November 20, 2018

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Watch The Simpsons Online: Season 30 Episode 7

Did Marge get the job of her dreams? The Simpson matriarch set out to find a job on The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 7, and she stumbled into becoming a plastic food storage container-selling drag queen. Watch The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 7 Online However, her family was not impressed by the sudden change in her demeanor. Meanwhile, Lisa tried to make the world better in the style of Amelie but found herself at odds with those closest to her. Use the video above to watch The Simpsons online right here via TV Fanatic. View Slideshow: 15 Spinoffs That Outshined The Original Series Catch up on all your favorite shows and reviews and join in the conversations with other fanatics who love TV as much as you.

Watch NCIS: Los Angeles Online: Season 10 Episode 8

Was the future of the team in jeopardy? That's what Callen worried about on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 Episode 8 when Deputy Director Ochua volunteered the NCIS team with a covert operation tied to a terrorist group advocating for the extreme military force. Watch NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 Episode 8 Online With the fate of the team uncertain, the characters tried to complete the mission in a quick manner. However, things took a turn when one of the team members were put in a compromising position. Use the video above to watch NCIS: Los Angeles online right here via TV Fanatic. View Slideshow: CBS Cheat Sheet: Is Criminal Minds Really in Danger?! Catch up on all your favorite shows and reviews and join in the conversations with other fanatics who love TV as much as you.

Watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta Online: Season 11 Episode 3

Did Eva and Porsha go too far? On The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 Episode 3, the two BFFs hit the gym and started trashing one of their co-stars, but comments got back to the person. Watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 Episode 3 Online Meanwhile, Kandi got closer to her old friend Shamari DeVoe from music group, Blaque, but it became clear there was drama in the past. Also, Gregg stunned Nene with shocking news about his illness, but did it force her to cut her comedy tour short? Use the video above to watch The Real Housewives online right here via TV Fanatic. View Slideshow: 42 TV Celebrities Who've Spent Time in the Slammer Catch up on all your favorite shows and reviews and join in the conversations with other fanatics who love TV as much as you.

Charmed (2018) Season 1 Episode 6 Review: Kappa Spirit

Sororities are like, so totally bitchin, right?! At least, that's what Charmed (2018) Season 1 Episode 6 wanted us to believe. Or, I think that's what they wanted us to believe. It's not that the episode wasn't enjoyable. It may have been Charmed's best episode to date. However the incessant need to drill the feminist agenda into viewers minds? It's getting pretty annoying. Like, what's their damage, you know? Related: Charmed (2018) Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Other Women Don't get me wrong. I'm a feminist, and a show led by three strong female leads of color is always something I'll sign up for. I understand the desire to use a platform to break through the Hollywood glass ceiling. But there are ways to let your point be known without shoving it into your audience's faces. When you stop letting actions speak louder the words and instead air on the side of exposition with every message you try and send, your dialogue gets clunky and you end up alienating more people than you draw in. In my review for Charmed (2018) Season 1 Episode 5, I spoke about how lovely the writers depicted feminism, by exemplifying it through the actions of a specific character. There was no overuse of socially conscious verbiage. Instead, it was a subtle point on the power of women supporting women via character action and reaction. The message landed beautifully. "Kappa Spirit" takes two steps back in this aspect. Instead of showing us through character action, the episode decides to drill the idea that sororities aren't airheaded, haze-filled bitch fests through the mouthpieces of multiple characters. Throughout the entire Kappa storyline, characters continuously preach to Mel about how fantastic and supportive sororities truly are. Both Maggie and Jenna insist that Kappa isn't about bullying, hazing, or negativity. That the sisters of Kappa house would never act so shamelessly. Instead, they blame everything on wine cooler loving ghost, Brenda. Except here's the problem with that. Even if Brenda was a horrible person, that doesn't make Jenna embarrassing her in front of the entire college campus acceptable. And it has absolutely nothing to do with Lucy pouring an entire pitcher of mojito on Maggie's head when she was trying to apologize. At the end of the day, Kappa sisters may not be killers, but they aren't angels, either. And if the show is trying to prove that pledging a sorority is a healthy, happy and fun thing to do in 2018? They need to make their message a lot more streamlined. Because from where I was sitting, Mel was making a whole lot of sense, and I'd take the Vera-Vaughn sisterhood over the Kappa one any day. Beyond the Greek Life propaganda, the episode did manage to make some notable improvements, especially in regards to story structure. Things are finally starting to slow down, and the plots of each episode are bei..

Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 7 Review: Kerblam!

