Hanna: Season One

Hanna
"You're unique. That's why we want to look after you."
"'Unique' just means 'alone.'"

In the late winter of 2019, a young Polish lumberjack named Arvo was cutting trees in Romania's Bukovina Forest when he encountered a teenage girl, dressed in grimy clothes, who seemed surprised to find him there and unsure of how to hold a conversation. She never told him her name, but she said she lived in the forest with her father.

Normal People: Episode 3

"I don’t think it’s a bad thing that you’re feeling bad about this.”

Oh, Connell... You idiot.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Out of the Past

Mack: "Let's make some waves."

This season knows what it wants to do. The episodes have been produced with care and attention to detail, and this episode was the best example of that so far. But where are we heading?

The 100: Anaconda

"What's wrong with fascism?"

Backdoor pilot. Or perhaps more accurately, backportal pilot.

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations

"I love classic 23rd century design... black finish, silver highlights."

It's a time travel tornado for the Deep Space Nine crew when they pass through a bunch of chronitons and wind up 200 light years away, their cloak deactivated, and face to face with one of the most terrifying menaces in Star Trek History: troublesome tribbles!

Doom Patrol: Penultimate Patrol

"Stop narrating me, you shithead!"

The Doom Patrol finally takes the fight into enemy territory, and Flex unveils the greatest superpower of all time.

Batman The Animated Series: Joker's Favor

"Now, look, my rude friend, we can't have people cursing at each other on the freeway. It's simply not polite! I'm just going to have to teach you some manners."

Sometimes it's easy to forget that Gotham City is more than just an Art Deco playground for costumed heroes and villains. It's also a bustling metropolis (just not that Metropolis) where millions of average people live unexciting, 9-5 lives that don't involve dressing up in tights and going out at night to fight criminals (or rob banks).

One of those average citizens is poor Charlie Collins.

Normal People: Episode 2

"I hope you don’t find it too hard trying to resist me."
"Don't I always?"

One of the main things that sets Normal People apart from the many other teen romances on air is the very intimate yet real way it portrays sex.

The 100: The Queen's Gambit

"We're not prisoners. We're recruits."

An episode defined by relationships, with a lot of good emotions. Although not much actually happened.

Star Trek Voyager: Scorpion, Part 1

"If that moment comes, we'll face it together. You're not alone, Kathryn."

Voyager reaches Borg space.

Normal People: Episode 1

“No one would have to know.”

If I could choose one word to describe Normal People that sets it apart from all the many Noah Centineo-led teen romances, it would be: subtle.

(Full disclosure: I haven’t actually watched any Noah Centineo-led romance, but you get my gist.)

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Assignment

O'Brien: “Rom, I'm going to have to leave you in a tough spot.”
Rom: “Captain Sisko, Odo, they don't know about any of this, do they?”
O'Brien: “No. No, they don't. And I want you to help me keep it that way for a little while longer.”
Rom: “I have to stay here and play the idiot?”
O'Brien: “I'm afraid so. No matter what Odo asks you.”
Rom: “I'm Quark's brother. I know the role.”

In which Star Trek Deep Space Nine tortures Chief Miles O’Brien, but with a twist in that this torture connects to the long arcs of the seven years of series.