Tag: Series Premiere

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 »

Series Premiere: The Catch Review

Series Premiere: The Catch Review
Thanks to its production company, The Catch has been lumped into the TGIT, Shonda-land night amidst the likes of Greys Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. But the similarities between The Catch and those show begin and end at their executive producer. Because The Catch can only be described as, above all... Read more »
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Series Premiere: The Family Review

Series Premiere: The Family Review
The Family managed what any decent mystery thriller hopes to accomplish within its series premiere; it left us with a lot of questions. And, more importantly, it made those questions compelling. The titular family is the Warren’s, a New England family helmed by a political mother. In flashbacks to ten years previously we see Claire... Read more »

Series Premiere: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Review

Series Premiere: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Review
It was inevitable. With pop culture newly invested in true crime stories like Making a Murderer, The Jinx and Serial, it makes sense to revisit the original true crime story that became a national obsession: The O.J. Simpson trial. At this point the particulars of the case have become so recognized this pilot could have... Read more »

Series Premiere: Shades of Blue Review

Series Premiere: Shades of Blue Review
You have to feel a little bad for Shades of Blue. The pilot was likely shot almost a year ago and the concept created even further back. The show was picked up by NBC in the spring and slated for a midseason premiere that has been promoted heavily. And this is all par for the... Read more »
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Series Premiere: Wicked City Review

Series Premiere: Wicked City Review
A show about a serial killer is a tough sell. Dexter did it, but they had the luxury of a fictional character with a fictional killing ethos. Wicked City, on the other hand, follows Kent and Betty who are (loosely) based on the actual killer couple Doug Clark and Carol M. Bundy, dubbed the Sunset... Read more »