Tell-Tale TV

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Big Little Lies: Season 2 - Tell Tale Hearts (TV Episode) Samantha Coley Big Little Lies is bringing us so many different portrayals of motherhood, both good and bad, and I can't wait for more. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
3.5/5 Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Lacy Baugher Charming, light-hearted and completely uninterested in telling the sorts of stories that dominate procedurals these days. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
4/5 Too Old To Die Young: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Kevin Lever Fight through the less cohesive moments, and there will be deeply rewarding moments, maybe not of character, but of artistic and cathartic release. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
4/5 Tales of the City: Season 1 (TV, 1993) Erin Allen It is really incredible how social and cultural mores, with both its modern benefits and hindrances, are examined by watching the daily lives of these characters unfold. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 Fear the Walking Dead: Season 5 (TV, 2019) Nick Hogan Though much different from when the show first started, the cast and story are strong as ever. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/5 The 100: Season 6 (TV, 2019) Samantha Coley These past few episodes without her [Clarke], watching Josephine manipulate those that love Clarke most, have been agonizing as much as they are deliciously angsty. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 Younger: Season 6 (TV, 2019) Samantha Coley Younger also continues to perfectly thread the needle of Liza's connections to both Josh and Charles. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/5 The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 - God Bless the Child (TV Episode) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook June's relationship with Commander Waterford and Serena becomes even more complicated. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 Jane the Virgin: Season 5 (TV, 2019) Alicia Gilstorf Sensing some of that lingering hostility, Jane the Virgin takes a page out of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's handbook and wins us over with a magical musical number. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/5 The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 - Mary and Martha (TV Episode) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook There is no happily ever after for any of these characters. All they can hope for is an after. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/5 The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 - Useful (TV Episode) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook "Useful" delivers two very compelling storylines thanks in large part to Moss, Whitford, and Strahovski. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3.5/5 Big Little Lies: Season 2 - What Have They Done? (TV Episode) Samantha Coley What Have They Done? is an intriguing return that delivers a steady level of mystery and emotion with stunning visuals and impressive performances all around. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
3.5/5 Designated Survivor: Season 3 (TV, 2019) Allison Nichols There are some problems, but Designated Survivor Season 3 is a definite improvement from Season 2. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3.5/5 The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 - Night (TV Episode) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook There's some effective misdirection in terms of some of the character's fates. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3.5/5 Supergirl: Season 4 - The Quest for Peace (TV Episode) Sarah Fields If you're going to have an uneven season it's always better to finish on a high note so ultimately I'd say this season is an improvement on the last two season and mostly a successful one. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Supergirl: Season 4 - Red Dawn (TV Episode) Sarah Fields Truth be told the for a first meeting the scene felt a bit anti-climactic after a whole season of build up but it was still good to finally have the two of them in the same room and see them actually interacting. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
2/5 Supergirl: Season 4 - Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up? (TV Episode) Sarah Fields "Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?" has the potential to be a great episode, but a great episode is not what we got. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 Burden of Truth: Season 2 (TV, 2019) Brianna Martinez The data privacy angle to the case already captures my attention and shows a lot of promise, with a nice mix of grounded elements with the out-there conspiracy aspects that a story like this could entail. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
1.5/5 Blood & Treasure: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Randy Dankievitch A better version of this show focuses more on Pernas' Lexi, a con woman exuding the kind of morally compromised action star persona this show so desperately wants to capture. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 NOS4A2: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Drew Koenig The premiere doesn't exactly inspire confidence at first glance, but it's possible this a show with promise buried down deep that will take a bit of time to get the ball rolling. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
The Bachelorette: Season 15 (TV, 2019) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook At least we're spared an endless array of double entendres involving the word package. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
4/5 Abby's: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Randy Dankievitch Maybe, when rewatching the series in a few years, these episodes will just feel like ordinary chapters of the short-lived saga. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
3.5/5 Perpetual Grace LTD: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Kevin Lever It's a hell of a start, and leaves a ton of confidence in what's ahead. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/5 iZombie: Season 5 (TV, 2018-2019) Alicia Gilstorf iZombie has transitioned from a wacky undead crime drama to one of the most politically relevant shows on television. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 The InBetween: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Esme Mazzeo It's exciting to have so many questions going into Episode 2 but there is definitely a lot of room for the series to grow. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 Elementary: Season 7 (TV, 2019) Caitlin Wyneken To be fair, the show doesn't seem to put much effort into drawing us in. It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make when there's so much more to care about going on in our character's lives. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
