Girls5Eva Passes The Audition

Slate's Willa Paskin on girl-group sitcom Girls5Eva, a Bluey Canon submission, great British crafting shows, and more.

Slate TV critic Willa Paskin is back to talk about Peacock’s girl-group-comeback addition to the Tina Fey-verse, Girls5Eva. Did the panel’s opinions on the show’s quality harmonize? Is the bubblegum/TRL world of 20 years ago a familiar song? Does the thin writing of Busy Philipps’s character hit a bum note? Has Sarah already started blaming that Wonder Woman piano for various clumsy incidents around her own home? You know the answer to that last one; you’ll have to listen to learn the rest. We went Around The Dial with The Handmaid’s Tale, The Big Shot With Bethenny Frankel, The Great Pottery Throw Down, and The Great British Sewing Bee before deciding whether Dave is NOT a crackpot for wanting to outlaw this-season-on montages. Later, we heard a dreamy Canon presentation for Bluey. Actors won, the Globes lost, and David T. Cole played us some variations on a (’90s TV) theme during a disconcerting Game Time. Park it on a memorial bench and enjoy an all-new Extra Hot Great!