Author Archives: Emily Nuncio Schick

THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Somewhere Else”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 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.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “The Burrito”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 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.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 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.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “D-I- DIMEO A-C- ACADEMY”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Review: “Paint Misbehavin'”

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.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Best Self”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – Another complete reset is in order as the gang looks forward to an uncertain future.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “THE H-U-S– HUSTLE”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Review: “Karl”

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.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Leap to Faith”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 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.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “N-E- New Y- Year’s E- Eve”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “S- I– Silent N- I– Night”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “S-T- Star W- Wars”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Review: “Not Appropriate for Miners”

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.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “B- I– Bikini U- N– University”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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BACK Review: Season 1

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.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Review: “Gender Friender”

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.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “B- R- I– British I- N- V– Invasion”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Review: “Double Cheeseburger”

Season 4, Episode 6 – The moment we’ve all been waiting for finally came, but the episode itself was remarkably unexciting.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Review: “La Abuela”

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.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Derek”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 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.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “S- H- Shipping”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Janet and Michael”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – A more somber episode helps slow down the action and focus us on the ethical core of this brilliant series.

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SPEECHLESS Review: N-I-Nightmares on D-I-DiMeo S-Street

Speechless ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – This week, the DiMeo’s adventures are one part spooky and one part laugh-out-loud hilarious to observe.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Review: “Wisconsin”

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.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “The Trolley Problem”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – The inventive after-universe of “The Good Place” is in focus this episode – as well as its boundaries and limitations.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “T- R– Training D- A– Day”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH: “Skeleton Crew”

Season 4, Episode 3 – The third episode revives a lagging plot with legitimate laughter from guest stars, a quickened pace, and refreshing developments.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Existential Crisis”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – Ted Danson’s versatility steals the show in another, tantalizing chapter of the “Team Cockroach” saga.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “J-J’s D-R-DREAM”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 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.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Review: “Stocko Syndrome”

Last Man on Earth ExcerptSeason 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.

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