Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 3 November 2019

Black Lightning and Flash take the week off, leaving extra time to take in the whole season four of She-Ra with my daughters that drops this week.  Even without their Dynamic Coworkers, Batwoman, Supergirl, Arrow, the Titans, and Watchmen keep the flame alive with new episodes.  Halloween’s ended, so we take a trip from Castle Rock to Eden, and on American Horror Story we get a heartwarming tale of three friends getting together.  Riverdale plays courtroom drama, while The Blacklist investigates The Matrix.

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

Batwoman – S01E05 – Mine Is a Long and Sad Tale – Alice takes Kate down the sad, winding road of her life in the days after the accident as Jacob and Sophie attempt to track them. Mary has an argument with Catherine which sends her looking for Kate at Wayne Tower, but instead she becomes unwelcome company for Luke.

Supergirl – S05E05 – Dangerous Liaisons – On the eve of the worldwide launch of Andrea Rojas’s VR contact lenses, Kara and William team up on an investigation that exposes a terrorist plot. Kelly and Alex celebrate an anniversary, but Alex’s safety is in jeopardy.

Watchmen – S01E03 – She Was Killed by Space Junk – [No description given.]

The Good Doctor – S03E06 – 45 Degree-Angle – While performing his first solo surgery, Dr. Shaun Murphy alienates a nurse, which puts his residency in jeopardy. Also in this episode, Dr. Neil Melendez disagrees with Dr. Audrey Lim on a risky surgery, and Dr. Claire Brown spirals into self-destructive behaviors, causing negative ramifications in the workplace.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – S04 – [No description given.]

Arrow – S08E04 – Present Tense – When a mysterious new Deathstroke appears in Star City, Oliver and Team Arrow insist on taking down this villain themselves. Meanwhile, reeling from the loss of one of their own, the future Team Arrow figures out a new way to try and stop JJ.

Castle Rock – S02E05 – The Laughing Place – In the beginning….

Riverdale – S04E05 – Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution – Caught between Hiram and Hermione’s double trial, Veronica grapples with what the future holds for her family. Archie finds himself the unexpected target of the town’s local businesses. Betty and Kevin join the Junior FBI Training Program, and Jughead learns some surprising information about his family history.

American Horror Story: 1984 – S09E08 – Rest in Pieces – A deadly trio emerges, hell-bent on unleashing a new era at Camp Redwood. Our former counselors desperately try to keep history from repeating itself.

Titans – S02E10 – Fallen – Titans Tower comes under attack by Mercy Graves.

The Blacklist – S07E06 – Dr. Lewis Powell – Red alerts the FBI to the suspicious death of a scientist specializing in artificial intelligence research. Francesca Campbell further entangles herself in Red’s criminal activities.

6 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 3 November 2019”

  1. Supergirl: Did anyone not think Rip Roar was Russell Rogers? I mean, why even bother to hide it?

    I don’t get television the way most folks do, is this actually a Saturday Morning Cartoon and I didn’t realize it was aimed at early elementary school kids?

      • Skews young is one thing, but you know the phrase that a show is “insulting the audiences’ intelligence”? I think I actually feel insulted by this one.

        • I will rescind all of my comments if it turns out the show was actually the product of an AI who was fed decades of comic and television plots and put this together as the outcome. It’s great work for a newborn AI.

    • It was pretty obvious to anyone who is genre savvy. On the other hand, for casual viewers who aren’t genre savvy, it might not have been. On the other hand, I don’t actually think it was supposed to be a massive surprise to us, though. We had better information than the characters in the show and with some emotional hangups and preconceived notions, some of them not putting the pieces together isn’t as surprising as it might seem. Still, I would have thought Supergirl, at least, might have picked up some genre savvy along the way.

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