Category Archives: Television

The Deuce: “Au Reservoir” Season 1 Episode 7 Review

Well it happened. With “Au Reservoir,” The Deuce finally made the leap to greatness. In fact, thanks to James Franco’s impeccable direction and Megan Abbott sharp writing with heavy attention put on character, this

South Park: “Hummels & Heroin” Season 21 Episode 5 Review

What is this episode of South Park even about? Is it a riff on the rampant heroin problems in suburbia? Is it criticizing people who put their parents in nursing homes? “Hummels & Heroin”

Broad City: “Mushrooms” Season 4 Episode 4 Review

A vibrantly animated episode is Broad City at its best.

American Horror Story: Cult: “Mid-Western Assassin” Season 7 Episode 6 Review

Kai’s biggest plan for the cult yet spells doom for just about everyone…and perhaps for us an audience as well.

The Gifted: “eXodus” Season 1 Episode 3 Review

There’s a really great moment in “eXodus” where Reed, playing like he’s on the run while being traced by Sentinel Services, encounters a mutant mother and daughter also in hiding. Beyond merely

Star Wars Rebels: “Heroes of Mandalore” Season 4 Premiere Review

Star Wars Rebels‘ previous two series premieres display excellence not only in telling thrilling Star Wars stories, but re-establishing this specific corner of the universe and projecting where these characters are going to go

The Deuce: “Why Me?” Season 1 Episode 6 Review

So far, The Deuce hasn’t quite found a way to merge character and plot. “Why Me?” makes a lot of major plot moves, but at the sacrifice of enriching character beats. This is a

Mindhunter Season 1 Review: David Fincher’s Omnipresent Stamp

Back in 2012, putting a cinema auteur like David Fincher’s name on a piece of television was unheard of. The Social Network director may have only helmed that series’ first two episodes of House

South Park: “Franchise Prequel” Season 21 Episode 4 Review

Hidden deep within “Franchise Prequel” is a simplistic, but nonetheless reasonably effective commentary on the whole “fake news” conundrum and its relation with Facebook. But you have to really look for it,

The Gifted: “rX” Season 1 Episode 2 Review

For its second episode, The Gifted appropriately slows down. With both Reed and Polaris in captivity, and the rest of the gang back at the mutant safe house, “rX” gives the series a chance