Did Evil Dead Finale Kick Ash? Was Hotel Showdown a Miss? Do Feminists Like The Bachelor? And More TV Qs

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Supergirl, NCIS, American Horror Story and The Daily Show!

1 | Did your old-school Evil Dead freak flag fly high and proud (and bloody) on Saturday, as the Ash vs. Evil Dead season finale closely evoked the early films?

2 | Did any Galavant fans not familiar with Simon Callow spend an amount of time trying to figure out who was playing the heavily bearded fortune teller? (Any other guesses of “Martin Short”?) And what was The Enchanted Forest’s best throwaway gag: the threat of throwing the guys to “the bear,” or that Sir Jean Hamm’s boy toy was named Bobby (as in Draper)?

3 | Was Supergirl‘s Kara a bit ham-handed in orchestrating the meeting between her, Cat and shapeshifted J’onn, happening to march in when she did to trumpet the “proof”? (At the very least, it suggests she has Supergirl on speed-dial.) And how awesome would it have been if the show had revealed Maxwell Lord’s “Jane Doe” to be the star of Greg Berlanti’s other freshman drama, Jaimie Alexander?

Scorpion4 | Did we miss Scorpion‘s explanation for why Happy and Toby decided to help along their hypothermia by leaving their heads exposed? That said, did the effects-heavy drama do as well with the blizzard as it did with last season’s forest fire?

5 | Do the cases being solved over on NCIS: Los Angeles — there’s a near-nuclear threat seemingly every third week! — sometimes make the NCIS mothership crises feel like small potatoes?

6 | To be asked in perpetuity: THE BACHELORHow do people with even a shred of feminism in them rationalize watching, let alone enjoying, The Bachelor? Are they ostensibly watching it “ironically,” or…?

7 | Do Superstore‘s throwaway sight gags — like the customer seriously misusing a bed-and-bath department display — sometimes eclipse the scripted jokes?

8 | Granted, NCIS: New Orleans was playing it for comedy, but would a total stranger actually express their condolences over Bishop’s freshly ended marriage, and upon meeting her for the very first time?

Limitless9 | Was Limitless assassin Georgina Haig’s next stop a Robert Palmer video shoot? Or an Emily Procter cosplay event? And is it Bradley Cooper’s plan to sport a different hairstyle for every cameo?

10 | Did Chicago P.D.‘s Platt really need to be so apologetic to Mouch after his botched proposal?

11 | Which People’s Choice Awards presenter do you think was more perturbed by their introduction: “Minority Report‘s Meagan Good” or “Blood & Oil’s Amber Valletta”? Also: Was Vin Diesel’s sung tribute to deceased friend/co-star Paul Walker touching or cringe-worthy?

12 | Did American Idol producers owe host Ryan Seacrest (aka producer of Keeping Up With the Kardashians) a huge favor, or did they actually think fans would enjoy seeing the farewell-season finale end with a pointless, bleep-filled cameo from Kim and Kanye?

13 | After American Horror Story: Hotel spent the whole season building up to the showdown between The Countess and Ramona, shouldn’t something about the scene have been more remarkable than the clothes?

14 | During American Crime‘s premiere, did you find yourself getting distracted (in a good way) by John Ridley’s interesting directing choices?

Fuller House15 | Given that the Full House is only getting Fuller, shouldn’t someone buy a bigger couch?

16 | Is it your hope that when she guest-stars on Castle, Summer Glau has more interaction with Nathan Fillion than the previous visiting Firefly alum, Gina Torres, did (which was pretty much zilch)?

17 | Warren Kole’s FBI handler on Shades of Blue is obviously supposed to be a little unstable, but wouldn’t he have bosses who’d frown on him jeopardizing the agency’s entire sting operation by showing up at Harlee’s daughter’s recital — and bumping into her crooked boss, Wozniak — before she’d even agreed to cooperate with his investigation?

18 | Isn’t an appearance by Beyoncé the sort of thing Spike should have promoted ahead of the Lip Sync Battle Season 2 premiere?

19 | Was The Daily Show‘s format change so subtle that it made you wonder why they’d changed it in the first place?Peter-Pan-Geico

20 | If we punch that insurance company commercial’s punk-arse Peter Pan in the kisser, do we run the risk of CPS being alerted?

