Category Archives: TV Reviews

Who was Behind the “Yellowstone” Shocker?

Spoilers below if you haven’t seen the season 3 finale of “Yellowstone.” Season 3 of “Yellowstone” ended with a bang (or three) as all three (biological) members of the Dutton family saw themselves targeted for assassination. Only daughter Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly, who had even more fun chewing the scenery this year) was possibly blown… Read More »

Ranking and Grading “The Good Place” Seasons

A quick, spoiler-free review about “The Good Place” series finale: it was nearly perfect. After a somewhat sluggish start to this season (probably too many episodes were devoted to the experiment), the last handful of episodes have been excellent, soulful, thought provoking, character-rich, heartbreaking, romantic, funny, moving, and true. Although the finale tricked us somewhat… Read More »

Ranking (and Grading) the Seasons of “Silicon Valley”

I almost didn’t want to do this for “Silicon Valley” since all the seasons are pretty close together in quality (even the “worst” one is only a B- grade). Most likely, if you enjoyed any of the seasons, you’ll want to watch all the way through–as the real reason to stop will be repetition more… Read More »

“Silicon Valley” Series Finale is Exactly as Depressing as You’d Think–Defying HBO’s “Aspiratonal” Bro-Comedies

“Silicon Valley” has always occupied a weird space in HBO’s roster of shows. HBO has had a high number of “aspirational” bro-comedies about guys trying to “make it big” in increasingly obscure job fields. Of course, I’m talking about the much-heckled “Entourage,” but also the fashion start-up “comedy” “How to Make it in America,” and… Read More »

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 »