Posts in category "TV: Recaps and Reviews"

Good Girls Revolt Review

Good Girls Revolt Review
Three of my most favorite things, in no particular order, are TV, feminism and the period of drastic cultural change and fantastic fashion that occurred between the mid 60s and late 70s. So to say Good Girls Revolt is within my wheelhouse is a drastic understatement. It literally is my wheelhouse. Good Girls Revolt, Amazon’s... Read more »

Fall TV Premieres: Lady Drama Edition

Fall TV Premieres: Lady Drama Edition
More new shows premiered this week and they all had one major thing in common; they were all female led dramas! Cheers to that. And none of them sucked. Double cheers to that! Although none of them were too spectacular either. Oh well, we can’t have it all. Below the shows are ranked from good... Read more »

Easy Review: Each Episode Ranked from Good to Great

Easy Review: Each Episode Ranked from Good to Great
Joe Swanberg has made a career out of relationships. His filmography is full of small stories of love and friendship and marriage that always manage to say something much bigger. So its no surprise that his first foray into television is a bunch of small stories about relationships of every kind that add up to... Read more »
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Fall TV Premieres: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fall TV Premieres: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
It is fall TV time once again and this week was chock full of new series vying for out attention. But which ones really deserved it? Let the following list guide you on your small screen journey. The Good This Is Us (NBC): This show has no right to be as good as it is.... Read more »

Series Premiere: The Night Of Review

Series Premiere: The Night Of Review
HBO’s latest drama, The Night Of, promises to be a crime drama/mystery/divisive look at our criminal justice system, but in order to get to all of that there needed to be a murder in the first episode. And that proved problematic. The Night Of opened by introducing us to Naz (Riz Ahmed), a young, smart... Read more »

Outlander Season 2 Finale Review: Dragonfly in Amber

Outlander Season 2 Finale Review: Dragonfly in Amber
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen the Season 2 Outlander finale, “Dragonfly in Amber.” I know I’ve complained heavily this season about the lack of tension and stakes given the flash forward that began this season, but… I’m gonna have to complain a little more. While I love being thrust into 1968,... Read more »
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Outlander Review: The Hail Mary

Outlander Review: The Hail Mary
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 11 – “The Hail Mary.” When the second season of Outlander premiered I lauded the first episode for its flash forward. In that context, returning to 1948, and Frank, seemed ingenious and gave us a thrilling look into what was in store... Read more »

Outlander Review: Vengeance Is Mine

Outlander Review: Vengeance Is Mine
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 11 – “Vengeance Is Mine.” After a few war heavy episodes, Outlander took a sidestep into the bread and butter of this show; Jamie and Claire getting into shenanigans that one has to then rescue the other from. And even though we’ve... Read more »

Series Premiere: Animal Kingdom Review

Series Premiere: Animal Kingdom Review
There was a time when summer TV meant fun, light entertainment full of beautiful people and low stakes. Nowadays, not so much. Take TNT’s latest drama, Animal Kingdom, for instance. Sure, it has plenty of sun and surfing, but it also has plenty of drugs, violence, crime and one of the most dysfunctional families to... Read more »
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Outlander Review: Prestonpans

Outlander Review: Prestonpans
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 10 – “Prestonpans.” War is hell. And, in case you missed that message in every other piece of pop culture ever created, Outlander is here to remind you. In war, even when you win you can lose and never is that more... Read more »