Author Archives: Jennifer Ford

JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty-Four”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 3, Episode 20 – Jane the Virgin ends its third season with a bang! Rather, a hurricane. Jane finds her first love through her last love. Rafael behaves like a typical ocean creature. And Ro and Xo tie the knot – although Ro is expecting a baby with another woman.

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE Review: “Can’t Hide It Anymore”

american housewive excerptSeason 1, Episode 23 – American Housewife presents Anna-Kat as the favorite child who hates being the favorite. Skurt! Dear Anna-Kat, you should never give up your favorite status. You will need it later!

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JANE THE VIRGIN Reviews: “Chapter Sixty-Three”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 3, Episode 19 – Jane the Virgin is a bridesmaid, and like all good bridesmaids, she is a fixer. She attempts to not only fix her parents’ wedding, but she tries to fix her baby daddy up with Petra. Keep in mind she is technically his ex-girl. Oy vey.

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GUERRILLA Review: “105” / “106”

guerilla excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Guerrilla is not about the Black Power Movement. It is about the love triangle among Jas, Marcus and Kent. These three nut bags are more concerned about who is shagging who as opposed to the liberation of Black Brits. They are a classic of example of how not to lead a movement.

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE Review: “Dude, Where’s My Napkin?”

american housewive excerptSeason 1, Episode 22 – American Housewife is a gem. Katie and Greg decide to party like it’s 1999, leading Otto to forget the title for his new book. The kids try to take advantage of their parents not remembering anything, and of course, Katie has a falling out with someone. Sadly, it’s Angela.

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty-Two”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 3, Episode 18 – Well, well, well. Things are heating up on Jane the Virgin. Jane gets her wish – a fling with Fabian. Ro and Xo start thinking about an extravagant wedding – something they both really want. And Mateo asks how he was created – oh, boy.

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GUERRILLA Review: “104”

guerilla excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Well, isn’t this interesting? Guerrilla is giving me life now. I feel like John Ridley’s pen may be revealing something I’ve been feeling all along – Jas is a fraud. Marcus puts it best when he says that she, an immigrant, was to be celebrated while he, a Black man, wants to liberate Black people. Hmph.

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE Review: “The Club”

american housewive excerptSeason 1, Episode 21 – American Housewife has surpassed 20 episodes. The 21st is about something I struggle with – the production of getting into the pool. Katie hates it. She hates the unveiling and the stroll, mostly because the skinny minnies judge her.

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty One”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 3, Episode 17 – Jane the Virgin shows us the horny side of Jane. Yep. Jane, the former virgin, is a horn dog. Rafael discovers that he really wants to be with Petra. Abuela decides that remaining silent amid xenophonia isn’t an option, and Xo proposes to Rogelio.

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GUERRILLA Review: “103”

guerilla excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Here, we go again. Guerrilla is disconnected. Is this a movement for the Unification of People of Color or is this the Black Liberation Movement? Jas believes it is the former while Marcus declares it’s the latter. What am I watching?

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 3, Episode 16 – Jane the Virgin continues to “wow” us. Abuela is working on getting her groove back. Rogelio is still struggling with not being the hottest telenovela star. Rafael likes Petra (ew). Oh! And Jane is a published author, but she has to air all her dirty laundry to make it a hit.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “The Cord”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 10 – The cord still hasn’t been cut between Norma and Norman on Bates Motel. Norman is dead, but I’m disappointed. The series’ finale deserves something better than Dylan killing his brother. Or did he?

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GUERRILLA Review: “102”

guerilla excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – Guerrilla continues to struggle in justifying why Jas, an Asian woman, is so invested in the Black Liberation Movement in the UK. She ambushes the Rhodesia house, shoots someone, and then terrorizes the other guests. Without knowing her backstory, she just seems like a career activist.

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE Review: “The Walk”

american housewive excerptSeason 1, Episode 20 – Drones, drones, drones. Every show is going crazy with them. American Housewife is no different. Taylor is smacked in the head by one, and this makes me nervous. Disclosure: I work in risk management for a studio.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Visiting Hours?

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 9 – Freddie Highmore is brilliant. Point. Blank. Period. He transforms Norman into a mentally ill killer that you love in Bates Motel. Highmore flows between Norma and Norman so smoothly in this episode that you can’t help but hope that he gets an Emmy nom.

