The Freak Show Shuts Down
It says something about our collective Ryan Murphy fatigue that a season wrapping up with a gun rampage and suicide by Edward Mordrake turned out to be somewhat yawn-inducing. But that’s what American Horror Story, a show that couldn’t jump the shark because it practically started mid-air, has done to us. Hopefully the OJ Simpson true crime show will make up for it once our camp tolerance has taken a plunge.
Leslie and Ron Don’t Kiss, But Still Make Up
This week’s Parks and Recreation bottle episode technically caps off a fight that’s just four episodes long, but manages to be about something much bigger in the universe of the show: the central tension of a friendship between a passionate advocate for government and a stubbornly self-reliant libertarian allergic to any outside assistance. Leslie and Ron spend 12 hours locked in their old office, exorcising their demons and singing along to “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” It’s perfect.
Conan O’Brien Uses Tinder
Or the animated Archer version of him does, anyway. Archer is full of bizarre guest stars (Christian Slater as “Slater” the CIA agent, anybody?), but Conan is one of the first to blatantly play himself.