Category Archives: Television

Girls: “Hostage Crisis” Season 6 Episode 2 Review

“Hostage Crisis” is one of those episodes of Girls that puts the show into an identity crisis. Since the start of season two, Lena Dunham has seemed incapable of deciding what Girls‘ tone should be. Is

Big Little Lies: “Somebody’s Dead” Series Premiere Review

HBO’s star-studded, suburban mini-series is equal parts intriguing character drama and soapy guilty pleasure.

Homeland: “Casus Belli” Season 6 Episode 5 Review

Up to this point, season six had been introducing a lot of interesting ideas, but not quite connecting them in any meaningful way. But, with a single explosion, Carrie’s job, the President-elect’s

Star Wars Rebels: “Legacy of Mandalore” Season 3 Episode 14 Review

Following “Trials of the Darksaber,” not to mention the month between due to Disney XD’s poor scheduling, is an impossible task. Sabine coming into her own was long overdue, but effortless in

Arrow: “Spectre of the Gun” Season 5 Episode 13 Review

How many mass shooting have occurred in Star City since Oliver Queen put on the hood and started shooting people with arrows? What makes the one in “Spectre of a Gun” stand

Legion: “Chapter 2” Season 1 Episode 2 Review

Legion‘s second episode was likely a lot closer to what we can expect from routine episodes of the series. Getting away from the shock and awe of the brilliant pilot, there’s still

Homeland: “A Flash of Light” Season 6 Episode 4 Review

With the groundwork laid, “A Flash of Light” could be a major turning point for season six. My hope is that, just as the show did after season four’s game-changing “From A

Girls: “All I Ever Wanted” Season 6 Premiere Review

Girls has made the point “All I Ever Wanted” makes before. “One Man’s Trash,” arguably the show’s best episode, puts Hannah into an unexpected fantasy of life and love. It showcases very traditional

Legion: “Chapter 1” Series Premiere Review

It’s cliche to say, but the series premiere for Legion kind of has it all. Trippy visuals, flawless direction, characters easy to like, a gorgeous style, contemplative emotional beats, insane superhero action, and a

Arrow: “Bratva” Season 5 Episode 12 Review

There’s a lot going on in “Bratva,” some of which doesn’t totally make sense. In a way, this feels more like an episode from season six. In another way, it closes out