American Woman

It has been 23 years since the world was first introduced to Alicia Silverstone as the plaid-clad, “as if” spouting star of the cult classic movie “Clueless.” Since then, she has largely kept out of the spotlight, every so often featuring in small screen and big screen productions that don’


The world envisioned by Marti Noxon’s new AMC series “Dietland” feels both frighteningly real and achingly distant. It’s a world filled with the usual indignities women are subject to — street harassment, body image issues, ageism.


Thanks to the recent widespread success of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the mainstream has come to be well versed in the slang, fashion trends and spirit of drag.

Arrested Development

When it was brought back to small screens everywhere in 2013, “Arrested Development” was the first major series to be revived by a streaming service. It was a big deal.


At risk of sounding nostalgic, I don’t know if there’s anything better in life than re-living a seemingly perfect memory.

C. B. Strike

The name J.K. Rowling conjures a few choice images. Rowling’s name will forever be associated with the great story of Harry Potter, and memories that stem from the various books, movies and even amusements parks based on the universe. The Harry Potter series made J.K.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

The jokes on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” come so quickly and so often that sometimes it’s easy to forget the weighty premise looming in the background: A kidnapping and assault victim is forced to come to terms with her trauma in a world that’s moved on without her.

13 Reasons Why

Few recent shows have caused as much controversy and sparked as many discussions as Netflix’s adaption of Jay Asher’s 2007 novel “13 Reasons Why.” It tackles a variety of topics from depression and sexual assault to bullying, while drawing criticism for what some believe to be its graphic depicti


Shows debuting on Starz often have the reputation of being dark, cinematic looks into some of the more undisclosed ways of life. From “Outlander” to “The Girlfriend Experience,” the network’s dramas commonly err on the side of risk and use unpredictability and suspense to their advantage.

Dear White People

With all of the noise surrounding Netflix originals like “Stranger Things” and “The Crown,” some of the streaming service's quality outputs can be overlooked. “Dear White People,” now in its second season, is one of those diamonds in the rough.