Though Mars has returned to Neptune, the fifteen years that have passed never get their glory, and in turn, neither does she. Instead, the season falls flat in building a world that makes sense for the present day, holding onto the tropes of its previous iterations in hopes that the audience won’t notice the holes in between.


There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a show asking its audience to challenge themselves morally. However, I take offense when a show makes it abundantly obvious how it wants its audience to feel.

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No TV show addresses pain in all its forms quite like HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” In fact, deep physical and emotional distress plays such a large part in the show that it’s almost its own character.


Season 2 is glorious. It’s devastating. It’s heartwarming. It’s cruel. All of this is true of its first season as well, but season 2 somehow finds a way to magnify its greatness in what could only be described as a colossal improvement.


Despite the countless positives associated with the recent surge in representation within our media landscape, it is easy to be lulled into a false sense of accomplishment.


“Seau,” a new “30 for 30” documentary from ESPN, follows the tragic undoing of the charismatic linebacker, whose suicide in 2012 ignited a long-overdue national conversation about the likelihood of football players to suffer chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease.


For better or for worse, “Game of Thrones” is a markedly different show than it was four or five seasons ago.

"Killing Eve"

The scheming and manipulating, of course, is at the heart of “Killing Eve.” At surface-level, the show is a kind of mindless, stylish caper. But really, it’s so much more: a meditation on the female psyche, a study in power and vulnerability, an open question about what a woman can or should do to get ahead.


Though not only for theater nerds, the FX miniseries “Fosse/Verdon” requires a bit more background than usual to appreciate the story it tells.


On TV, the most common narrative arc for disabled people is their constant internal conflict and attempt to fit into society. While Ryan experiences this as well, the show delves deeper into the complexities of how being disabled doesn’t give you a free pass to treat other humans as lesser.