Author Archives: Emily Nuncio Schick
Season 2, Episode 12 – In a moving, focused season finale, Michael and Gen develop a scheme to give the gang one last chance to save their souls from eternal damnation.
Season 2, Episode 11 – More relieving reveals, tantalizing twists and nerve-wracking tests add up to yet another wrenching yet ultimately satisfying episode that leaves the gang united and ready to push forward.
Season 2, Episode 10 – Packed to the brim with humor and suspense, this critical turn in the series has a surprisingly heartwrenching conclusion that leaves us again with a host of possibilities.
Season 2, Episode 13 – A more somber episode than normal delves into deeper themes on JJ’s independence, and the result may not be as laugh-out-loud funny, but it’s a necessary deviation.
Season 4, Episode 10 – Thrill and suspense hit a season high in “Paint Misbehavin’,” and Fred Armisen “fleshes” out his new character, inviting growing suspicion from our scrappy gang.
Season 2, Episode 9 – Another complete reset is in order as the gang looks forward to an uncertain future.
Season 2, Episode 12 – A fresh new episode brings in some needed new dynamics, funnier-than-average quips, and a startling discovery that will change the game for JJ.
Season 4, Episode 9 – In a needed deviation from our current plot, Fred Armisen adds some new stakes, humor, and inevitable tension to the mix.
Season 2, Episode 8 – In the hotly anticipated return of The Good Place, some pent-up tension slightly releases and Michael’s development progresses to make the story even more complex.
Season 2, Episode 11 – In the first episode of the new year, the DiMeos don’t seem to have made many resolutions, but the new family dog adds some excitement to everyone’s New Year.
Season 2, Episode 10 – Heartwarming, awkward, and festive all at once, the holiday-themed episode of Speechless again hammered home the importance of family while rarely stooping to cliches.
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.