Show-o-Matic

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

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

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

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