Tag: tv review

Grateful For <i>The Good Place</i>

Grateful For The Good Place

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02/11/2020

NBC’s beloved philosophical comedy The Good Place ended its fourth and final season on January 30. The last episode of the series had an extended air time of 65 minutes, compared to the usual twenty; the gift of extra time matched perfectly with the series’ ultimate conception of what the Good Place is.  Eleanor Shellstrop…

<i>Bojack Horseman</i>‘s Finale Gets It Right

Bojack Horseman‘s Finale Gets It Right

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02/10/2020

Content Warning: references to suicide, depression, and subtance abuse. Contains spoilers for the final season of Bojack Horseman. *** Bojack Horseman is over, and everything is worse now.  I first realized Bojack Horseman was going to be something special during the penultimate episode of its first season. It had taken me several tries to get…

<i>The Mandalorian:</i> Space Opera Meets Spaghetti Western

The Mandalorian: Space Opera Meets Spaghetti Western

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01/24/2020

The latest trilogy of Star Wars movies has wrapped up on a divisive note, so it’s time for Disney to start looking for where to take the franchise next. Enter The Mandalorian, a flagship TV show for a franchise that’s been defined by its theater presence and numerous toy lines. Thankfully, this show charts a…

Please Watch <i>The Crown</i>

Please Watch The Crown

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11/28/2019

701 days. That’s how long I’ve been waiting for season three of Netflix’s The Crown to premiere. Exploring the life of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, The Crown is arguably one of Netflix’s best original shows. It is by far its best historical drama. In terms of storytelling, what sets this show apart…

<i>Game of Thrones</i> Fizzles Out in Final Season

Game of Thrones Fizzles Out in Final Season

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06/10/2019

Warning: This post contains spoilers for season 8 of Game of Thrones Game of Thrones has dominated the entertainment scene since its premiere in 2011. Over the past eight years, the show has made waves thanks to its deft storytelling, exceptional special effects, and layered acting. Viewership kept growing up to the series finale, which…

What Makes <I>The Good Place</I> So Damn Good

What Makes The Good Place So Damn Good

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03/22/2018

Everyone’s a sucker for a good character transition, and this show has four (well, five, actually). The Good Place is NBC’s hit comedy about four people who end up in a heaven-like afterlife and get paired together for eternity, though two of them were placed there accidentally. The show is all about making choices, becoming…

The Magic of <i>Mrs. Maisel</i>

The Magic of Mrs. Maisel

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12/29/2017

In a previous piece about Gilmore Girls, I trashed the show because that’s what it is: garbage. It perpetuates a ton of stereotypes about women and about relationships, and I wanted none of it despite the fact that I gleefully watched all of it. So I was happily surprised when the show’s creator came out…

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