It’s another difficult week here at The Televerse, but fortunately, TV showed up this week, with a number of interesting and entertaining episodes to discuss. First up, we look at the comedies, including the premiere of MTV’s campus rape revenge comedy, Sweet/Vicious, the season finale of Last Week Tonight, a race-bent Drunk History, a musical Jane the Virgin, and a tap-tastic Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we move on to the genre and drama offerings, including a Thanksgiving-themed Steven Universe, a disappointing Elementary, another well-crafted Queen Sugar, and a particularly affecting Supergirl. Afterwards, Jessica Ritchey of RogerEbert.com joins us at the DVD Shelf to introduce us to—and help us break down—an entry of ABC’s “Movie of the Week” series, 1970’s Night Slaves.
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DVD Shelf: Night Slaves with Jessica Ritchey (1:40:22)
Our Week in Comedy
Sweet/Vicious premiere (19:09)
Last Week Tonight finale (32:15)
Drunk History (41:54)
Jane the Virgin (45:10)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (57:11)
Our Week in Drama and Genre
Steven Universe (1:14:27)
Queen Sugar (1:25:48)
Music Featured: “Open a Dance School” from Jane the Virgin; “Tapped That Ass” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend