Author Archives: Emily Nuncio Schick
Season 2, Episode 9 – This week’s episode cantered along at a slightly-too-leisurely pace, relied too much on Star Wars gimmicks and old subplot fare, and featured only a few chuckle-worthy moments.
Season 4, Episode 8 – In a solid episode, one character disappears, a new one emerges, and the gang reaches a critical point that will define not only their next steps, but the fate of the world… or what’s left of it.
Season 2, Episode 8 – In a raunchier-than-normal episode, J.J.’s insecurities as a person with disabilities are addressed thoughtfully, but not before the typical series of hijinks.
Season 1, Episodes 1-6 – Back combines cynical British comedy with punchy American-style pacing and juicy mystery in its first season, leaving us craving more evidence and rooting for a schlubby antihero.
Season 4, Episode 7 – A swing back in the right direction was desperately needed, and this episode brought genuine sweetness — and laughs—back to the table.
Season 2, Episode 7 – A Thanksgiving-themed episode trips gleefully through a common story of family dysfunction, while several guest stars make the laugh-fe(a)st even bigger.
Season 4, Episode 6 – The moment we’ve all been waiting for finally came, but the episode itself was remarkably unexciting.
Season 4, Episode 5 – This episode of “Last Man on Earth” adds elements of “Breaking Bad”, and some needed suspense builds as our group settles into their new (haunted) home.
Season 2, Episode 7 – The last episode until January (sigh) is stolen by a hilarious Jason Mantzoukas, and its cliffhanger has been a long time coming.
Season 2, Episode 6 – This week’s chapter of “Speechless” focused on typical dynamics but created an elegant buildup to a uniquely tender moment ruminating on the power of memory.
Season 2, Episode 6 – A more somber episode helps slow down the action and focus us on the ethical core of this brilliant series.
Season 2, Episode 5 – This week, the DiMeo’s adventures are one part spooky and one part laugh-out-loud hilarious to observe.
Season 4, Episode 4 – With a handful of hollow jokes, this episode redeemed itself with a solemn twist that brought back out the heart of the show, alive and pumping.
Season 2, Episode 5 – The inventive after-universe of “The Good Place” is in focus this episode – as well as its boundaries and limitations.
Season 2, Episode 4 – There are many wonderful aspects about “Speechless,” but its warm, generous heart at the core of every episode may take the cake.
Season 4, Episode 3 – The third episode revives a lagging plot with legitimate laughter from guest stars, a quickened pace, and refreshing developments.
Season 2, Episode 4 – Ted Danson’s versatility steals the show in another, tantalizing chapter of the “Team Cockroach” saga.
Season 2, Episode 3 – This week’s episode of “Speechless” is just as crisp, clever, and heartwarming as always, and its neat formula came in a particularly perfect dose this week.
Season 4, Episode 2 – A new character breathes some life into the series, but the episode lags, drags, and lacks in major laughs as the gang grapples with another potential catastrophe.
Season 2, Episode 3 – It’s a special kind of series that can almost completely reinvent itself with each episode, and still remain plausible and several jumps away from the shark.
Season 2, Episode 2 – The second episode of the second season highlights the series’ ability to combine humor and compassion, while addressing the needs of a forever marginalized population.
Season 2, Episode 2 – The second episode of The Good Place sacrifices nothing and delivers everything we need to again open the story to delicious possibilities.