Grey’s Anatomys lengthy existence isn’t a joke, it’s a strength

In a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy titled “Cold As Ice” (the penultimate episode of the show’s 14th season and its 316th episode overall) one of the doctors arrives in the ER hypothermic and seemingly dead. “We’re not gonna lose her,” announces Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). “The same thing happened to me and I was…

Eat or be eaten: The A.V. Club reacts to the Atlanta Robbin’ Season finale

The second season of Atlanta, subtitled Robbin’ Season, ended with the stunning, tentatively optimistic “Crabs In A Barrel.” After weeks of hard truths and consequences, an embattled Earn (Donald Glover) comes perilously close to losing it all. The finale sees Earn flailing, as usual, while Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry)…

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How have A.P. Bio, Black Lightning, and other midseason shows panned out?

We’re now in upfront season, the time of year in which the networks and streaming outlets preview their fall lineups. These announcements are usually preceded by some bloodletting, so as we await the decisions from on high—and the inevitable petitions to save this drama or that comedy—The A.V. Club is checking in on…