Television

Reviews of both new release and older television series, seasons, or episodes.

Looking Back on Six Seasons of Girls

On April 16, 2017, the HBO original series Girls aired its final episode after six seasons. I watched every episode of the series, and if someone asked me why, my answer would be, “Well, it’s kinda funny.” But was that enough? As soon as the sixth season premiered I knew I would be writing something about the show, but I simultaneously realized that I found myself in a unique situation. Normally, a show is good for reason A and...

4 Highlights Worthy of Worship from the American Gods Premiere

I have been a fan of Neil Gaiman since I discovered his book Neverwhere when I was in college. His gritty urban fantasy gripped me immediately, and I was instantly transformed into a lifelong fan. I track him on Twitter, wonder where exactly in or near our state he lives, attend as many of his local talks as I can get to, and devour his new works. In fact, when I was pregnant with my son, my husband and...

Jump into the Deep End of Time Travel with Steins;Gate

Let me start off by saying that Steins;Gate is quite possibly the best anime I’ve seen to date. I’ll try not to make this review one long squee about the show, but . . . well, fair warning and all that. If you’re a regular reader, you may remember that I mentioned Steins;Gate in my Anime Resolutions post back in January—I’m thrilled to say that I’ve succeeded in fulfilling one stage of my new years’ resolution to watch more...

Does Iron Fist Really Deserve All the Heat It’s Been Getting?

I must start off apologizing for arriving so late to the Iron Fist review party. However, in my defense, it turns out having a full-time job an a part-time job and watching a lot of television is more exhausting than you might think. I’d say it’ll never happen again, but I just don’t think I could watch less TV than I do. (I could watch more, but less would be just ridiculous.) That said, I have to address this...

20 Reasons to Be Excited for the Return of Young Justice

Well, fellow Young Justice advocates—we did it. Online petitions, letters to executives, Facebook support groups, write-ups, and the most painless of all—binge watching episodes on Netflix. Because of all the pushing by fans, Young Justice will be returning after a three-year hiatus. In just two seasons, Young Justice became one of my favorite superhero animated shows. I’ll refrain from deciding if it tops the legendary Batman animated series, only because that show lasted four seasons. I’ve been a massive...

Scum’s Wish Will Hurt You in the Way You’ve Always Dreamed Of

As Anime Detour, my “first love” convention, draws near, I find my free time increasingly taken up by the pursuit of new anime and manga series. While I’ll watch just about any genre of anime that comes out each season, I’m especially drawn to slice-of-life dramas, especially of the high-school-romance variety, of which there is no shortage . . . ever. With that said, Scum’s Wish has made a unique impression on me owing to how well it excels at what...

How Buffy the Vampire Slayer Helped Me Be a Better Me

I was 15 when Buffy the Vampire Slayer made its debut on the WB. I remember it vividly: I was channel surfing and happened across the pilot episode as the opening credits were playing. I decided to give it a shot for a few minutes, and I was completely hooked. Except for a brief hiatus when I left for college, I made my way through adolescence and young adulthood in the company of Buffy and her Scooby Gang. I was...

3 Lighthearted Anime Series for Dark Winter Days

I don’t know about you guys, but every time this part of the year rolls around, I find myself settling deep into Winter Doldrum Land, where the world comes in shades of black and white and apathy is the prevailing emotion. Getting out of the house to get some Vitamin D and shake those hibernation vibes certainly helps, but sometimes, staying at home for a little lighthearted escapism is just what the doctor ordered. Thankfully, there are lots of...

Santa Clarita Diet Is Satire Done Wrong

We all love zombies. Zombies are cool. But have we gone into overload with the zombie movies and television shows? I ask because I recently sat down and watched Santa Clarita Diet and had to think to myself: there’s enough zombie stuff out there now that, even if this show were good (which it isn’t!), there is no room for it. As in the case of my last Netflix review, I’d love to claim I watched the whole season of...

Lemony Snicket’s Unfortunate Series

My dear readers, I try to always give you my best when I write a review. I also try to be as brutally honest as possible, no matter who I offend. With that said, I feel as though I have reached new ground when it comes to the new Netflix original series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. What do I mean? Let me put it this way: after several weeks of pondering on what I’ve seen of...
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