Author Archives: Vanessa Jay

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Review

henrietta lacks excerpt This Saturday, HBO premiered its new movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on the small screen. The Immortal Life not only centers on the heartbreaking story of Henrietta, a black woman whose cells were used for research without her consent, but her family, and the effects of untreated trauma.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Aruba”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 17 – Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow wraps up this week with an action packed finale that will have you seeing double. The long awaited season finale has finally come, and it did not (in my opinion) disappoint.

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PaleyFest Highlights: “Orphan Black”

orphan black excerpt The Orphan Black panel opened up with a huge surprise for the audience, followed by an hour of tears, hugs, and family. With Orphan Black officially wrapped on their final season, the executive producers and cast reflected on their time spent working together and how their own characters will influence them as people moving forward.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Fellowship of the Spear”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 15 – This week Legends of Tomorrow will have you shook. Not only are the Legends tasked with reclaiming the Spear, but figuring out how to destroy it – a mission of biblical proportions… literally. Don’t look away, because just when you think our team has it together, they’re pulled apart by an old friend.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Moonshot”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 14 – This week on Legends, we got real personal with all of our characters. The Legends’ mission is literally out of this world, as their hunt for the last piece of the Spear brings them to NASA. Meanwhile, trouble in paradise causes a petty Nate to reveal the unspeakable to Amaya.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Land of the Lost”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 13 – This week of Legends of Tomorrow lands our crew in a double whammy. When Rip escapes from his prison and attacks the ship, the Legends are forced to conquer two seemingly impossible missions: find a way to bring back the old Rip Hunter and find a way to escape the Cretaceous period.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Camelot/3000”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 12 – This week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow gave us a brief glimpse of the future, and an awesome interpretation of the past. Sara questions her role as a leader and the team is finally able to make one small victory.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Turncoat”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 11 – This week on Legends of Tomorrow we travel back to Christmas 1776, where Rip Hunter has (literally) lost his damn mind, forcing our Legends to go toe to toe with their old friend.

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SANTA CLARITA DIET Review: Season One

santa clarita diet excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-10 – Those of you with weak constitutions and a low tolerance for absurd humor beware, Santa Clarita Diet isn’t afraid to combine the goriest parts of horror with a surreal and disjointed take on the family sitcom.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “The Legion of Doom”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 10 – This week on Legends of Tomorrow we get aquatinted with our friends from the Legion of Doom, who still have Rip Hunter held hostage. While they struggle to get along, they learn a secret about the Speedster, and are able to turn Hunter into the Legends’ worst nightmare. Oh yeah, the Legends do some stuff too this week…. sort of.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Raiders of the Lost Art”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – Legends of Tomorrow returns this week with a bang, ya’ll. The race to find Rip Hunter is on, and in a surprise twist our team is tasked with their most important mission of all time! I’ll give you a hint, it involves George Lucas.

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THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE REVIEW: Episodes 8-10

man in the high castle excerptSeason 2, Episodes 8-10 – The Man in the High Castle closes out its second season with the final showdown: the Reich vs. the Pacific States, and not all of our people make it. While we don’t get complete answers about the films or the reality jumping, we are reunited with a character we thought to be long gone.

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THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE REVIEW: Episodes 5 – 7

man in the high castle excerptSeason 2, Episodes 5-7 – Today, I’m covering the middle episodes of The Man In the High Castle , and boy, no one’s getting a break. Jules is recruited on the scariest mission of her life, Smith realizes that killing the doctor may have been a mistake (ya think??), and Frank learns that it may be too late to save San Fransisco.

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THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Review: Episodes 1 – 4

man in the high castle excerpt The first four episodes of The Man in the High Castle season two has all of our characters on new adventures. We’ve got the yakuza, the Resistance, new mystery men, euthanasia, and of course alternate reality. We also learn about the Man In the High Castle himself, and boy, I think our characters are in over their heads.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “The Chicago Way”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 8 – This week on Legends of Tomorrow Damien Darkh and the Speedster emerge with an old friend. The Legends find themselves in 1927 Chicago, where they learn Darkh and Co are not here to play. On the bright side, Rip Hunter graces our screens again!

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Invasion!”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 7 – You know when parents have to sit through their kid’s school play for an hour, when all they really care about is the five minutes that their kid is on stage? That was me this entire crossover event.

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INSECURE Review: “Broken as F**k”

Insecure ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – This week’s episode of Insecure, “Broken as F**k,” tried all of my emotions. It left me broken and dismayed, which is annoying because I promised myself I wouldn’t get attached to any more fictional characters. RIP, my heart.

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INSECURE Review: “Real As F**k”

Insecure ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – This week on Insecure, “Real as F**k”, Molly and Issa switch up their hair without warning, Lawrence finally finds out that Issa is trifling, and actor Jay Ellis stuns me with his performance.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Outlaw Country”

legends of tomorrow excerpt Season 2, Episode 6 – This week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow forces our Legends into the Wild West, where they find an old frenemy and have to save the entirety of the American West from the hands of evil. Big stuff.

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INSECURE Review: “Guilty as F**k”

Insecure ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – This week’s episode of Insecure forces us to face the greatest dilemma known to man: is it better to be good or trifling? Issa debates letting Lawrence know about her “mistake” with Daniel, and after getting back together with Jared, Molly learns something she finds unforgivable about him.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Compromised”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – This week on Legends of Tomorrow we’re forced to face a hot button issue – the United States Presidency. In this week’s episode, “Compromised”, the Legends respond to a time quake in Ronald Reagan’s White House, where they find that Damien Darhk has gotten ahold to nuclear weapons. Sounds like a great time for all….

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INSECURE Review: “Shady as F**k”

Insecure ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – This week on Insecure I learned that whoever runs the set and wardrobe department needs to open a store and take all my money. Oh, and Issa breaks my heart and Molly gets a lesson in karma.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Abominations”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – On this week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, “Abominations” featured two of America’s favorite things: zombies and racism. If ya’ll enjoyed this episode then read no further, because I absolutely did not.

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INSECURE Review: “Thirsty As F**k”

Insecure ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – This week on Insecure just as I was finally giving Issa and Lawerence a chance, the writers rip my heart out and begin breaking them apart. Can Insecure let any of these characters live??

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Shogun”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – In this weeks episode of Legends of Tomorrow, Heywood gets a new power, screws up, and forces the crew to crash land in Feudal Japan. Also in this week’s episode, I’ve officially added Heywood to my “Characters I Can’t Stand” List.

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INSECURE Review: “Racist as F***”

Insecure ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – This week on Insecure, “Racist as F***”, Issa finally gets a win, Molly is problematic as hell, I actually root for Lawrence, and all of my emotions are played with.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “The Justice Society of America”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 2 – In this week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow , “Justice Society of America” the Legends’ were forced to team up with their worst nightmare: an old school team of supers who were actually good at their job.

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HATERS BACK OFF Review: Season One

haters back off excerptSeason 1 – Haters Back Off is Netflix’s new comedy series, starring Youtube sensation Miranda Sings. This disturbing, surreal, and dark comedy, follows Miranda as she claws her way into stardom, with no talent. Despite it being a comedy, this series has some pretty heavy moments, leaving the viewer wondering whether they should laugh or cry.

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INSECURE Review: “Messy As F**k”

Insecure ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – This week on Insecure, Issa must decide whether she’s ready to confront Lawrence or continue to hide from him. Meanwhile, Molly hopes that a re-javination will help her dating life.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Out Of Time”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Legends of Tomorrow, Legends of Tomorrow came back for a lighter second season, and having defeated Vandal Savage, the Legends are faced with a new threat and another team of (hopeful) alliances.

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