Monday, November 2, 2020 - 12:42pm

The elements that make an excellent psychological thriller are subjective, but “The Undoing,” an adaptation of the novel “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, is guaranteed to meet your expectations. The pilot opens with the soft, smooth jazz of “Dream A Little Dream of Me” and a montage of children innocently playing in the opening credits. “The Undoing” has a way of captivating its viewers with its strong elements of mystery and compelling themes.

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 6:01pm

In the 2004 romantic comedy zombie movie “Shaun of the Dead,” Cornetto ice cream was written as a hangover cure for Nick Frost’s character. As a result, Cornetto sent both co-stars Nick Frost and Simon Pegg free ice cream. When they returned to work with the same director (Edgar Wright) for the 2007 cop comedy “Hot Fuzz,” they made sure to include a reference to Cornetto again, in hopes of receiving more ice cream.

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 6:00pm

However you felt about the first season of Disney+’s “The Mandalorian,” you can expect to feel pretty much the same about Season 2, if the premiere is any indication of what’s to come. The first episode’s compact, standalone plot is as thrilling as it is predictable and suggests that the second season will likely parallel the first in pacing and design. 

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 5:58pm

Last night during my daily mindless scroll through Instagram, my attention was suddenly grabbed by a flyer advertising a fundraising performance posted by Max Greenfield (who I know as Schmidt from “New Girl,” but has most recently played Lonnie in “Hoops.”) The performance, featuring Max himself as well as Tony Hale (“Woke”), Jason Mantzoukas (“Close Enough”), Stephanie Beatriz (“Brooklyn 99”) and Oscar Nunez (“Mr. Iglesias”), just to name a few, was featured on Oct. 27, 2020 to support a national nonprofit called Young Storytellers.

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 4:57pm


The very word bears nightmarish images of crossfit and forced veganism. “Liberals, snowflakes, unpatriotic.” There may be no generation in history that has faced as much scrutiny and hatred as Millennials. 

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 4:50pm

“United we stand, divided they catch us one by one,” a quote from José Sarria, the first openly gay American political activist opens the pilot episode. Directed by Stephen Kijak and Kimberly Reed and narrated by the oh-so-feisty Billy Porter, “Equal” delivers compelling insight into the history of oppression in the LGBTQ+ community. 

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 4:48pm

“It’s foolish to run the risk of going mad for vanity’s sake,” says former Kentucky chess champion Harry Beltik (Harry Melling, “The Devil All The Time”) in director Scott Frank’s riveting new drama “The Queen’s Gambit.” This quote hints at the price one pays on the journey to be the best and the dangers of the reckless hyperfixation required of all those worthy of the title “genius.” No one seems more familiar with the costs than Elizabeth “Beth” Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Witch”), an orphan-turned-child-chess-prodigy during the height of the Cold War. 

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 4:47pm

In all of its classic, aggressively ’80s glory, ABC’s “The Goldbergs” returned for its eighth season this past Wednesday. With Beverly’s (Wendi McLendon-Covey, “Crossing Swords”) usual antics, her childrens’ comedic rebellion and a heartwarming and cheesy understanding of the importance of family to conclude, the Season 8 premiere was a typical “Goldbergs” episode at best.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 5:55pm

If you are looking for certainty, there's at least one thing you can count on: a new episode of “The Bachelorette” every week until Clare Crawley, this season’s Bachelorette, finds love. 

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:28pm

Netflix’s new teen drama “Grand Army” closes off its action-packed pilot with this simple yet telling phrase typed across the screen: “I’m going to teach you things you’ll never forget.” Following a slew of New York City high schoolers, “Grand Army” shares diverse perspectives on the public school system and the general experience of being a teenager.