THE BIGGEST LIST OF ALL
Our look at the greatest TV things of the year kicks off with a dog, some explosions, and battles between two sets of perfectly matched foes.
THE NEXT THE SHIELD?
Plus: Ben Stiller has a pair of comedies in the works, ABC hands out online holiday gifts, and Justified welcomes a Lost vet.
CURLING IRONS IN THE TIME OF A GLOBAL CRISIS
Revolution is just one of a glorious line of apocalyptic shows that feature(d) locks so lustrous you'd swear there was an entire hair-and-makeup department hidden within those smoking ruins.
THE BLUTHS ARE BACK
Plus: Bob's Burgers gets good news, ABC Family picks up a couple pilots, and Falling Skies borrows from House.
WHEN IN DOUBT, ADD ALIENS
TNT's sci-fi drama finished its second season by playing catch-up instead of spreading out the story for a satisfying end.
The skitters aren't the only ones threatening the 2nd Mass—when Tom uncovers certain information, the unit is put in an even more dangerous position.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
In "The Price of Greatness," the 2nd Mass reached its destination and got a taste of life with no alien threat... which made for a spectacularly uninteresting and confusing episode.
The 2nd Mass drove and drove and drove and drove and drove toward Charleston in this week's very chatty episode.
The 2nd Mass got pinned down this week but found itself one sweet bargaining chip in this action-packed episode. Also: SPACE SPIDERS!
THE SARAH CARTER SHOW
The second half of Season 2 began with its worst episode thus far, full of ex-girlfriends, infections, and a huge mess.
THIRD TIME'S A CHARM?
Though the alien drama's numbers are down, they're still good enough to earn the alien-invasion series a third outing.
In "Love and Other Acts of Courage," TNT's alien-invasion drama introduced a new twist that's good for the show. Plus: People are totally "doing it."
EXPLODING SKITTER HEADS FTW!
A few badass scenes, a lot of kids, some bad freestyle rapping, and a emotional base came together to make "Young Bloods" one of the best and silliest episodes of the season thus far.
TNT's sci-fi series took a major step toward legitimacy but ended up taking away one of our favorite things to make fun of.
UP FOR DISCUSSION
We're constantly amazed by the effects work on many of our favorite shows. Which shows do YOU think have the best visuals?
TNT's maddeningly inconsistent science-fiction series returned from its Season 1 high point with a new look, new hope, and many of the same problems.
REMEDIAL ALIEN LOGIC
It's been a long time since we hung out with the 2nd Mass; let's quickly catch up on Season 1 so we're ready for this weekend's Season 2 premiere!
Ben embraces his growing hatred for the Skitters and Tom discovers that his team no longer trusts him.
STARS, THEY WATCH TV JUST LIKE US!
The man behind the alien-invasion drama's silent solider names his top five TV shows.
LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
Plus: FX picks up a new comedy, HBO will not sell its service a la carte, and a pair of passed-on pilots aren't kaput yet.