IMDbTV Picks: Week of April 19

by IMDb-Editors | created - 17 Apr 2015 | updated - 22 Apr 2015 | Public

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1. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)
Episode: Sympathy for the De Vil (2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Regina's plans to head to New York to rescue Robin from Zelena are halted when Cruella kidnaps Henry, as flashbacks show her encounter the Author, who encourages her to stand up to her oppressive mother.

Director: Romeo Tirone | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas

Votes: 1,110

Getting to explore Cruella De Vil's backstory promises to be a nice Sunday treat.

Airs: 8pm Sunday, April 19 on ABC.

2. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The House of Black and White (2015)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Arya arrives in Braavos. Jaime takes on a secret mission. Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death. Stannis makes Jon a generous offer as the Night's Watch elects a new Lord Commander. Daenerys is faced with a difficult decision.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 21,819

Arya Stark's arrival at the House of Black and White marks a period of serious transformation. We can't wait to see how Maisie Williams, who flexed her prolific dramatic ability last season, embodies this thrilling and dark new chapter.

Airs: 9pm Sunday, April 19 on HBO.

3. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Forecast (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Don decides to sell his apartment, Joan stumbles into a relationship while on a trip to Los Angeles, Glen tells Betty and Sally that he is going to Vietnam, and a copywriter gets in trouble for his rude behavior to a client.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,308

We've already said goodbye to one major character within these final episodes. Who leaves next...and how? The series' ending feels real now, and closer than ever.

Airs: 10pm Sunday, April 19 on AMC.

4. Gotham (2014–2019)
Episode: Under the Knife (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Gordon and Bullock continue to investigate the Ogre, who begins to make his move on someone close to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce and Selina team up to expose a corrupt Wayne Enterprises employee and Nygma comes to Kristin Kringle's defense.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Zabryna Guevara

Votes: 2,685

Milo Ventimiglia guests tonight, and he's no hero.

*Rimshot*

Airs: 8pm Monday, April 20 on Fox.

5. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Sleeper (2015)

TV-PG | 41 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A mysterious recurring dream drives Castle and Beckett to seek answers about the two-months he was missing. But their search for the truth has deadly consequences.

Director: Paul Holahan | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 632

Here's the delayed follow-up to one of the weirdest story developments. Keep in mind, that I'm saying this about a show that has put its detectives in a lot of weird, campy places.

Airs: 10pm Monday, April 20 on ABC.

6. The Flash (2014– )
Episode: Who Is Harrison Wells? (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Joe and Cisco visit Starling City and ask Captain Lance for help with their investigation into Dr. Wells; Laurel asks Cisco for a favor; Barry faces a new foe who can disguise himself as anyone he touches.

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett

Votes: 5,199

As Barry gets closer to discovering the truth of who the man he once looked up to really is, watching every new moment is pretty much a weekly requirement.

Airs: 8pm Tuesday, April 21 on The CW.

7. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )
Episode: Frenemy of My Enemy (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A dangerous new alliance is formed as Coulson and Hunter turn to the last person anyone would expect, Grant Ward! As the war between S.H.I.E.L.D. factions continues, Skye and Lincoln will find themselves drawn into this conflict.

Director: Karen Gaviola | Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet

Votes: 2,280

Finally this show feels like the story it should have been when it first premiered. Hopefully it'll return for season three.

Airs: 9pm Tuesday, April 21 on ABC.

8. iZombie (2015– )
Episode: Virtual Reality Bites (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Liv inherits agoraphobia -- and computer gaming skills -- after eating a hacker's brain.

Director: Dermott Downs | Stars: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley

Votes: 1,142

I decided that this was my favorite new springtime series after watching the first four episodes (in one night, in a row) and am delighted to say that opinion still holds true...so far.

Airs: 9pm Tuesday, April 21 on The CW.

9. Inside Amy Schumer (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Amy Schumer switches from sketches, doing stand up, to interviewing people on the street and people of interest usually following a certain theme.

Stars: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Kyle Dunnigan, Kim Caramele

Votes: 11,007

Soon she'll be cracking up moviegoers, but before her flick hits theaters, watch this show to find out why she's considered to be one of the funniest people in entertainment.

