Show-o-Matic

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

Arrow Deals With Split Loyalties

Felicity's running with a new crew, and they're either hackers or Jabbawockeez. 2017.04.27S05.E19

When Ari And Lanum Both Point Suspicious Fingers At Each Other, Will Catfish Prove Which Of Them Is Legit?

Catfish's producers get emails about opposite sides of the same relationship. Are Max and Nev equipped to unravel this story? 2017.04.26S06.E09

Farrah Waves Off Simon, Sophia's Tantrum, And Her Natural Hair Color On Teen Mom

While the moms take time to be moms, Ryan's girlfriend is busy mothering him. 2017.04.24S06.E17

Zelena Does A Good Deed On Once Upon A Time

But will watching be a punishment? 2017.04.24S06.E18

Will Catfish Help Kailani And Sam Say Aloha...Or Aloha?

Kailani didn't think she'd find love after getting divorced and leaving her ex in Hawaii. But will her online boyfriend Sam let her down too? 2017.04.19S06.E08

Amber Tries to Be Glamber In Teen Mom's Midseason Premiere

The moms we didn't have time to miss are back with new businesses and old drama. 2017.04.17S06.E16

Once Upon A Time Takes Us Back To The Early Days Of Storybrooke

Let's hope it doesn't put you into a coma! 2017.04.17S06.E17

Goodbye Girls

Does Hannah's breastfeeding agita make this the mother of all series finales, or does it just suck? 2017.04.17S06.E10

Will Catfish Prove That, As A Couple, Yasmine And Lewis Can't Lose?

After Sandra found out her granddaughter Yasmine had sent money to her online boyfriend, whom she's never met, she dimed her out to Catfish. Will Max and a newly returned Nev prove her fears unfounded? 2017.04.12S06.E07

Is This The Girls' Last Stand?

It's as if they know they're approaching the final (shower) curtain. 2017.04.10S06.E09

A Law & Order: SVU Suspect Investigates The Squad Right Back, With Technology

The team's efforts to take down a rape and murder suspect are complicated by his determination to take them down first. 2017.04.06S18.E15

Will Catfish Prove That Mecca And Tanner Have A Prayer At A Happy Life Together?

Mecca's been talking to Tanner since she was thirteen. ...Well, that's not quite true, because for a while Tanner was 'Ryan.' Already sounds bad, right? 2017.04.05S06.E06

Will A Girls Heat Wave Thaw Relations Between Exes?

The queue of Hannah's potential co-parents gets unaccountably longer. 2017.04.03S06.E08

Arrow Lets Prometheus Win

Oliver Queen seriously considers turning the show into a pure political thriller. Then he goes back to comic book stuff. 2017.03.30S05.E18

Money Talks On Law & Order: SVU

And bullshit walks, if by 'walks,' you mean 'sits in the courtroom staring moistly at the victim she guilted into testifying.' 2017.03.30S18.E14

Will Catfish Help Marvin & Austin Go From Grindr To Grinding (on each other)?

Marvin just returned from basic training in the National Guard and is new to Joplin, Missouri. Will Catfish help him figure out how the model he met through Grindr has been so hard to meet in person? 2017.03.29S06.E05

Elijah Gets His Chance To Smash On Girls

And White Men Can't Jump: The Musical actually seems like a decent idea, at least compared with Marnie's increasingly pathetic situation. 2017.03.27S06.E07

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

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