Articles tagged: tv review


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Love Island Season 7 is a mess, and not the fun kind

After 18 months off the air, Love Island UK was poised to make an impressive comeback. Yet somehow this year’s season managed to be an almost grueling viewing experience, rather... Read more

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Emily Mortimer’s The Pursuit of Love dazzles on Prime Video

To be honest, you only need to watch the scene in the first episode of Emily Mortimer’s The Pursuit of Love, in which Lord Merlin (Andrew Scott!) sensually dances to... Read more

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Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham Provides A Pleasant Escape to Scotland

There is something indescribable–and uniquely timely–about watching shows during quarantine for the mere sake of escapism. From the luxurious Parisian streets of Emily in Paris to the Regency era mansions... Read more

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Why you should watch Netflix’s Firefly Lane

February just got a little more exciting—with a new Netflix release! Based on Kristin Hannah’s book of the same title, the new series Firefly Lane follows bestfriends Tully Hart (Katherine... Read more

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The Ascendancy of His Dark Materials Season 2

Warning: Spoilers for seasons one and two of His Dark Materials ahead A year after its debut season reintroduced viewers to Philip Pullman’s world of daemons, armored polar bears, and... Read more

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The Great Pottery Throw Down: An Unexpectedly Delightful Competition

I have never felt such mingled fear and excitement from a TV show in my life. But after watching the season 3 premiere of The Great Pottery Throw Down, I... Read more

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Grateful For The Good Place

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,... Read more

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Bojack Horseman‘s Finale Gets It Right

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... Read more

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Shameless Delivers a Surprisingly Good End to a Frustratingly Bad Season

(CW: brief mentions of sexual assault) Relentlessly boring, season 10 of Shameless—a sometimes dark, sometimes absurd dramedy about a family from Chicago’s South Side—set a new low for the long-running... Read more

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The Mandalorian: Space Opera Meets Spaghetti Western

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... Read more

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Please Watch The Crown

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... Read more

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Game of Thrones Fizzles Out in Final Season

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,... Read more

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What Makes The Good Place So Damn Good

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... Read more

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The Magic of Mrs. Maisel

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... Read more