Show-o-Matic

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

Arrow Goes Behind The Mask

Secret identities get blown away all over the place as Arrow goes into its midseason break. 2016.12.08S05.E09

The Flash Roasts Chestnuts On An Open Fire

With Savitar nipping at his nose. 2016.12.07S03.E09

Sleeping Becomes Dangerous On Intervention

Tiffany's difficult childbirths and postpartum depressions put her in a tailspin, and her co-dependent husband isn't helping pull her out. ...Weeeeeslehhhh. 2016.12.06S16.E02

Once Upon A Time Wishes Logic Into The Cornfield

Genie, I served with Anyanka. I knew Anyanka. Anyanka was a friend of mine. Genie, you're no Anyanka. 2016.12.05S06.E10

Pitch Takes It Out In Trade

Is Lawson headed for Chicago? Is Evelyn's money headed for the drain? And how Pitch-y is 'Scratched'? 2016.12.01S01.E09

Arrow Has Some Guests

Everyone who's ever been on the show, and a handful of people from other shows, all stop by to vex Oliver and his pals. 2016.12.01S05.E08

Superfriends Turn On Each Other In A Flash

Barry puts together a supergroup to fight off an alien invasion, but the aliens have other plans. 2016.11.30S03.E08

Intervention Can't Go Back, So Get Over It

Candy Finnigan pours some T over the head of Katie's self-absorbed mom, but can that -- or anything else -- get Katie into treatment? 2016.11.29S16.E01

'It Was Everything Bad': The Dinner For Five Pilot

The PILOT isn't bad; that's a quote from Jon Favreau about trying to do a sex scene. All that and more in the inaugural Show-o-Matic for everyone's favorite film-dish dinner show. 2016.11.29S01.E01

Maci, Taylor, And All Their Tattoos Get Married On Teen Mom

Cate's there for the big day, but Amber's busy getting plastic surgery and Farrah is off feuding with her future stepdad. 2016.11.28S06.E15

Are The Librarians Just What The Doctor Ordered?

This week's The Librarians invites along a few classic Doctor Who tropes, but did the host get taken over? 2016.11.28S03.E02

Once Upon A Time Belabors The Point

Belle and Rumple's birth plan really isn't going well. 2016.11.27S06.E09

The Flash's Caitlin Plants A Kiss Before…Freezing

But will her cold lips actually result in Barry dying? 2016.11.23S03.E07

Teen Mom's Farrah Is Blonde Now, But That's the Only Way She Has Changed

The episode title, 'Cray Gardens,' almost makes it sound like Farrah's ongoing fights with Debra are fun. (They're not.) 2016.11.21S06.E14

Valencia's Diet Is Changing, And So Is Everything Else On Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

A major cast departure, new friendships, and Valencia eating carbs. It's great for the characters, but is it good for the show? 2016.11.18S02.E05

Pitch And The Law Of Averages

A rain-delay kangaroo court brings up a lot of feelings. Is the show guilty of first-degree unrequited-love clichés? 2016.11.18S01.E08

Arrow Faces Some Competition

There's a new kid in town, and he's infringing on Oliver Queen's turf. 2016.11.17S05.E06

The Flash Examines The Shade Of It All

But sadly, not in the Latrice Royale way. 2016.11.16S03.E06

Teen Mom's Maci Has A Stripper In Her Lap, Instead Of A Baby

What if Teen Mom met Magic Mike? At last, we have an answer. 2016.11.14S06.E13