For a kinder, lighter, more intuitive Doctor era, Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 7 continues an odd trend that leads Team T.A.R.D.I.S. into adventures involving more casualties than I'm used to in the Who-verse. Related: Get Britbox via Prime Video Channels for the biggest streaming collection of TV from BBC & ITV...ever. We're seven episodes in and there have been significant (ie. named characters) deaths in all but two and that's only because Krasko on Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 3 COULDN'T kill people. Maybe I've gone soft with all the seasons of "oh-no-she's-dead-oh-wait-she's-not-really-in-fact-she's-functionally-immortal-now" shenanigans. Real death just feels so at odds with an adventuring team that can time-travel. The comparison between the galactic retailer Kerblam! and our own globally ubiquitous Amazon is pretty obvious. With the IRL proposal of delivery by drone, it doesn't seem all that fantastical to predict teleporting robot delivery men, does it? Furthermore, the threat of near-total automation of people jobs is just as likely a scenario nowadays. So where was the innovation in this episode? How did it manage to throw a new twist on an old sci-fi trope? Because, by any measure of surprise, this was an off-the-scales shocker of a show. Jarvis Slade: How would you like a warning for insubordination? The Doctor: I'd love one. I could add it to my collection. Permalink: I'd love one. I could add it to my collection. Added: November 18, 2018 First off, I seriously cannot be the only person who suspected this was going to go all Cyberman on us. With all the bobble-headed, glowy-eyed Teammates standing around, it smacked of upgrading from the moment they entered the complex and definitely leaned that way with the bio scans and "group loop" ankle monitors. So, there was a solid red herring off the start. Then, there was the suspicious executive management staff. Judy was so awkwardly chatty and easily fooled. Jarvis was such an obvious jerk. It was of singular interest to watch the characters develop as the plot thickened. Judy became more responsive and, dare I say, human as her interactions with the team became more intense. The fact she knew Charlie's name endeared her to me the way no HR director has ever done and I absolutely loved watching her rip the head off that Teammate. More red herring scenes with Jarvis built him up more as a villain. Loading a weapon, watching the team on Teammate cameras, and keeping secret files (albeit in a filing cabinet in plain sight) really pointed to him as an antagonist. Related: 19 Times the Enemy Was Closer Than We Knew So it was a neat reveal when he turned out to be a half-decent administrator, concerned about the employee disappearances just ineffective in creating any sort of plan of action. As for that first scene where he belittles Kira? Still a giant jerk with a clipboard. The Doctor: I&#0..

God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 8 Review: Matthew 621

How do you help a dead guy? That's what Miles, Cara, and Rakesh tried to figure out on God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 8. The God account could have easily suggested Alfie Collins instead of the late Sal, but there wouldn't be any mystery about that, nor would our trio of detectives find all the breadcrumbs that made this story so worthwhile. Like Miles said, "you never know where a good story might go." The God account led them to Sal's estate sale where they found the picture of him and young Alfie with "Matthew 6:21" written on the back. Though they initially thought it was a bible verse, Cara's sleuthing skills revealed that Matthew was the name of Sal's boat, and "621" was the combination to safe harboring a book written by Sal about all the things he wished he could have said to his stepson, Alfie. Miles: They send me a friend suggestion when I'm talking about them, they're probably listening to us right now. Nia: Yeah, it's 2018. Our phones are listening to all of us. Permalink: Yeah, it's 2018. Our phones are listening to all of us. Added: November 18, 2018 There is never a shortage of feel-good moments on God Friended Me, and I think it's because, at the end of the day, despite whatever case they are dealing with, the show is about family. The God account has mended Miles' broken family and now, he's set out to mend other broken families. While I like to pride myself on seeing the outcome before it happens, I did not see any of this coming. Related: God Friended Me: Violett Beane Teases What's Ahead for Miles and Cara I never expected pregnant Blair from the elevator incident to be tied to Alfie, but I knew that there had to be more to her story considering the God account doesn't have simple suggestions. The realization that Blair was actually carrying Alfie's child was jaw-dropping. And the realization that Alfie distanced himself because he feared he'd be a bad father to the baby was probably the most emotional moment of the whole series. Alfie's fear is understandable, but as someone who has personal experience with a terrible father, I can attest that the lesson is knowing what kind of parent you shouldn't be. Miles nailed the elevator pitch on multiple occasions, but urging Alfie to go to the hospital by saying, "or you can wait thirty years to write a book about how you wish you had," drove his point home perfectly. Some people just need a push in the right direction, and Miles is there to give them that push. We're only eight episodes in but Miles has a strong grasp on how the God account works, and it's awesome to see how committed he is to it. When you grow up thinking a parent didn't love you, it kind of becomes a part of who you are. I used the pain just like Alfie did to motivate myself, prove myself. Cara Permalink: When you grow up thinking a parent didn't love..

Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 7 Review: Baby Steps

Madam Secretary continuously focuses on the way US policy has global effects that most people might never consider. Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 7 drove that point home. Elizabeth's desire to create a worldwide coalition to stop the persecution of surrogate mothers came into direct conflict with the Vice President's need to focus only on the surrogate who was carrying her grandchild. I could see both sides of it. Elizabeth was thinking globally. Her politics are focused on how women are treated worldwide, and she saw an international crisis that needed her attention Theresa's focus may have been more narrow, but it made total sense that she feared that a response to a worldwide crisis could backfire and result in retaliation against the woman carrying her grandchild. No wonder she was willing to risk her future career to defeat Elizabeth's plan for a coalition! Theresa is going to be a formidable opponent for the Presidency -- but will Elizabeth's dedication to global causes help her campaign more than it hurts it? Related: Get CBS All Access via Prime Video Channels for Hit Shows, Exclusive Originals & Live TV! It seemed like both women were willing to risk their careers to get what they most wanted. Elizabeth couldn't believe that Theresa would leak negative press about herself just to kill Elizabeth's coalition, but Henry was right: she was desperate to protect her family. And while Elizabeth's passion for her cause was just as strong, her solution allowed Theresa to look like the hero. She [Theresa] had a likeability problem. Now I kind of like her. That means you have a problem. Russell Permalink: She had a likeability problem. Now I kind of like her. That means you have a problem. Added: November 18, 2018 It may have been noble of her, but Russell was right that that's a problem for Elizabeth. Thanks to Elizabeth's plan, Theresa bounced back from the scandal she brought upon herself by leaking an exaggerated story to the media and when the voters head to the primaries, they may remember her as the woman who brokered a deal with Laos to get surrogate mothers freed from jail. That'll make it look like Theresa is the one who gets things done, not Elizabeth. To a certain extent, this is a problem with being Secretary of State. Although Elizabeth is third in the line of succession to the Presidency, most ordinary Americans have no idea of how hard she works day in and day out to resolve problems around the world. Unless she runs a smart media campaign, her activities will remain behind the scenes and make it hard for her campaign to gain traction. I'm not sure how I feel about Elizabeth running for President. Obviously, if she doesn't win and the next President doesn't keep her on as Secretary of State, there goes the premise of this show. And I love this show and want it to continue. Related: Get PBS Masterpiece via Prime Video..

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 Episode 8 Review: The Patton Project

OK, so maybe the Office of Special Projects team was in more trouble than originally was evident. It was a look at one possible future on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 Episode 8. If so, it's going to require more big-picture thinking than ever before on the squad's part. Most episodes, it's black and white, figuring out who the bad guy is and chasing down him or her. Easy peasy. But this time, the team was forced to go down the national-security rabbit hole, and they didn't like it much. Frankly, other than Kensi, they were all fairly sanctimonious about the whole operation. Related: NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 Episode 7 Review: One of Us That's because Kensi was right in the middle of it when three servicemen breached a military-launch facility with an eye to bombing Muslim nations on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 7. She knew about the secretive Patton Project, whose members are just as fanatical as the Muslim terrorists they hunt. So she got what they're up against and understood why they needed to be stopped, at all costs. All the others seemed to feel offended that Ochoa lent them out for that kind of mission. There seemed to be a whole lot of clucking about losing their proverbial souls. But let's face it: any agents trained by Henrietta Lange are going to be, shall we say, creative. That's why they were right for this assignment. They would find an innovative way of heading off a cell of the Patton Project without dropping bodies all along the way. They got the job done without resorting to Shaked's kind of tactics. Related: Watch NCIS: Los Angeles Online: Season 10 Episode 7 It's not right to come down totally on Shaked, last seen on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 Episode 6. He's a creature of his environment. The ex-Mossad agent has seen horrible things in his past, coming from a land surrounded by enemies. He takes the most direct, if ofttimes brutal, route to accomplishing his goal. It's easy for the OSP to look down at him from the safety of Los Angeles. But he was a Jew working to protect Muslims, his natural enemy, from fanatical military men, so he deserved some credit for that. Yes, his methods were heinous. That's why Turk was there, to keep Shaked somewhat in line. Turk has been as great an addition this season as Mosley was a bad addition to NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9. He's kind of an agent without a portfolio, who doesn't seem to answer to anybody and is can do things that the regular team, under scrutiny, just can't. I loved Max Martini in The Unit, and Turk is a kickass soldier along that same line. Let's have him pop up whenever the OSP needs that little bit of extra help Related: 21 Characters Who Work Too Much Eric and Nell also gave an edge to the squad by digging up deep intel to which they shouldn't have had access. That kept them a step ahead of Shaked, which limited the body count. ..

