Category Archives: TV

Review: Crashing (Season 1, Episode 1)

The name Pete Holmes might not ring any bells with people on the outskirts of the New York stand-up circuit but his act certainly resonated with the prolific Fred Decorvoda of comedy, Judd Apatow. When Pete (as a veiled version of … Continue reading

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Review: Big Little Lies (Season 1, Episode 1)

Jean-Marc Vallee is a unique observer of slice-of-life Americana since he brings the baggage of a French heritage. He makes the familiar peccadillos of small-town USA into expressionistic cries (e.g. The bleary, visually muddy view of the red-and-white police squad … Continue reading

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Review: Legion (Season 1, Episode 1)

Noah Hawley doesn’t adhere to the Marvel universe that we’ve all been accustomed to from the various cinematic endeavors. Instead he crafts Legion as a coming-of-age yarn about a nonconformist youth. The visual wonder of David Haller’s (Dan Stevens) aging … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 277 – John Hurt and Miguel Ferrer

2017 recently saw the passing of a legend of cinema, as John Hurt has died. Hurt’s voice and appearance were so iconic, and yet he was also able to slip into any role with ease. He was at once distinctive … Continue reading

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Review: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1, Episode 1)

I, for one, was a casual fan of the film adaptation of the same name. Jim Carrey was capably madcap to be a chameleon thespian and the yarn was suitably morose and devilishly dark. The TV series aim to correct … Continue reading

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Review: Taboo (Season 1, Episode 1)

Sweep and grandeur is not something producer Ridley Scott is lacking in his production. Therefore, going into Taboo somewhat cold, I knew the overall scope of this miniseries would be unparalleled. Plus, he coaxed the notoriously selective Tom Hardy into … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Season 2)

After a very groovy first season, we’re back with Ash and his ‘Ghostbeaters’ for Season 2. Evil Dead fans got what they wanted last year, with Ash back to his chainsaw-wielding habits, slicing up hilariously over-the-top new deadites spun from … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Jerry Seinfeld talks about sex with Dr. Ruth (1986)

I wish I had more context for this clip, but here it is! In 1986, back when he was just a stand-up comic, Jerry Seinfeld appeared on Dr. Ruth’s show to discuss sex and relationships. I find it pretty funny … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 268 – Halloween Special 2016

After a lengthy hiatus due to technical issues, Shouts From the Back Row returns with our annual Halloween episode! As is the tradition, Gill, Robin, and TK have each selected a horror movie that their fellow podcasters hadn’t seen before. … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Star Trek – Enterprise (2001-2005)

Enterprise. That word will forever be synonymous with Star Trek, so it was the perfect title for this prequel series. Taking place nearly 100 years before Captain Kirk’s time, many “firsts” happen on this show, setting up the mythology we’ve … Continue reading

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