Does provide a wholly new viewing experience? No — but “The Kardashians” provides a much-needed dose of slightly ridiculous, completely unrelatable, and genuinely fun escapist television.
Above all, the mediocrity of the finale feels like a betrayal to the bold, unapologetic nature of the series.
Such a shift in the status quo is simply unprecedented in the industry, and while it surely has its disadvantages, Joby Harold, for one, appreciates what it’s done for story possibilities.
This gripping science fiction thriller is one of television’s most ingenious, visually stunning, and well-rounded new series.
Despite its initial impulse to frustrate simplistic gender dynamics, “Fishbowl Wives” eventually returns to them.
Even in its lulls, “Outlander” is impossible to stop watching — Still, it would benefit from further exploration of its many characters’ deep traumas.
This new episode, however, marks a considerable shift in tone and delivery, using horror to much more overtly thrust ideas of race onto the audience.
Its willingness to lean into ambiguity, though, is its best decision, and Oscar Isaac delivers a convincing combination of surprise, craze, and fright in Steven’s expressions.
“There is a curse in my blood”: 'Pachinko' is a Fascinating Exploration of Endurance, Family, and Time
With strong visuals and audio, “Pachinko”’s premiere is an enticing look into the sprawling history of Sunja’s family and the lasting desire within them to endure and obtain joy.
Overall, the show struggles to balance genre and structure: Is it an anthology of self-contained love stories, or a romantic period drama centering on one family? “Bridgerton” doesn’t know.
Season one of “Human Resources” nimbly straddles the lines between crass humor and surprisingly touching, nuanced explorations of human emotion.
In the end, however, “The Tourist” never actually falls to its shortcomings, buoyed by brilliant comedy and an exceptional performance from Dornan.
“The Thing About Pam” appears to capitalize on a current uptick in true crime mass media. But while the show is full of intrigue, the visual aspects of its production falter.
Enough of the duo’s familiar, alluring bad habits peek through their good girl/bad girl facades to make the episode interesting — hopefully promising a return to the women’s obsessive dynamic that warrants sticking with the final season.
Like any story about scams of such a large magnitude, there is something intrinsically fascinating about untangling the web of lies that will keep viewers engaged regardless of the series’ cheesy moments.
With its wide range of subject matters, the episode might benefit someone with little knowledge of racism. However, its lack of depth renders it inconsequential in the greater context of antiracist media.
In keeping with her usual comedic style, Wong ties her set together with one overarching idea. Tonight's theme? How badly Wong wants to cheat on her husband.
The premiere of season four showcases the characters and family dynamics fans have grown to love, but stumbles when it comes to delivering comedy beyond mere caricature.
‘Peacemaker’ Season One Finale Review: ‘It’s Cow or Never’ Boasts a Barnyard of Great Character Moments
While Adebayo’s burgeoning confidence fully comes to fruition in the season finale, it’s interesting to see that the brash-on-the-surface Peacemaker is as vulnerable as ever, and hence that he is perhaps not “made for this sh*t.”
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Review: Disney’s Latest ‘Star Wars’ Story Touts Some Impressive Chapters, But Loses Focus of its Greater Narrative
It’s ultimately disappointing, then, to see that this narrative falls far short of what it could have been, and to realize that this didn’t only happen by chance — rather, it was a creative choice.