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TV Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

On the heels of The People v. O.J. Simpson’s success, NBC is attempting to throw their hat into the ring with the exceptionally long-titled, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Unfortunately, in this new “historical true crime” genre, The Menendez Murders pales in comparison. First of all, the Menendez case lacks much of […]

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TV Review: Hella Strong Second Season of “Insecure”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Hella Strong Second Season of “Insecure”

HBO’s Insecure just wrapped up it’s second season, and it’s no sophomore slump. While the first season seemed slow until the rush of action in the last few episodes, show creator/producer/star Issa Rae is killing it this season with new cast members, more trash raps, and all the male nudity you can handle (Seriously. Lots […]

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Preview: Prepping for an Epic Game of Thrones Finale

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl Preview: Prepping for an Epic Game of Thrones Finale

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still catching my breath from last week’s battle scene. Last Sunday’s “Beyond the Wall” episode was spellbinding with it’s prolonged, tension-filled battle between a handful of the good guys and the mega-horde of slow-moving night walkers. Although we knew Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) was on her way with […]

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TV Review: “GLOW” the Perfect Summer Binge

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: “GLOW” the Perfect Summer Binge

From 1986-1990, there was a real Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling television show. Shot in Vegas, the original GLOW was known for it’s all-female cast of outlandish characters, extreme dramatics, and so. Much. Spandex. Inspired by the 2012 documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, along with a slew of YouTube videos, Liz Flahive […]

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TV Review: History on Repeat in The Handmaid’s Tale

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: History on Repeat in The Handmaid’s Tale

Over 30 years ago, Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid’s Tale from her home behind the Berlin Wall. Like many of the best dystopian authors, she took the struggles and fears of the time, blended them together, and set them on fire. Frighteningly, those struggles still resonate in 2017. Especially on the heels of the Women’s […]

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TV Review: Aziz Ansari is literally the “Master of None”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Aziz Ansari is literally the “Master of None”

Fresh off the rave reviews from the first season, Master of None returns to Netflix with a decidedly different feel. Co-creators Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang seem to be indulging in their artistic sides in the second season. You’ll find extremely different styles and storylines in each episode. For example, the first episode, “The Thief,” […]

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TV Review: AMC’s “The Son,” a Struggling, Shallow Western

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: AMC’s “The Son,” a Struggling, Shallow Western

AMC’s Saturday night Western, The Son, is based on the novel by Philipp Meyer. The novel was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, but ironically, it is the writing that is the downfall of the television series. The characters are woefully underwritten. They lack motivation and depth, despite the fact that there’s plenty of room for […]

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