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GUERRILLA Review: “Pilot”

guerilla excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – Guerilla is boring. Unfortunate because this John Ridley-created series is inspired by the real-life 1971 Black Liberation Movement. Jas and Marcus are at the forefront, and this is what makes it boring. It seems to be more about them justifying their mixed-race relationship than the cause.

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE Review: “The Polo Match”

american housewive excerptSeason 1, Episode 19 – American Housewife continues to teach us how to navigate adulthood. This week, the lesson is – Leave past friends in the past (or they will mess up your steez).

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BATES MOTEL Review: “The Body”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 8 – So, Chicky is dead, killed by ex-Sheriff Alex Romero in Monday night’s episode of Bates Motel. But for what? He got on his nerves. With Norman in jail, it seems the town of White Pine Bay is in a tizzy. Why haven’t people suspected him before?

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THE GET DOWN Review: Episodes 10-11

The Get Down ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 10-11 – Seems like The Get Down gave up on itself. I expected to review 3 more episodes. Apparently, there are only 2 more. They are better than the first 3, but inconsistency kills this story’s chances of being liked. I guess the writers were like, “F*** it”. I share that sentiment.

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THE GET DOWN Review: Episodes 7-9

The Get Down ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 7-9 – The Get Down returns, and it continues in its tradition of bringing us an “aggressively mediocre” (borrowed from Damon Young of VSB notoriety) story. There are only two things that save it from being a double dose of disaster – the comic book perspective and The Get Down Brothers’ performances. Otherwise, it’s wack.

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE Review: “The Otto Motto”

american housewive excerptSeason 1, Episode 18 – American Housewife teaches us that it is not cool to give up. If that’s the case, then I need to re-evaluate everything I’ve quit in life – jobs, relationships, projects, and “Luke Cage”. This week’s lesson is well-meaning but a little full of poo. IJS.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Inseparable”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 7 – Bates Motel is crazy af right now. Norman is fully aware of his insanity, but he continues to give in to it. Dylan, his brother, tries to help him, but he realizes he can’t when he witnesses Norman go into full scene mode with “Mother”.

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HUMANS Review: “208”

humans excerptSeason 2, Episode 8 – All hell has broken loose. Humans has unleashed all synths just to save one – Anita. Although Anita is certainly worth it, I can’t imagine how the synths’ new consciousness will affect the world.

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HUMANS Review: “207”

humans excerptSeason 2, Episode 7 – Episode 7 gives me all the feels. I actually feel sorry for Hester, the murderer. I feel sad that Karen wants to become completely human for Pete, but now he’s dead. And it’s very clear that humans are intimidated by their creations. The synth v. human war has begun.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Dreams Die First”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 5 – First thing’s first – Rihanna! Bates Motel introduces us to another side of Rihanna – her acting chops. I’ve been looking forward to this episode, and it didn’t disappoint. In other news, Norman can’t find Norma anywhere. But again, Rihanna!

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HUMANS Review: “206”

humans excerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – Monday night’s episode of Humans incites several questions: 1. as humans, when we do know our purpose?; 2. As newly awakened synths, when will they know theirs?; 3. Why do we assume that every synth is mentally stable (see: Hester)?; and 4. Why did I think Dr. Athena’s lover was her daughter?

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Fifty-Eight”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 3, Episode 14 – Ok, so….Rafael wants that old thing back (with Petra)? Xiomara finally realizes she and Bruce should have left the past in the past. Rogelio learns to never confide in a 4 year old. And Jane is finally able to not cry when talking about her late husband. Jane the Virgin doesn’t disappoint.

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PaleyFest Highlights: “The Walking Dead”

walking dead excerptThe Walking Dead doesn’t need any monsters. It is a monster. Paley Fest’s feature of this iconic show proves that each actor is beloved by fans, and even the executive producers get a little bit of action, too.

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE Review: “Other People’s Marriages”

american housewive excerptSeason 1, Episode 17 – Katie meddles in Viv’s marriage (Is this a surprise?). Katie tells her that she shouldn’t have to hide clothing purchases from her husband. If he gets upset, then he’s a douche. So, Viv leaves him. #WestportProblems. American Housewife is ridiculous. But good.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Hidden”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 4 – Bates Motel makes it very clear that what’s-her-face is a thirst trap. Norman gives her his dead mother’s clothes. She ends up wearing them on their first date and seduces him while mixing cake batter. These strange people are made for each other.

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