Hit the comments with your answers — and any other Qs you care to share!

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34 Comments
  1. LADY_in_Md says:

    7 | Yes that guy on the toilet and the little girl eating the candy had me cracking up. I am really enjoying superstore the cast is great together.

    20 | if you do it I will pay whatever fine you get! I hate that commercial

  2. SAM says:

    #20 – LOL!

  3. I have a question that i feel you have missed – seeing as (due to last season’s small crossover) the NCIS’s and Scorpion share the same universe – wouldn’t the ‘plane they didn’t know if they could land’ be right down Scorpion teams alley, and would probably have been landed in five minutes by them?!?!

  4. MissEllys says:

    So…with the Bachelor….one thing that I notice…it’s basically a TV show. These ladies know exactly what they’re getting into (unlike Unreal says). So I don’t take any of it seriously…it’s basically a comedy.

    • MissEllys says:

      Like a fictional TV show I meant

    • Lauren says:

      Yeah, it’s hilarious. Being a feminist means expecting equal treatment for men and women in society. Since we get to watch both women and men act like buffoons in the Bachelor franchise, I have no problem with it.

    • justsayon says:

      It’s a stupid comedy that i don’t find remotely entertaining. Don’t know what some of you get out of this crap. It’s either sappy or idiotic And we all know the people are there just to be on tv. I’d rather watch unreal worth real actors who actually are entertaining. I mean, don’t y’all see enough stupid people acting stupid in real life? Do you want to reward this behavior with giving these idiots money and notoriety? As a humanist, I’m offended by this show. It’s like watching devolution I real time. Smdh.

  5. Shar says:

    Re # 2 – I took the ‘Bobby’ reference to be Bob Benson the gay character who asked Joan to marry him.

  6. Kim R says:

    20. I say we do it and see what happens! :D

  7. Reba42 says:

    #3, I’d have fan-girled out not from both shows being Greg Berlanti, but because “Jane Doe” is Max Lord’s fiancée/baby-mama.

    • Steve F. says:

      Oh yeah, huh… But would that also mean that Jaimie Alexander would be the first to crossover from the MCU? (Make it happen, Berlanti!)

  8. Tom says:

    19 | Was The Daily Show‘s format change so subtle that it made you wonder why they’d changed it in the first place?
    ~
    They’re going subtle because they’re trying to make it more palatable instead of just up and redoing everything. Nothing’s really changed, it’s still basically the same show. Doing it like this is the better way to go

  9. Steve F. says:

    #20 – Only if I can take out Allstate’s “Mayhem” guy in the same stroke!

  10. John NYC says:

    5 | Do the cases being solved over on NCIS: Los Angeles — there’s a near-nuclear threat seemingly every third week! — sometimes make the NCIS mothership crises feel like small potatoes?

    Hey jaywalking is a SERIOUS issue in the D.C. area!

  11. Wordsmith says:

    11) I cringed reflexively when Vin Diesel started singing, but settled into it after a second. So much has already been said on the subject that I think this was an acceptable change of pace and a fitting gesture to Paul Walker’s memory.

  12. Mr. Tran K says:

    3 – when I watched the ending of the most recent episode of Supergirl, I was like OH…MY…GOD. Started to hate Maxwell Lord even though he’s always a jerk.

  13. Hamish says:

    12 – we try to keep a Kardashian free house. Idol forced me to take a late night shower to remove the slime.

  14. c-mo says:

    2. The bear reference to me was the absolute best but I didn’t watch Mad Men that I didn’t catch that one.
    5. They rotate types of bombs between “dirty” and nuclear. The level at which we have suspend belief this season has been off the chart. At this point, I’m kind of hate watching because I don’t feel like I can let go I’ve been watching for so long.
    11. Cringe worthy. I know I’m probably the only person in the world that hasn’t seen any of the films so I didn’t realize where the song came from so I can appreciate the sincerity but the execution was just that…he was only saved by the band playing over him.
    16. Yes, please!
    20. You might but I promise to testify on your behalf if you do.

