Author Archives: Vanessa Jay

INSECURE Review: “Hella LA”

insecure excerpt“Season 2, Episode 4 – Hella LA ” This week on INSECURE Lawrence gets a little more than he can/wants to handle, Issa is put back in a sticky situation, and Molly learns that she may have less boundaries than she thought.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella Open”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – Oh goodness ya’ll, this week on Insecure Issa’s feeling the pressure to “get some”, Issa’s contributing to some problematic things at work, and Lawrence shows his true colors.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella Questions”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 2 – Issa deals with the aftermath of her encounter with Lawrence last week, Lawrence does something any good person should do, and Molly deals with the realization that she’ll always be left out.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella Great”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Insecure is back with the messiness that we all love, kicking us off with a great season 2 premiere! We meet post-breakup Issa, who’s trying to deal with life without Lawrence. We meet post-breakup Lawrence, who’s almost as bad as regular Lawrence. And of course, we reconnect with Molly, who’s dealing with her own turmoil at work. I think it’s going to be a great season!

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “Come to Jesus”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – You guys, this episode was one of my favorite episodes of television history. All is finally revealed for Shadow, who finally learns the true extent of Mr. Wednesday’s power, Laura receives a revelation that will leave us wondering if this story will be able to continue forwards this season, AND the New Gods stop playing nice.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “A Tale For Mad Sweeny”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – This week we get the origin story to one of our angry magical friends. Also, Laura and the leprechaun begin a new phase in their relationship when the leprechaun is faced with a huge decision.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “A Murder of Gods”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Mr. Wednesday’s crusade of rounding up Gods for his war, lands him and Shadow in a disturbingly gun obsessed town that looks the embodiment of a Trump rally. Meanwhile, Laura becomes more desperate to see Shadow, and I just wish she would go rot somewhere. This has been my favorite episode yet.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “Lemon Scented You”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – This week on American Gods Mr. Wednesday and Shadow are finally confronted by their biggest enemies. Meanwhile, it doesn’t look like a certain someone is getting their coin back any time soon.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “Git Gone”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – This week on American Gods we get some surprising backstory on a newly undead character. After watching this week, I’ve got a feeling Shadow has much more to worry about than the new God/old God war.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “Head Full Of Snow”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – We continue our American Gods road trip this week by getting even closer to Gods then we’ve ever been. Meanwhile Shadow begins to question his purpose (and what exactly is going on), when Mr. Wednesday has them rob a bank. Shadow is also surprised when he’s haunted by his passed.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “The Secret of Spoons”

american gods excerpt Season 1, Episode 2 – This week on American Gods, Shadow dives deeper in Mr. Wednesday’s world, when he’s approached by another unfriendly new god. Later, Shadow and Mr. Wednesday end up a bit over their heads (literally) when they make the wrong deal with a man who was supposed to be an ally. Do you homework people, that makes these episodes even more intriguing to watch.

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Review: Season 1

dear white people excerpt Season 1, Episodes 1-10 – What started out as me thinking I would watch a few episodes at 1AM in the morning ended with me finishing the entire series of Dear White People by 5AM. I’ve found my new favorite show. Trolls beware, this show ain’t for ya’ll.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “The Bone Orchard”

american gods excerpt Season 1, Episode 1 – The premiere episode of American Gods will shock you with its stunning visuals but vague premise. Although us viewers are thrown into the deep-end of this novel turned TV show, if episode one is any indication of what’s to come, we’re truly in for some groundbreaking storytelling.

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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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