Author Archives: Alyssa Thorne

GENIUS Review: “The Last Chapter”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – In the final chapter of Genius, after a bout of loss and depression, Albert makes amends and finds happiness with his family.

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GENIUS Review: “Chapter Eight”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – We return to Albert and Elsa being interrogated by Geist to acquire their U.S. visas as they attempt to escape Nazi Germany.

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GENIUS Review: “Chapter Seven”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Albert continues to be the Worst while navigating his separation with Mileva, his scientific pursuits, and the rising war.

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GENIUS: “Chapter Six”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Albert and Mileva’s marriage enters its death throes, with Albert’s expedition to prove light waves are impacted by gravity only slightly worse off.

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GENIUS Review: “Chapter Five”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – This week’s episode of Genius was more of the same, and similar to every other week, it struck a chord somewhere between “fine” (music is fine, visually it’s fine, the acting is fine, the writing is fine) and incredibly frustrating to watch. We’re reaching the breakdown of Albert and Mileva’s relationship, and the dynamics of it are completely infuriating.

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Genius Review: “Chapter Three”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Mileva deals with the consequences of her pregnancy while Albert tries to masterfully dodge them, before finally doing right by her and proposing.

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GENIUS Review: “Chapter Two”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – The second episode follow Einstein’s first wife, Mileva Maric, flashing back and forth between her difficult path to academic success and her ultimate downfall through her affair with Albert.

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GENIUS Review: “Pilot”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – Genius starts slow, introducing us to both young and old Albert Einstein as he struggles to find his place in academia, and later, struggles to escape an increasingly hostile Germany.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Marion”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 6 – Bates Motel continues to follow along the collision course between the show and its source, Psycho, but at the last minute subverts our expectations in the absolute best way.

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TIME AFTER TIME Review: “Picture Fades”

time after time excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – H.G. and Jane follow John back to Paris in 1818 after realizing John is trying to save his newly discovered son from an early death.

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PaleyFest Highlights: “Scandal”

scandal excerptThe Scandal panel at PaleyFest was short on tidbits on upcoming episodes, apart from the 100th, but heavy on appreciation for the stars, writers, and above all the fans.

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SNATCH Review: Episodes 8-10

snatch excerptSeason 1, Episode 8-10 – After an exciting and fun start, Snatch fizzles out into a stale caper pulled off by a cast of characters you never delve deeply enough into to care about whether they win.

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SNATCH Review: Episodes 5-7

snatch excerptSeason 1, Episodes 5-7 – These episodes basically move briskly forward in the same way as the first three episodes. The charming characters pass the idiot ball around to make sure that Al is always on the back foot, only now Vic is out of prison and Fink is really onto them, throwing a little extra trouble into the mix.

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TIME AFTER TIME Review: “Secrets Stolen”

time after time excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – John is trapped in Dr. Brooke Monroe’s lab being studied for his psychopathic tendencies, H.G. and Jane are on a treasure hunt through time to find out what on earth serial-killer wall Chad was up to, and we get a little bit of a hint of the larger conspiracy that makes everyone so open to accepting that they’re hanging out with the real H.G. Wells in modern times.

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SNATCH Review: Episodes 1-4

snatch excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-4 – Snatch follows Al Hill, son of a renowned but imprisoned bank robber, as he tries to get out from both considerable debts and his father’s shadow and make a name for himself.

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TIME AFTER TIME Review: “Out of Time”

time after time excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – H.G., Jane, and Vanessa rush to repair the time machine in order to meet John’s demands: he promises to kill a new victim every twelve hours until he gets the time machine. Fortunately, he gets captured by a doctor who knows who he is, and intends to experiment on him.

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TIME AFTER TIME Review: “Pilot”

time after time excerptSeason 1, Episode 1- In the pilot episode, H.G. Wells discovers his long-time friend is Jack the Ripper, and follows him to modern New York City in his time machine to bring him to justice.

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