• Orange is the New Black Review: 3.11/12 Review

    The episodes reviewed in this article contain scenes referring to rape and transphobia. As is typical with Orange is the New Black, tensions are high in Litchfield. Episodes 11- “We Can Be Heroes”- and 12- “Don’t Make Me Comes Back There”- continue to develop stories that have been bubbling...
  • Sense8 Review: “Just Turn the Wheel and the Future Changes” / “I Can’t Leave Her”

    It’s a climax that feels exciting and inevitable–Sense8‘s big finale highlights everything that makes this show great, but also really emphasizes its considerable flaws. Throughout this first season, by far the most interesting and satisfying thing about Sense8 is watching the sensates help each other by “sharing” their minds,...
  • Orange is the New Black Review: 3.9/10 Review

    TW: The episodes reviewed in this article contain scenes of rape and transphobia. Orange is the New Black continues with episodes 9 and 10, entitled “Where my Dreidel at?” and “A Tittin’ and a Harin’” respectively. Episode 9 sees Leanne attempt to bring structure to Norma’s ever-expanding cult and...
  • Sense8 Review: “Death Doesn’t Let You Say Goodbye” / “What Is Human?”

    “I want to believe the past is done with us the moment we are done with it.” –Sun Bak, “What Is Human?” Throughout Sense8‘s first season, its eight protagonists are struggling with a strange paradox. They’re developing supernatural powers and becoming something not entirely human–but, for better or for...
  • Orange is the New Black Review: “Tongue Tied”/”Fear and Other Smells”

    Episode 7 of Orange is the New Black, entitled “Tongue Tied,” sets the wheels in motions for several important storylines for the rest of the season, with important development in the follow up episode “Fear and Other Smells.” In episodes 7 and 8, for example, the audience sees Norma’s...
  • Sense8 Review: “W. W . N. Double D?” and “We Will All Be Judged by the Courage Of Our Hearts”

    Sense8 is a superhero origin story—but, unlike most superhero origin stories, this isn’t a story about being the chosen one. This is a story about choosing to be a member of a group of heroes. I like this twist on a familiar narrative because, as each sensate discovers their...
  • Orange is the New Black 3.5/6 Review

    Episode 5 of Orange is the New Black– entitled “Fake it til you fake it some more”- sees the prison look into hiring a new job crew, with a mystery job paying a full dollar an hour. This sends the inmates into a competitive frenzy and creates a buzz throughout...
  • Sense8 Review: “Art Is Like Religion” and “Demons”

    We’re five episodes in, and Sense8’s eight sensates are finally figuring out (heh) “What’s Going On.” (I’m never going to stop making that joke. Sorry.) In episodes 5 and 6, the sensates are struggling to believe the amazing, literally incredible thing that is happening to them. Some of them...
  • Orange is the New Black 3.3/4 Review

    The third season of Orange is the New Black remains as complex, darkly funny and, of course, utterly addictive as ever. Episode three, “Empathy is a Boner Killer,” places our beloved Nicky Nichols at the forefront and sadly proves to be her final appearance for the foreseeable future following...