Category: TV Reviews

TV Pilot Review: The Orville Is Basically Just Straightforward, Old School Star Trek With More Jokes

Turns out, we’ve been focusing on the wrong thing this entire time. See, ever since The Orville trailer debuted at Comic-Con the discussion about this not-quite-Star Trek, not-quite Galaxy Quest series has centered on its […]

Amazon Review: Learning to Appreciate The Tick In the Age of Superhero Saturation

How have I gone this long without seeing The Tick? That might seem like a strange question to ponder after binging the 6-episode first season of Amazon’s The Tick. Because, seriously, it’s the first season, […]

Netflix Review: Disjointed Is More Intriguing Than It Is Funny

Disjointed, Netflix’s latest attempt at a progressive version of a multi-camera, laugh track sitcom, is the brainchild of longtime network TV veteran Chuck Lorre (Grace Under Fire, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, […]

Game of Thrones “The Dragon and the Wolf” (S7:E7): Right Here, Right Now

SPOILERS…OBVIOUSLY Mr. Night King, tear down this wall. More on that later. First, Game of Thrones has a way of making you bloodthirsty. Even though you dread the possibility of losing favorite characters you rejoice […]

Game of Thrones’ “Beyond the Wall” (S7:E6): Stuck in the Middle With You

SPOILERS…OBVIOUSLY Polar bears, dragons and zombie dragons, oh my. Yes, yes…our fellowship did their thing, and more of them returned alive than expected. I’ll talk about that, but first a tangent: is Game of Thrones […]

The Defenders’ Finale (S1:E8): Defenders Disassemble

Well, that was a mess. Many of these Netflix Marvel shows end on rushed and ultimately disappointing season finales, and The Defenders is sadly no different. Try as they might, the story they were telling […]

The Defenders’ “Fish in the Jailhouse” (S1:E7): You Had One Job, Danny

This whole “let’s do The Avengers on Netflix” thing? It’s not working as well as it should, but the culprit isn’t what I expected. Showrunner Marco Ramirez and his screenwriters have successfully melded together these […]

The Defenders’ “Ashes to Ashes” (S1:E6): That’s Insane

It was hoped that by cutting down to an 8-episode schedule The Defenders would avoid hitting the Netflix wall, that there would be no need for wheel-spinning, time-filling episodes with only 8 hours to tell […]

The Defenders’ “Take Shelter” (S1:E5): Let’s Talk About This Show’s Danny Rand Problem

Prior to watching The Defenders I only read one review, and that was over at The AV Club where they took stock of the first 4 episodes (the only 4 made available to reviewers pre-air) […]

The Defenders’ “Royal Dragon” (S1:E4): Dinner for Champs

I’ve been writing reviews for these Netflix Marvel shows ever since Daredevil’s second season, and in that time the shows (or seasons) that have really worked have been the ones where it really pained me […]