Allison Shoemaker
allisonshoemaker
Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves television, bourbon, and dramatically overanalyzing social interactions.
Jul 3
31

Can’t deny that it’s the most cleverly written play I’ve ever seen (on TV), but I wonder how much more amazing the show would have been if Miranda hadn’t cast himself in the lead role. Read more

Jul 3
5

Just finished my first viewing of Hamilton. I’ve listened to the soundtrack countless times but seeing it adds so many layers. The scorn on Leslie Odom Jr’s face, Daveed Diggs’ steez, Phillipa Soo’s pure emotion, the physical presence (and talent) of Christopher Jackson...the joy of the whole thing is overwhelming. Read more

Jun 26
6

I was pretty blown away by this episode. I think one thing that really added to it was how “TV by the book” the pregnancy plotline has been until this point (Sutten discovers she’s pregnant because she throws up extremely early on, they just sort of hand wave away the birth control thing). It really hammered home Read more

Jun 20
1

So I just got caught up via Netflix, and I really loved this episode and the prior one. Admittedly, I thought the season lagged slightly while they were focusing on gathering the pieces of the loom and such — it felt a little ‘garden-variety Supernatural plot’ to me, with a slight dip in the proper Legends Read more

Jun 9
1

Going to miss atom. What a season. Everyone was amazing. Nate is my spirit animal. Can’t wait til next year!

Jun 9
1

This week in Sara Is The Best: that freakin’ ten foot backflip followed by the scissor leg takedown or whatever the hell it was. Also, the fact that she defeated a damn goddess. Those poor aliens have no idea what they’re in for. Read more

Jun 5
1

There are far more important things going on, but I would like to say one more time before the long wait for season six (season six!): Dear The CW, Please, please let the people buy themselves a Beebo. These are trying times, and Beebo want cuddles. Read more

Jun 4
3

Was anyone else surprised to not see Donald Trump as president in the Hall of Bad Ideas?

Mick was too absent in this season and he felt disconnected. I hope he will be around more next season. 

Jun 4
3

Hot take: Problem Areas was better than Last Week Tonight.

Jun 4
1

also, in season one (that is best quickly fast-forwarded trough, IMHO), we get a very over-the-top “time master” with popped coat-collar named “rip hunter”, played by none other than rory williams himself, arthur darvill. the show only really found it’s excellent footing in season 3, but really: it’s so, so, so!!! Read more

Jun 4
2

Given the Supernatural shout out earlier this season, I feel it’s necessary to point out that the fifth season finale of that show was called “Swan Song.”

Jun 4
3

It makes sense to narrow the cast, which was getting bloated. It’s just a real shame that with Ray, Nora, Charlie and Zari 1.0, they decided to get rid of the most interesting and likeable characters. It’s also a bit worrying that they continued to double down on Nate being obnoxious and sexist, while going with Zari Read more

Jun 4
5

I was really hoping one of the Legends would throw glitter in the face of one of the encores, preferably Marie Antoinette. Seems like a wasted opportunity. Otherwise, this episode ruled.

Jun 4
2

Exactly. It’s not along the lines of “fridging the lesbians,” but cutting the only two black females from a show in the summer of 2020 may not be the best decision from a PR perspective. And Astra was freaking hot in that wig...

Jun 4
10

It’s like Doctor Who if the Tardis got taken over by the crew of Red Dwarf.

Jun 3
3

Along with Nate’s dance-fighting moves, I loved Constantine’s flippity-dippity magic dodge.  A very cool effect. 

Jun 3
7

Too many good things about this episode, and this show, to mention without a) repeating everyone and b) going on forever, so let me just say I might have got a lump in my throat seeing Mick act paternal by hugging Lita and giving her a kiss on the head. Read more

Jun 3
9

How long did it take for Zari 1.0’s presence to hurt her brother? A few days? Why can’t Zari 1.0 stay in the totem every other day?