Show-o-Matic

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

Farrah Finds A Million Ways To Die In Key West In The Teen Mom Season Finale

In other news: Ryan and Mackenzie get hitched in a grassy lot, and Amber and Matt bust up in L.A. 2017.06.27S06.E27

Maci Is Finally Ready to Talk About Ryan's Drug Problem on Teen Mom

Not so ready that she's going to get off the couch, though. 2017.06.19S06.E26

Take Your Pict Of Doctor Who Season 10 Themes

The Doctor and companions solve a historical mystery while treading familiar ground. 2017.06.18S10.E10

Catelynn Accidentally Steps In It On Teen Mom

'It' being 'Amber and Matt's dysfunctional relationship.' 2017.06.12S06.E25

Farrah's Televised First Date Is One Of Many Awkward Things That Happen On Teen Mom

There's a lot of poop talk, but not a lot of shit talk. 2017.06.05S06.E24

The Teen Mom OG Crew Tries To Navigate Dangerous Waters

On a trip to Puerto Rico, Amber, Catelynn, and Maci experience literal ups and downs. 2017.05.29S06.E23

In Which A Hail Of Preachy Anvils Flattens Any Desire To Watch Law & Order: SVU

A quintessentially Season 18 double episode -- well intended and acted, but self-righteous and clumsy -- tries to tell us what to think about immigration policy. 2017.05.25S18.E21

Viva Las Vegas, And Adios Matt And Amber's Teen Mom OG Wedding

What happens in Vegas gets broadcast to the world -- and what happens in Vegas is Matt being a monster. 2017.05.22S06.E22

Arrow Is One Episode Away From Retirement

Team Arrow is all set for some offseason fun, but it turns out Prometheus isn't done with them yet. 2017.05.18S05.E22

Preaching To The Converted On Law & Order: SVU

Curative intercourse and conversion therapy get the PSA treatment. 2017.05.18S18.E19

Cate And Ty Play Chicken With Butch's Addiction (And With Some Actual Chickens) On Teen Mom OG

Meanwhile, Amber's getting sick of being in a relationship with a dirty dog. 2017.05.15S06.E21

Law & Order: SVU Spills The Special Tea

A TED-talk shaman is accused of rape by hypnosis; did the episode make Sarah D. Bunting verrrrry sleeeeepy? 2017.05.11S18.E18

Arrow Starts To Wrap Things Up

As the fifth season approaches its finale, the show picks up some threads left over from its premise. 2017.05.11S05.E21

Will Catfish Help Colleen And Tony Ford The Distance Between Spokane And Baton Rouge?

Colleen has doubts about Tony's identity...but Tony also has doubts about Colleen's......and since she admits to Max and Nev that she pretty much started out lying to them, is there anyone in this story who's trustworthy? 2017.05.10S06.E11

Maci Thinks She's Sitting Pretty On Teen Mom

But then Ryan and Mackenzie's engagement adds yet another co-parent to the equation. 2017.05.08S06.E20

Amber Has A Very Pouty Christmas On Teen Mom

Gary is Santa, and Matt's the Grinch. 2017.05.07S06.E19

Law & Order: SVU Declares (Info)War On Good Writing, Sympathetic Characterization

The show's take on fake news involves a very real, very unwelcome return to the Noah-in-peril well. 2017.05.04S18.E17

Arrow Gets Locked In A Small Room

Oliver and Felicity can't escape each other, so they're forced to address their relationship. And also escape the deadly methane. 2017.05.04S05.E20

Will Catfish Answer Dylan And Ally's Prayers By Bringing Them Together?

Max and Nev meet Dylan midway through the sleeve of Christian tattoos he's been getting. Will they help prove Ally really is his gift from God? 2017.05.03S06.E10

Tyler Makes Nova's Birthday Party All About The Adults On Teen Mom

From Butch to Kim to Catelynn's empty womb, there's a whole lot of hokey-pokey going on. 2017.05.01S06.E18

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