Now that you have weathered the dry spell of the last two weeks, this week you get the return of SHIELD, while supergrandpa returns on Krypton for their second season. Handmaid’s Tale and Swamp Thing each give us new episodes, but don’t give us any descriptions or even episode titles. Elementary continues the hunt for their friend’s would-be killer. If that isn’t enough, we get the final season of Jessica Jones. The trailer tells us she will be going up against Foolkiller this season.
The revived Twilight Zone brings it first season to a curious and confusing conclusion.
School’s out for summer, and TV’s out for the season. I hope you didn’t rush through some of the streaming seasons, because this week we only have an episode of Elementary and an episode of Swamp Thing. There’s also an animated return for Young Justice, if you’re desperate. Next week isn’t much better, but the Agents return from their week off, and we get the first episode of Krypton (S02) and the last season of Jessica Jones. Do you have anything else you’re watching in the meantime?
 Sorry, I misread, Young Justice isn’t back for another month.
[edit, again] Handmaid’s Tale returned on the 5th, added it.
It seems the summer season has hit and taken most of our normal television with it. Good Omens drops, which should give you a few episodes to keep you busy around Marvel’s season finale of Cloak and Dagger, while the SHIELD agents return to Earth for an episode. Holmes and Watson return to New York for two episodes, and it gets difficult to see what’s in The Twilight Zone. If you still find yourself wishing you had at least a tiny bit of Marvel’s Distaff Counterpart*, Swamp Thing has you covered.
“The Traveller” was perhaps the best outing this season, and the same author’s second script also scores high among the new Twilight Zone episodes. The premises feels like The Twilight Zone and, despite Peele’s epilogue, which emphasizes one particular interpretation of the episode, “The Blue Scorpion” could be about many things.
The TV is a lot lighter this week as “Summer” is starting, though I am not sure that traditional seasons are as much of a thing as they once were. None the less, we are allegedly seeing the Season Finales of Game of Thrones, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Doom Patrol. Elementary returns and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has just started back up, too. To flesh things out, Good Omens and Swamp Thing are starting next week (May 31st.) To flesh things out, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and The Twilight Zone continue on, and if you’ve been busy, Lucifer season 4 is still sitting out there in the Netflix queue.
Game of Thrones has always presented a distorted and phantastic version of European history. The finale’s earliest scenes echo history of recent vintage. The post-battle scenes rival what we’ve seen in the last hundred years, and we even experience a fascist rally.
The second half of the finale feels more like the Renaissance again.
Obligatory: “And now our watch is ended.”
Rod Serling created the original Twilight Zone, in part, to tell stories and address themes otherwise off-limits to period television. The new show operates with a good deal more freedom. “Point of Origin,” a Kafkaesque outing, has clear enough targets, and one wonders if it wouldn’t have been better to just tell some version (even a creepy, Twilight Zone version) of the real-world story.
Game of Thrones went to war in its most recent episode.
This review contains spoilers. At this point, the alternative would be to black out 90% of the text…
We have a few of our big name titles reaching the end of their seasons, such as Flash, Arrow, and Riverdale, with others getting to their penultimate adventure, such as Supergirl, Game of Thrones, and Doom Patrol. I’d ask what we think we would put on in the breakroom once they wrap up, but I suspect we all have plenty of backlog to catch up on. Which seasonal climax are you most looking forward to?