Melissa Benoist

It's fun to be a super star at Halloween time

About this time each year, people grumble that the new season didn't bring many really exceptional TV shows.

This year? Well, the new "Fargo" miniseries is brilliant, "Life in Pieces" is sometimes hilarious, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" is wonderfully original and some dramas ("Blindspot," for instance) can grab us. Still, we want more ... and now we get it. "Supergirl" arrives belatedly on Monday, Oct. 26, bringing zest, joy and an instantly likable star. Here's the story I sent to papers:

The "'Glee' Era" persists, amid churn and change and such

The season-finales are piling in now, with "Glee" as one of the first. That's Thursday; here's the story I sent to papers: 



In the expanse of TV history, “Glee”
is still a newcomer. On Thursday, it concludes its fourth season;
that's only halfway to matching “Midwestern Hayride.”