Category Archives: TV Reviews

TV Reviews: “Kidding,” “You,” “The Purge,” “Mayans MC,” “Deutschland 86”

Some brief reviews of great shows you might’ve missed, and a few crappy ones I hope you did overlook… Kidding…When you’ve seen as many movies and TV shows as I have, all you really want is something original every once and a while, and “Kidding” more than delivers. Jim Carrey gives the performance you didn’t… Read More »

Walking Dead Review: Rick Grimes’s “Final” Episode

Just when it felt like “The Walking Dead” was about to successfully pull off its best episode in years, the show ended with two “twists” that can’t help but feel like a letdown. After all the buzz, Rick Grimes “died” as he lived: drenched in sentimentality while putting a lot of other people in danger, before… Read More »

Reviewing AND Ranking All “The Americans” Seasons

It was a long, torturous journey for me as “The Americans” went from one of my favorite shows in season one to my most unlikely hate watch by season 5. Luckily, the sixth and final season was the best since season one, but I wasn’t entirely sold on the series finale. Ultimately, if you missed… Read More »

TV Review: The 5 Saddest Moments on “The Terror” Finale

The easiest way to make sense of all the (emotional) carnage on last night’s finale of “The Terror” is just to list it… 5. “Close”…Last night’s arc of Lt. Little was one of the more devastating. Almost all of Crozier’s loyal officers are either dead (Tobias Menzies’s excellent Fitzjames, the senselessly murdered Lt. Irving who… Read More »

Movie/TV Review: “Fahrenheit 451” (the Book) is More Relevant Today than Ever

Coming out only 4 years after George Orwell’s more famous “1984” was published, Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” isn’t given nearly as much credit as it deserves for predicting the future. Although a debate has raged about whether Huxley’s “Brave New World” or Orwell’s “1984” is the more prescient work, I actually think “Farenheit” deserves to be (at… Read More »

TV Reviews: Why It’s So Troubling “Barry” Killed Off Two Interracial Couples

I mostly loved “Barry”‘s first season. The great Bill Hader delivered a career-best performance (no small feat for the genius behind the excellent “Documentary Now” parodies). Stephen Root displayed a crackling newfound ruthlessness that felt electric. And Henry Winkler was a delightful, easy “Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy” series contender as Gene Cousineau the… Read More »

The Season Finales of “American Crime Story” and “X-Files” Play to Strengths and Weaknesses

Two very different series had their season finales last night (possibly series finale in “The X-Files” case), and even if both were inconsistent experiences, it was quite surprising which show ultimately had the stronger season… American Crime Story: The Assasination of Gianni Versace…There could’ve been no clearer example of this series strengths and weaknesses than… Read More »