5/5 Vida: Season 2 (TV, 2019) Janelle McCammack Vida Season 2 is an exquisite and flawless season of television. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
4.5/5 Killing Eve: Season 2 - You're Mine (TV Episode) Lauren Busser With Eve and Villanelle finally occupying the same space for most of the episode, it pays the audience off in spades. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
3.5/5 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6 (TV, 2019) Nick Hogan Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., for all its faults, really knows how to build an exciting hour of television. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
4.5/5 Whiskey Cavalier: Season 1 - Czech Mate (TV Episode) Ashley Bissette Sumerel ..."Czech Mate" proves why this show deserves more attention and another season. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 - Hey, World! (TV Episode) Drew Koenig Hey, World! is silly and corny, in the best and most Legends of Tomorrow way, but its success is how it cares more about character than plot. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 - Terms Of Service (TV Episode) Drew Koenig Legends of Tomorrow always values character over plot, and that's why it's certainly better than other shows with dragons that we could mention. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
5/5 Killing Eve: Season 2 - Wide Awake (TV Episode) Lauren Busser Wide Awake," is the penultimate episode of Season 2. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Fleabag: Season 2 (TV, 2019) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook The driving melancholic overtones of Season 1 are replaced with a reassuring sense of hope as the show's creator and star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, focuses on the ups and downs of love. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
5/5 The Red Line: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Mary Misasi The beauty of The Red Line is that even after the episodes stop rolling, our minds and hearts keep building. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Iron Throne (TV Episode) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook With the demise of arguably the last of the most charismatic and volatile characters, what's left is an overwhelming feeling of defeat. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
4.5/5 The Big Bang Theory: Season 12 - The Change Constant/The Stockholm Syndrome (TV Episode) Ashley Bissette Sumerel A lot of things come full circle for what is an emotional, well-written, and mostly satisfying conclusion to The Big Bang Theory. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive the Night (TV Episode) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook The writers shove 10 pounds of story in a 5-pound bag which feels like a desperate plea to make sure we all tune in for season 4. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV, 2017) Ashley Bissette Sumerel The best television finales are often the ones that are controversial, and that rings true more than ever for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
3.5/5 Arrow: Season 7 - Living Proof (TV Episode) Brianna Martinez A relatively solid Arrow... While there's plenty of action to consider, it's the character moments that immediately stand at the forefront, temporarily distracting from the many questions about the overarching plot. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
4/5 Arrow: Season 7 - You Have Saved This City, yo! (TV Episode) Brianna Martinez Stands as a solid season finale that could have served as a series finale, thanks in large part to the big emotional moments in the final act. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/5 Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Bells (TV Episode) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook Game of Thrones does succeed in instilling a real sense of inner turmoil when it comes to seeing major characters meet their grim fates. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
4.5/5 Killing Eve: Season 2 - I Hope You Like Missionary! (TV Episode) Lauren Busser The dynamic between Eve and Villanelle is so complex, and so much happens within "I Hope You Like Missionary" that it's hard to distill it down to one sentence. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/5 Chicago Fire: Season 7 - Try Like Hell (TV Episode) Ashley Bissette Sumerel It's all fine and it's entertaining, but it does feel like we're going around in circles a bit. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2019
4/5 Grey's Anatomy: Season 15 - Drawn to the Blood (TV Episode) Ashley Bissette Sumerel Much of the episode is centered on where relationships stand, which, considering this season was billed as the season of love, feels like an appropriate way to head into the season finale. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2019
2/5 Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Fifty-Six: The Dark Secret of Harvest House (TV Episode) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook Riverdale is silly and should never be taken seriously, but this level of nonsense can turn a hit show into a pop culture punchline. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 - Nip/Stuck (TV Episode) Drew Koenig Individually, each plotline of "Nip/Stuck" really works and is also some of the weirdest things the show has done in some time. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 Arrow: Season 7 - You Have Saved This City (TV Episode) Brianna Martinez Stands as a solid season finale that could have served as a series finale, thanks in large part to the big emotional moments in the final act. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Last of the Starks (TV Episode) Jennifer Lind-Westbrook "The Last of the Starks" pretty clearly points the way as to who will end up on the Iron Throne and why, and it's a disappointing revelation. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 Dead to Me: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Caitlin Wyneken The way the twists play out is, at least so far, well-acted and just as tense as the writers intend it to be. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019