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Though probably not as satisfying as the season 1 finale or as thrilling as the penultimate episode of season 2, Penny Dreadful has delivered a solid finale to its second season with "And They Were Enemies." The main storyline certainly concludes in a surprising manner, with Vanessa triumphing over Evelyn before the episode is even halfway over. Once Evelyn is defeated, Penny Dreadful just has to pick up the pieces. It's an epilogue of sorts that sets up next season -- and the mileage, in terms of quality, varies. If it's a scene that includes John or Lily, it's superb. If the scene focuses in on Ethan, it's (sadly) much less successful.
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Surrealism, mobster ties, masculine outbursts -- True Detective season 2 really is turning out to be ... something. As our mystery broadens and our character studies tighten, this episode expands its influences to surrealist neo-noir for an interesting, if not puzzling, opening.

Whereas the rest of the episode is rather straightforward: Bezzerides, Woodrugh and Velcoro continue their investigation into sex workers and the mayor of Vinci, while Semyon starts to take back his criminal empire and focusing on the "criminal."
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Before Big Brother 17 started, I wrote an article about how a woman can win the game. One of the major takeaways was that, when women get power, they shouldn't turn on each other. Obviously the women of Big Brother 17 aren't heeding my advice.
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True Detective season 2 is off to an interesting start. Viewers seem to be pretty split on how they feel about where the show has gone. In a lot of ways, the tone and structure have changed considerably from season one. With all new characters, the show has a whole new feel. Here are the biggest ways True Detective season 2 is different from season 1.
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Things have slowed down on Big Brother 17. After a flurry of activity following Jace's eviction (HoH, nominations, Battle of the Block and PoV all happened within 24 hours), now the HGs have a long holiday weekend before the Power of Veto ceremony. But since the HoH, and the house, already seem to have their mind made up about who's going, all that's left is to chill, relax and, of course, jockey for position and realign.

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 17 spoilers.
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Things are moving quickly on Big Brother 17. Less than 24 hours after Jace was evicted, the two new HoHs, Becky and Shelli, have already made their nominations, the Battle of the Block was played and now the Power of Veto competition is over. Obviously the show's staff wants to take off for the Fourth of July, so they're trying to cram in everything before the weekend.

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 17 spoilers.
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