@midnight crowned a new generation of comic champions

After Comedy Central’s late-night panel game @midnight ends its 600-episode run on August 4, it’ll be remembered for clogging Twitter feeds with its endless Hashtag Wars, or for being one of approximately nine dozen television programs simultaneously hosted by Chris Hardwick. But for the show’s regular viewers, it’ll…

Alan Tudyk’s peerless buffoonery powers an energetically silly Powerless

Powerless went through a more-than-usually-tumultuous retooling before it came to us in its present form, so it’s tempting to cut it even more slack than the usual new series. Luckily, the show is blessed with such a colorful toy box of unique comic talents that, so far, it’s pretty easy to just enjoy the fun, no…

In its entertaining premiere, Powerless stakes out a quirky corner of the DC universe

Living in a world teeming with superheroes is something of a bummer in Powerless, the briskly fun new DC Comics TV series. The residents of the show’s Charm City are, in fact, so jaded by the constant super-smackdowns happening all around them that kids on an imperiled subway car can’t be bothered to look up from…

Adventure Time: Stakes slays Marceline’s demons without puncturing her heart

Women and girls make up a significant portion of Adventure Time’s audience, and over time, the series has devoted more and more time to its female characters, turning Princess Bubblegum, Flame Princess, Lumpy Space Princess, and Marceline The Vampire Queen into complex characters with their own distinct personalities,…