Author Archives: Greg Brecher

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER Review: “Ten Years Later”

wet hot american summer excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-8 – It’s been ten years since the gang was altogether at Camp Firewood. Now, in 1991, they’re seeing how life has changed certain things and what growing up and being in your mid 20s is all about. There’s just the added complication of President Reagan trying to nuke the camp and all its campers…

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COMRADE DETECTIVE Review: Season One

comrade detective excerpt Season 1, Episodes 1-6 – Voiced by Channing Tatum in this American dubbing of a Romanian classic, Romanian detective Gregor Anghel is on the hunt for the Reagan-mask wearing murderer of his partner Nikita. It’s 1980s Romania and western subversives are constantly trying to ruin the perfect Romanian society, but luckily the Bucharest police department has its best men ready to keep the capitalists at bay.

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FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE Review: Season 1

friends from college excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-8 – Six friends from college get together and continue on their friend group now that one couple has returned to New York City after years of living elsewhere. Now in their 40s, the group has to deal with the next stage in their lives and deal with the complications of their infidelities and other mistakes.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Server Error”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 10 – After the debacle at Hooli-con, Richard and the gang realize their code had some unintended effects and need to find a new solution for their data storage before anyone else finds out it was them. Luckily, out in Tibet, Erlich lets out a piece of information to Gavin Belson that might just help them out of their situation.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Hooli-Con”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 9 – After Erlich makes his less than grand departure to seek guidance and wisdom from a surprising friend, the guys set out to enact their stealth operation at Hooli-Con and find themselves again, at the mercy of Richard’s pettiness. This time though, Jared has had enough and let’s that be known.

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THE SON Review: “Scalps”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – Eli and Phineas accuse the Garcias of burning down the saloon and take a possee to go get their revenge. Meanwhile Pete rides ahead to warn the Garcia’s and help them leave before the bloodshed begins. It’s a McCullough v McCullough battle on the season one finale of “The Son.”

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “The Keenan Vortex”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 8 – Richard finds that his last business deal is costing the Pied Piper everything they have. Luckily, Erlich’s has a new partner (played by Haley Joel Osment) who might be the savior they’ve been looking for to get the company to its next level.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Patent Troll”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 7 – Richard faces the first obstacle of Pied Piper’s new Gavin-less company when he attracts the ire of a seasoned patent troll. Meanwhile back at the house, the Dinesh and Gilfoyle deal with Jian Yang’s “smart refrigerator” while Jared looks for business help from an unlikely person.

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THE SON Review: “The Prophecy”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Young Eli having survived his fall, finds help from an unlikely person. Meanwhile, in the “present,” Eli finds that he’s put something into motion that he can’t undo, even if it means destroying his relationship with Phineas and Pete.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Customer Service”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 6 – With Gavin now out of the picture again, Richard gathers the troops to find other means of funding and unfortunately finds the one possible option available brings with it dirt from Erlich’s past. Meanwhile, Dinesh and Gilfoyle start an all out war after their platform test goes wrong.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “The Blood Boy”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 5 – Richard finds himself in hot water with Gavin after insulting one of Gavin’s more specific staff members. Meanwhile, Dinesh struggles with finding a way to get out of his relationship with Mia without her ruining his life.

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THE SON Review: “Honey Hunt”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Eli and Phineas begin their plot to take over the oil rich land belonging to the Garcias. Meanwhile complicating matters back at the ranch, Pete rekindles his old relationship with Maria Garcia, much to the annoyance of her father.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Teambuilding Exercise”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 4 – Richard possibly makes a deal with the silicon devil by entering a business partnership with none other than Gavin Belson. Meanwhile, Erlich tries to work out how to get out of his partnership in See Food with Jian Yang.

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THE SON Review: “Marriage Bond”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – We’ve been on the ranch so long now with the McCullough family that both they and us as viewers forgot about the normalcy of the world just a few hours drive away.

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SENSE8 Review: Episodes 9-11

sense8 excerptSeason 2, Episodes 9-11 – The Sensates continue their battle with Whispers and the mysterious BTO company. Will leads the charge to catch Whispers while the other all use their individual skills to keep each other safe and even connect with others like them.