Premieres: 10:30pm Tuesday, April 21 on Comedy Central.

10. Arrow (2012– )
Episode: The Fallen (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Ra's al Ghul finally makes Oliver an offer he can't refuse. The team joins Oliver on his journey to Nanda Parbat where a heartbroken Felicity decides to take matters into her own hands.

Director: Antonio Negret | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland

Votes: 3,981

This series has been virtually unpredictable in the way that it has resolved major plot arcs, but wouldn't it be interesting if Oliver really did accept that offer and took over the League of Assassins?

Airs: 8pm Wednesday, April 22 on The CW.

11. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: March 8, 1983 (2015)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Elizabeth and Paige take a trip that lands them in treacherous territory.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 1,019

People, the show has won a freaking Peabody Award for crying out loud, and this season has been brilliant. If you haven't started watching it yet, you're just robbing yourself of the chance to see some of the best TV on right now.

Airs: 10pm Wednesday, April 22 on FX.

12. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Graduation Transmission (2015)

TV-PG | 19 min | Comedy, Romance

Howard questions his engineering abilities when he and Sheldon can't get a toy drone to fly. A cancelled flight nearly prevents Leonard from giving the commencement address at his former high school. Raj pits his parents against each other when his father cuts him off financially.

Director: Anthony Rich | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,801

Now that the idea of Penny returning to acting has been tossed into the story, giving rise to Leonard's discomfort with her higher salary, it'll be interesting to see whether the writers will make her successful at her second try at an acting career. Economic disparity in couples is one thing, but adding fame to the mix could create even more interesting conflicts to play with.

Airs: 8pm Thursday, April 23 on CBS.

13. The Red Road (2014–2015)
Episode: A Cure (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

Harold is surprised by an unexpected but fortunate turn of events. Junior and Marie argue about casinos. Kopus attempts to prove his innocence. Junior heads off to meet Levi, his father and Chief of the Lenape tribe.

Director: Jeremy Webb | Stars: Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson, Tamara Tunie

Votes: 99

Still very smart, and dark...and still one of the most poignant dramas on television.

Airs: 9pm Thursday, April 23 on SundanceTV.

14. Vikings (2013– )
Episode: The Dead (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar and his Viking troops take a daring chance. Ragnar asks Bjorn for a favor that could change the course of Viking history.

Director: Ken Girotti | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård

Votes: 4,551

Though Ragnar's conquests have been thrilling, viewing him wrestle with defeat this season has allowed the cast to explore more emotional complexity and range in their performances. His losses may not be a welcome development to him, but it has made for scintillating viewing.

Season Finale: 10pm Thursday, April 23 on History.

15. Bitten (2014–2016)
Episode: Scare Tactics (2015)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Jeremy keeps Malcolm alive to find Rachel Sutton. The new group is witches. They fail in their first attempt to take Malcolm. A meeting is arranged. They reveal a third group is after Malcolm.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk, Steve Lund

Votes: 168

While "Teen Wolf" is between seasons, this might scratch that werewolf itch for you. Or maybe that's not the best sell...

Airs: 9pm Friday, April 24 on Syfy.

16. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
Episode: Ho'amoano (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Three middle-aged accountants find a dead body in their hotel room after a night of Spring Break partying. Meanwhile, Jerry stumbles on a murder involving a possible sex slave trafficking ring while making a delivery for Kamekona.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

Votes: 331

Airs: 9pm Friday, April 24 on CBS.

17. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Castor pursues the Leda clones for original tissue samples. Helena, who is pregnant and imprisoned, is examined by a mysterious new villain. The Castor boys are also out to play, sexually ... See full summary »

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 991

The search for Helena adds a layer of urgency to the story, but we hope the writers take their time in finding her, if only to give us more time to ride the tension as the sisters and Delphine do what they can to keep James Frain's dangerous character at bay.

Airs: 9pm Saturday, April 25 on BBC America.

18. Outlander (2014– )
Episode: Lallybroch (2015)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Old wounds are reopened when Jamie returns to his family home.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish

Votes: 2,610

In this episode we find out key details about the most crucial incident in Jamie's life.

Airs: 9pm Saturday, April 25 on Starz.



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