Kelly Bedard

That’s it, the network TV season is over. I would ask how you felt about it but, let’s be honest, you don’t watch network TV anymore. You watch Game of Thrones and, if you’re really cool, you maybe downloaded Horace & Pete (if you haven’t, you should). You’re a young, busy, hip person; you don’t […]

  Kelly Bedard

That’s it, the network TV season is over. I would ask how you felt about it but, let’s be honest, you don’t watch network TV anymore. You watch Game of Thrones and, if you’re really cool, you maybe downloaded Horace & Pete (if you haven’t, you should). You’re a young, busy, hip person; you don’t […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I don’t think there are enough words in the English language to design how revolutionary watching Grace and Frankie can feel. There are actual honest to God sexy sex scenes featuring septuagenarians. Septuagenarian WOMEN. There are long conversations about vagina lubricant and feeling invisible after 50 and the difference between alzheimers and normal 70 year […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

The worst time of year for me will always be Finale Season because all my shows are leaving me for at least four months. To make it worse, it coincides with summer, which most people enjoy, but without my shows, I run out of excuses to stay inside indefinitely. Hitting me particularly hard this year […]

  Kelly Bedard

I was a season one Girls hater, for all the reasons why so many people stopped watching Girls after that zeitgeist-busting debut. When I try to explain to one of said people why modern day Girls is not only worth returning to but might just be one of the greatest televisual creations available to the […]

  Kelly Bedard

The second season of this wacky medieval musical came as a surprise to everyone, most of all the show’s creators who proceeded to pepper those unexpected 10 episodes with references to the fact that they assumed they were dead before being quite randomly revived (at one point they literally killed their title character and brought […]

  Kelly Bedard

My relationship to reality TV is uneven. I’m fanatical about Survivor, grumpily fanatical about Big Brother and the Bachelorette, passively loyal to So You Think You Can Dance, and sporadically interested in American Idol and Dancing with the Stars (there was a Backstreet Boy on this season! I couldn’t not watch). I long ago gave […]

  Kelly Bedard

I know everybody’s really into the UK 6-episode TV model but there is no world in which I’m happy that Together, BBC3’s charming, strange, hilarious, heartwarming little gem lasted a total of, what, Two Hours once you factor in commercials? Why not just make a film and be done with it? I wanted to live […]

  Kelly Bedard

The ten-episode first season of the new TVLand sitcom Impastor sped by with the unmistakeable momentum of a pretty good show in the late weeks of summer. It was consistently fun but never really great, bolstered by a strong cast and a definite lack of competition. A strange tonal mix of Stars Hollow-esque small town […]

  Kelly Bedard

We’re in the exact opposite position from last year at this time. Poised, again, at the precipice of a new season of Survivor and facing the final days of Big Brother, we’re this time saying goodbye to a season we far-from-loved (in contrast to BB16, which topped our all-time season rankings) and looking forward to […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m not sure why I stuck with the thoroughly mediocre TVLand sitcom The Exes through its entire four-season run. Maybe it was loyalty to Donald Faison despite the broad race and “player” jokes that formed the entire basis of his sports agent character Phil. Maybe it was the fact that I found David Alan Basche’s […]

  Saiya Floyd

It’s done- Bryan Fuller’s beautiful and haunting Hannibal. There’s been time to watch, rewatch, and rewatch again. There’s been time to reflect – to digest, if you will. (I’m not even going to pretend to be sorry about that. As far as I know, this is my last Hannibal review, and when will I next […]

  Kelly Bedard

I understand the complaint; the formula is exhausting. A rag tag team- each with a complementary special ability- forms a makeshift family as they solve a new crime and/or crisis every week. At this point, said formula fills up the vast majority of network primetime programming. I usually ignore the entire slate of these shows, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Two shows hit TV this year that had a lot to say about Millenials. Both of these shows have creators and lead characters who reside firmly in Generation X, they just have thoughts and feelings about the younger folk that they really needed to share. The more annoying of the two is Happyish, a whiney […]

  Kelly Bedard

Summer is weird. As we await the September coming of the latest in big commercial “must-see TV”, our airwaves fill with guilty pleasure reality (Big Brother, Bachelor in Paradise), niche prestige fare (Hannibal) and strange new stuff the executives aren’t quite sure about (did anyone watch Wayward Pines? What was that?). And also the burn pile. […]

  Kelly Bedard

Cable half hour comedy is killing it lately. I’d go so far as to say that it’s the strongest sector of the modern television landscape when you combine the fantastic content on FX and FXX (Always Sunny, The League, Archer, Louie, The Comedians, You’re the Worst), Showtime (Episodes, the recently ended Nurse Jackie), and even […]

  Kelly Bedard

So it turns out, this Stephanie Savage ABC drama was commissioned as a limited series, scheduled to wrap up in the span of its 10 episode run, making Thursday’s finale the end of the road for the Mercury Seven. While I think the limited timeline rushed the story far more than was helpful (nearly 10 […]

  Robin Lempel

I’ve been obsessed with Wet Hot American Summer for years. It just gets me, and it only gets better the more you watch it. So I freaked out when I heard that they were making a prequel. And Netflix’s eight-episode prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp did not disappoint. Yes, it was […]

  Kelly Bedard

Canada’s best mainstream TV drama is yet to be renewed for a 7th season as it concludes its 6th (11 episodes that were originally ordered as part of a 22-episode fifth season but were later separated to air a year). The writers were clearly prepared for the possibility that this is the end- every single […]

  Robin Lempel

OK. I just finished season three of Orange Is The New Black (“Don’t Make Me Come Back There” and “Trust No Bitch.”) and I have so many feelings. Will Stella come back? How could they do that to Sophia? So, first of all, Daya finally went into labor in “Don’t Make Me Come Back There.” […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

Jane the Virgin wrapped up its freshman season this week with a one, two, three… actually, I’ve lost count of how many twists ended up in “Chapter Twenty-Two.” Despite its less-than-strategic title, this show is one of the greats, with the finale making me cry, laugh, and say “Noooooo” aloud more than once. So, like […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

Well, Revenge finished up its four-season long run this week, and the finale, like the rest of the show, was…mediocre. I hate to sound like every other person on the Internet that has ever watched Revenge, but it’s true – Revenge was fantastic in its first season and lost its spark in subsequent seasons. While […]

  Kelly Bedard

Spoiler Alert right off the top because this was the first episode of TV in quite some time that Facebook actually ruined for me the night-of (usually it’s more of a “this happened 3 months ago, at this point you deserve to be spoiled” kind of thing). I fight with people about The Big Bang […]

  Kelly Bedard

FOX’s beloved hipster comedy once reigned as my favourite show on TV, without competition. In 2012- the year that encompassed the last half of the first season, when the show really hit its stride, and the first half of the second season, when it really took off- it nearly swept the My TV Awards, winning […]

  Kelly Bedard

I watched the pilot of American Horror Story back when it first began, guided by unshakeable loyalty to Connie Britton and general fondness for Dylan McDermott. That was the last episode I saw of American Horror Story, simultaneously bored and horrified by the easy, gratuitous Ryan Murphy-ness of it all. Then I heard all the […]

  Saiya Floyd

After a mostly strong season, the third season finale of Vikings, called “The Dead” was a bit of a let-down. While it paved the way for a lot of action for Season 4 (which is already confirmed), it also left a lot of problems from this season floating around and was unsatisfying. (spoilers ahead) The […]