Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 June 28

The summer shows continue, leaving it questionable how long we will have new content before the studios Corona-related shut-downs leave us begging for anything that isn’t a re-run.  Luckily, this is an age where almost the full total of classic sci-fi is available to catch up on while waiting this out.  In non-genre shows, Perry Mason has returned to the television screens, in a very HBO, not-family-friendly prequel to the first television legal drama.  In his second episode, we get finally get some of Orphan Black’s Tatiana.  This is set in the 1930s, which makes it easy to confuse it for Penny Dreadful’s City of Angels, but luckily that is wrapping up its season with some racially motivated riots.  If you were hoping for some Delightfully Colorful heroism, Stargirl has you covered as the new Justice Society learns to work as a team, and the Doom Patrol has sex.  Across the aisle to the other comic behemoth, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. race against clock in a 70s spy drama.  The rogue FBI team discover they have a mole on Blindspot.  If you are just looking for some toy-based adult humor, Robot Chicken has two new episodes for you, as well.

[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…)]

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – S01E10 – Day of the Dead – When sad news spreads through the Crimson Cat, Fly Rico tries to placate the volatile crowd while Rio argues for vengeance. Peter Craft, Elsa and the boys are trapped in their car amidst a riot as Tiago tries to help Mateo. Townsend celebrates the sudden rise of his political fortunes. Tiago and Molly face reality about their relationship and Molly confronts Miss Adelaide. Lewis and Tiago rush to protect Brian from the Nazis. The Vega family gathers for a moving Day of the Dead ceremony.

Perry Mason – S01E02 – Chapter Two – Following one of her trademark barn-burning sermons, Evangelical preacher Sister Alice offers the Dodsons the church’s full moral and financial support – much to her mother Birdy’s dismay. During a routine domestic intervention, beat cop Paul Drake is rerouted to a gruesome crime scene, where he follows a confounding trail of evidence. Mason is left incensed by a jaw-dropping admission from Baggerly and, after pressing Emily on her husband’s alibi, finds himself confronted by an outraged Della. Detectives Holcomb and Ennis use Drake’s findings to their own advantage.

Stargirl – S01E07 – Shiv (1) – As Pat teaches Courtney, Yolanda, Beth and Rick the importance of teamwork, the ISA converge to figure out who is trying to take them down.

Robot Chicken – S010E11 – Callie Greenhouse in: Fun. Sad. Epic. Tragic. – Batman’s addition to his costume causes some concerns among the other superheroes; a ride-along with the Westeros P.D. reveals how they solve crimes; Bitch Pudding is placed on Love Island to see what kind of match she will find.

Robot Chicken – S010E12 – Max Caenen in: Why Would He Know If His Mother’s A Size Queen – [No description given.]

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – S07E06 – Adapt or Die – The stakes are higher than ever when, after blowing their cover and damaging the Zephyr in the process, the team must scramble to rescue Mack’s parents, save S.H.I.E.L.D. from a chronicom infestation, and fix the ship — all before the next time-jump. Daisy and Sousa find themselves at a disadvantage against a power hungry Nathaniel Malick and his goons. Coulson will have to do the thing he does best in order to save the future.

Doom Patrol – S02E04 – Sex Patrol – When the Dannyzens throw a massive party at Doom Manor to resuscitate Danny the Brick, Dorothy longs to join the festivities and experience life as a grown-up. As the party rages on, Rita asks Flex Mentallo to help unleash her full potential – which has some dangerously racy consequences.

Blindspot – S05E08 – Ghost Train – The team scrambles to get ahead of Madeline and Ivy as they close in on the bunker’s location, but someone on the inside is feeding Madeline information. As her plan takes shape, the team may be forced to take desperate measures.

3 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 June 28”

  1. I’ve fallen a little behind with other things as I’m trying to make some submission deadlines, but reviews of Doom Patrol, Season 2, will begin soon.

    • Sister Aimee was quite famous in her time. There’s a roadside plaque a short drive from where I live commemorating where she was born/grew up.

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