Author Archives: Jennifer Ford

JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Seventy”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 4, Episode 6 – Anezka makes a dark choice in Friday’s episode of “Jane the Virgin”… or so we think… Things are never what they seem in this episode that features a magical realism author.

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QUEEN SUGAR Review: “Dream Variations”

Season 2, Episode 16 – Wednesday’s episode of Queen Sugar left me in tears. This is a show about relationships. Two have dissolved. One is getting a license to solidify it. And another is beginning.

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty-Nine”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 4, Episode 5 – Jane the Virgin borrows a storyline out of HBO’s “Insecure”. Should Jane be bothered that her new boyfriend is bisexual? Bisexuality is a thing. It always has been, but it’s now a thing that people talk about.

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Better Things Review: “White Rock”

Better Things ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – In Better Things, Sam and the kids visit their Uncle Lester and his wife in White Rock. They discover something new, and so does Uncle Lester – Sam didn’t tell her mother, his sister, that they were visiting. Ha.

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QUEEN SUGAR Review: “Copper Sun”

Season 2, Episode 15 – A lot is going on in Queen Sugar. Ralph Angel is still devastated. The Landry’s are trying to destroy Charley. And Aunt Vi keeps her secret from everyone but Nova.

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty-Eight”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 4, Episode 4 – Jane has always been the “know-it-all,” but she takes it to another level in Friday’s episode of “Jane the Virgin.”

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QUEEN SUGAR Review: “On These I Stand”

Season 2, Episode 14 – There are some secrets you can hide. Others, you can’t. Aunt Vi, Darla, and Charley figure this out fast.

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty-Seven”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 4, Episode 3 – “Jane the Virgin” keeps playing with our hearts. Everyone is in some weird romantic relationship.

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BETTER THINGS Review: “Blackout”

Better Things ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 7 – Sam does what several people have either done or experienced when they’ve found the right person – ghosted on them.

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QUEEN SUGAR Review: “Heritage”

Season 2, Episode 13 – “Queen Sugar” yanked the heart out of my chest after a big reveal from Darla.

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty-Six”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 4, Episode 2 – “Jane the Virgin” keeps playing with our hearts. Everyone is in some weird romantic relationship.

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BETTER THINGS Review: “Eulogy”

Better Things ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – Sam wishes that her children appreciated her. In order for them to do so, they stage her funeral in Thursday’s episode of “Better Things.”

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QUEEN SUGAR Review: “Live in The All Along”

Season 2, Episode 12 – Wednesday’s episode of “Queen Sugar” is about open hearts, all the ways in which it feels lovely and all the ways in which it doesn’t.

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty-Five”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 4, Episode 1 – “Jane the Virgin” returns with a few new characters – a new narrator, a new love interest for Jane and a new actor playing Mateo.

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BETTER THINGS Review: “Phil”

Better Things ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – Phil is the center of attention on “Better Things”, and she likes it that way, proven by the fact that she steps into a hole on purpose.

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QUEEN SUGAR Review: “Fruit of the Flower”

Season 2, Episode 11 – Wednesday’s episode of “Queen Sugar” reminds us that it is a series about intimate relationships and what it takes to keep them that way.

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BETTER THINGS Review: “Sick”

Better Things ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – Sam is lovesick in Better Things as we see the unshakeable gets shook.

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QUEEN SUGAR Review: “Yet I Do Marvel”

Season 2, Episode 9 – Queen Sugar returns, and in its mid-season premiere, it feels both dated and cliché.

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BETTER THINGS Review: “Robin”

Better Things ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – Ooo, Sam might be in like with someone in “Better Things” when she has a rendezvous without their kids in wine country, and it’s surprisingly pleasant.

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GREENLEAF Review: “The Pearl”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 16 – You might have to check your pulse if you watch this week’s episode of “Greenleaf” because it was beyond intense, with everyone’s storyline at a devilish height.

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GREENLEAF Review: “Two by Two”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 15 – “Greenleaf” almost makes you believe that Pastor Greenleaf was an f-boy, but then you’ll be reminded of Lady Mae cheating. Oh, right. She is the f-boy.

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BETTER THINGS Review: “September”

Better Things ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Better Things opens its season 2 on Thursday with chaos – Max is dating a 35-year-old man, and like any normal mother, Sam is not here for it. Oh, did I mention Max is 16? And Duke is a creep.

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GREENLEAF Review: “The Father’s Will”

Season 2, Episode 14 – Greenleaf continues to surprise me. Lady Mae acted all high and mighty a few episodes ago, but turns out she was a philanderer. Gigi gets intimate with Darius, and the conversation between Lionel and his son reach a point of no return. Our characters are at extreme highs and lows.

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GREENLEAF Review: “Silence and Loneliness”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 13 – “Silence and Loneliness” are themes of Wednesday’s episode. Gigi deals with the consequences of staying silent about her own sexual violation by Uncle Mac. And loneliness creeps into First Lady Skanks’ life as her husband’s transgressions surface. Greenleaf presents several challenges for some of our favorites. Let’s see how they handle them.

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SNOWFALL Review: “The Rubicon”

snowfall excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – A rubicon is a decisive, irrevocable step that one makes. Franklin, Teddy and Lucia have made theirs, and I am here for it. Finally, an episode of Snowfall that gives me all the feels. Gracias, John Singleton.

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GREENLEAF Review: “House Rules”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 12 – This “House Rules” episode of Greenleaf gives us more Rochelle and Pastor Greenleaf getting flirty with it. Charity goes on a date with a singer/songwriter (who can guess how that will end; and Gigi messes it up with the Rick Fox character (come on, girl!). Seems like the Greenleafs preach about rules, but they’re not so good at following them.

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SNOWFALL Review: “Story of a Scar”

snowfall excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Something might actually be tingling inside me for Snowfall. Are they feelings? Do I actually care now? I think yes. But to a certain degree. Franklin is really getting on my nerves. Teddy is just as goofy as ever. Lucia isn’t as much of a boss lady as I thought. And Oso just might be a douche bag.

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GREENLEAF Review: “Changing Season”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 11 – Greenleaf brings the drama because it’s a show about high-falutin’ southern Christians. They’re bound to mess up because they’re riding on such high horses. Pastor Greenleaf is about to fall because of a beautiful temptress. Lady Mae is about to fall because she wants to beat the temptress down. And so on and so forth. And oh yeah, there’s a Pastor named Skanks.

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SNOWFALL Review: “Baby Teeth”

snowfall excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Life before crack wasn’t perfect, but it was life before crack, so it was better. Now, we will get to see just how effed up crack made Black LA neighborhoods in Snowfall. And Franklin, our hero, is the devil who gets this all started. How do I feel about that? Indifferent. And that’s a problem.

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GREENLEAF Review: “Call Not Complete”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 10 – Greenleaf has become a guilty pleasure. With all of the elements that make a drama oh-so-dramatic, I feel relieved when it’s over. I’m able to snap out of the “Greenleaf” spell to realize that their life isn’t my life. Whew! (But it does make me yearn for more).

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