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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, “Payback” review

Honestly, I had trouble figuring out what to say in this review. “Payback” is a low-key episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” one that I doubt I’ll remember in the months to come. While “Beach House”...

“Orphan Black: Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion” Review

I watched the first season of “Orphan Black” in reruns on BBC America, and while I didn’t know everything that was going to happen, I already knew a lot of things. I heard about...

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...

“Orphan Black: To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings” Review

“To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings” opens on what was for me the best part of the episode — the Helena and Sarah (both played by Tatiana Maslany) road trip. I wouldn’t have complained...

“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...

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...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “USPIS” Review

Even though it’s been consistently funny, this season of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has been up-and-down for me in terms of enjoyment. Luckily, “USPIS” is an upswing. It’s an episode that’s funny, but since that humor...

“Community: GI Jeff” Review

Going into “G.I. Jeff” this week, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Pictures had been circling the Internet of the characters in their G.I. Joe forms, but that didn’t mean much to me....

“Community: VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing” Review

By far, the best part of “VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing” was the Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi) plotline. With Troy gone, Annie and Abed are in need of a roommate to...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Halloween II” Review

It’s strange to me that two things I consistently like — Halloween and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — just don’t seem to mix well together. Usually, I look forward to Halloween-themed episodes, but after “Halloween II,”...