Review: Season Two Of SUCCESSION Is Ruthlessly Entertaining

Season 2, episode 3 (debuts 8/25/19): Brian Cox. Photo: Peter Kramer/HBO.

After a highly-acclaimed first season, creator Jesse Armstrong’s satire of the media world, Succession, returns to HBO this summer with a second season that manages to double down on the sharp wit of the first season. Offering a unique blend of humor and unnerving tension, this truly is one of the most intelligent shows on… Continue reading Review: Season Two Of SUCCESSION Is Ruthlessly Entertaining

Review: THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES Is Wickedly Funny

Adam Devine, Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson. Photo: Fred Norris/HBO.

The Righteous Gemstones, the newest TV show created by Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down), is a hilarious satire of the televangelist community. Featuring a phenomenal cast and chock full of laugh-out-loud moments, this has to be one of the funniest new shows to debut on television this season so far. This series follows a famous… Continue reading Review: THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES Is Wickedly Funny

Review: Season Three Of GLOW Wins By Points

Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Jackie Tohn, Ellen Wong, Gayle Rankin, Sydelle Noel, and Marianna Palka in season three of GLOW. Photo Credit: Ali Goldstein/Netflix.

Netflix’s GLOW, the highly acclaimed comedy series inspired by the 1980’s women’s professional wrestling promotion of the same name, is making its way back to the streamer this summer for a third season. Even though these ten new episodes never quite match the brilliance of the previous two batches, this still a welcome return to… Continue reading Review: Season Three Of GLOW Wins By Points

Review: THE MOVIES Offers A Cursory But Fascinating Look At Film History

The Movies, from executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, is CNN’s newest original documentary series that will explore the history of the film industry and some of the biggest movies to ever come out of Hollywood. Each episode explores an era of film history using clips, archive footage, interviews with prominent filmmakers, and commentary… Continue reading Review: THE MOVIES Offers A Cursory But Fascinating Look At Film History

Review: EUPHORIA Is One Of The Most Ambitious Shows On Television

Zendaya. Photo: Courtesy of HBO.

Euphoria, created by Sam Levinson (writer-director of Assassination Nation and son of Rain Man filmmaker Barry Levinson) is HBO’s newest boundary-pushing television show, and it pushes boundaries in ways we have never seen before. Adapted from an Israeli miniseries, the show follows a group of high schoolers exploring the worlds of drugs, sexuality, and violence.… Continue reading Review: EUPHORIA Is One Of The Most Ambitious Shows On Television

Review: JETT Doesn’t Reach Supersonic Levels

Carla Gugino, Giancarlo Esposito. Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg/CINEMAX.

Jett, written and directed by creator Sebastian Gutierrez (Elizabeth Harvest) in its entirety, is a perfect example of what can go wrong if you give a single person too much creative control over a series. Despite all of the hints of greatness, throughout the first five episodes, Gutierrez never seems to be able to get… Continue reading Review: JETT Doesn’t Reach Supersonic Levels