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Season 1, Episode 1-4 – The Defenders takes its time getting Marvel’s four Netflix title characters together, allowing them to organically team-up through various alliances and environmental factors. The story’s pacing combines with the visual beauty of the series to create an appropriately thematic experience from start to finish that gives every character their own space to flourish.
Season 7, Episode 6 – More epic-ness. Game of Thrones brought intense action and interesting plot twists this week that lead us perfectly into next week’s sure to be stunning season finale.
Season 1, Episode 3 – Get Shorty sheds new light on the nature of some of its most interesting characters, and ups the stakes when the crime world and Hollywood intertwine even more.
Season 4, Episodes 1-2 – Halt and Catch Fire picks up three years after the contentious group meeting that resulted in Gordon, Cameron, and Joe splintering off on their own and coming together to develop one of the first web browsers. Things haven’t turned out like anyone planned, but a huge reconciliation may be in the works for season 4.
Season 1, Episode 4 – In the latest episode of Room 104, co-creator Mark Duplass pens an episode for his brother Jay, as the latter brother plays a man still grappling with the death of his best friend, 20 years before.
Season 2, Episode 11- Purgatory isn’t the same without Wynonna Earp but Doc remembers and sacrifices everything to bring her back. Demon Clootie isn’t where the demon widows buried him, but an old acquaintance knows where to look. Bobo returns from hell in a fantastic, creepy way and turns to Waverly for help escaping his new cell.
Season 1, Episode 3 – James Van der Beek carries the episode, with the rest of the cast largely unseen, as Diplo receives a curse that is equal to his own ego.
Season 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).
Season 1, Episode 7 – The thing with Snowfall is that it is painstakingly cerebral. When will I get to feel something for the characters? Thinking, “oh, that’s interesting” or “Hmmm, that’s how this and that relate to each other” is tiring. This episode finally allows us to shake hands with crack. Hopefully, writing with emotion will follow.
Season 1, Episodes 1-2 – Marlon Wayans gets his own sitcom for the hashtag era. With these first two episodes, the comedy is as broad as possible with a generic laugh track that feels just like 1994. The funniest (and most versatile) of the ten Wayans siblings seems better suited elsewhere.
Season 1, Episode 3 – Part III only leaves us with more questions, although we finally find the real entry point into what in Cora’s past motivated her sudden, violent actions.
Season 2, Episode 9 – Greenleaf returned for its mid-season premiere on Tuesday night. Gigi, indeed, killed Mac. Kevin finally admits (to himself) that he is gay. And Lady Mae grieves her brother’s death because of a stunning reveal. All of the Greenleaf members are where we left them – in some shit.
Season 1, Episode 7 – Sutton’s relationship enters its final phases after a bad dinner party with her friends. Kat learns the hard part of being a boss. Jane tries to figure out dating or whatever passes for it in 2017.
Season 1, Episode 5 – Somewhere Between keeps adding twists as we continue to get closer to some answers in “Into the Fire.” With Laura and Nico uncovering some surprising details about Laura’s husband, they realize there may be more connected them than they previously thought.
Season 1, Episode 4 – Fitz’s bosses continue to downplay his ideas about how to capture the Unabomber until their line of inquiry leads to a dead end on Manhunt: Unabomber. Ackerman puts his reputation on the line, and Janet Reno and Ted Kaczynski’s brother and sister in law join the show, adding extra depth to the drama.
Season 1, Episode 6 – In this week’s episode of Hooten and the Lady, Alex and Hooten head to Moscow to chase down the fifty-first Faberge egg. Standing in their way is an old university rival of Alex’s who is now working for a black market collector, who, Hooten discovers, may be the man who murdered his wife and son.
Season 1, Episode 1-8 – Atypical is undoubtedly one of the best shows on Netflix right now. Created and written by Robia Rashid, Atypical in some ways pulls at your heart in a very similar way, with lots of dialogue tossed around by everyone surrounding him. Robin clearly made a few very strong choices to not only give a powerful yet transformative insight into the people surrounding Sam as well as Sam himself.
Season 1, Episode 04 – Midnight, Texas draws a hungry succubus to town, which is good news for Manfred. Fiji and Bobo struggle to upgrade their relationship while Bobo seeks vengeance against the Sons of Lucifer. Olivia confronts a man sent by her father and Lem lends his special touch to her pain. Xylda tells Manfred to keep faith in Midnight and worry less about Hightower.
Season 2, Episode 4 – On the eve of Gina’s birthday, Ozzie gets closer to his long-teased meeting with alien fugitive Jonathan Walsh… he just needs to shake the relentless FBI Agent Alex Foster.
Season 2, Episode 9 – Preacher Season 2 seems to be righting itself finally, with an exciting well-directed episode and a great set-up for next week.
Season 1, Episode 7 – “What Dreams May Come” is probably the first episode in which Will manages to find a real, workable balance between it’s light, silly spirit, and the darker storylines that the show seems determined to focus on.
Season 1, Episode 5 – With The Emperor in favor of the boy’s idea for a game about Viking conquest, Casey now turns the screws on them to get the game finished in record time. When the place they designed Cat Factory doesn’t seem to get their creative juices flowing on Loaded, Leon buys a yacht with a sordid history as their new workspace.
Season 1, Episode 2 – Get Shorty thickens the plot and continues to let its cast shine in its second episode.
Season 3, Episode 4 – On this week’s Ballers, Spencer and Joe struggle to make two business meetings in their Vegas bid. Charles and Seifert continue to clash.
Season 1, Episode 10 – Claws came to an end tonight. This episode killed a few folks, kidnapped a Black child instead of a White one, and exposed Roller’s real murderer. The steady balance between the predictable and the unpredictable was mastered in this series.
Season 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.
Season 3, Episode 14 – Truman, Bobby, Hawk, and Andy follow Major Briggs directions and find someone who may be the key to helping Cooper. It’s someone we’ve seen before. Sarah Palmer has a dark secret inside of her that comes out when she gets agitated at a bar. Both of these things will definitely have a role in the endgame of Twin Peaks.
Season 7, Episode 5 – Huge revelations, reunions, and returns highlight this episode of Game of Thrones but the most exciting part may be the set-up for next week.
Season 1, Episode 1 – Very reminiscent of another film involving violent crime juxtaposed with deadpan humor that became a hit series (*cough*Fargo*cough), Get Shorty is entertaining but needs to make itself distinct to truly rise above in the Golden Age of TV.