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08 March 2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window

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The third story in A Series of Unfortunate Events is “The Wide Window” and it’s…fine. It is good at points, but never achieves any greatness. The pacing problems from “The …

26 February 2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room

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A Series of Unfortunate Events continues to delight with “The Reptile Room”. While this adaptation of the second book of the series was fun, some pacing issues and gaps in …

02 February 2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning

By // TV

Other than Harry Potter, if there was a book series that dominated my childhood, it would have to be A Series of Unfortunate Events. The stories follow the Baudelaire orphans …

01 January 2017

The 2016 MyTV Award Nominees

By // TV

Television continues to outdo itself in terms of quality and, let’s be honest, quantity. We were treated with incredible show after incredible show this year. Some were new, some were …

25 November 2016

Must-See: The Handmaiden

By // Cinema

The Handmaiden is a tautly executed new thriller from Park Chan-wook.* Set in Japanese-occupied Korea, it tells the story of Sook-hee, a young woman who is hired to serve Lady …

14 October 2016

The Good Place Chapters 1-3

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The Good Place is an apt name for NBC’s new sitcom. The Great Place would a little too enthusiastic, but it’s certainly better than The So-So place. The Good Place …

23 September 2016

Season Four Premiere: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Since its premiere, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has consistently been one of the best ensemble comedies on network TV. Which made its decision to start Season 4 focusing on only two of …

25 June 2016

RIP Penny Dreadful

By // TV

Is it better for a show to announce it’s ending as far in as advance as it can so fans have time to come to terms with their impending loss? …

01 June 2016

Penny Dreadful: A Blade of Grass vs the World

By // TV

In the past two weeks, Penny Dreadful had one of its strongest episodes to date, and one of its weakest ones. “A Blade of Grass” was pure artistry, while “This …

18 May 2016

Penny Dreadful: Good and Evil Braided Be

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After the dramatic reveal at the end of last week’s “Predators Far and Near”, you could be forgiven for thinking Penny Dreadful might take it easy this week. There were …

12 May 2016

Penny Dreadful: Season 3 So Far

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Penny Dreadful is back, and it was worth the wait. The first two episodes of Season 3 expanded the show’s universe with new locations, and teased of new horrors to …

30 April 2016

The Night Manager

By // TV

The Night Manager is a stylish new thriller based on the 1993 John le Carre novel of the same name. The Night Manager has been updated to a modern setting, …

17 April 2016

Scarlett, Strange & Schmidt: Asians in Hollywood

By // TV

It’s been a very uncomfortable week for me as an Asian-American media consumer. It started Tuesday, with the new Doctor Strange trailer, continued Thursday as stills of Scarlett Johansson in …

31 March 2016

The 2015 MyTV Award Winners

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Before we announce the winners of the 9th annual MyTV Awards, check out the list of all the nominees. We’re in peak TV now, it’s impossible to keep up, but …