Author Archives: Vanessa Jay

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Aruba-Con”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 3, Episode 1 – The gang of Legends of Tomorrow are back, and their glory is gone.

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YOU’RE THE WORST Review: “There’s Always A Back Door”

YOU'RE THE WORST --  KEY ARTSeason 4, Episode 6 – It looks like the war between Gretchen and Jimmy is over — and Jimmy really isn’t happy about it.

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YOU’RE THE WORST Review: “Fog Of War, Bro”

YOU'RE THE WORST --  KEY ARTSeason 4, Episode 5 – You think you know horror, but you haven’t met Gretchen when she’s declared war.

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YOU’RE THE WORST Review: “This Is Just Marketing”

YOU'RE THE WORST --  KEY ARTSeason 4, Episode 4 – Jimmy finds himself in new territory, while Gretchen finds herself in old territory.

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YOU’RE THE WORST Review: “Odysseus”

YOU'RE THE WORST --  KEY ARTSeason 4, Episode 3 – Things really “heat up” this week on You’re the Worst. The title may imply that we’re in for a heroic tale, but Jimmy is more like an anti-hero (isn’t he always?).

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INSECURE Review: “Hella Perspective”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 8 – We’ve made it to the season finale of Insecure where we track our characters after a whole month. Let me tell you, no one ends up where you think they will.

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YOU’RE THE WORST Review: “It’s Been”

YOU'RE THE WORST --  KEY ARTSeason 4, Episode 1-2 – You’re the Worst is off to a strong start this season (in my humble opinion). In a two part premiere, we deal with the aftermath of Jimmy’s betrayal last season, as everyone picks up the pieces of their shatter lives. Will they end up destroying each other’s lives again? Likely.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella Disrespectful”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 7 – Just like the title suggests, this week on Insecure everybody was getting disrespected. At Derek’s dinner party, Issa struggles to deal with a surprise appearance, Molly comes to grips with the fact that her situation-ship with Dro may not cut it, and Lawrence… is just Lawrence.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella Blows”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – This week on Insecure Lawrence faces disappointment at work, Issa struggles to keep her dating life hot, Molly dives deeper into a situation I definitely don’t think is sweet, and I’m pretty sure Insecure shaded a bunch of think pieces.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella Shook”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – Just like the title of this week’s episode of Insecure all of our faves was shook up this week. Lawrence has an epiphany, Issa faces drama at work, and Molly finally does what she wants to do. Per usual, it’s a hot mess – and I’m here for it.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella LA”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – 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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