Posts tagged "Series Premiere"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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: 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 »