Killing Eve – “Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey” (B+) / season premiere
I’m not sure what this show’s harsher critics are looking for. While the show won’t be as good as it was in the first season, it’s still ticking every box it needs to. (Great outfits and locations? Intriguing mystery? Sharp wits? Queer themes? All still here.)
Better Call Saul – “Bad Choice Road” (A)
Also known as “Give Rhea Seehorn the damn Emmy already.”
Briarpatch – “Felicity” (A-) / season finale
A satisfying ending to a show that greatly expanded the scope of the book, ending in a more cynical place.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Ransom” (B+)
The Boyle-Terry pairing doesn’t really work, but its other storylines are aces, especially seeing Holt in full “John Wicks” mode.
The Sopranos – Season 5 (B+ average)
And so the season ends with its two biggest guest stars out of the picture again. Robert Loggia is back in prison, but Buscemi’s tragic downfall was brutal to watch. Still, it was nowhere near as devastating as Adriana’s.
Community – Season 2 (A average)
Still one of the greatest seasons of TV of all time, and it would be even better were it not for “Basic Rocket Science” and “Competitive Wine Tasting.”