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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2018

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl The Top 10 TV Shows of 2018

2018 was brimming with so many good shows, it was hard to narrow it down to 10 — and even harder to put them in order. This year’s list includes a lot of subsequent seasons, as more shows have been beating the odds and continue to get better over time. This list also includes several […]

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TV Review: “Homecoming” is the Perfect Drama

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: “Homecoming” is the Perfect Drama

Amazon Prime’s new series, Homecoming, started out as a podcast written by Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz. It boasted a huge following and a star-studded cast including Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac and David Schwimmer. The Amazon series also serves up a prime list of actors. I mean, when you have Dermot Mulroney and Sissy Spacek […]

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TV Review: Second Season of “Making a Murderer” Has a New Star

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Second Season of “Making a Murderer” Has a New Star

The first season of Making a Murderer dropped in December 2015, when most of us were home for the holidays and had the time to binge the whole season and regurgitate the shocking details over the dinner table. The second season of Making a Murderer, also written and directed by Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, was […]

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TV Review: Ladies Take the Reigns in Second Season of “Ozark”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Ladies Take the Reigns in Second Season of “Ozark”

The Netflix powerhouse Ozark is now in its second season, and moving on to the third. With obvious ties to Breaking Bad, the series follows the life of mild-mannered financial advisor Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) who is laundering money for the Mexican drug cartel. Ozark’s first season was a vicious cycle of catastrophes. The characters […]

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TV Review: HBO’s “Sharp Objects” is Slowing Down

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: HBO’s “Sharp Objects” is Slowing Down

HBO’s Sunday night star, Sharp Objects, takes place in Wind Gap, Missouri, which is within “spittin’ distance to Tennessee.” The show’s location is another character in the show. Small town life and the people in it play a large part in the plot. The show opens spectacularly. Two young girls are gone: Anne Nash was […]

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TV Review: HBO’s Expertly Cast Dramedy “Barry”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: HBO’s Expertly Cast Dramedy “Barry”

Barry is a surprisingly complex show co-created by Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live) and Alec Berg (Silicon Valley). Whatever you do, don’t start watching this series expecting to LOL your way through every episode. Barry is more of a dark dramedy. Barry Berkman (Hader) is a former Marine who suffers from depression, which Hader and […]

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TV Review: Starz’s “Counterpart” Worth the Price of Admission

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Starz’s “Counterpart” Worth the Price of Admission

I know, I know. Just what you need. Another subscription. But trust me, Counterpart is worth it. The Starz series was created and produced by Justin Marks, who is best known for his 2016 Jungle Book screenplay. You’ll also catch him in Counterpart cameos as Alexander Pope’s (Stephen Rea) dog walker. The incomparable J.K. Simmons […]

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