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I am `Lex from #HorizonLabs and #DrunkPete "fame". I am a Marvel fanboy, and am a big enough geek that my kids are named after a famous literary bird, a verse-traveling space hooker, and the first lady of Star Trek/computer AI. Feel free to drop me a line if you're curious about anything else, or check out my Mastodon instance.

📺 Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 May 31

The kids are home for summer… which happened a couple of months ago thanks to the global pandemic.  Now, our shows have gone to on their summer breaks as well, which leaves us with just four genre shows.  Stargirl takes on Icicle while DC’s Legends fight Fate in a dystopia and potentially in a thong.  Marvel’s Agents continue to try to protect the time stream during prohibition.  In Blindspot, our FBI team goes up against a chemical weapon.  If this wasn’t enough cheesy campiness, Netflix is also dropping the rest of Fuller House leading to the triple wedding (three couples, not a thruple.)

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📺 Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 May 24

The seasons have actually closed for most of the CW’s winter favorites, leaving us with one Debutante Covering the slightly-less-silly content.  Stargirl finds out her own history in her second episode, while the Legends abandon any pretense of not being the “meta” show, and the TV characters are thrown into TV shows.  Hopefully, Mick lands in John Doe and we get a satisfying conclusion to that series.  Meanwhile, the House of Ideas debuts the finale season of its debut MCU show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  This season promises to give us some returns of Agent Carter characters while the agents are trapped in the age of men wearing excellent fedoras.  In non-comic-based unbelievable shows, the Blindspot team deals with betrayal both in their headquarters and the FBI’s.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 May 17

The shows are winding down, not just because of that Disease, Corona, but because it’s time for seasons to end.  Though, just like Flash was hurrying up, the endings are happening faster than they had expected.  Before they’re gone, we still have Batwoman fighting a “former hero”, Supergirl turns into a soap opera as everyone has to deal with everyone the swore they would never trust again, and the Legends do Zombie Apocalypse.  Standing alone against the odds, the lone Marvel character is an animated Spider-Man, whose episode is named for the beloved 80s Spider-Man, but is actually just a Groot story.

[ETA:] Stargirl also dropped with her pilot.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 May 10

Happy Mother’s Day!  If you aren’t too busy baking or breaking bread for your mom, television’s Dominating Caste of heroes has a bunch of shows for you, as Batwoman searches for rich folks, Supergirl fights biblical monsters, The Flash might end its season, but might almost send its season, and the Legends get schooled  at Animal House.  Blindspot tries to build their own FBI level operation while on the run, taking the show into the realm of fantasy, and Blacklist toys with the idea of killing off their hit character to shift the spotlight back to the female lead.  There have been multiple reports of seasons ending and shows finishing early as the studios had gone into lockdown, but there were enough conflicting reports that each episode could be the last and it would not be surprising.  Equally ambiguous, She-Ra might drop season five this week.

Call your mom!

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 May 3

After some Disappoint Character1 omissions, Supergirl returns to aid Batwoman in entertaining all of us quarantined views.  Westworld gives us the finale of their season three robot uprising.  Zoey, after spending last week with her mom, spends this week with her dad.  Riverdale fantasizes about actually ending their time in High School.  Blindspot returns with the season five opener and Blacklist possibly ends its season, depending on how the quarantine allows the studio to wrap things up, as this was their last episode before they had to close up.  Here’s hoping your stockpiles last longer than the studio’s do!!

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 April 26

Despite Covid fears, more of the heroes have returned to work, as Batwoman gets a repeat enemy, Flash continues to fight with, and for, his wife, and the Legends do what it seems like everyone is into all of a sudden: bake!  Westworld gives us the second to last episode for the season as all their players are on the game board.  Zoey works with her mother.  On Riverdale, all of the “teens” focus on business ventures, like most normal teens.  The Blacklist goes after brothers, and the Ducks visit animal versions of popular animes.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 April 19

Still inside?  Good news!  The Flash and the Legends have Defeated Corona and returned, with the Flash bringing the creepiest of assassins, Rag Doll back while the Legends seem to be planning a pastiche of Supernatural.  The anti-penultimate episode of Westworld arrives and the episode descriptions are just outright making fun of the people who are looking for individual episode descriptions.  Zoey listens to a SPRQ Point turf war, which probably will give us West Side Story vibes.  Cosmos gives a bright look at the near future.  Saul gives us season five’s finale.  The Blacklist seeks to help Dembe’s buddy.  If you want some animation, Louie turns 11 on DuckTales and Spider-Man gives some some symbiote shenanigans.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 April 12

With everyone telecommuting, the Breakroom’s television seems to be getting a break, also.  Even Westworld is just saying “No.” to our Genre.  Neil and the Scientists on Cosmos are working tirelessly, still giving us two episodes, but otherwise all we have are the villains of Riverdale as they perform a musical episode, Jimmy tries to get back to business as usual (wouldn’t we all?) and Red goes against his own task force on Blacklist.  Anyone binge anything fun lately?

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 April 5

The superheroes, having found themselves all in the same universe, are being responsible and staying in their own lairs and not returning, yet.  If you want superpowers, you are going to have to get by on either Zoey as she helps her dad’s caregiver, or the robots of Westworld as they continue to try a corporate takeover.  If neither are real heroes to you, we do get another double dose of science as Neil deGrasse Tyson explores quantum mechanics and political involvement in science.  There’s villains, as Jimmy plays Bagman on Better Call Saul, and Red takes the Blacklist to Alaska.  If you’ve got your kids with you, the DuckTales get to play Bond.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 March 29

I hope you weren’t looking for superheros, because they are doing their part to Defeat Corona by staying in.  We do get some villains, as Better Call Saul reduces to initials and the FBI investigates some hackers on Blacklist.  Our AI cowboys spend some time working on their appearance on Westworld.  Cosmos gives us a search for intelligence on earth and then goes to the moon with Cassini.  Good Doctor (not a real one, a fictional hero) ends his season.  If you’re stuck home with kids, Zoey is a glitch, and DuckTales returns with two episodes.  Anything else you are doing while sheltering-in-front-of-the-television?

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