**WARNING: Some content may contain spoilers** KILLER INSTINCTS SURE, WHATEVER
I’m nowhere near Riverdale’s target audience. But Riverdale is like the Jingle Jangle to my Tv-viewing heart. Do I roll my eyes at their teenage shenanigans? Yes, almost as good as Veronica does. Up until now, it’s been routine soapy viewing but this week’s episode was what I was waiting for. Any confusion as to why the Black Hood was attacking random people became clearer, thanks to his connection to Betty.
He wants to cleanse Riverdale of its sinners, and since there are A LOT of them, he threatens Betty’s loved ones so she can do some of his dirty work. His attempts at isolating her works, for the most part, though she still has BFF Archie by her side. And while that seems extreme, it makes sense. All this while – Jughead joining the Serpents to maintain peace between the North and South sides, and Veronica and the Pussycats laying a good old-fashioned Riverdale beating on city boy Nick St. Clair (could that be a douchier name?), who roofied Cheryl and was ready to rape her and it was the best episode of the season – maybe Pretty Little Liars, PLL
Man With a Plan
For those who are still mourning the end of Episodes and need their Matt Leblanc fix ... well, you can always rewatch the Showtime series on Crave TV. Or catch him on Friends on Netflix. But, hey, if you’re really desperate, Man With a Plan returns for its second season on Global and CBS on Monday. Yep, you may have thought it was cancelled or perhaps you didn’t even know the show existed for one season, much less another, but it’s back.
I know, not exactly a ringing endorsement because, admittedly, it’s not the worst thing on television (that would be 9JKL). Man With a Plan fits right in with the rest of Monday’s lineup and I presume those who like Kevin Can Wait, Superior Donuts and, gag, 9JKL will like this too. Throw in a guest-starring appearance from Victoria Justice in the season premiere, where she plays the family’s new babysitter who of course has the hots for Adam, and I can hear the laugh track already. who has made Season 13 all kinds of amazing — and, no, it ain’t Carson Daly (though he does a decent job).
On the other hand, Kelly Clarkson, this season’s key advisor and coach for next season, has been a dream and I’m more in love with her than Adam and Blake are with each other. The Knockouts can be brutal but she brings a muchneeded brevity to this heavy stage of the competition. She sings, she dances, she laughs, she cries, she hugs, she swoons, she has chemistry with all the other judges and she’s fun and funny as hell. Plus, she’s in the unique position of knowing exactly what these contestants are going through, which makes her the perfect person to guide these aspiring singers to the place they need to be. I’m calling it now — Kelly is winning Season 14. You heard it here first.