Tagged with TV reviews

“The Magicians’ Fourth Season Continues To Shake Up The Rules Of Fantasy”

“The Magicians’ Fourth Season Continues To Shake Up The Rules Of Fantasy”


Oh, oh, oh, it’s magic(ians) content, you know! Never believe it’s not so (that characters on “The Magicians” have it rough)! Continue reading

TV Review: Taboo, Episode 1.03

TV Review: Taboo, Episode 1.03


Alright! A quality episode of Taboo! After the stumbles taken in “Episode 2,” it’s nice to see the show get its footing back by actually telling a story instead of just checking off plot points. Plus, people who are not Tom Hardy are now getting more opportunity to strut their stuff, though Hardy is still the … Continue reading

TV Review: Taboo, Episode 1.02

TV Review: Taboo, Episode 1.02


Annnnnnd just like that, after Taboo‘s pilot episode, we see a steep drop-off in its palability. I wouldn’t call it “bad,” per se, but boy, it is way overstuffed; each time I thought I’d finished summing up the events of the second episode (titled, rather simply, “Episode 2”), I realized that I’d left something out. Plot, … Continue reading

TV Review: Taboo, Episode 1.01

TV Review: Taboo, Episode 1.01


Since Brooklyn Nine-Nine is taking a break until April (April!), I’m satisfying my weekly TV recap cravings by reviewing Taboo, that wacky-ass Tom Hardy show on FX. It’s not bad! It’s also not great. The pilot starts off strong, and as you’ll see in recaps since, it stumbles a bit from being overburdened by plot; maybe if … Continue reading

Paste’s 29 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2017

Paste’s 29 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2017


A couple years back, I wrote a review of Justin Simien’s awesome feature debut, Dear White People, and assholes on the Internet decided that the best response to a film so named was to drop a bunch of racist-as-fuck comments in the comments section, without really reading the review (or seeing the movie, obviously). My editor … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.06, “Into the Woods”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.06, “Into the Woods”


“Like many sitcoms, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s chief traits are the relationships between its characters. Whether it’s Boyle’s unfaltering loyalty to Jake, Jake’s odd couple professional bond with Holt, Holt’s mentor-mentee rapport with Amy, or Amy’s socially imbalanced encounters with everybody in the office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine best thrives when the writing creates a space where these characters … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.05, “Halloween III”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.05, “Halloween III”


“The worst thing about “Halloween III” is that it’s predictable. The best thing is that the predictability doesn’t matter. In this, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s third annual All Hallow’s Eve showdown between Jake and Holt, the episode’s madcap essence is what matters most, though there’s plenty worth cheering about as regards the substance of the story, too. … Continue reading