TV Review: ‘Wizard of Lies’ Tackles Financial Scandal With Great Performances

Few people have been as villainized in modern times than Bernie Madoff. His Ponzi scheme took over $50 billion from Americans, leaving many without their life savings. It’s a tragic story that helped contribute to a financial crisis that rocked the country. It stands to reason that few would want to see this man humanized. […]

TV Review: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Delivers Laughs But Doesn’t Raise The Bar

Lightning can’t strike thrice, but it can come close. Two years ago Tina Fey and Robert Carlock took a big risk in creating “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” a comedy about a woman starting over after being held captive by a cult leader. In finding the strength within lead Kimmy Schmidt’s (Ellie Kemper) unwavering positivity, the show did […]

TV Review: Netflix’s ‘The Keepers’ Is More ‘Spotlight’ Than ‘Making a Murderer’

Works of strong journalism are often built on passion and rigorous effort to find the truth. The rise of true crime documentary series has been built on the back of these intensive efforts. Both “The Jinx” and “Making a Murderer” were able to combine these efforts with newfound evidence to make passionate arguments about their subject […]

TV Review: Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ Stumbles Out the Gate

Writer and director Jill Soloway shook up the streaming scene back in 2014 when “Transparent” made its way onto the air. While Amazon had attempted to break through in the streaming game, it hadn’t been quite as successful as Netflix had been up to that point. With “Transparent” breaking through and winning Emmys, it quickly […]

TV Review: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 Refocuses on Love in the 21st Century

The first season of the Aziz Ansari star vehicle, “Master of None,” was simultaneously overrated and underrated for its accomplishments. It was a critical darling, but many came to see the show as empty in its message. While it certainly had some standout episodes, namely “Parents” and “Ladies and Gentleman,” the show wasn’t quite unified […]

TV Review: ‘Dear White People’ Scores Netflix a Prestigious and Poignant Comedy

The trend of adapting movies to television shows is certainly not a new idea. Just this year, audiences watched “The Exorcist,” “Lethal Weapon” and “Training Day” come to the small screen. However, few independent films get this treatment. When Justin Simien directed and wrote “Dear White People” in 2014, few expected the film to become as […]

TV Review: ‘American Gods’ Is a Stylistic, Poppy Romp

Whenever you have Neil Gaiman, Bryan Fuller or David Slade producing content, the content is going to be undeniably stylistic. All three have a strong eye for violence, storytelling and the absurd. Fuller and Slade’s previous collaboration, “Hannibal,” may have been the most stylistic, director-driven show since “Breaking Bad.” Gaiman’s always had a penchant for the grotesque and otherworldly. Combining the […]

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WATCH: Trailer for Season 5 of Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’

Together We Are Strong. Today Netflix released the official trailer for season 5 of “House of Cards,” the streaming giant’s massively successful political drama. The fifth season of the ​critically acclaimed Emmy-nominated drama ​premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’ Golden Globe-winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been […]

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Daytime Emmy Awards Winners 2017: See the Full List!

Talk show hosts, daytime television and more were feted at the Daytime Emmy Awards Sunday night. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Good Morning America” and “The Talk” all walked away with their respective categories. Meanwhile, in the land of daytime soaps, “General Hospital” won big in several categories. Check out the full list of winners below! Outstanding […]

TV Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is a Violent Dystopian Thriller

While dystopian films, novels and TV series continue to gain in popularity, few truly embrace the darkness of their subject matter. With the end of the world and societal norms, violence and evil are alluded to, but hardly ever overtly shown. That is not the case with Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The […]

TV Review: ‘Girlboss’ Provides Netflix With Another Solid, Not Great Comedy

With HBO’s “Girls” finishing up its last season a few weeks ago, there is a void in the television landscape for strong, empowered women-led shows. Netflix‘s new series, “Girlboss,” is attempting to stake a claim to that place. Based on the memoir by Sophia Amoruso, the new comedy takes place in San Francisco in 2006. Shepherded to […]

TV Review: ‘Silicon Valley’ Updates an Already Stellar Comedy

For any television comedy, one of the hardest aspects of selling a series is explaining why the characters of the series are together. In many cases, the writers focus on families or workplace environments because it answers the question quickly. However, for a series like HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” ambition in the tech boom has connected […]