Show-o-Matic

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

The Blacklist Orders Some Fish And Chips

Someone is smuggling stolen computer chips inside fresh fish, and it's never really clear why. 2017.01.05S04.E09

Shaking Up Carisi On Law & Order: SVU

An old stalking case isn't as simple as it seems...and neither is the prospect of retirement. 2017.01.04S18.E07

Jasmine's Going Through A Rough (Fentanyl) Patch On Intervention

Will her grandfather's illness motivate her to get better? 2017.01.04S16.E05

Teen Mom 2 Returns And Gives Jenelle Her Days In Court

All the Teen Mom 2 you missed, now with new and improved fourth wall breakage. 2017.01.03S07.E13

On Hoarders, Leza And Linda Don't Have The Heart To Part With Their Junk

A fortune-teller is unable to read auras through all her stuff, but if she could, she'd foresee a few deeply uncomfortable confrontations. 2017.01.02S09.E03

Doctor Who Attempts Some Comics Relief

Marvel as the Doctor learns a thing or two about superhero mythology. 2016.12.26S10.E00

Who Does Ron Livingston Predict Is 'Ready To Snap' On Dinner For Five?

Rod Steiger uses his last TV appearance to drag Marlon Brando. Here for it. 2016.12.21S01.E04

Now All Sturgill's Thinking About Is More On Intervention

This former star athlete is now lettering in just about every addictive substance. Can he wrestle his demons into submission? 2016.12.21S16.E04

In 'Stanks And Anne,' Hoarders Invites You To Eat Dinner While Sitting In A Garbage Pile

Or if that doesn't float your boat, how about celebrating Christmas year-round because you can't reach your decorations to take them down? 2016.12.19S09.E02

Hoarders Tries To Define The Difference Between A Hoarder And A Collector

And the answer might be, 'When your collection puts you $750,000 in debt and you still won't sell any of it.' 2016.12.19S09.E01

The Rubber Hits The Road For Kristie On Intervention

She's self-treating her OCD with tallboys and duster. Is she headed for a crash? 2016.12.14S16.E03

It's The First Marciano/Parker/Made Reference Hat Trick On Dinner For Five

Plus inspirations, hernias, and the politics of offering a line reading. 2016.12.12S01.E03

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Always Got By On Her Own

She never really cared until she met you. But now Josh's cool new girlfriend chills her to the bone! 2016.12.09S02.E07

Pitch Winds Up Its First Season With A Bang

A couple, actually -- but does it have anywhere else to go? 2016.12.08S01.E10

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

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