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Series Premiere: The Affair Review

Series Premiere: The Affair Review
In the television industry the ability to condense a show’s premise to one simple logline is paramount, but the truly great shows can’t be described in one sentence. The Affair’s logline, an affair with a mysterious consequence is told from both points of view, is straightforward and compelling enough, but the end result of The... Read more »

Series Premiere: Mulaney Review

Series Premiere: Mulaney Review
I really wanted to like this show. I’m a fan of John Mulaney, I respect the idea of making an old-school (if you consider 90s “old” which actually really depresses me) and I believe Nasim Pedrad was greatly underrated during her time on SNL. But Mulaney isn’t quite the sum of its parts. Clearly Mulaney... Read more »

Series Premiere: Bad Judge Review

Series Premiere: Bad Judge Review
Look, I get that Bad Judge has a lot going against it. It’s premise, that a judge can show up to work drunk, in booty shorts and have sex with witnesses in her chambers, it utterly ridiculous. The inclusion of a friendship with a child is strange beyond words. And the title is embarrassingly bad.... Read more »
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Series Premiere: Gracepoint Review

Series Premiere: Gracepoint Review
It seems impossible to talk about Gracepoint without discussing that it’s (allegedly) an exact replica of the British series Broadchurch. I have never seen Broadchurch so I can’t speak to that, but its fair to point out that people who have seen Broadchurch are (loudly) wondering why it needed to be remade at all. Those... Read more »

Series Premiere: Stalker Review

Series Premiere: Stalker Review
It takes a lot for a procedural to impress me, but Stalker’s pilot impressed me. Starting a show with a woman being burned alive is a pretty powerful statement. And that was just the beginning. Not to stress this too hard, but procedurals are, by nature, a tough sell for me. Mostly because in college... Read more »

Series Premiere: Manhattan Love Story Review

Series Premiere: Manhattan Love Story Review
Oof. That was rough. Manhattan Love Story very much wants to be a clever, charming romantic comedy. The problem is that it was clearly written by someone who thinks the pinnacle of clever, charming romantic comedies was sometime circa 1952. Small town girl moves to New York and is set up with a stereotypical cad;... Read more »
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Series Premiere: How to Get Away with Murder Review

Series Premiere: How to Get Away with Murder Review
Welcome to your new Thursday night obsession. Clearly ABC wanted the viewers to take to How to Get Away With Murder the same way they took to Scandal three years ago and Grey’s Anatomy before that. Lucky for them, How To Get Away With Murder is on par with those two shows in their early... Read more »

Series Premiere: Forever Review

Series Premiere: Forever Review
When a show’s premise is that the main character is immortal the pilot is a tricky business. Setting up a believable backstory for that premise is difficult to do in under an hour while also introducing a cast of characters and setting up (hopefully) a season’s worth of drama. So it’s to Forever’s credit that... Read more »

Series Premiere: Scorpion Review

Series Premiere: Scorpion Review
For years CBS has ruled the network ratings game with the number one comedy, The Big Bang Theory, and the number one drama, NCIS. It was only a matter of time before they created a show about crime solving geniuses. The only surprising part is that they didn’t pitch it sooner. So the big question... Read more »
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Series Premiere: Gotham Review

Series Premiere: Gotham Review
Full disclosure, I don’t know a lot about Batman. In fact, all I do know is courtesy of Christopher Nolan and my boyfriend. But thankfully Gotham has been created to be easily accessible for Batman novices. Oh, I’m sure there are little nods to the more invested Batman fans (or at least there should be... Read more »
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