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Friday, December 13, 2019

“Homecoming”: Amazon’s newest project is a showcase of the twisted nature of reality

Amazon’s latest foray into original content is a surreal experience. “Homecoming” follows the the life of Walter Cruz, a war veteran who attempts to re-enter civilian life by joining the titular “Homecoming” project. The...

“Happy Together” proves why the network sitcom formula needs to change

Who would have thought that after critical and box office success that was “Dunkirk”, Harry Styles’ next project was executive-producing a TV series that’s so unimaginative that we’ll all collectively add it to the...

“Violet Evergarden” is an emotional spectacle of the human spirit

“I want to know what ‘I love you’ means,” are the words spoken by Violet Evergarden in the first episode of Kyoto Animation’s newest project of the same name. The 13-episode series, which was...

“Stranger Things 2’”s got a lot on its mind, but its characters still rule

This article contains spoilers for “Stranger Things” season one. Nostalgia is a poor man’s way of romanticizing the past for cheap emotional resonance; in film, television, music, it’s pandering, bypassing a link with an audience...

“Arrow” season 5: Back from the brink of death

“Arrow” has been a bit of a mess lately. As the one show that brought forth The CW to mainstream success back in 2012, and cracked open the shell for consequential superhero shows to...

The Flash Season 3: The Scarlet Speedster is losing his charm

This article contains light spoilers Let’s get this straight: “The Flash” is a fun show. Its first season burst with excitement and confidence — a special kind of confidence that’s hard to come by in...

“Twin Peaks: The Return”

This article spoils major plot points of “Twin Peaks” seasons one and two. David Lynch and Mark Frost introduced “Twin Peaks” with a straightforward question that distanced itself from its 1990 soap-opera contemporaries: Who killed...

“Riverdale” Season 1: An engaging, but unusual teen drama

When “Riverdale” first premiered in late January of this year, the CW network had largely been infested with more action-oriented superhero shows — with the network pushing the likes of “Supergirl,” “The Flash,” “Arrow”...

“13 Reasons Why” is a gripping, unfiltered high school tale

Silence can be a powerful act. Perhaps fear resonates through your whole body as you struggle to find the right emotion to react to a specific event, so you stay silent. Or maybe you...

The potential of the “Iron Fist” stumbles in its execution

Netflix took a risk when it announced that it would be producing TV shows based on lesser-known Marvel properties such as “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” and that it would all...