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10 Reasons You Should Be Watching ‘Younger’

Younger returns for Season 6 on June 12th at 10/9c on TV Land and we could not be more excited! For any of you who are living in a land of foolishness and aren’t yet watching the fun and flirty…

PTSD on TV: Calling BS on the Broken Soldier Trope

In real life, traumatic events blow up our lives, twist them inside out, and light them on fire. Traumatic moments are so horrifying and destructive that our bodies will often erase our memory of it or disassociate and let us…

10 TV Moments That Broke Our Hearts in 2018

2018 is solidly in the rearview mirror. Honestly, hallelujah! Now, from the safety of 2019, we can look back at those TV moments from 2018 that grabbed hold of our feels and cruelly twisted them until they bled. Beware of…

‘I Feel Bad’ 1×08 Review: Finally, I Feel Good!

Finally, I Feel Bad gives us a good episode! The freshman show reverts back to what worked in the pilot episode and even extends it a bit through the smart use of Lily and David as key characters. I Feel Bad…

‘I Feel Bad’ 1×06 Review: Emotional IQ Matters

At this point I Feel Bad is a joke. Not the funny kind that brings joy to viewers. The kind that leaves me shaking my head in frustration over what could have been. I Feel Bad 1×06 “I’m A Massive…

‘I Feel Bad’ 1×04 Review: I Feel Worse

I am legitimately sorry to say it, but I Feel Bad just got worse. Any show with the star power and talent of Jane Seymour, Debra Jo Rupp, AND Anna Maria Horsford at their disposal that wastes it on nerd…

‘I Feel Bad’ 1×03 Review: Hashtag Fail

I Feel Bad 1×03 “I Lie to My Kids” has little kernels of good comedy and writing, but right now, it is just BAD. The biggest mistake the show makes is continuing to emphasize the nerd bros, instead of Emet,…

‘I Feel Bad’ 1×01/1×02 Review: I Held In My Farts For Nothing

I Feel Bad‘s pilot episode “Pilot” feels real good. The freshman show’s second episode, “I Get Sick of Being Needed” gets better. I Feel Bad‘s protagonist Emet, played sleekly and energetically by Sarayu Blue, is a South Asian video game…

‘Younger’ 5×08 Review: The First Time

It was always going to be difficult (perhaps impossible) to live up to the expectation and anticipation of Charles and Liza’s first time sleeping together.  Younger 5×08 “The Bubble,” unsurprisingly misses the mark for me with the couple’s bedroom activities,…

‘Younger’ 5×07 Review: A Few of My Favorite Things

YODEL-AY-HEEHOO! Younger 5×07 “A Christmas Miracle” really is a MIRACULOUS episode! “A Christmas Miracle” is a snow flurry of my favorite things about Younger, including its ability to make a magical PG kiss just raunchy enough with the little booty…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×12 Review: Out of Eden

On the season’s penultimate episode, The Handmaid’s Tale 2×12 “Postpartum,” the narrative’s attention expands beyond June and Holly to include Eden, Emily, and Nick. It is a wise set-up as it provides some relief from the emotional hyper-focus on our…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×11 Review: I Tell, Therefore You Are

The Handmaid’s Tale 2×11 “Holly” is a cohesive story that can function as a stand-alone film. The tale of our hero June’s journey is an Emmy-worthy AND Oscar-worthy hour of television. I continue to be awestruck, astonished, and appalled by…

‘Younger’ 5×04 Review: Salty Pork Chops and Sweet Wine

Younger 5×04 “The Talented Mr. Ridley” balances the salty with the sweet but is still not satisfying enough to last the two weeks until the next episode. I’m hungry for more Younger! The Sweet Diana’s attempt to re-enter the dating scene…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×10 Review: Families Belong Together

I have to be honest, I have been avoiding this review. The parallels between the real world and the dystopian nightmare on The Handmaid’s Tale are often uncanny. But, on The Handmaid’s Tale 2×10 “The Last Ceremony,” the content with Hannah…

‘Younger’ 5×03 Review: The Heart of the Detour

Younger 5×03 “The End of the Tour” takes a pink highlighter and rests it on my most well-worn passages until it messily bleeds all over the words, then it rips out pages from my final chapters and crumples them up,…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×08 and 2×09 Review: Women Making it Work

The Handmaid’s Tale has always been about women. But Season 1 focuses almost entirely on the control men have over women. It shows us the extent and scope of the depravity visited on the bodies of women by Gilead’s oppressive…

‘Younger’ 5×01 and 5×02 Review: We Will Go Down with This Ship

Younger has made an egregious error with Season 5: The episodes are TOO DANG SHORT! Thirty minutes isn’t nearly enough time with these fantastic characters and relationships. I DREAD seeing “Darren Star” pop up on my screen because it means I have…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×07 Review: A Requiem

After each episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, I am sure that the stunning visual and musical imagery, poetry in the form of a television episode, cannot be topped. Then I watch the next episode. The Handmaid’s Tale 2×07 “After” once…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Review 2×06: ‘First Blood’ Blows Us All Away

The Handmaid’s Tale 2×06 “First Blood” balances the morose and horrifying world of Gilead with the Waterford household’s flirty rebellion to create the strongest character-focused episode of the season. The examination of power and family is breathtaking as always. The…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×05 Review: Bloodbath

Hope – a tiny, whispered seedling of hope – emerges from The Handmaid’s Tale 2×05 “Seeds,” in its final breaths. The episode is another stunning depiction of the impacts of oppression under a repressive theocratic regime. “Seeds,” like “Other Women,”…

The Handmaid’s Tale 2×04 Review: My Bad

Just when I think I have learned the outer bounds of torture, The Handmaid’s Tale 2×04 “Other Women” steps in to remind me that when it comes to suffering, the sky is the limit. “Other Women” zooms in on June’s,…