Chicago PD 1.12

Dylan Baker. By-the-numbers tale, hampered by cross-over scenes with (much weaker) Chicago Fire. Builds to a good action finale. 7/10

Justified 4.5

One truly jaw-droppingly enjoyable moment here. And two very clever surprises. Plus a story arc that gets more complex every week. This season has a different feel to it, but it works. Show is more fun now. 10/10

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2.4

First great episode this season. Funny and very clever. Chelsea Peretti is starting to steal the show from everyone. 10/10

After 14 years, 24 is still the best show on TV, because as this...

After 14 years, 24 is still the best show on TV, because as this amazing William Devane scene shows they NEVER back away from a sad ending.

24 9.12

Best Show on TV! Relentless tension in two locations. Action! Character drama. Heartbreaking death of a regular. 10/10

A To Z 1.1

What a surprise! A pilot that completely succeeds. This is adorable and funny and romantic. Love the cast. All of them. 10/10

Parks And Recreation 6.17

Prom. A middle-of-the-road, mildly funny outing that is saved by a strong Ron/Leslie scene at the end. Those scenes of their strong friendship are often the highlight of an episode. Such is the case here. 7/10

Arrow 3.3

David Cubitt. Follows various characters in diverse locations. Successfully maintains maximum interest on all fronts, and really comes into it’s own in the final act. Great action. But the Thea/Oliver scene was probably the highlight. Solid credible drama. 9/10

The Big Bang Theory 8.5

Cute, character-driven episode. Not particularly funny, but Leonard’s frustration with the other three is amusing. 6/10

Hunter 4.8

Stepfanie Kramer powerfully takes center-stage for the final part of the three-parter. All storylines are satisfactorily resolved, but it is the McCall scenes that drive the episode. 10/10

The Good Wife 4.5

Excellent departure from formula finds the characters under pressure and against the clock as Lemond Bishop waits to be arrested, and Eli Gold waits for the new scandal to break. Thrilling from start to finish, and all the regulars get a chance to shine. Really love the pairing of Nathan Lane and Matt Czuchry. 10/10

Marry Me 1.2

Not funny. I like the cast, but the characters haven’t grown on me yet. And… it’s not funny. There wasn’t enough story here from a full episode. 4/10

Forever 1.4

Kathleen Chalfant. Wow, what a romantic story. Really took me by surprise. That was a treat. Brought a tear to the eye, that did. 10/10

The Flash II 1.3

Robbie Amell. Large chunks of this are disappointingly ordinary. Mostly when Barry is off-screen. When secondary characters try to be funny/cute or tug the emotions, the show falls flat. The ending to the final battle is weak. It just stops. 7/10

Faking It 2.2

Keith Powers. Some of the comedy felt very forced, particularly in the first half. But there was some very witty dialogue, too, and strong character moments. Particularly at the very end. 8/10

Orange Is The New Black 1.8

Wonderful mixture of scenes that are hysterically funny and scenes that are achingly sad. Plus it’s witty. And clever. 10/10

Justified 4.4

Perfect balance between humourous fast-moving a-story and serious b-story, which is part of an ongoing story arc placing Ellen May (a beloved support character) in increasing peril. Really love that character, because Abby Miller is good in the part. 10/10

Gotham 1.4

The is the first episode that is primarily a case-of-the-week story. And, as such, it pretty much works. The villain has a very vague weapon (what’s up with that?) but the story zips along and keeps the interest. Some of the sidebar stuff works, and some completely falls flat. But the show is enjoyable and it looks positively gorgeous. 8/10

24 9.11

Plenty of thrilling action scenes, plus drama on a global scale and a face-to-face confrontation that been coming all season. 10/10

Mulaney 1.2

Maria Thayer. Big step down from the pilot. Nothing here is funny. And situations are strained beyond credibility. If you have to strain things that much to get a laugh, then you aren’t going to get a laugh. 3/10

Parks And Recreation 6.16

Rob Huebel. Very funny episode. All of the groupings of the regular characters worked a treat, particularly Ron and Andy. All of their scenes together were hilarious. And sweet. Of the guest cast, I enjoyed Alison Becker the most. 9/10

Best performance in this week’s Arrow? Katie Cassidy,...

Best performance in this week’s Arrow? Katie Cassidy, without a doubt.

Arrow 3.2

Colin Donnell. A slower episode. Except for everyone being very sad, not much actually happens. Which makes it one of the weakest episodes of the show. Performances are excellent, however. 8/10

The Big Bang Theory 8.4

Season hasn’t really hit it’s stride yet. This is fine. A few laughs here and there, but nothing particularly good. So far. 6/10

The Good Wife 4.4

John Glover. Lacks cohesion, despite having many good scenes/moments. The case of the week only really got interesting at the very end, and seemed like a by-the-numbers effort being used as filler between scenes about the new affair storyline. Delighted that we had no scenes with Kalinda’s husband this time around. 8/10

Marry Me 1.1

Definitely provided some quality laugh-out-loud moments. Mostly because Casey Wilson & Ken Marino are cute and funny. The script and the supporting cast left me lukewarm. 7/10