Category: TV Reviews

First Impression: Paramount’s Waco Is Promising, If a Little Too On the Nose

Ever since the success of FX’s The People Vs. O.J., Hollywood has fallen in love with more or less adapting 90s tabloid stories into prestige dramas/Oscar contenders. In the span of just two years, The […]

Supernatural’s “Wayward Sisters” Makes a Solid Case for an All-Female Spin-Off

It’s been nearly a decade since Supernatural’s original creator Eric Kripke left the show, having completed the Sam & Dean vs. the Apocalypse story he set out to tell. In the time since then, the […]

TV Review: With Black Lightning, The CW Has Finally Met Marvel’s Challenge to Up Its Superhero Game

Black Lightning feels like what would happen if someone crossed Morgan Freeman from Lean on Me with Mike Colter’s Luke Cage and then fine-tuned it for the Trump age. It’d be a surprising, but welcome […]

Netflix Review: The End of the F***ing World Is F***ing Amazing

Take True Romance/Pulp Fiction-era Quentin Tarantino. Toss him in a blender with early Wes Anderson and Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. Add in a bit of Richard Ayoade’s uniquely British Submarine. And then flip all […]

Doctor Who & Saying Goodbye to Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat

So, the Peter Capaldi era is officially over. “Twice Upon a Time,” which premiered on BBC and BBC America Christmas night and streamed into select theaters in North America last night, saw the elderly Doctor […]

TV Review: The Exorcist Remains an Underappreciated Gem In This New Golden Age of Horror

The second season of Fox’s The Exorcist started out as a family drama about a grieving father (played by John Cho in easily the finest work of his career) and his five foster kids (including […]

Netflix Review: Why Halt & Catch Fire Should Be the Next Show You Binge

I get it. There are too many TV shows. We can’t watch them all, and here at the end of the year Netflix and its competitors are absolutely pummelling us with choices. Heck, literally as […]

Season 1 Review: Can You Really Be Mad at The Punisher for Being So Punishing?

Can you really be mad at The Punisher for eventually doing exactly what any TV show about The Punisher would have to? I mean, it’s right there in the title. The dude is going to […]

The Orville Goes Full Prime Directive in “Mad Idolatry”

The Orville could have ended its first season any number of ways. In fact, after the show’s first couple of episodes, I would have bet several bars of latinum we were heading toward a Union-Krill […]

TV Review: Happy! Is a Debased Holiday Treat

SyFy, like every other network, is perpetually on the hunt for ways to stand out in the age of Peak TV. As the competing networks behind shows like Preacher, American Horror Story, American Gods and […]