Supergirl Season 4 Episode 6 Review: Call to Action

If it hadn't been for the latter half of Supergirl Season 4 Episode 6, this episode would have been a complete waste. However, Alex made a few Harry Potter references and Supergirl fought a dragon so all was not wasted. It's pretty evident that Supergirl Season 4 is moving at a glacial pace and steering towards one goal: the civil war with the aliens. Alex can sit there and tell us this is a "fight like no other" over and over again, but sadly, it doesn't feel like the most dangerous or most exciting fight these heroes have ever taken on. Given the series low ratings, it seems the viewers agree. It wasn't until Thanksgiving dinner at Kara's place that the episode finally found its groove and the manifesto began making some sense. Supergirl: Who is this Agent Liberty? Man: We all are. Permalink: We all are. Added: November 18, 2018 Though, the moment they brought Thanksgiving into this, I knew they were going to bring up what happened to the indigenous people as a way to sway minds into believing violence against the aliens is the answers. You have to give it to him, Ben Lockwood is crafty and knows exactly how to induce fear. By putting the fear of aliens in a historical context, people are more likely to see his point of view. He's also really great at manipulating James Olsen and being a few steps ahead of the DEO. He has James right where he wants him which just says a lot about James. More on that shortly. What I find hilarious though is Ben and all his followers are all technically immigrants and therefore, this isn't their land. How does eliminating one ethnic group, alien or otherwise, make them any better than the European settlers who took over the land and slaughtered the Indians? It doesn't. Related: Supergirl Season 4 Episode 5 Review: Parasite Lost The Children of Liberty are doing the exact same thing by marking up homes belonging to aliens and attacking at sunset or "Twilight's Last Gleaming." The only time James was right is when he said they are justifying their horrendous actions by referring to the aliens as roaches so they don't have to acknowledge that they too are living, breathing creatures with feelings, families, and lives. Nia Nal: Please don't fire me. James Olsen: No one's going to fire you. You do amazing work... when you're awake. Permalink: No one's going to fire you. You do amazing work... when you're awake. Added: November 18, 2018 If you talk yourself into ignoring that they are just like you, it's easier to justify the hate you are spewing. And don't get me started on the spiel that they want to protect families when they seem content destroying families of aliens. Yes, Thanksgiving has negative connotations, but that aside, it celebrates all the good that we have in our lives, the things and people we're grateful for, and the opportunities we have. And that extends to ..

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 7 Review: Stradivarius

And just like that, the wind has been effectively taken out of The Walking Dead's sails. That's not to say that The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 7 was a bad installment, but given the quality this season has churned out, I expected much better. "Stradavarius" just wasn't what you would have expected going into the midseason finale. And as a result, it often felt sluggish and unfocused. Simply put, it just didn't feel up to par with the rest of the season. The Walking Dead has run into this rut in the past when it's tried to focus on multiple storylines simultaneously, and unfortunately, the pacing of hours like these always take a hit. While it's safe to say that most of us have lowered our expectations of The Walking Dead over the last few seasons, I believe that's part of the reason why The Walking Dead Season 9 has been so impressive. So, in what was otherwise an exhilarating first half of the season, one sub-par installment is easily forgivable. One bright spot during the hour is the fact that Michael Cudlitz made his return to the series by directing. While this marks the first time a former castmember has returned to direct, Andrew Lincoln himself has expressed his desire to return to direct next season. Overall, Cudlitz did a decent job behind the camera and made the most of working with what he was given. That doesn't necessarily mean "Stradavarius" was throwaway or filler, as it did set a few things in motion and provided some insight into some interesting developments that have taken place since the time jump. Although it was a bit surprising to learn that The Walking Dead Season 9 episode 5 was not only Rick's last but Maggies as well. With all of the focus placed on Andrew Lincoln leaving the series, it made Lauren Cohen's departure feel irrelevant. Related: AMC launches ad-free streaming service I'm glad somewhat of an explanation was given for Maggie's departure. While it's good to know that she merely joined up with Georgie, I wish we could have seen more of what directly influenced Maggie to leave the community. Was Maggie forced out? Did being a leader become too much for her to handle? Did she have another attempt on her life? While there are certainly many questions lingering over her exit, at least the manner in which Maggie left leaves her story open-ended should Lauren Cohan decide to return to the series. Perhaps in time, these questions will get answered, but there's also the possibility that they never will. Hilltop has been thriving just as much, if not more so, as what we've seen from Alexandria. Jesus has supposedly been doing a good enough job of leading Hilltop in Maggie's absence -- even though he doesn't feel completely comfortable in that position. While Jesus just won reelection, he hasn't fully embraced being the community's leader. The only thing that seems to keep Jesus level ha..
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