There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, True Detective finally delivers some action and Key & Peele give the world’s most necessary TED talk.
Some Much-Needed Explosions in Vinci, CA
True Detective Season 2 may well be a big, if predictable, disappointment so far. At the end of Episode4, though, Nic Pizzolatto finally bestowed upon viewers a welcome, if brief, reprieve from the nonstop brooding: explosions! And a big ol’ firefight, almost exactly mirroring the structure of last season. Unfortunately, this one didn’t come with an epic tracking shot.
Jimmy Fallon returned to the air after a two-week hiatus this week, and while he wasted no time in getting back to his signature, YouTube-ready interviews with guests like Tina Fey and the Amys Schumer and Poehler, he took a few minutes to explain his horrifying finger injury first. Listen to the super-cringey, super-gross explanation above, if you dare.
Key & Peele Talk Periods
From the guys who brought you “Cunnilingus Class”: “Menstruation Orientation”! In keeping with this season’s strong feminist themes, the highlight of Key & Peele‘s most recent episode was this mock-TED Talk on the monthly phenomenon they correctly deem “some biblical plague shit.” The cognitive dissonance of dropping truth bombs while referring to women as “bitches” (as in “buy your bitch some chocolate — but don’t call her a bitch”) only adds to the effect.
Jack Black Turns Up in Another Period
As Dan Ringling, the totally lame host of the “Newport’s Most Beautiful” pageant. The event’s rather vague name means that Lillian and Beatrice are competing with not just other women, but babies and cabbages as well, like “some sort of weird pervert’s sexual fantasy.” Lillian ultimately wins with a bit of “Mickface,” but not before Beatrice tells Black-as-Ringling that it’s “I should probably ask a man o’clock” during the Q&A portion.
Bojack Horseman Delivers Another Season of Horses, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Netflix’s excellent Bojack Horseman dropped its second season today (or midnight last night, to the dedicated fans who’ve been up watching it since then), following its namesake star as he tackles the biopic of a lifetime and even finds a serious romantic interest — an owl voiced by Lisa Kudrow — who’s not married to his nemesis. Let the relentless, animated nihilism begin!