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SENSE8 Review: Episodes 5-8

sense8 excerptSeason 2, Episodes 5-8 – The Sensates continue their battle with Whispers and the mysterious BTO company. Will leads the charge to catch Whispers while the other all use their individual skills to keep each other safe and even connect with others like them.

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SENSE8 Review: Episodes 2-4

sense8 excerptSeason 2, Episodes 2-4 – The Sensates continue their battle with Whispers and the mysterious BTO company. Will leads the charge to catch Whispers while the other all use their individual skills to keep each other safe and even connect with others like them.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Intellectual Property”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 3 – Richard finds unlikely helper in his quest to creating a new and open internet. Meanwhile, Erlich works on turning Jian Yang’s Octopus recipe app into something that people will actually want to buy.

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THE SON Review: “The Buffalo Hunter”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Eli takes Jeannie to look for the oil seepage she passed while searching for help from the Sedicios. Meanwhile, Charles lusts to avenge his family for the attack on their home, and is willing to go outside the McCullough clan for help.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Terms of Service”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 2 – Much to Richard’s annoyance, Dinesh quickly adjusts to the power of his new role as CEO of Piperchat and kicks him out of the platform. Unfortunately for Dinesh, a flaw in his terms of service agreement will have serious repercussions for him and the team. Meanwhile at Hooli, Gavin continues his cold war with the oblivious Jack Barker.

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THE SON Review: “No Prisoners”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – The war with the Revolutionaries follows Eli home, as word arrives that they’re planning on attacking his property and family. Meanwhile, a young Eli reaches a crossroads with his new Comanche family and makes a choice that will cement his position in the tribe.

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THE SON Review: “Death Song”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – After Pete gets some information from Maria about the Mexican revolutionaries, he and Eli organize a posse to protect their borders from an impending attack. Forced into battle together, father and son learn some harsh truths about their relationship.

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THE SON Review: “Second Empire”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Eli travels with Phineas to see about a possible business proposition which doesn’t end well, but lets Eli reflect on the future of the McCulloughs. Meanwhile, Pete reckons with his actions regarding the Pedro Garcia’s son in law and the possible fall out that could affect his family.

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CRASHING Review: “Baptism”

crashing excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – In the season one finale, accompanied by his trusted advisor Artie Lang, Pete goes to an old friend’s baptism and finds he might have another chance at the life that was taken away from him.

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THE SON Review: “First Son of Texas; The Plum Tree”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-2 – In Texas in 1915, family patriarch Eli McCullough realizes change needs to happen in his business to keep up with the times. Believing that his lands contain oil, Eli throws his family into new territory and new relationships to build the legacy he wants.

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CRASHING Review: “Julia”

crashing excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Pete’s job at the Rachel Ray show is going great until he is contacted by a very unlikely person who threatens to derail his new career path. As it turns out, Leif is in the midst of his own marital woes, and they’re suddenly becoming Pete’s problem.

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CRASHING Review: “Warm-Up”

crashing excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – After all the suffering he’s gone through, Pete finally gets a break when Sarah Silverman puts him up as a warm-up comic’s understudy for the Rachel Ray show. When the comic has a nervous breakdown, Pete gets a chance to prove himself in the comedy world.

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CRASHING Review: “Parents”

crashing excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – On this week’s episode, Pete takes his parents out to dinner for his mother’s birthday, and tries to maintain the illusion that he’s still married with Jess as not to disappoint them.

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CRASHING Review: “Barking”

crashing excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – In this week’s episode, Pete learns a hard lesson in what it takes to get stage time in some of New York’s comedy clubs. Tasked with passing out fliers and driving in his own crowd to see him perform, Pete finds that the competition in NYC is all it’s been made out to be. Jermaine Fowler guest stars as a fellow comic forced with the menial task of what the insiders call “barking.”

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CRASHING Review: “Yard Sale”

crashing excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Pete heads back up state with his new friend TJ Miller in tow, to stop his ex-wife Jess from selling off all their joint possessions in a yard sale. Finally getting a chance to confront Jess about how she has handled everything, Pete finds out a few truths about himself and the life he had.

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