Show-o-Matic

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

Taking Sneakiness To Another Level On Homeland

Carrie corrects a mistake, Quinn gets revenge, and someone's always listening in. 2017.01.29S06.E03

Wedding Planning Goes Down The Crapper On Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

If you thought Rebecca was nuts in her pursuit of Josh, wait until you see how she does a DIY wedding. 2017.01.27S02.E12

All Is Knot What It Seems On Sleepy Hollow

A guiltophagic spider (...mmmmmmmm hmm) puts Crane on trial. Will the defense Witness come through? 2017.01.27S04.E04

Did Arrow Come Back From Its Break...Wrong?

After a couple months off, is Arrow even the same show it used to be? 2017.01.26S05.E10

Implacable Fate Vs. A Flash Of Hope

Team Flash compiles a to-not-do list in hopes of preventing Iris's death. 2017.01.24S03.E10

'No' Is The Most Loving Thing To Say To Todd On Intervention

A meth addict is going to the dogs (but won't feed them). 2017.01.24S16.E07

Leah Feels Achieved About Her Houseownership on Teen Mom 2

Meanwhile, Jenelle celebrates our new post-fact world by repeatedly lying about being knocked up. 2017.01.23S07.E17

Hoarders Sings A Possible Swan Song To One Very Special Hoard

The de-hoarding of a sprawling North Carolina mansion proves emotionally wrenching for hoarder and expert alike. 2017.01.23S09.E06

Something Down Here Doesn't Smell Very Good. We Think It Might Be Homeland.

The rotten situations our heroes find ourselves in in 'The Man In The Basement.' 2017.01.22S06.E02

Sleepy Hollow's New Scooby Gang Meets An Old Foe

And the new Big Bad too, as the Horseman comes to Washington but proves no match for good old-fashioned book-larnin'. 2017.01.20S04.E03

The Blacklist Joins A Harem

Liz infiltrates a group of female thieves known as The Harem. And not just to do shots like a bunch of suburban moms. 2017.01.20S04.E11

Dinner For Five Does A Threesome

Of guests, that is -- which, given that one of them is Marilyn Manson, is kind of fitting. 2017.01.20S01.E05

His Law & Order: SVU Judgment Cometh, And That Right Soon

The warden from The Shawshank Redemption grosses out a cavalcade of guest stars with his Gigante-meets-Hefner Quaalude 'partying' -- and this isn't even the infamous Trumpisode! 2017.01.19S18.E09

Diana's 'Turned Out To Be This Disheveled Person' On Intervention

She's addicted to vodka; her parents are addicted to controlling her. 2017.01.18S16.E06

Teen Mom 2's Kailyn Realizes That Life Has Never Been A Beach

Kail's in the ocean, but Leah's hometown is underwater. 2017.01.16S07.E16

An Emotional Support Skull Is Hard To Part With On Hoarders

The team of experts contends with one of the most daunting, tragic hoards ever. 2017.01.16S09.E05

Homeland Shows Us Who's Boss

Who's back from the dead and who's committing career suicide in the Season 6 premiere? 2017.01.15S06.E01

Sleepy Hollow Gets Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered

A sororal guardian coven brings Crane closer to revealing his true nature, and a certain cranially challenged character makes his presence felt. 2017.01.14S04.E02

The Blacklist Cleans Up Real Nice

While Red auditions new cleaners, Liz solves crimes with help from a disabled girl's dioramas. 2017.01.12S04.E10

Theo Has At Least Two Mommies On Law & Order: SVU

So it's no surprise that when he gets kidnapped, the squad's mommies are Taking! It! Personally! Related: Liv is the worst at boyfriend. 2017.01.12S18.E08