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

On Teen Mom, Catelynn's Adoption Just Went From Open to Closed

Not pictured: Brandon and Teresa. Possibly forever. 2016.11.07S06.E12

Once Upon A Time Goes To The Dogs

Evil Queens, sleeping curses, and true love's'd be forgiven for not being sure what season it is. 2016.11.07S06.E07

Rebecca Drops A Bombshell On Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rebecca hangs the moon on what she believes to be a sign from fate, but when she gives all the heart will it make Josh cut, print, and move on? Poor Rebecca; they just keep moving the line! 2016.11.04S02.E03

Let's Have A Drink With The Blacklist!

Just maybe steer clear of the Bloody Marys, unless you're a DNA match. 2016.11.04S04.E07

Ginny Goes Overboard With The 'Just Do It' Concept On Pitch

A lucrative endorsement deal leads to a social-media meltdown for our hero while Sarah D. Bunting wonders what the BFD is about a little Roomba beer pong. 2016.11.03S01.E06

Arrow Trades In Its Villains

But is it a good idea to let a great bad guy go just because you think the next one will be even better? 2016.11.03S05.E05

The Flash Wonders If Monsters Are Real

Monsters like...this very one, in fact! 2016.11.02S03.E05

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Dreams Her Dream

Will Greg's return mean everything gets back to normal, or get super-awkward? Wait, 'normal' is super-awkward. 2016.10.28S02.E02

Shaking Things Up On Legends Of Tomorrow

Someone new has powers, someone old doesn't, and someone else joins the team, at least for now. 2016.10.28S02.E03

The Blacklist Goes Analog

Because there's no better way to combat super-hackers than with a well-choreographed slide show. 2016.10.27S04.E06

Pitch And The Tricks Of The Trade

The MLB trading deadline could wreak havoc on the Padres. Certainly it made merry with Sarah D. Bunting's patience. Again. 2016.10.27S01.E05

Law & Order: SVU Is Liv-ing In The Past

When the show tackles the Brock Turner case, an ER reunion makes us all feel kinda sick. 2016.10.27S18.E05

The Flash Says Out With The Old, In With The New

Someone's getting replaced with a more hipster-y model. 2016.10.26S03.E04

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Can't Be Held Responsible For Her Actions

Rebecca and company are back, and addressing their underlying issues -- in song! 2016.10.21S02.E01

The Blacklist Cleans Up!

It's Episode 5. Time to put the hematologist in the bathtub! 2016.10.20S04.E05

The Legends Of Tomorrow Meet The Justice Society Of America

Fortunately, the first impression the Legends make isn't their last. 2016.10.20S02.E02

The Flash Pits Red Against Magenta

Magenta's too strong to fight, so Barry tries talking to her. We should run for cover, right? 2016.10.18S03.E03

Catelynn Has All the E-Mo-Tions on Teen Mom

There's a lot of actual parenting in this episode, except that Farrah's baby is a frozen yogurt shop. 2016.10.17S06.E10

The Blacklist Nose What's Up!

What does an eco-terrorist have to do with getting Liz's baby back? Almost nothing! 2016.10.14S04.E04


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