The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of May 4, 2015

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.


The Flash: S1E21

The Flash

Tuesday at 8:00pm on The CW

Why: Because Reverse Flash is releasing Grodd the gorilla into the sewers to wreak havoc in a place that reeks, and Barry & Co go in to do that thing that superheroes do (namely, save the world/sewer). The sewer of all places! Blech, whatever happened to supervillains being classy?

Prepare to talk about: Why Reverse Flash isn't slow, as the name Reverse Flash would imply; how this show may have jumped the shark with the introduction of Eddie's time traveling relative from the future (oy); why anyone would name anything — but especially a gorilla — Grodd.



Grace and Frankie: Season 1

Grace and Frankie (Series Premiere)

Friday at 3:00am on Netflix

Why: What a cast! You've got your Jane Fonda, your Lily Tomlin, your Sam Waterston, AND your Martin Sheen! On a Netflix series! And Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen play a lately in love couple who've left their enemy wives (Fonda and Tomlin as the titular Grace and Frankie) for each other. It's very 2015 (which is, coincidentally, the combined ages of the cast, JK.

Prepare to talk about: How great they all look for being approximately 12 million years old; how blindlingly white Martin Sheen's teeth are; whether the show is, you know, actually funny or just kind of amusing.



Game of Thrones: S5E5

Game of Thrones

Sunday at 9:00pm on HBO

Why: Speaking of things that reek, Reek is making an appearnace this week for the first time in FOREVER. Also, HBO tells me (in one of its rather Mad Men-esque loglines) that Danaerys will make a difficult decision in Mereen and Jon Snow will recruit the help of an unexpected ally. Wow, it sounds like a really different plot than every other episode. SMDH FOR REAL, except that everyone is obsessed with this show... even me!

Prepare to talk about: How many unexpected allies Jon Snow has (seems like he has way more than the average person); how Dany manages to keep that dress so pristeenly white; how we need more dragon action; who gives the best side-eye (hint: it's Varys!).


Leah E. Friedman is the editor of She shares an alma mater with Jane Fonda. You can follow her musings on Twitter.


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May 8, 2015 3:39AM EDT

Nice post!!this TV SHOWS is one of the best show ever.

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