Posts in category "Series Premiere"

Series Premiere: Sense 8 Review

Series Premiere: Sense 8 Review
After sifting through all the superhero franchises and family sitcoms premiering this fall, it’s easy to claim that there are no new ideas being made. Well, that complaint cannot be leveled at Sense 8. The newest project from the Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy), Sense 8 tells the story of eight people from around the world... Read more »

Series Premiere: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Series Premiere: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The idea that strength means being cold or mean is far too prevalent in our popular culture. Too often, if a woman is portrayed as sweet, she’s also a little dumb and if her character is driven then she must also be a bitch. Enter Kimmy Schmidt. A member of a doomsday cult who is... Read more »

Series Premiere: American Crime Review

Series Premiere: American Crime Review
“Feel good” is not a term that can be used to describe ABC’s newest midseason drama, American Crime. Gripping, disturbing, poignant? Absolutely. But it’s also really heavy. A bit too heavy to be airing after Scandal, but I understand the idea of capitalizing on the large audience. Its just a pretty sharp shift. In the... Read more »
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Series Premiere: The Last Man on Earth Review

Series Premiere: The Last Man on Earth Review
What would you do if you were the last person on earth? If you’re Phil Miller (Will Forte), the answer is destroy stuff and swear off pants. Also, lots of drinking. But, accepting the fact you are the living person would come with its own set of steps. Step one, denial. Step two, utter insanity. The... Read more »

Series Premiere: Secrets and Lies Review

Series Premiere: Secrets and Lies Review
ABC’s answer to Gracepoint, Secrets and Lies is the story of a child’s murder throwing a neighborhood into turmoil and exposing its various, well, secrets and lies. At the center of the scandal is Ben Crawford (Ryan Phillippe), who found Tom’s body while jogging because he thought he was in a Law and Order episode.... Read more »

Series Premiere: Better Call Saul Review

Series Premiere: Better Call Saul Review
“The only way that car is worth 500 bucks is if there’s a $300 hooker sitting in it.” To say that Better Call Saul premiered with high expectations is an understatement on par with saying Breaking Bad was an all right show. I can’t think of a TV show in recent memory that had this... Read more »
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Series Premiere: Empire Review

Series Premiere: Empire Review
I will preface this review by reminding everyone that I am a white woman with limited expertise of the hip-hop mogul community. Unfortunately, I have the overwhelming suspicion that the creators of Empire don’t either. Its like the creators made a list of all the most stereotypical black clichés and then made sure they packed... Read more »

Series Premiere: Galavant Review

Series Premiere: Galavant Review
I would like to know what substances where being imbibed when Galavant got the green light. I want to know so that I thank whoever created/discovered smoking it was really awesome. In a cultural landscape so caught up in remakes and sequels and mash ups of proven concepts, the idea of a medieval musical TV... Read more »

Series Premiere: State of Affairs Review

Series Premiere: State of Affairs Review
State of Affairs bills itself as The Blacklist with little bit of Homeland spice and just a touch of that Scandal flair. On paper, that sounds like a show of epic, legendary proportions; almost too good to be true. Which is probably why State of Affairs fails at its attempt. Now, that’s not to say... Read more »
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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 »