Boardwalk Empire – The Final Season

“What’s the sense in looking back? It never does any good.” As we creep toward the finish line (let’s be honest, this isn’t a highly-adrenalized race to the finish like Breaking Bad) of the peculiar series that is HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, I find myself begging creator Terrence Winter to take the advice of his own…

The Leftovers – 1×08 “Cairo”

“Go to the truck and close your eyes… cause I need to talk to the other guy.” By the climax of “Cairo,” I can’t say I was quite as shocked by the revelation of the Guilty Remnant’s motivation as Max Richter’s soaring score evidently wanted me to be. After all, what has made The Leftovers…

The Leftovers – 1×06 “Guest”

*Note* This episode of The Leftovers aired 10 days before this episode review was posted. I’m currently working my way through summer shows I’ve been behind on for the past month, and writing about the episodes that really make a strong impression on me. I’m basically working at my own pace, so a lot of these will be…

The Leftovers – 1×05 “Gladys”

  *Note* This episode of The Leftovers aired 17 days before this episode review was posted. I’m currently working my way through summer shows I’ve been behind on for the past month, and writing about the episodes that really make a strong impression on me. I’m basically working at my own pace, so a lot of these will…

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…

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…

Top 10 TV of 2013 – Part Two (#1 – #5)

5. Eastbound & Down I spent the end of the summer binge-watching HBO’s Eastbound & Down, and upon finishing, was moderately glad that I was caught up in time for the final season. When a friend asked how the show was halfway through the season, I surprised both them and myself by simply blurting out,…

Top 10 TV of 2013 – Part One (#6 – #10)

Shows Whose Seasons I Missed This Year: The Americans, Orange Is the New Black, Legit, Wilfred Honorable Mentions: Justified, Archer, Parks and Recreation, Girls Special Mention: 30 Rock’s seventh and final season would’ve likely earned a spot on my Top 10 list, but it felt inappropriate to include it with the Best of 2013 seeing…

Treme – 4×02 “This City”

“Oh no, sir. It is no consolation at all.” These words find themselves staggering out of the mouth of a devastated and heartbroken Antoine Batiste, but I’ll go ahead and take them for myself as well. To anyone who has the mindset of “Hey, it’s a bummer that Treme won’t be around after the end…