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Monday, August 19, 2019

“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”...

“The Flash: Family of Rogues”

The second season of CW’s “The Flash” opened up with a bang and introduced many new possibilities for the show and its universe. But with that said, the thrilling narrative of Jay Garrick, Zoom...

“Arrow” misses its target

The CW network has been on a streak of new and emerging hit shows that have brought new audiences to its television network with the emergence of action-oriented superhero-themed shows. The superhero genre that...

Riverdale presents gritty rendering of Archie Comics

Back in the 1940s, Archie Comics debuted the happy-go-lucky teenage adventures of Archie Andrews and his friends as they live through high school life in their town of Riverdale. It was a colorful, innocent...

“Community: Basic Story” Review

It’s interesting to me that in a season with only 13 episodes, “Community” would choose to use two of them as the finale. While the premiere was also an hour long, those episodes weren’t...

“Orphan Black: Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” Review

Canadian show “Orphan Black” had a fabulous freshman season, garnering award nominations and wins in both the U.S. and Canada. This included a Golden Globe nomination for lead actress Tatiana Maslany, which I was...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Jake and Sophia” Review

This week’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” reminded me why in spite of my recent misgivings over the show’s seeming lack of interest in character development I ultimately trust these writers. “Jake and Sophia” could have been...

“Daredevil” dares to challenge the superhero film

Netflix has solidified itself as one of the best generators of original programming, rivalling the likes of modern powerhouses like AMC and HBO. No longer must cord-cutters leave their rooms to join their family...

“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...

“Community: Cooperative Polygraphy” Review

Thankfully, “Cooperative Polygraphy” addressed a few of the concerns I’ve had with this season of “Community” so far, namely the splitting of the group and the lack of emotional connection. This episode was a...