THE RESIDENT: L-R: Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp and guest star Daniella Alonso in the "The Germ" episode of THE RESIDENT airing Monday, Oct. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Guy D'AlemaFOX.

The Resident 2×05 Review: “The Germ”

“The Germ” took viewers on an emotional, tear-filled ride. I thought that The Resident had done a number on my feelings with the Lily storyline in season one, but I was wrong and completely mentally unprepared for this episode.

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Van Helsing 3×03 Review: A Trip Down Van Helsing History

When I saw the promo for this past Friday’s episode, I knew it would be heavy on the mythology front, and I admit I wasn’t overly excited about it. I love Vanessa, but I usually miss everyone else when they do these episodes that feature only her, because at the end of the day, Van Helsing is an ensemble show.

But you know what, I stand corrected.

Not only was “I Alive” mythology heavy, but it was also 42 minutes of amazing action, female empowerment and just all around badassery.

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THE GOOD DOCTOR – “Tough Titmouse” – Shaun (Freddie Highmore) recalls his own past to help an intellectually disabled teenager face separation from his mother, while Claire (Antonia Thomas) is put between an injured teenage rock climber and her worried parents. Meanwhile, Glassman’s (Richard Schiff) post-op hallucinations force him to confront a personal tragedy on “The Good Doctor,” MONDAY, OCT. 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eike Schroter) FREDDIE HIGHMORE, NICHOLAS GONZALEZ, WILL YUN LEE

The Good Doctor 2×04 Review: “Tough Titmouse”

When you have an ensemble show like The Good Doctor, the stories weave in and out, leaving you feeling more than you might expect. In “Tough Titmouse,” viewers simultaneously experience Shaun’s journey to figuring things out with Lea, Dr. Glassman’s struggle post-op and seeing his dead daughter, and Claire and Morgan helping a young climber figure out what surgery she wants to heal.

Laying it out it sounds so simple, but the emotion it evokes feels as real as the kind we go through every day out in the world. I’d love to say humans are creatures of logic as we have powerful brains, but those pesky feelings sneak in and affect everything — whether we like it or not.

Let’s see how the emotions snuck in, shall we?

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Van Helsing 3×02 Review: Superpowered Vampires and Really Obnoxious Elders

You know, when I started Van Helsing, I wasn’t expecting much. I had a long weekend on my hands, no plans, and this show featured an actress I liked, so I thought why not? It’s not even my kind of show, as I really, really don’t do horror of any kind ever.

But I decided to give this a chance and, boy, am I glad I did. Once you get past the graphic stuff — and it’s really, really gross and gory and there’s a lot of blood — Van Helsing is really, really good. Compelling characters, great storylines and amazing mythology. I burned through the first two seasons in a weekend and I just couldn’t get enough.

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The Resident 2×04 Recap &Review: “About Time”

The Resident’s 2×04 “About Time” was a busy episode. Generally, I am not a big fan of stuffing as much plot into an episode as possible, but there was a lot here that was really worth the congestion. Other plot points (mostly to do with Julian and dresses), not so much.

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THE ROOKIE – “Pilot” – Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a police officer, on the premiere episode of “The Rookie,” airing TUESDAY, OCT. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Tony Rivetti) RICHARD T. JONES, NATHAN FILLION

Try It Or Trash It Roundtable: The Rookie

Whenever a new series is announced, it’s always difficult to decide whether or not to fit it into our increasingly busy schedules. One of ABC’s latest dramas, The Rookie, was on some of our watch lists. According to the network

Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a Los Angeles police officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.

So, should you try it or trash it? Check out what the Writes of the Roundtable had to say below the cut!

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