Category: Television Reviews

REVIEW: WandaVision – Episode 8 “Previously On”

If there were any doubts about WandaVision being an amazing show, “Previously On” sets them to rest, as it dispenses with the living-in-a-sitcom hook – while still centering on Wanda, as opposed to the reprieve of “We Interrupt This Program” – without feeling diminished. On the contrary,...

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REVIEW: Doom Patrol – Season 1 (2019)

It’s no secret that Warner Bros. and DC have struggled with their film universe and squandered much of the goodwill initially garnered by its TV counterpart. The films are hit-or-miss for me, and I skipped the TV shows mostly because of their sheer number. When I heard about Doom Patrol, I didn’...

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Season 1 Episode 2, “The Place You Return”

*SPOILERS* “The Place You Return” begins right where “Fingerprint” left off, with Anna being introduced to Lydia’s husband, Crosbie Wells. After gloating about his prospected gold bag, Crosbie treats Anna to the story of how he and Lydia met. Crosbie miraculously won the jackpot on Lydia...

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WandaVision – Episode 7 “Breaking the Fourth Wall”

WandaVision jumps to the modern sitcom era with “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” a leisurely paced episode that sets up the season’s final stretch. It lacks some of the punch from previous weeks – necessarily, due to the shifting status quo – but it makes up for that with laugh-out-loud lampoon...

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Season 1, Episode 1, “Fingerprint”

This Valentine’s Day, Starz began airing a BBC miniseries from last year called The Luminaries. Based on a novel of the same name by Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries takes place in New Zealand during the 1860 gold rush. Directed by Claire McCarthy, the series stars Eve Hewson, Eva Green, and Himesh ...

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REVIEW: WandaVision – Episode 6 “All-New Halloween Spooktacular”

After the big events of last week’s episode, WandaVision slows down a bit in “All-New Halloween Spooktacular,” choosing to use character interaction to fill in some blanks. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing else going on; the plot progresses, Vision has more to do than usual, and that endi...

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