Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2019 August 4

We had a few series finish up last week, but this week we get Preacher’s return to pick up the slack.  Alfred starts out singing bawdy drinking songs.  Preacher, fittingly, is offering thoughts and prayers while an apocalypse happens and his friends actually try to save people.  Legion starts the second to last episode for the season.  Supergrandfather has to deal with a renewed enemy attack as the Blood Moon rises.  Meanwhile, Sherlock and Joan go to a nice vacation resort at a waterfall.  Season three of She-Ra is still waiting for my kids and I to find time to sit down and watch it, as my wife and I are trying to find time without those kids to finish Another Life, so you might catch the Breakroom’s Television showing those, as well.


[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv or IMDB below the cut, except when there really aren’t any.  (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]

Pennyworth – S01E02 – The Landlords Daughter – Alfred turns down an offer from billionaire businessman Bruce Wayne and instead accepts an assignment that puts him in the crosshairs of one of the East End’s most dastardly figures.

Preacher – S04E01 – Masada – [No Description.]

Preacher – S04E02 – Last Supper – Jesse looks for God as the apocalypse looms; Tulip attempts to save Cassidy.

Legion – S03E07 – Chapter 26 – The beginning of the end.

Young Justice: Outsiders – S03E21 – Unknown Factors – [Unknown Description.]

The Handmaid’s Tale – S03E12 – Sacrifice – [No Description.]

Krypton – S02E09 – Blood Moon – Seg reunites with Val and the Rebels as General Zod mounts his final attack on the Rebellion.

Elementary – S07E12 – Reichenbach Falls – Reichenbach inadvertently provides Sherlock and Joan with a lead that could give them evidence that brings him to justice.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – S03 – Soldier Adora finds a magic sword — and her identity as legendary hero She-Ra. She joins the Rebellion, but her best friend stays with the evil Horde.

Another Life – S01 – Astronaut Niko Breckenridge and her young crew face unimaginable danger as they go on a high-risk mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact.


4 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2019 August 4”

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale ends its third season next week, and I’ll provide a review then. I’ve been critical of the plotting this season, and remain critical, but I must admit, this week saw some unexpected developments: while trying to organize a major revolutionary act, our protagonist murders one of Gilead’s highest-ranking officials under bizarre circumstances, and the Waterfords are lured across the border where a coalition of Canadians and Americans arrest them for war crimes. From the point-of–view of International Law and the parts of America that aren’t Gilead, they absolutely are guilty.

    Of course, Gilead won’t see it that way. Will the war suddenly become more prominent? The episode, tellingly, ends with Laurence giving June a gun.

  2. We “finished” Another Life, and its ten episodes do not end with the ending of a story. More like a mid-season finale. I will give it credit for good acting on a bad script, great production and visuals for bad science. I am afraid that, in order to get the rest of the story, we’ll have to watch any more that they put out.

    • Some of that tech babble was absolutely brutal, wasn’t it? At least they haven’t reversed the polarity of the neutron flow yet.

      I could almost give them the benefit of the doubt on “one hertz per second” since if you squinted at the context for that closely enough it could, just barely, make sense. But the rest of the show pretty much convinced me that that was purely accidental.

      • A character would explain something that had just happened on screen and I would just involuntarily shout “No.” as if I was telling my middle child to quit telling my younger child we were going out for ice cream.

        “The dark matter–” “NO.”

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