Show-o-Matic

Breaking down each episode of our favorite formulaic shows by how closely it hews to said formula.

Dolph Lundgren Rages Back Into Arrow

Most of the episode takes place in flashback, and that means there's plenty of Russian beefcake to go around. 2017.03.23S05.E17

Law & Order: SVU Asks: Is There Such A Thing As Bad Idea Genes?

The team discovers a support group for children of violence who blame their own bad tendencies on their genetics. Too bad they didn't discover Olivia first. 2017.03.23S18.E13

Will Catfish Help Telizza And Shai Strip Away Their Inhibitions And Find Love?

Chicago's Telizza wasn't interested in women before Kansas City stripper Shai randomly found her on Facebook. But is Telizza ready to learn the naked truth? 2017.03.22S06.E04

Leah Is The Final Girl Of The Teen Mom 2 Finale

It's easy to look sane when Jenelle is playing a game of emotional Yahtzee. 2017.03.20S07.E25

Once Upon A Time Grumbles Over Grendel

If you thought Rumplestiltskin's backstory was a well that had run dry...you were right! But that won't stop Once Upon A Time from going back there anyway. Now with the poem that tortured you in high school! 2017.03.20S06.E13

Girls Debate Whether The Baby Daddy Should Be In The Picture

If Hannah thought being a mom would mean being in charge, she's sadly disappointed. 2017.03.20S06.E06

Feud: Bette and Joan Has A Mother/Daughter Day

As filming wraps on Baby Jane, Bette's and Joan's parenting goes under the microscope. 2017.03.19S01.E03

Will Catfish Help IRL Love Bloom Between Danny And Rosa?

Or has Danny been headed down a path of thorns? 2017.03.15S06.E03

Chelsea And Cole Get Married In Nebraska Instead Of On Teen Mom 2

...but over in Delaware, Kail and Javi are fighting their own personal war of the roses. 2017.03.13S07.E24

Once Upon A Time Finally Tells Us The Whole Truth About David's Father

You know, that loose end you've been losing sleep over since Season 2? Oh, you weren't? You'd forgotten all about it and didn't actually care at all? Oh well, here it is anyway! 2017.03.13S06.E12

Art Imitates Life On Girls

While Adam tries to direct fictional versions of scenes from his life, Hannah loses control over scenes from hers. 2017.03.13S06.E05

Feud: Bette And Joan Proves A United Front Can't Last Long In Old Hollywood

All along, they coulda been friends...if the Hollywood system hadn't conspired to make them hate each other. 2017.03.12S01.E02

Will Catfish Help Alante And Nevaeh End The Hellish Suspense Of Their Relationship?

For eight years, Alante has been frustrated by his inability to pin down his online girlfriend, Nevaeh. What devilry is she engaged in? 2017.03.09S06.E02

Jenelle Turns Her Camera Off And Her Attitude Up On Teen Mom 2

As Barb cries, Dave's grip grows tighter, dude. 2017.03.06S07.E23

The Girls Navigate The Circle Of Life

One man may enter; two men leave. The world, that is. 2017.03.06S06.E04

Once Upon A Time Tries To Escape Its Fate

The show course-corrects as it returns from hiatus. But is it enough? 2017.03.05S06.E11

Arrow Takes On Politics

Just like the real world, everything is solved by a few five-minute speeches and good intentions. 2017.03.02S05.E15

Will Catfish Help Shawny And Jack Get Past Her Suspicions Of Being A 'Side Piece'?

A divorced mom has fallen into a flirtation with a man she only knows via text. Can it possibly be true that she's not his #1 priority? 2017.03.01S06.E01

Family Issues Leave A Lasting 24: Legacy

Relationships get hairy between fathers, sons, and what's left of a band of brothers. 2017.02.28S01.E05