Batman and some flying monkeys briefly elevate a so-so Ghosted

In an effort to dive into the back half of Ghosted’s freshman season with at least a slight sense of positivity up top, I’ll say this for tonight’s outing: For a half-hour that wandered dangerously far into the potential nightmare territory of the dreaded Max & Annie Flirtation Zone, “Snatcher” wasn’t actually half…

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Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

The whole team's locked down, but in sync, on Ghosted's best episode yet 

I’ve been excited for “Lockdown” ever since I saw its name lurking in the list of upcoming Ghosted episode titles. The show’s biggest problem so far has been the sketched-in nature of its world, and, specifically, the members and role of the Bureau Underground itself. What better way to flesh out those under-served…

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Sitcoms make the worst 1st impressions, but here are 1st impressions of Ghosted, 9JKL, and The Mayor anyway

Sometimes a pilot is enough. That’s the message CBS sent earlier this week when the network ordered a full season of its Big Bang Theory prequel, Young Sheldon, two days after its primetime debut. The announcement followed strong ratings for just that one episode, but the confidence of the CBS brass is probably based…