Author Archives: Brandon Norwood

FRESH OFF THE BOAT Review: “Slide Effect”

fresh off the boat excerptSeason 4, Episode 9 – With Eddie fed up with his friends’ extracurricular activities, he joins a new group of kids. Meanwhile, Jessica has trouble finding a suitable photo for her book.

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THE FLASH Review: “Don’t Run”

the flash excerptSeason 4, Episode 9 – As Christmas nears, The Thinker hatches his plan. With Barry and Caitlin both captured, Iris must make a tough decision on who to save.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “Fatwa!”

Season 9, Episode 10 – In the season nine finale, the “Fatwa!” musical is underway but a scheduling conflict brings things to a head.

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Is Blaxploitation Rising in Hollywood?

With the rise of high profile projects with black leads, we look to see if this is niche or a mainstream mainstay.

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THE FLASH Review: “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3”

the flash excerptSeason 4, Episode 8 – In Part 3 of the crossover event, our heroes are divided with being stuck on Earth-X or stuck in S.T.A.R. Labs. With nothing but their wits, our heroes must find a way to overcome the odds quickly.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “The Shucker”

Season 9, Episode 9 – Larry is blackmailed by an employee and is harassed by a person from his past.

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THE FLASH Review: “Therefore I Am”

the flash excerptSeason 4, Episode 7 – DeVoe makes life difficult for Barry as the two come face to face as DeVoe’s past is revealed.

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT Review: “The Vouch”

fresh off the boat excerptSeason 4, Episode 8 – Jessica has finished her novel which puts Louis in a tight spot, while Eddie and his friends clash over a new CD player.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “Never Wait for Seconds!”

Season 9, Episode 8 – Bridget asks Larry for a favor for her son as he earns unexpected gratitude at a brunch buffet while realizing tips are better than owed favors.

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THERE’S… JOHNNY! Review: Season 1

Season 1, Episodes 1-7 – In 1972, young Andy Klavin navigates Los Angeles and the behind the scenes hustle and bustle of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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THE FLASH Review: “When Harry Met Harry…”

the flash excerptSeason 4, Episode 6 – As Barry trains Ralph in becoming a hero, a new metahuman complicates things. Meanwhile, Wells assembles a council of his other selves from different Earth to track down an enemy.

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT Review: “The Day After Thanksgiving”

fresh off the boat excerptSeason 4, Episode 7 – For opposite goals, Louis and Jessica try to please Grandma Jenny during Thanksgiving while Evan tries to prove he’s mature.

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FUTURE MAN Review: Season 1

Season 1, Episodes 1-13 – Josh Futterman, a lowly janitor, finds himself thrust into a world-saving mission after beating an unbeatable video game. Aided by two warriors from the future, the trio seek out a better tomorrow.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “Namaste”

Season 9, Episode 7 – Larry comes to blows with Leon’s yoga instructor, courts Susie’s friend, and deals with Uber and public transportation in Los Angeles.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “The Accidental Text on Purpose”

Season 9, Episode 6 – Larry creates a ploy for getting his friends out of relationship jams.

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THE FLASH Review: “Elongated Journey Into Night”

the flash excerptSeason 4, Episode 4 – A new metahuman with ties to Barry and Joe’s past emerges while Cisco must deal with Gypsy’s father (Danny Trejo!) in an episode directed by Harry Wells himself Tom Cavanaugh.

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT Review: “Four Funerals and a Wedding”

fresh off the boat excerptSeason 4, Episode 5 – Jessica and her father’s relationship bothers Louis, while Emery feels left out when Evan makes Eddie his executor on his will.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “Thank You for Your Service”

Season 9, Episode 5 – Larry commits a social blunder with Sammie’s fiance on this week’s Curb while navigating the golf club and dating his mail carrier.

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THE FLASH Review: “Luck Be a Lady”

the flash excerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – Team Flash has a string of bad luck due to a new metahuman as Harry returns to Earth-1 with bad news.

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT Review: “It’s a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang”

fresh off the boat excerptSeason 4, Episode 4 – Louis is disappointed when Evan has other Halloween plans while Eddie and his friends plan to get into a upperclassman’s party. Jessica and Emery investigate strange happenings with Grandma Jenny.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “Running with the Bulls”

Season 9, Episode 4 – Larry gets into disagreements with his therapist on this week on “Curb”, while Susie grows suspicious of Jeff’s infidelity.

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THE FLASH Review: “Mixed Signals”

the flash excerptSeason 4, Episode 2 – Team Flash is busy taking on a metahuman that can control technology. Meanwhile, Barry and Cisco have relationship woes with Gypsy and Iris.

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT Review: “Kids”

fresh off the boat excerptSeason 4, Episode 3 – When Louis and Jessica finally realize Eddie is mature enough, their “fun” plans derail. Meanwhile, Eddie and Alison’s breakup is taking its toll on Evan.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “A Disturbance in the Kitchen”

Season 9, Episode 3 – This week’s episode of Curb finds Larry’s fatwa taking an unexpected turn in only a way Curb can do.

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT Review: “First Day”

fresh off the boat excerptSeason 4, Episode 2 – Eddie struggles to adjust to high school life, while Emery’s bout of bad luck becomes a problem on this week’s Fresh Off the Boat.

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THE FLASH Review: “The Flash Reborn”

the flash excerptSeason 4, Episode 1 – In the fourth season premiere, “The Flash Reborn” finds Team Flash barely beating the bad guys while Barry is still stuck in the Speed Force. When a new threat shows up, however, the team must find a way for The Flash to return.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “The Pickle Gambit”

Season 9, Episode 2 – This week’s Curb finds Larry paranoid and desperate to shale the fatwa while contending with a hotel lobby manager over the use of tongs. All of this comes to a head in another hilarious episode.

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT Review: “B as in Best Friends”

fresh off the boat excerptSeason 4, Episode 1 – Fresh Off the Boat returns with its fourth season premiere. With the Huangs still homeless, the family moves in with Honey.

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Review: “Foisted!”

Season 9, Episode 1 – After six years, Curb Your Enthusiasm returns and doesn’t miss a step. The season nine premiere finds Larry trying to get rid of an inept assistant, all while getting into hot water with Jeff’s barber. With the show hitting the ground running as soon as it starts, Curb is back and better than ever.

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MARLON Review: “Appropriate Marlon” / “End of the Road”

marlon excerpt Season 1, Episodes 09-10 – With the final two episodes of the season, the theme of this week’s Marlon seems to be independence. Between Ashley wanting to get into an elite club as well as not wanting to celebrate their anniversary as Marlon and her are divorced, it’s getting harder and harder to root for man-child protagonist.

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