Category Archives: TV Reviews

TV Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 2

After the huge success of last year’s release of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the show’s second season was made available on Netflix early in April. The show follows the titular Kimmy Schmidt, a woman who spent her formative years locked in an underground bunker with three other women and the cultmaster who had kidnapped them, as she finds herself and adjusts to the modern world in New York City. Season two starts not with a bang, but with an “Eh…” The premiere episode, “Kimmy Goes Roller Skating”, feels less like a  season premiere than a continuation of the first season. Undoubtedly Netflix had binge watchers in mind during production, assuming that as the show continues, viewers will be watching these seasons in quick succession. However, the premiere fell short for those of us seeing season two for the first time, and I personally questioned whether it was worth continuing.
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TV Review: The X-Files, Season 10

After a fifteen year hiatus from TV, The X-Files returned for a six episode run in January. With this quick run, the new series managed to hit all the bases from the original show, though not always in the best ways.

One of The X-Files‘ greatest strengths has been the chemistry between the characters of Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Throughout the season, Duchovny and Anderson reprised flawless and mostly unchanged versions of their characters. The new episodes delved further into the relationship between the two agents, revealing that they had, for the most part, remained separate since the events of the season nine finale. Scully blames this on Duchovny’s depression, and erratic behavior based on his beliefs and doubts in the X-Files.

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TV Review: Wet Hot American Summer-First Day of Camp

The cult classic film, Wet Hot American Summer, has seen its reprise, only fourteen years after its release. On July 31, Netflix released its new series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. The series serves as a prequel to the 2001 film, which took place on the campers’ last day at Camp Firewood. The episodes emulate a typical camp schedule, beginning with the campers’ arrival, and continuing through meals, a camp musical, and a raunchy staff after-party. Continue reading TV Review: Wet Hot American Summer-First Day of Camp