What’s On Tonight: The last The Last Kingdom rides bloodily into the sunset

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28. All times are Eastern. Top pick The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 10 p.m., Saturday): Remember when BBC America announced, “We’re bringing out our own Viking series and it’s about Vikings but it’s not Vikings. Oh, and some of our Vikings are the descendants of […]

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TV Club: Jessica busts heads, beds, and hearts in a thrilling episode

At one point in “AKA It’s Called Whiskey,” Jessica Jones saves her junkie neighbor Malcolm (Eka Darville) from a beating and he thanks her by saying, “You’re a good person, Jessica Jones.” Her response is quick, dismissive, and correct: “You’re high.” But is Jessica Jones a good person? Sure, she’s trying to stop a mind-controlling maniac and save a young […]

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TV Club: Empire fizzles again with an episode that manages to be campy and boring

“Sinned Against” continues the stunt-casting trend that has become such a distraction in Empire‘s second season, but one of the episode’s guest stars comes across more like synergy than a stunt. Alicia Keys joins the cast in the role of Skye Summers, a character formed in the singer’s own image, with the same penchant for playing piano while screaming like […]

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What’s On Tonight: Thanksgiving TV is Elementary, my dear Watson

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, November 26. All times are Eastern. Top Pick Elementary (CBS, 10 p.m.): Holidays are a time for family and who knows family better than a fertility technician? Unfortunately, one winds up murdered on this week’s Elementary, leaving Sherlock and Watson to unravel the mystery of her secret personal life. Genevieve […]

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TV Club: A potentially exciting rescue mission only shows Rebels handles its themes better than its stories

Hey, Hera: why did you just send Kanan and Rex out to save Ezra and Commander Sato? Sure, Kanan’s original idea, bringing the whole gang out to save him, was a bad, incomplete idea, but you never bothered to explain why your idea–sending two people who aren’t on great terms with each other out on the rescue mission–was a better […]

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TV Club: Two Survivor episodes are better than one, at least during this great season

For anyone worried CBS was burning off two sub-par episodes the night before Thanksgiving, fear not: This season’s quality streak continues apace, with two great episodes that end with either an epic blindside or an epic mistake (or maybe a little bit of both). If the two episodes have anything in common, it’s that both send one of the season’s […]

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TV Club: Ryan finally makes amends on a riveting Kingdom

I’ll admit that I was beginning to worry that Kingdom’s second season was suffering from the dread sophomore slump. I can’t quite put my finger on what’s been underwhelming me, though; I’m not even sure that “underwhelming” is the right word. It’s more than just the writers letting Keith linger, despite the fact that he’s not even providing much comic […]

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