It’s boring, kitschy and full of cliches that aren’t even executed well. It’s overly filtered, and the score matches the overdone aesthetic.

In this time of darkness, I remember how far TV and movies have come, and it gives me hope.

“Red Oaks”

“Red Oaks” as a concept is inherently incongruent if it’s not summertime at the country club.


The students who used disclaimers, I noticed, were exclusively women.


Despite one of the toughest weeks America’s had in recent history, “SNL” pulls through with a standout episode, reassuring audiences that it will be there to make us laugh as always.

“Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” is a lesson in building character dynamics and the importance of chemistry, even if the show takes a while to build the stars’s chemistry.


The half-hour sitcom captures characters rarely seen on television — single mothers, young girls and middle-aged and elderly women — and depicts them in such an authentic, thought-provoking light.

“The Crown”

This high-budget foray into historical drama is a new leap for Netflix, but it is, by most accounts, a complete success.


This past Saturday’s episode of “SNL” is the last before the polls open, and McKinnon and Baldwin broke character during the cold open as an appeal for voters to get to the polls.

“Chewing Gum”

It’s fascinating to see a potent mix of approaches that years earlier would have never been possible on TV.