Category: TV Reviews

Game of Thrones “Stormborn”: Evil Finds a Way

Reminder that my Game of Thrones fandom is as follows: Haven’t read the books. Prefer to just let the show happen and then react. The good guys can still lose. That might seem horribly naive […]

My Game of Thrones Confession & Thoughts on the Season 7 Premiere “Dragonstone”

I have a confession and apology to make to everyone I know: I have not been as excited about the return of Game of Thrones as I’ve let on. I know, I know. If I […]

Netflix Review: GLOW’s First Season Is Good. I Bet Season 2 Will Be Even Better.

THIS IS A SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF GLOW’s FIRST SEASON You know how sometimes when you watch the first season of a TV show you’re left thinking, “That was good, but I bet it gets a […]

Doctor Who’s “World Enough and Time”: We’ve Been Waiting for This

This is it. In the blink of an eye, the entire season has flown by, and we’ve now arrived at the two-part finale. Pretty soon we will see that last scenes Steven Moffat ever writes […]

Doctor Who’s “The Eaters of Light”: Outlander Did It

Well, that was a waste of time. After “Empress of Mars” ended with a tantalizing and hotly debated final exchange between The Doctor and Missy, “The Eaters of Light” saw fit to ignore all of […]

Doctor Who’s “The Empress of Mars”: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

I’ve been accused (and perhaps fairly so) of reading too much into Doctor Who’s recent episodes, seeing social commentary where I wanted to. As such, I hesitate to share my views on “The Empress of […]

TV Review: Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here Isn’t Ready for Carson Yet

After viewing the first two episodes of Showtime’s new “L.A. comedians struggle to make it big in the 70s” prestige drama I’m Dying Up Here I tracked down William Knoedelseder’s non-fiction book of the same […]

“The Lie of the Land” Finds Doctor Who At Its Most Political Since “The Happiness Patrol”

Doctor Who’s now-concluded three-parter confirmed what we might already have guessed: Steven Moffat is going out swinging. This is his final ride as Doctor Who head honcho, and after putting in the requisite work to […]

Doctor Who’s “The Pyramid at the End of the World”: It’s In Our Nature to Destroy Ourselves

Steven Moffat announced his impending departure from Doctor Who on January 23, 2016. Since then, the whole damn world has seemingly lost its mind in a myriad of ways. The UK is leaving the European […]

Arrow Season 5 Goes Out with a Melrose Place Bang in “Lian Yu”

This is the first and probably only ever time I’ll make this comparison, but Arrow just pulled a Melrose Place. Oh, I know there are probably plenty of other shows which have trotted out the […]