BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS
There was promise in the premiere of “Freak Show:” a potentially terrifying concept, which called back to the cult classic “Freaks,” filled with opportunities for social reflection. But then the train got derailed, with never-ending unnecessary characters and subplots.
BY ADAM THEISEN
Jon Stewart never set out to make a point. When he took over “The Daily Show” from Craig Kilborn in 1999, he shifted the program’s focus toward more explicitly political satire, and Stewart has undoubtedly made an impact through the years on America’s current political climate.
BY KIM BATCHELOR
We are quickly reminded of the eerie feeling that no one is ever safe.
BY JACOB RICH
“Resident Evil” is a game that each generation of gamers should play. It’s still scary. It’s more beautiful than ever.
BY DREW MARON
“Parks and Recreation” has provided some of the funniest and most human moments of television of any genre in the last twenty years. It has made us laugh and cry — often at the same time — and it will be hard to say goodbye later this year. However, it’s also comforting to know that the beginning of the end was just as special as all that came before.
BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN
Many of the plot devices are worn and transparent, and the lines feel overly illustrative, leaving viewers annoyed at having explanations and superficial backstories thrust upon them.
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