TV Review

REVIEW: First Team: Juventus – Part Two (2018)

Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a review of the last three episodes of the first season of First Team: Juventus – A Netflix Documentary Series.

You may not have noticed, but Netflix doesn’t always release every episode of a season at once. With some shows and docu-series, they’ve started to release half of the content at one point, only to release the conclusion at a later point (often six months later). Back in February, I reviewed the first part of First Team: Juventus, which was basically three episodes on the first half of the 2017/2018 football season. Now, Netflix has released the second half of the season, and while it is more compelling, it, unfortunately, suffers from some of the same issues that the first part did. (more…)

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REVIEW: Patrick Melrose (2018 – Mini-Series)

Release Poster – Showtime

The following is a review of Patrick Melrose — A British-American Mini-Series.

Benedict Cumberbatch has made himself into a star. He is the kind of actor who has gotten himself a devoted fanbase that stretches to the ends of the earth, which, I think, is even a surprise to him. BBC’s Sherlock was, obviously, his breakthrough series, and it will probably stay as the piece of content for which he receives the most love from fans, even though he now has played a mythical dragon in The Hobbit-films and a fan-favorite hero in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. But his performance as the title character in Patrick Melrose might be his most complete and layered performance yet. (more…)

REVIEW: 13 Reasons Why – Season Two (2018)

Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a review of the second season of 13 Reasons Why — Developed by Brian Yorkey.

When I reviewed the first season of 13 Reasons Why, which I thought was a very good and, certainly, important season of television, I ended up saying that it was must-watch television and that it would be irresponsible for parents to ignore it. (more…)

REVIEW: Barry – “Chapter Five: Do Your Job”

The following is a review of the fifth episode of HBO’s Barry — Created by Bill Hader & Alec Berg.

In the fifth episode of HBO’s new half-hour dark comedy show Barry — Chapter Five: Do Your Job — the title character (played by Bill Hader) feels guilty and cornered at acting class, Fuches (played by Stephen Root) orders Barry to take out his new acquaintance, and the acting class pushes back against Sally (played by Sarah Goldberg). (more…)

REVIEW: Barry – “Chapter Four: Commit… To You”

The following is a review of the third episode of HBO’s Barry — Created by Bill Hader & Alec Berg.

In the fourth episode of HBO’s new half-hour dark comedy show Barry — Chapter Four: Commit… To You — the title character (played by Bill Hader) overthinks his relationships with the aspiring actor Sally (played by Sarah Goldberg), Fuches (played by Stephen Root) tries to pull Barry back into the violent and risky life of a hitman, and Gene Cousineau (played by Henry Winkler) goes on a date with Detective Moss (played by Paula Newsome).
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REVIEW: Barry – “Chapter Three: Make The Unsafe Choice”

The following is a review of the third episode of HBO’s Barry — Created by Bill Hader & Alec Berg.

In the third episode of HBO’s new half-hour dark comedy show BarryChapter Three: Make The Unsafe Choice — the title character (played by Bill Hader) waits for a DHL package to arrive so that he can take out his target. Meanwhile, the Chechens have sent for a legendary assassin to kill Barry and Fuches (played by Stephen Root), and Sally (played by Sarah Goldberg) auditions for a TV show.
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REVIEW: Barry – “Chapter Two: Use It”

The following is a review of the second episode of HBO’s Barry — Created by Bill Hader & Alec Berg.

In the second episode of HBO’s new half-hour dark comedy show Barry Chapter Two: Use It — the title character (played by Bill Hader) tries his hardest to find a proper way to react to the death of Ryan Madison, which he is involved in, while the rest of the acting class decides to hold a memorial in Ryan’s honor wherein they will all perform in some way, shape, or form. At the same time, the local police department is trying to figure out what happened on the night of Ryan Madison’s death, while the Chechen mob is looking for Barry and Fuches (played by Stephen Root).
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