Show-o-Matic

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

The Blacklist Doesn't Believe In Happy Endings

But it does believe in true love, provided that love includes murder and incurable disease. 2017.02.03S04.E12

Dinner For Five On The Pitfalls Of Being Lord Of The (Onion) Rings

Kevin James returns, and the show begins to find its footing. 2017.02.02S01.E06

Arrow Looks For Its Missing Piece

As Oliver takes a break from the plot to go recruiting, does the show stay true to its roots? 2017.02.01S05.E11

The 100 Makes Its Case For Its Continued Existence

And does a pretty decent job! Now if only everyone can avoid all dying from radiation poisoning in six months.... 2017.02.01S04.E01

Can The Flash Stop Himself From Being The Hero?

Cisco meets his match, possibly in more ways than one. 2017.02.01S03.E11

Internet Haters Are Really, Like, Ruining Jenelle's Pregnancy On Teen Mom 2

Meanwhile, Kailyn's new man's blurred face makes his first on-camera appearance. (Kinda.) 2017.01.30S07.E18

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

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