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TV Review: “The Alienist” is Too Basic to Binge

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: “The Alienist” is Too Basic to Binge

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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TV Review: Slow Going for HBO’s “Gunpowder”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Slow Going for HBO’s “Gunpowder”

Kit Harington’s new show, Gunpowder, which was created and produced by Harington, just wrapped up a few weeks ago. The show reeks of a self-indulgent pet project for Harington, who just so happens to be a distant relative of Robert Catesby, his character in the show. Gunpowder takes place in early 1600s England, when a […]

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2017

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl The Top 10 TV Shows of 2017

2017 was another outstanding year for television! Whether you’re a fan of the 80s, Westerns, or shows based on bestselling novels, you should find a show you enjoyed on this list. So if you find yourself sitting next to Creepy Uncle Jerry at the dinner table this year…I got you, Boo. You’ll find at least […]

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TV Review: Exquisite Storytelling in Netflix’s “Godless”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Exquisite Storytelling in Netflix’s “Godless”

If you’ve seen any of the Godless trailers, you may think this show is a “feminist Western” about a town full of women. But that’s not what it’s about at all. It’s really a classic Western with some female-forward components. That’s not to say it’s bad. Godless, written and directed by Scott Frank, is an […]

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TV Review: Stranger Things 2 – Is the Second Season as Good as the First?

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Stranger Things 2 – Is the Second Season as Good as the First?

Stranger Things, the Netflix series that launched a thousand memes (and a Chicago pop up bar) is back, just in time to pick out your Halloween costume! But the big question is…can it possibly be as good as the first season? This review covers the entire second season of Stranger Things, but no major spoilers […]

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

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Lackluster “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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