Category Archives: Superman/Smallville

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 January 16

Well, if the end of The Expanse didn’t make you swear off our table, we have a few different newcomers, though neither seem to be aiming for quite the same niche.  Naomi (thanks again, visionary_coward!) joins The CW’s DC collection with her second episode sees Naomi grilling her parents.  If family television isn’t your thing, but you still want some DC action, Peacemaker’s second week (fourth episode) airs this week.  It is definitely not family friendly, but the opening credits should give you a good idea of how seriously they take everything.  Superman and Lois continues to try to find a direction for their second season.  The Legends turn their mansion into a 90s reality show, but in hell.  Batwoman is after the original Poison Ivy while the new one is still on the run.  The Blacklist tells us how Dembe joined the FBI.  We also have Midwives, Star Trek: Prodigy, and Boba Fett, but no details about what’s in their episodes.

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Superman & Lois Review: “What Lies Beneath”

Three months have passed since the end of season one, and Clark still can’t get a shave. Meanwhile, John Henry Irons tries to bond with his daughter, Lois is distant and irritable, Superman isn’t getting along with the DOD, and the drama amongst the world’s oldest fifteen-year-olds has been turned up to Riverdale2 (while their antics remain CW-PG).

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 January 9

“When are my CW shows Dropping?” Complains my fellow bureaucrats.  Well, good news, that week is this week!  First, we have the most drastic of circumstances in the most gentle way possible as Call the Midwife deals with some devastating diagnosis.  Superman & Lois come back for season two, setting the scenes for smalltown drama.  Meanwhile on Tatooine, Boba Fett and Agent May continue to try to consolidate power.  The Legends pick their season up as Sara realizes they aren’t exactly good for the timeline (No word on if Marvin actually makes an appearance.)  Batwoman gives us some of Renee’s backstory.  Star Trek: Prodigy reveals some more of the ships backstory.  The Blacklist plays tennis.  We also get the series finale in an extra long episode that I expect will have trouble wrapping up all the available plot lines.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 November 7

A number of our shows Dwindled Closed last week, leaving a shorter table this week.  Supergirl is ending her season and her series, as well.  She has two episodes, taking care of their fifth dimensional imp and Lex (no relation), as well as marrying off two of their characters.  The Legends make it to New York and meet some mad scientists.  Batwoman gets Pyggy with it.  The Doctor revisits a war with their deadly spud enemies.  The Blacklist takes down a golden age comic book hero.  Foundation faces their null field while the emperor takes a dare.  We don’t get any details, but Star Trek: Prodigy continues this week, as does Doom Patrol and Young Justice.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 October 31

A Joyous Samhain and Happy Halloween 🎃 to all our Bureaucrats!  As a long awaited capper to our spooky Season, The Doctor returns for the opening to a new season, Flux, which caps off Jodie and Chris’ tenure on the show.  If you’re a fan of endings, Chapelwaite caps the first season, and faces Jakub’s army.    Y: The Last Man has the last episode of the first season as Marrisville faces an army from Amazon.  The Good Doctor faces racism.  In a Distinct Corner,  Star Girl ends with a JSA Eclipso showdown.  Supergirl faces a town in New Mexico.  The Legends faces the mob while trying to enjoy a drink.  Batwoman realizes they’ve been keeping things too cool.  Star Trek: Prodigy (which I missed alerting everyone to last week) has its second episode, amazing the former captives with the stars.  The Blacklist starts into a new case now that the band is back together.  Foundation lets the Emperor start out on a new journey.

 

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 October 24

As we approach the spookiest of holidays, the shows seem to completely ignore the calendar as none of them have follow that theme.  Chapelwaite goes on a recruiting drive to retrieve an overdue book.  Y faces threats at the pentagon.  The Good Doctor fights internet misinformation.  Stargirl spends a bit of time finding extra characters.  Supergirl gets emotional over a big-bad-triangle.  The Legends gets to troubleshoot.  Batwoman gets the cold shoulder.  The Blacklist face off with pirates.  Foundation get to tour a warship.

 

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 October 17

The television table is Dominated Clearly from the comic book giant’s shows, as Y: The Last Man pass their point of no return, Stargirl gets scared to death, Supergirl is welcomed to nightmares, the Legends head to New York City, Batwoman helps a crocodile with a sore tooth, The Titans welcome new member, Logo. Hollow circle above downward arrow crossed with a curlicued horn-shaped symbol and then a short bar , and Doom Patrol go bird watching.  Elsewhere, Chapelwaite spends an emotional night with the Constable and Minister.  The future is decided for American Horror Story.  The Foundation shows us the empire meeting their rivals.  Also, Blacklist comes back for season nine with a two year time jump.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 October 10

Don’t Care for the long summer gap between seasons?  The pandemic has brought you something good, as Legends and Batwoman’s next seasons are already here, both picking up right where the previous seasons left off.  Still in the Arrowverse (is it still the Arrowverse?) Supergirl goes after Nyxly, and Stargirl recovers from Pat’s dark secrets.  Elsewhere in that multiverse, the Titans and Doom Patrol give us new episodes, (but no descriptions.)  Evil gives you something to chew on to end the season.  Chapelwaite sees a vampire future.  Y: The Last Man visits a tourist trap.  The Good Doctor doesn’t care for the changes at the hospital.  Foundation tells us why Gaal has a conflict.  American Horror Story and See also give us new episodes, and if you happen to catch the first season of Katee Sackhoff’s Sci-Fi Another Life, season 2 drops this week.  [If you didn’t, I’ll warn you it’s less science, more drama.]

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 October 3

Welcome to “Spooky Season”!  As the Bureau begins out October Reviews, our shows do not take any time off, so you’ll have it squeeze those movies in where you can.  Evil gets into your brain this week.  Chapelwaite is grieving.  Per a good suggestion, Y: The Last Man joins the BBTT, but the title informing me that our favorite multi-genre muscian had passed away distracted me from the summary of political intrigue.  The Good Doctor plans for a wedding as the hospital staff shakes up.  Stargirl takes a regret-filled trip to the past, while Supergirl searches for magical totems as Lena gets witchy.  What If will conitue last week’s episode, but gives us not advanced notice.  Doom Patrol assists Madame Rouge.  The Queen speaks on See.  In Foundation, the Empire argues with himself.  American Horror Story, Titans, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and the Boys speciall all are also on the table, but didn’t give us any descriptions, so they don’t get mentioned.

 

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 September 26

The year rolls past the equinox into the last quarter, and we have a fall television season actually give us a premier with The Good Doctor starting its fifth season as our stars get married.  Over on Evil, the team does their taxes.  Chapelwaite’s children learns disappointment.  Stargirl protects Solomon Grundy.  Supergirl chases a totem.  What If? has a new episode, though it is typically non-descript at this point.  Riverdale welcomes us to Alice Cooper’s musical pleasant dream.  American Horror Story takes some college students on a camping trip.  Doom Patrol faces the undead.  Titans go boating.  Star Trek’s Lower Decks make an appearance as well.  On See, we visit a peace summit.  Foundation prepares us for Ascension.

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