Jeff Alexander

Jeff Alexander has been writing about pop culture for almost three decades, and getting paid for it almost half that time. He is the author of A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know by Watching Television and his increasingly intermittent blog Velcrometer. He's also been a regular at Time, Television Without Pity, and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. He lives with his wife and son in Minneapolis.

Doctor Who Attempts Some Comics Relief

Marvel as the Doctor learns a thing or two about superhero mythology. 2016.12.26S10.E00

Will The Designated Survivor Survive?

Two trails of clues lead to the White House Chief of Staff, but will it be in time to prevent another assassination at the Capitol? 2016.12.15S01.E10

Did An NSA Whistleblower Throw The Designated Survivor A Bone?

While Agent Wells chases all over town for a clue, a big guy in a sweater hands one to President Kirkman. 2016.12.08S01.E09

The Librarians Kicks Off The Battle Of The Red-Haired Magical Initiates

Cassandra Cillian takes on Buffy's Willow Rosenberg. Hey now, be nice. 2016.12.05S03.E03

The Designated Survivor Hopes For A Vote Of Confidence

Bioterrorism threatens the election, kidnappers threaten FBI boss Jason Atwood, and questions about Leo's paternity would threaten Kirkman's relationship with his son, if he had one. 2016.12.01S01.E08

Superfriends Turn On Each Other In A Flash

Barry puts together a supergroup to fight off an alien invasion, but the aliens have other plans. 2016.11.30S03.E08

Cupid's Arrow Gets An Assist From Deadlier Weapons On Supergirl

Are the Girl of Steel and her sister becoming girls who steal hearts? 2016.11.29S02.E08

Are The Librarians Just What The Doctor Ordered?

This week's The Librarians invites along a few classic Doctor Who tropes, but did the host get taken over? 2016.11.28S03.E02

What Happened On Supergirl? What DIDN'T Happen?

Ranking the episode's plots and subplots, from A to 32-Epsilon-Z. 2016.11.22S02.E07

The Librarians's New Big Bad Is Not Bad At All

Dealing with an ancient, all-powerful Egyptian god of chaos is one thing, but the Librarians are going to have their hands full with Vanessa Williams. 2016.11.21S03.E01

Is Anybody Not Messing With The Designated Survivor?

Blackmail demands, paternity questions, double agents, and the ongoing conspiracy bedevil President Kirkman. 2016.11.17S01.E07

Is Supergirl Becoming A Supporting Character On Her Own Show?

Kara's friends have problems of their own; are they going to suck the life out of her? 2016.11.15S02.E06

The Designated Survivor Wonders Who's Governing Whom

While the FBI grills the Capitol bombing's alleged architect, state leaders grill its biggest beneficiary. 2016.11.10S01.E06

Ask Supergirl's Evil Mystery Scientist

The Cadmus boss shares a surprising range of knowledge, from alien weaponry to underground video production to…parenting? 2016.11.08S02.E05

Does Supergirl Have A Future Sister-In-Law?

Maybe it’s finally Alex's turn to 'enjoy' a romantic subplot (i.e., mooning over someone unavailable)? 2016.11.01S02.E04

Dirk Gently Demanding Answers

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency's second episode showers us with more questions, but are they the ones we're supposed to ask? 2016.10.29S01.E02

The Designated Survivor Designates Possible Non-Survivors

President Kirkman makes a career out of agonizing over the men he puts in harm's way. 2016.10.26S01.E05

Does Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Bear Investigation?

BBC America's wacky new fantasy-mystery adaptation is here, but are all its elements fundamentally interconnected? 2016.10.20S01.E01

So Long, Supergirl

With all the changes in Kara's life lately, it's time to rank the things we'll miss the most (and least). 2016.10.18S02.E02