TV Recap: Feb. 28-Mar. 5, 2022

Killing Eve – “Just Dunk Me” (B-) / season premiere
It’s more of the same, and clear the show should have ended already. But the banter is still snappy and the production design immaculate. And no other show would have one of its main characters sing Primal Scream’s “Movin’ on Up” in a church, and then frame her in angel wings just before attempting to drown someone in a basin of holy water. That and the performances are why I’m committed to watching this to the bitter end.

The Righteous Gemstones – “I Will Tell of All Your Deeds” (B+) / season finale
A solid finale, but it’s nowhere near the heights of this excellent second season. Everything gets wrapped up neatly, and Eric Andre’s murderous pastor finally gets his due. But I’m a little worried about Kelvin and Keefe and all those boys.

Evil – Season 1 (A- average)
Filled the X-Files-shaped hole in my heart. It’s absurd but also surprisingly respectful of people of faith. The will they/won’t they with Katja Hebbers and Mike Coulter works because of their dynamite chemistry. And Michael Emerson dines on the scenery every time he pops up.

Seinfeld – Season 5 (B+ average)
Not quite on par with Season 4 (probably the series’ peak), but still jam-packed with laughs. Classics include “The Hamptons” and “The Opposite,” while “The Stand-In” and “The Sniffing Accountant” are inessential.

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