  15. Gerald says:

    3. Waited for Jon to get rescued and exposed so he could help Kara with the double. Think maybe they could have stretched out the tension a little longer. She was a little bold and arrogant about the “I told you so” moment. But well played shaking hands they did seem like two different people.. Pleasure to meet you moment.
    11 His whole speech was too long and they didn’t want to play him off because they knew the tribute was coming but VIn should have cut it off at ” When I see you again” and not have continued singing. They made the right call.

  16. AAAHokie says:

    #18-The Beyoncé appearance was spoiled on the internet months ago

    • DAMN says:

      18 – Forget Beyonce.
      Did you see Jenna Dewan Tatum performance of ‘Pony’?
      DAMN!!!!!
      That was the best Lip Sync performance, ever!
      Such a shame its being over shadowed by Beyonce’s brief and, lets be honest, underwhelming appearance.
      Both of Channing ‘s performances were meh…
      I expected more from him tbh.
      If it wasn’t for Beyonce no one would be taking about him.

  17. 3. Supergirl – thinking about it , it should have been more subtle but I did like how it went down and Cat trying to play it off

    4. Scorpion – I was watching that and was thinking the same thing. Why aren’t their heads covered?

    5. NCIS LA – yeah they really do deal with too many bomb threats on NCIS LA. sometimes it’s hard to believe they are in the same universe.

    8. NCIS NO -My thing with the episode was the fact did Bishop stay in NO the hole time or right after they tailed the Russians did she go back to DC. I was kind of confused.

    9. Limitless – When they showed the recap of him at the top of the episode i was thinking the same thing, is he gonna look different every time? And no that you mention it she did look like Emily Proctor, I couldn’t put my finger on it at the time but now I see it.

    18. Lip Sync Battle – I think it was supposed to be a surprise though, but I do think she did just jet off way to fast like okay I did my bit I’m out.

    20. Peter Pan – I drive the get away car and help you leave the country. I want to pop the little twerp in the face too.

  18. AngelWasHere says:

    1. I don’t know. The finale seem lackluster and contrived. I know it’s supposed to be funny and Ash is an idiot, but I found it incredibly dumb to hand the book over to Ruby in the first place. Then it just didn’t feel like a finale with them riding off into the sunset like they usually do. I am intrigued by the premise of the world literally going to hell while Ash relaxes in Jacksonville, so it wasn’t a total loss. Hopefully they make season 2 episodes a hour long.

    18. Beyonce appearance was leaked ages ago. Not a fan of the actual singers popping up to help. Kind of annoying and not fair.

    20. Go ahead and punch him. I won’t tell.

  19. Carol C says:

    Thank God someone finally disparaged that dreadful Peter Pan commercial in print. I hate that commercial and immediately put it on mute. Where were the beta testers?

  20. wendigo says:

    1-About time! Some real “ASH” kicking action.
    2-Galavant cracks me up, period. Though the Kylie Minogue song at “The Enchanted Forest” with “the bear” was especially hilarious.
    7-Yes, I actually now look for those background sight gags in Superstore because they are even funnier than the dialogue.
    16-Yes, please! If Summer Glau can’t interact with Nate Fillion on Castle, at least let her get her “Firefly on” with a brown coat.
    20-Peter Pan portrayed as a narcissistic knob is kind of funny, but yeah, you do want to smack him.

  21. sanchopanza says:

    4. Scorpion – Yeah. After we’ve been told to wear a hat because more body heat escapes from your head since we were little kids, it seems pretty “ungenius” not to cover their heads.
    7. Superstore – Haven’t been watching, it seemed lame. Will go back and examine after these endorsements.
    16. Castle – I haven’t been watching the rest of the season since the controversial breakup (like so many other people) there have been some moments on promos that I found myself thinking, “You know, there’s a way to do this show without Beckett. Don’t even have to kill her off, just go underground or overseas on a mission. Then he can pair up with somebody else he has chemistry with.” After all, the show isn’t called Caskett.
    20. Peter Pan should be rounded up with a number of other such characters and sent to a desert island somewhere. (But I didn’t mind Mayhem.

  22. Mommaknowsbest says:

    18. No – I think the big talk about it the day after gives everyone the feeling of “maybe I should start watching this show after all!” (For those of us who don’t watch YouTube)