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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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Columbus Named 1 of 20 Cities to Host American Idol Pre-Game Auditions this Friday

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Named 1 of 20 Cities to Host American Idol Pre-Game Auditions this Friday

American Idol did it first, right? And more importantly, American Idol is going to do it in Columbus. On September 12, the Great Darwinian Spectacle hits Columbus to partake of our local talents. We are one of 20 cities whose musical hopefuls can vie for a shot at singing in front of Katy Perry, Luke […]

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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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TV Review: “The Alienist” Follows a Well-Worn Pattern

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: “The Alienist” Follows a Well-Worn Pattern

If you’re looking for a hit show about the psychology of a serial killer, you’ve probably seen it already. TNT’s The Alienist follows the well-worn pattern of this genre: the team leader who obsessively researches the characteristics of a serial killer in order to find the suspect, and a motley crew to help them see […]

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