Rectify – 2×05 “Act As If”

  “You’re about the loneliest person I’ve ever seen.” Personally, “Act As If” felt like one of Rectify’s strongest episodes in quite a while. That’s not to say that the rest of this season hasn’t been great (because it certainly has been), but the many emotional punches of this week’s episode were absolutely welcome. First…

The Strain – 1×01 “Night Zero”

  “Love is our grace. Love is our downfall.” The Strain’s pilot was pretty all over the place. And hey – I think that’s a good thing. The first twenty minutes of the episode looked ridiculously cheap. Performances seemed hammy. Most of the dialogue rattled emptily around. Creepy images and scares took the backseat to…

Fargo – 1×08 “The Heap”

“You deserve it, Lester. All good things you deserve.” Only two episodes remain before the season ends for FX’s fascinatingly experimental series, Fargo. Other shows might consider using this antepenultimate narrative position to dive right back into the action, anxious for its audience to find out just how our virtuous heroine Molly will outsmart the…

Silicon Valley – Looking Back on Season 1

“Release me, Richard. Release the Kraken.” || “I’m gonna do the presentation myself.” At the risk of starting every review on this site with a small dose of hyperbole, I’m going to go out on a limb and wager that Season 1 of HBO’s Silicon Valley potentially ranks as the most impressive and consistent debut comedy…

SXSW 2014: The Best 5 Films

Hey there – I’ve been mostly unable to watch new TV in the past month or two, and am now currently on a big catch-up, so I’ll hopefully be able to get back to doing new episode reviews very soon. In the meantime, I figured I’d talk a bit about the films I saw at…

Girls – 3×03 “She Said OK”

“She doesn’t even have the common courtesy to implode alone. All must go down with her.” Call it on-the-nose or heavy-handed if you want, but I would have nothing but a big grin on my face if I were to see the above quote plastered at the top of a Girls Season 3 poster. The…