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Hannibal: “And the Woman Clothed with the Sun” Review

Warning: The following review is filled with spoilers. Hannibal has brought back Abigail Hobbs back to the show/from the dead so many times that you feel like it should start getting stale, but every time Kacey Rohl shows up on screen, she elevates the entire episode. I enjoyed Will’s delusion of Abigail introducing him back… Read more »

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Hannibal: “The Great Red Dragon” Review

  Warning: The following review contains spoilers.   The opening moments of “The Great Red Dragon” reminded me of one of the best scenes in Freaks and Geeks, where we watch Bill do mundane tasks like make a sandwich and laugh at a stand up on TV, and just by seeing how he is when… Read more »

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BoJack Horseman: Season 2 Review

Note: this review contains (obvious) spoilers about season two of BoJack Horseman. BoJack Horseman navigates multiple characters battling extreme depression, including an alcoholic, washed-up celebrity, a discontent writer who wants her life to feel more complete, and a man whose best friend can never seem to acknowledge his accomplishments. It’s odd, then, that it’s also an… Read more »

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Hannibal: “Secondo” Review

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers. During the first and second seasons of Hannibal, the cases of the week were entertaining ways of letting great directors paint grotesque-yet-beautiful pictures while giving Fuller and co. an opportunity to let their various players muse on life and death. From totem of bodies, to mushroom people, to sewed… Read more »

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Hannibal: “Primavera” Review

NOTE: The following review contains spoilers.   Hannibal has never been a show with a large, sprawling cast. But the decision to make the first two episodes character studies that are confined to Bedelia and Will, with Hannibal orbiting around them influencing their every move, still feels like an incredibly bold decision. We’re two episodes… Read more »

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Hannibal: “Antipasto” Review

NOTE: The following review contains spoilers. Read further at your own discretion. In one of the final scenes of Hannibal’s fantastic season opener, Hannibal turns to Bedelia and asks if she is observing or participating. Hannibal sort of mocks her after she says she’s just observing, but there’s a bit of an irony here. Throughout… Read more »

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David Letterman: A Late Night Legend

Note: this article is featured on Luminary Daily. My generation, full of twenty-somethings in a digital age, often connect most with late-night hosts whose names start with Jimmy or Conan. Jimmy Fallon’s segments always seem to go viral, Jimmy Kimmel always has major celebrities come onto his show after sporting events or awards shows, and… Read more »

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Daredevil: Why Matt vs Foggy Fizzles

WARNING: Spoilers for the first season of Daredevil follow. Like, literally this entire essay is a spoiler. Read further at your own discretion. The first season of Daredevil did a whole lot of things right. It cast right. It knew how to build up the reveal of Wilson Fisk. It knew how to build up… Read more »

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The Americans: “Walter Taffet” Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers. “Walter Taffet” was Noah Emmerich’s directorial debut, but you sure as hell wouldn’t know that from watching the episode. The entire third season of The Americans has been incredibly cinematic, and Emmerich continued to bring it for the show. The ending abduction alone would be enough to earn Emmerich… Read more »

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The Americans: “Born Again” Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers. Season two of “The Americans” often moved like a freight train. Right from the beginning the stakes were set and clear, and both Philip, Elizabeth, and the center were on the same side, trying to accomplish the same thing. It was riveting, tense television week in and week out…. Read more »