Category Archives: TV Series

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 November 28

I hope everyone has a quiet week with family, regardless of last week’s turkey consumption, because this week is lighter on television.  This week, Lost in Space will drop its third and final season.  The Doctor continues to uncover her past while sorting out The Flux, The Flash visits The Hall of Justice with Black Lightning, Riverdale makes Rivervale make tough choices,  Young Justice gives us some magic, and The Legends give us a Bebbo Christmas special.  Wheel of Time introduce some new faces.  We don’t get synopsis, but I am still most interested in Hawkeye and the crew of Star Trek: Discovery.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 November 21

A joyous (American) Thanksgiving to all our Bureaucrats this week.  We are thankful for you, dear readers.  I am also personally thankful for you patience and forgiving nature when I miss shows we should be letting you know about.  For example, last week Marvel’s Hit-Monkey first season dropped, and the live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop (which I have already mainlined and finished.)  Newly appearing this week is the second half of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and the first two episodes of Marvel’s new Hawkeye series, set with a winter holiday theme.  Our episodic entries this week, The Doctor (Who) visits 1967 and The Village of the Angels.  The Doctor (Good) visits wedding venues.  The Flash visits Black Lightning.  The Legends visit 1940s Seattle (and WWII.)  Batwoman is thematically relevant to the holiday as she has to mediate a Bat-family dispute.  Over on Riverdale (in Rivervale) we are visited by a vengeful spirit from their folklore.  Star Trek: Discovery doesn’t offer us a description, but be sure to read last week’s review to get an idea of where this week’s will (boldly) go.

[ETA: The Wheel of Time, thanks Visionary_Coward!]

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 November 14

The new blood arrives, as Riverdale, The Flash, and Star Trek: Discovery all return to the table.  In Riverdale, the show shifts to Rivervale, which sounds like a soft reboot.  The Flash starts up it’s eighth season with an Armageddon sized bang.  Discovery joins Prodigy with a complete lack of information other than episode number.  The Doctor continue to explore a planet that seems to somehow be the source of time.  The Good Doctor steps up to make it clear it’s not about a Time Lord with an episode about one heart.  The Legends of Tomorrow show up somewhere new and unknown, and meet a god in the bathroom.  Batwoman does some gardening.  Blacklist has Dembe discovering the downsides of working for the FBI.  Foundation gives us their season finale.

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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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TV Review: Doom Patrol, “Dead Patrol,” “Undead Patrol”

When we last left our heroes, most of them had died.

Fortunately, they appear to be only mostly dead, and help is on its way– not Billy Crystal, but Crystal Palace, and some characters from Sandman.

Click through for an account of the afterlife, zombies, cannibalism, killer buttocks, and a time-lost amnesiac. In short, a couple more episodes of Doom Patrol.

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