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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

In the immortal words of C. Hardwick, “After the show is the aftershow”

Peter Gould (left), Vince Gilligan, Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Chris Hardwick
Peter Gould (left), Vince Gilligan, Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Chris Hardwick

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, April 18. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

The Detour (TBS, 9 p.m.): The Detour is heading to “The Tank,” whatever that means. Oh, this is what it means: “Nate gets pulled over for driving under the influence. Although he’s absolutely sober, there’s still jail time involved.” “The Tank” appears to be the drunk tank. Mystery solved! And by the way, you like to read, right? Then you can read LaToya Ferguson’s review of the episode after it airs. Regular coverage is just a detour on this highway known as TV Club. Don’t think too hard about that one.


Better Call Saul (AMC, 10 p.m.): And now, for the pièce de résistance. We mean, you know it’s special because it’s a finale that’s made its way to the land of the top picks. That’s just prestige television for you. It’s the Better Call Saul season two finale, “Klick,” not to be confused with “Clique” or the Kliq (no matter how much you may want to say “oh God” in Big Sean’s voice or “too sweet” to your bros while watching this episode of television). In the episode, “Jimmy is forced to make a hard choice; and Mike takes matters into his own hands. Elsewhere, Hamlin relays shocking news while Chuck’s condition continues to evolve.” Donna Bowman will talk you all through the episode with her review…

Talking Saul (AMC, 11:05 p.m.): …but who will talk you all through the episode with his mouth?!? Chris Hardwick, that’s who! We know you probably don’t wanna come down from that Better Call Saul high, so you can watch Talking Saul right after the season finale. In fact, some of you may even want to skip the Better Call Saul episode all together and just get to the magic that is the aftershow. This. Is. How. Television. Should. Be. Digested.

Premieres and finales

Supergirl (CBS, 8 p.m.): “Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected foe and must risk everything—including her life—to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet.” Great season finale synopsis, Supergirl! Very vague! “Unexpected foe!” “Must risk everything!” We’re obviously intrigued, but we definitely know your game, Supergirl. We know Caroline Siede’s game too—a nice game of Parcheesi. That’s not really going to be an integral part of her review, but we just thought you all would like to know.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 8 p.m.): Tee hehe. The first season finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is titled “Paula Needs To Get Over Josh!” She really does. But now we feel bad for calling out Supergirl for a little vagueness in its synopsis, because we should’ve just known a show needs to play it close to the vest with these types of things. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend does it too: “Rebecca’s relationships are tested as she tries to navigate her friendship with Paula, her history with Josh and her connection with Greg.” Now we guess we have to let you know Allison Shoemaker’s favorite game too: Jumanji, but only because she still holds out hope that it will turn into the movie.

12 Monkeys (Syfy, 9 p.m.): According to the 12 Monkeys season two premiere (and, you know, the Chinese zodiac calendar), it’s the “Year Of The Monkey.” “Cole and Ramse mend their broken friendship while on the run from the Army of the 12 Monkeys in the season two premiere. And in the year 2043, Railly and Jones navigate an uncertain future as Deacon and the Twelve command the Temporal Facility.” Meanwhile, when Emily L. Stephens isn’t reviewing 12 Monkeys (and trying to get people to watch it, which they really should), she’s playing Connect Four. You know the line “pretty sneaky, sis?” She was the original “sis.” She doesn’t like to brag though. Winning Connect Four is enough for her.


Regular coverage

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Jane The Virgin (The CW, 8 p.m.)
Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.)
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA, 8 p.m.)
Bates Motel (A&E, 9 p.m.)
Lucifer (Fox, 9 p.m.)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo, 9 p.m.)


Streaming pick

Jumanji: The Animated Series, “The Price” (Dailymotion): Did you remember that there was a Jumanji animated series? No? It lasted for three seasons. Have fun!