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Killing Eve Review

Killing Eve

Late in the premiere episode of the BBC drama Killing Eve, there’s a scene that really sets the stage. Security agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) stands at a hospital bathroom sink as an assassin named Villanelle (Jodie Comer) walks in. Neither of them knows the occupation of...

Rise Review


NBC drama Friday Night Lights cast its spotlight on an authentic community that rallied around the football field in Dillon, Texas. That show captured the raw emotions of its characters, who were trying to find success in life and victory on the football field. Rise, which was...

Roseanne Review


Roseanne is the comedy reboot we didn’t know we needed. The show brings back the Conners, the middle class family whose experiences were fodder for great laughs in the hit ABC show, which ran from 1988 to 1997. The program’s new season shows that the world might have...

Station 19 Review

Station 19

Station 19, which premieres tonight on ABC, is the latest Shonda Rhimes production. Rhimes is the uber-successful executive who has produced the network’s Thursday night hits Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. Each of those shows celebrates their...

Homeland Season 7 Review

Homeland: Season 7

Homeland has always aimed for political relevancy. In its earliest seasons, the main character was haunted by the events of September 11th and our nation’s inability to prevent that terrorist attack. Now, in season 7, the show continues to offer timely and important stories...

Living Biblically Review

Living Biblically

“I’m a good man but I want to be great.” So states Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson), the main character on the new CBS comedy Living Biblically. The show’s title succinctly explains its premise. Chip, a film critic, decides to start living his life according to the Bible....

Queer Eye Review

Queer Eye

When Queer Eye for the Straight Guy premiered in 2003, it became a cultural phenomenon. The stylists became celebrities and the show became a huge ratings success. Now, 15 years later, the program’s concept has been revitalized and five new stylists have come onboard to change...