. So after you cast your vote on Tuesday, why not take your mind off things with some TV. No, I’m not recommending you watch the 24-hour news cycle, I recommend checking out these election day-inspired episodes.