Netflix’s ‘The Diplomat’ is rose-tinted propaganda
Echoing the dated liberal optimism of 'The West Wing,' 'The Diplomat' is totally disengaged from real politics—and not in a way that feels escapist or fun.
On May 12, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
The Russo brothers’ $300-million Amazon spy show ‘Citadel’ is a disaster
This cheap-looking 'Bourne Identity'/'Mission Impossible' ripoff is dull, incompetent, and horribly written.
On Apr 27, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
‘Mrs. Davis’ embraces the episodic format—making for a ridiculously fun take on AI
Damon Lindelof’s trademark ponderance of God remains present—despite stepping back as showrunner.
On Apr 20, 2023 by Adrienne Hunter
Amazon’s ‘The Power’ is an engaging feminist thriller—with a flawed attitude to sex and gender
This sci-fi drama sees teen girls gain the power to electrocute people at will, causing worldwide political upheaval.
On Mar 30, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Now back in the big leagues, ‘Ted Lasso’ is still solid entertainment
AFC Richmond's back in the Premier League with plenty of new drama.
On Mar 18, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski
‘Shadow and Bone’ season 2 is a bloated mess
'Shadow and Bone' season 2 brings more story, more characters, and puts it into one pot.
On Mar 16, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski
Not even ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ can break through those music clichés
Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel comes to life in Amazon's limited series.
On Mar 1, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski
Peacock’s ‘Poker Face’ revives the detective show with a case-of-the-week format
Natasha Lyonne has big 'bullshit' energy in this entertaining take on the TV detective.
On Jan 26, 2023 by Audra Schroeder
Review: ‘Willow’ introduces us to a new generation–and a new threat
The Disney+ series takes place years after the original film.
On Dec 1, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
In ‘Andor’ episode 12, revolution is built on community
The season finale is another triumph for Andor's brutal, brilliant political storytelling.
On Nov 23, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
After a promising first episode, ‘Wednesday’ becomes just another Netflix teen show
Jenna Ortega nails the role, but the show isn't creepy or kooky.
On Nov 23, 2022 by Audra Schroeder
Netflix’s spooky historical fantasy series ‘1899’ is too enigmatic for its own good
Set on a Victorian steamship, this show is full of creepy mysteries - but struggles to tell a believable story.
On Nov 17, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
‘Andor’ episode 11 sets an ominous tone for the season finale
Over the course of season 1, 'Andor' has dismantled our expectations for what it means to 'join' the Rebellion.
On Nov 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Breaking down the best line in ‘Andor’ episode 9
'Never more than 12.'
On Nov 3, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw