Category Archives: TV Reviews
The second season of upstart streaming service Crackle’s rollicking tech/crime thriller series “StartUp” kicks off with some grade-A new support.
Season 5, Episode 6 – In its second to last episode, the show doesn’t feel like it’s focusing on what it should be: Sean and Beverly.
Season 1, Episode 4 – The Deuce tracks so many characters’ stories at once that barely any plot advances, though Maggie Gyllenhaal shines.
Season 1, Episodes 1-4 – A London policeman working in the Canadian wilderness finds himself in trouble on “Tin Star”.
Season 3, Episode 13 – In an intense, claustrophobic episode, Alicia Debnam-Carey, a character too often sidelined, takes center stage. And kills it.
Season 1, Episode 3 – The third episode of Star Trek: Discovery introduces new characters and sets up the main mystery while indulging in scientific speculation and exploring Starfleet ethics.
Season 2, Episode 3 – Allow me to introduce the kings of the dumbest kingdom.
Season 1, Episode 1 – Is crowd-sourcing the future of crime solving? One Silicon Valley billionaire certainly thinks so.
Season 3, Episode 4 – Claire searches for Jamie on “Outlander” but fears she’s just chasing after a ghost.
Season 1, Episode 9 – In the last episode before the season finale, Miles’ world he’s built is finally crumbling to disastrous and entertaining results.
Season 9, Episode 1 – After six years, Curb Your Enthusiasm returns and doesn’t miss a step. The season nine premiere finds Larry trying to get rid of an inept assistant, all while getting into hot water with Jeff’s barber. With the show hitting the ground running as soon as it starts, Curb is back and better than ever.
Season 4, Episode 1 – Moderately funny bits and strong performances from the cast keep this episode afloat, but season 4 premiere of Last Man on Earth feels more like a boat adrift in the open sea.
Season 4, Episode 7 – Halt and Catch Fire comes out with a gut punch of an episode you won’t soon forget.
Season 2, Episode 1 – Mac starts another season out stronger than before, but there’s still a lot of room to improve.
Season 1, Episode 10 – Two young political dissenters plotting to disrupt a convention struggle with their own anxieties — and the sensible perspective of a kindly AC repairman.
Season 9, Episode 1 – Will and Grace take on the White House in the premiere episode of sitcom revival.
Season 2, Episode 1 – While the show still defines its voice, the episode promises a funny second season is in store.
Season 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.
Season 4, Episode 2 – Gordon faces Scarecrow and an army of lunatics when Bullock and the rest of GCPD refuse to provide back up.
Season 1, Episode 4 – The Orville delivers its best episode, with its best villain, and its best depiction of Liam Neeson as a god.
Season 3, Episode 1 – In the hilarious season premiere, Cloud Nine is reopened for business – we hope.
Season 2, Episode 3 – The second episode of The Good Place sacrifices nothing and delivers everything we need to again open the story to delicious possibilities.
Season 1, Episodes 1-2 – If you’re still missing Downton Abbey, Ovation Network’s The Halcyon may be your new favorite show.
Season 4, Episode 5 – You think you know horror, but you haven’t met Gretchen when she’s declared war.
Season 2, Episode 1 – Star is back and full of drama, cross-promotion, and more drama.
Season 4, Episode 1 – Lucious’s mind may be gone, but you can bet he won’t forget Cookie.
Season 2, Episode 1 – It’s a fast-paced, entertaining hour, but the episode feels like it could have been on any number of other White House-set TV shows.
Season 5, Episode 1 – In a funny and sweet season 5 premiere, the family copes with Lainey and Erica’s absences the only way the Goldbergs can.
Season 1, Episode 1 – In the premiere episode, we meet the SEAL Team and their support staff, and get introduced to their personal and professional lives.
Season 2, Episode 1 – The season premiere of The Exorcist acts as a bridge between seasons, setting up the spiritual battle to come.