Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 March 27

Riverdale returns for us this week, cleaning up after an explosion.  Robot Chicken visits Dexter’s Lab.  The Good Doctor treats a 45 year old virgin.  Superman’s X and wife become friends (which is the scariest threat anyone can face.)  Naomi spends time with her friends.  The Flash strikes out while his wife goes to Coast City.  The Blacklist searches for abductees.  Young Justice and Picard both give use new episodes without descriptions, and the nights might just be safe for traveler now that Disney+ drops Moon Knight.

[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 Continue reading →)]

Riverdale – S06E07 – Chapter One Hundred and Two: Death at a Funeral – Following the explosion at the Andrews residence, Archie assembles a team to help rebuild his home, while Jughead copes with his new reality. Meanwhile, at the Riverdale town hall meeting, Veronica breaks some news to the town, which later prompts a visit from her mother Hermoine. At Thornhill, Britta tries to get to the bottom of some strange happenings going on with Cheryl and Nana Rose.

Robot Chicken – S11E19 – May Cause Internal Diarrhea – Robot Chicken helps Dexter bring his robot mother to market but buyers go off-label; the Itsy Bitsy Spider doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing; visiting the land of Disney’s dead parents.

The Good Doctor – S05E12 – Dry Spell – Drs. Lim, Park and Wolke treat a woman with Valley fever and discover a secret she has been hiding from her fiancé. Meanwhile, Drs. Murphy, Allen and Andrews treat a 45-year-old virgin and help her make a big decision about her life.

Superman & Lois – S02E09 – 30 Days and 30 Nights – Lois thanks Lana for sticking up for Jonathan when one of the football players mother’s starts dogging him for getting football season cancelled. Meanwhile, Jordan’s unexpected departure on the mayoral election day leaves Sarah rattled. Lastly, Natalie and Sarah wonder if they notice a spark between John Henry and Lana.

Naomi – S01E09 – Keep Your Friends Close – [No Description Given]

Moon Knight – S01E01 – Episode 1 – [No Description Given]

The Flash – S08E09 – Phantoms – Barry and Team Flash get closer to figuring out the Fire Meta but no closer to finding him meanwhile Iris, needing a distraction, follows a story to Coast City.

Young Justice: Phantoms – S04E14 – Episode 14 – [No Description Given]

Star Trek: Picard – S02E05 – Fly Me to the Moon – [Let me play among the stars]

The Blacklist – S09E14 – Eva Mason – While searching for Sen. Panabaker’s missing daughter-in-law, the Task Force learns there may be a larger pattern of abductions. Red continues piecing together the mystery behind Liz’s death.

7 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 March 27”

  1. Moon Knight:
    – It was much more British than I expected, and felt very,very Whovian to listen to.
    – Oscar Isaac can act!
    – I know the character, so I have a vague idea of what should be going on, but there is some great mystery.
    – Neat trick, being extra gory and violent, but cutting away from it to keep it rated D+.

    Superman & Lois:
    – The suits look like Sontarans.
    – I am not sure if the point of the news broadcast was to show the disservice that Clark does to the world by protecting it and thus making everyone dependent on him, but that’s what I took from it. Superman is giving the world a fish, but not teaching the world to fish.
    – Is this one of those episodes where Superman wants a vacation, so he takes a week off? The first time they did this they invented Kryptonite.
    Lois takes a picture of the operation, has her phone in her hands, and is spotted. Sending the image and a location tag to just about anyone would solve this problem

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      It was indeed a strange episode of Superman and Lois, basically excluding Superman for 99% of the show. The acting was decent and they included better-than-average shots, so there is that. The interactions between the characters was quite credible, especially given that we’re watching the CW.

      The absence of Superman while he is on the other side of the portal renews that other problem: how do we account, in-universe, for the lack of reference to and involvement of, say, Supergirl or the Flash?

      The operation. Good lord. Never mind my earlier complaint, that a major criminal operation risks exposure by selling super-power-granting drugs for chump change to high-schoolers in one small town. I suppose that could be a way of testing.

      But seriously? Haven’t they watched Breaking Bad? Why is their operation near a place of heightened law enforcement activity in plain view through the spot on the window? And Lois not only doesn’t send off the signal– she and a freakin’ General sneak up on the operation and insist on keeping the kid with superpowers safe?

      • Superman & Lois is like a writers room of four amazing writers and one CW executive making sure they hit a quota of CW-branded dumb.

        • JD DeLuzio says:

          It’s too bad, too. The focus on the super-next-gen is working, since they’re more flawed and interesting than their dad. I hope Natalie picks up her own metal suit in the near future.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      Picard-to-date will be reviewed shortly.

  2. The Flash answers his distress beacon without his mask on? That’s a recipe for identity exposure…

  3. visionary_coward says:

    Looks like Young Justice released three episodes this week, e14-e16.

    Any watching Halo?

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