‘Briarpatch’ 1×10 Review: “Felicity”

I’ll give Briarpatch 1×10 “Felicity” this, it really, really tries. It tries harder than any other episode of this show has tried. It just doesn’t deliver, mostly because there’s no payoff, there’s no emotional connection, there’s nothing. There are just…

‘Briarpatch’ 1×09 Review: “Game Theory and Mescaline”

Briarpatch 1×09 “Game Theory and Mescaline” stays more or less at the level of last episode, which was, by far, the best in the series – not that this distinction is very hard to earn. The problem is that it…

‘Briarpatch’ 1×08 Review: “Most Likely to Succeed”

To be honest, I’d been waiting for an episode like Briarpatch 1×08 “Most Likely to Succeed” since, well, since Briarpatch first started. There are many things the show set up that they could have developed better, none more important than…

‘Briarpatch’ 1×07 Review: “Butterscotch”

Whatever it is I’ve been waiting for as Briarpatch gets closer to the end of the season, Briarpatch 1×07 “Butterscotch” doesn’t deliver. In fact, it doesn’t even come close. Instead, even as this show gives us some answers, it continues…

‘Briarpatch’ 1×06 Review: “The Most Sinful Mf-er Alive”

The more Briarpatch I watch, the more it’s supposed to make sense. Except, the more Briapatch I watch, the least sense the ways they’re trying to make it all make sense end up actually, you know, making sense. That’s pretty…

‘Briarpatch’ 1×05 Review: “Behind God’s Back”

I wish I could say Briarpatch was getting better, but Briarpatch 1×05 “Behind God’s Back” is just more of the same confusing, wannabe edgy narrative that makes it very, very hard to actually connect to anyone. At least till the…

‘Briarpatch’ 1×04 Review: “Breadknife Weather”

Briarpatch 1×04 “Breadknife Weather” is the same brand of confusing as the last episode, as the show itself has become. Something is supposedly going on – many somethings. People are crooked, some extra crooked, but not Allegra, no. She’s the…

‘Briarpatch’ 1×02 Review: What’s This About Again?

Briatpatch’s second episode, entitled “Snap, Crackle, Pop” is more confusing and less interesting than “First Time in Saint Disgrace” – at least, until the final few moments. But how am I stop watching now when the show ended like that?…

‘Briarpatch’ 1×01 Review: Where’s The Tiger?

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from Briarpatch’s pilot, officially titled “First Time in Saint Disgrace,” or from the series in general. What I do know is I didn’t expect this episode to revolve around escaped zoo animals. What…

Tracy Ifeachor Talks Tara’s Journey on Treadstone

Tracy Ifeachor is uniquely cognizant of what it means to play Tara Colman in the current political climate. An investigative journalist who’s unraveling what’s going on with a secret government project that many people would kill to protect? Might not…

EXCLUSIVE: Gabrielle Scharnitzky talks Petra and ‘Treadstone’

For Gabrielle Scharnitzky, playing Petra means a lot. It isn’t just because she knew the source material before taking the role on Treadstone, or even because Hollywood’s ageism issue makes it so that roles like Petra are few and far…

‘Pearson’ Cancelled at USA And We’re Angry

 The hits just keep on coming. This time, with Pearson. We’ll be the first to say the first season of Pearson was uneven – too much Bobby Novak at times, too much setup in general – but the show, like…

‘Pearson’ 1×10 Review: I’m Done Being Your Errand Girl

Pearson ends season one in a supremely high SEE OMG WHAT IS JUST HAPPENING WAIT DID IT END THERE note, with an episode aptly titled “The Fixer,” and let me start this review by taking a moment to say: I…

‘Suits’ 9×09 Review: The Beginning of the End

“Thunder Away” isn’t really a stand-alone episode, so it’s hard to think of it as such, or review it as if it were just one story-line with a clear beginning, middle, and end. “Thunder Away” is the beginning of the…

‘Pearson’ 1×09 Review: How to Change the World

As Pearson’s “The Rival” so clearly showed us, it’s awfully hard to change the world. In fact, sometimes, it feels almost impossible. Especially coming from the place Angela is coming from, a place of being beaten down so many times,…

‘Suits’ 9×08 Review: Life Comes at You Fast

This was a hard episode of Suits to watch, and an even harder one to review. There was, of course, the tension of a very well executed story-line, as “Prisoner’s dilemma” brought us back to Mike’s time in jail, and…

‘Pearson’ 1×08 Review: Why Representation Matters

I’ve talked about this subject plenty of times before. Some of you might say I’ve talked about this subject too many times, that I need to find a new soapbox, and if you’re one of those, then I’m sorry, because…

‘Suits’ 9×07 Review: Who We Are

Suits goes deep into the question of who exactly Harvey, Samantha and even Louis are, as “Scenic Route” moves the show along the path to a conclusion we’re not exactly sure we want anymore. But then again, they always say…

‘Pearson’ 1×07 Review: The Biggest, Baddest Operator Around

Pearson turns a definite corner in “The Immigration Lawyer,” not in regards to Jessica – the only part of the show that’s always worked – or even in regards to other characters, who sometimes work by themselves, but almost always…

‘Pearson’ 1×06 Review: Same old, Same old

At some point, Pearson is going to have to make a choice. For me, right now, after “The Donor,” that choice is clear: Dump Bobby Novak. And I don’t even mean dump him completely as in fire the actor, he…

‘Suits’ 9×06 Review: Whatever it Takes, like the Avengers

Family is… well, complicated. You love your family, after all. And your love isn’t conditioned to what they do or how they behave. You just love them. Even when they’re being stupid, even when they’re deliberately obtuse.  Even when they…