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Bob’s Burgers 5×12 ‘The Millie-churian Candidate’: Chess We Can

Louise takes over Jimmy Jr.’s campaign for school president when Millie of Fort Night fame enters the race, while Bob and his new $300 knife faces off with Teddy and his hammer. That’s a lot less homicidal than it sounds… J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate nerd. To […]

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Bob’s Burgers 5×11 ‘Can’t Buy Me Math’: Sexy Cooking

Faced with the prospect of taking remedial math, Tina must help Darryl land his crush in exchange for tutoring. Meanwhile, Linda takes charge of Valentine’s Day planning with disastrous results. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate nerd. To give you some idea, he is an avid reader of […]

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Bob’s Burgers 5×10 ‘Late Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and Louise’: Bob’s not allowed to be happy

Bob will do anything to get a plot of dirt in the community garden run by Logan’s mother Cynthia, but it comes at too high a cost for Linda and Louise. In the end, he must give up something he loves because…reasons. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate […]

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Bob’s Burgers 5×08 ‘Midday Run’: Hall Manatee

Tina abuses her hall monitor power to save it, after rumors that she’s about to be promoted. Meanwhile, Bob’s napkin doodles are not up to snuff for Linda’s display of customer doodle artwork, and he takes extreme measures to remedy his lack of drawing talent. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes […]

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Bob’s Burgers 5×07 ‘Tina Tailor Soldier Spy”: Cookie Secrets

Tina must come out of retirement from her Thunder Girls troupe to uncover a mole stealing cookie leads, in a clever homage to John le Carré’s 1974 espionage novel “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” Louise gets in on the action in the only way she knows how: stirring the pot and watching the mayhem ensue. The […]

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Bob’s Burgers 5×06 ‘Father of the Bob’: There it is, our restaurant’s dad

Fresh off its Thanksgiving episode two weeks ago, Bob’s Burgers served up a Christmas-themed outing that addressed Bob’s relationship with his father, the owner of Big Bob’s Diner. More than just pulling in some of the same themes used between Bob and Gene – outward disappointment obscuring fatherly pride, primarily – the episode showed the […]

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Bob’s Burgers 5×05 ‘Best Burger’: Hot Fudge Car Wash

A burger competition turns into a tale of redemption and sacrifice for the easily distracted Gene, in the latest episode of Bob’s Burgers. “Best Burger” is built on an inevitable cooking competition premise with so plenty of great laughs. It’s easily my favorite episode of this season so far. J.P. Laub is a pop culture […]

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Bob’s Burgers 5×04 ‘Dawn of the Peck’: Storming the Baste-ille

I’ll be honest: I consider the past Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving episodes to be more unreliable comedy offerings than the show’s normal fare. “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal” has some fun moments with Bob, and “Turkey in a Can” has Gene’s Thanksgiving carol, sure, but they feel constrained. “Dawn of the Peck” doesn’t suffer from that same […]

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Bob’s Burgers 5×02 ‘Tina and the Real Ghost’: I’m on a date with a box, oh my god.

It’s Halloween season, and that means appropriately themed TV episodes. Bob’s Burgers went on hiatus for the Major League Baseball playoffs right after the season premiere (thanks Fox), but it returned last night in good form with its third Halloween episode. While it doesn’t contain the adventure of “Full Bars” or the higher stakes of […]

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Bob’s Burgers 5×01 ‘Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl’: I’d be an incredible stapler!

Bob’s Burgers isn’t the type of show that you expect to get a 5th season. I don’t mean that in a bad way. It’s quirky and full of odd characters getting into really specific weird conflicts. But it works, aided by strong comedy and an excellent voice cast. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, […]

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Extant 1×13 ‘Ascension’: A leap of faith, indeed

Science fiction is tricky. The future you create can be over-the-top and full of seemingly impossible elements – as Arthur C. Clarke famously said, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic – but it’s still gotta be grounded in an identifiable framework. Or, you can create a more conservative vision of the future, often […]

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Extant 1×12 ‘Before the Blood’: Almost there….

Molly comes to face-to-face with the offspring, which reveals through hallucinations that its masters are coming down to Earth. Odin’s plan for Ethan to blow up the humanics lab runs into its fatal flaw: basic communication between Ethan and his caretakers. And on the Seraphim, Katie Sparks is alive and well…or is she? (dun dun […]

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Extant 1×11 ‘A New World’: Fool me thrice…

As the offspring grows ever stronger and able to defend itself, Molly learns Yasumoto’s background and plans. Meanwhile, Odin plants a bomb in Ethan. Yep, you heard me. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate nerd. To give you some idea, he is an avid reader of Wikipedia entries […]

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Extant 1×09 ‘Care and Feeding’ and 1×10 ‘A Pack of Cards’: Things get weird and the endgame is afoot

Another 2-hour Extant event, another big jump forward in the plot progression. Molly reluctantly agrees to help Yosumoto capture the offspring, and when John and Ethan seek out Yosumoto’s help finding Molly, they become his hostages. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate nerd. To give you some idea, […]

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Extant 1×07 ‘More In Heaven and Earth’ and 1×08 ‘Incursion’: A tale of two Mollys

In a two-hour Extant event, Molly tries to shake up Alan’s plans for the alien fetus or “offspring.” Meanwhile, Ethan’s cognitive abilities and rebellious nature are developing at an alarming rate. Let’s discuss a double-header Extant installment, below the jump. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate nerd. To […]

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Extant 1×06 ‘Nightmares’: Do humanics dream of electric sheep?

Molly confirms that Sam is being blackmailed by the ISEA, and she must meet with Harmon Kryger to uncover more of the agency’s secrets. Meanwhile, Ethan has a bad dream. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate nerd. To give you some idea, he is an avid reader of […]

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Extant 1×05 ‘What On Earth Is Wrong?’: Your guess is as good as mine, episode title…

In the wake of her abduction by the ISEA and the surgical extraction of the fetus, Molly struggles to prove she was not hallucinating her pregnancy. John and his team also try to revive Ethan, and his assistant confronts him about his decision to “adopt” the humanic child. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, […]

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Extant 1×04 ‘Shelter’: Villain competency is key…

Having been saved from Director Sparks by her husband, Molly and her family run to her father’s place. But the ISEA is hot on their trail, and the agency is determined to capture and study her. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate nerd. To give you some idea, he is an […]

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Extant 1×03 ‘Wish You Were Here’: It’s not my work, it’s my family

Molly reveals her pregnancy to John, and Ethan attends his first day of school, much to the chagrin of the other parents. Meanwhile, the space agency leadership plots to bring Molly in for study as a willing subject. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate nerd. To give you […]

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Extant 1×02 ‘Extinct’: Intrigue…in space!

The space agency intrigue continues, John continues to pursue the most unexciting and confusing version of an android ever, and Ethan goes to a natural history museum, in an all-new episode of Extant. J.P. Laub is a pop culture connoisseur, politics wonk, sometimes gamer and consummate nerd. To give you some idea, he is an […]