Category Archives: Television

Money shot: ‘The Deuce’ is a gritty look into the past

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When David Simon creates a new TV show, people — especially critics — pay attention. The writer, producer and former journalist has a history of creating…

Spoon! ‘The Tick’ saves the day

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Coming on the heels of the dark heroics of “The Defenders,” “The Tick” is a welcome light-hearted palate cleanser. The new Amazon series is the latest…

Toxic friendships: ‘Friends from College’ is a surprising misfire

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent On paper, the new Netflix sitcom “Friends from College” has a lot going for it: a relatable premise, a proven creative team and a strong cast….

Team players: Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ saves the day

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When “The Avengers” premiered in 2012, it was a big moment. After four years of hinting and teasing, the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally delivered, putting Earth’s…

With friends like these: ‘Difficult People’ is vicious as ever

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent “Difficult People” is the type of comedy that doesn’t ask a lot of you. In a moment when so many sitcoms — “Master of None,” “Louie,”…

Summer reunion: ‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ might be feeling its age

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Sixteen years after its debut, “Wet Hot American Summer” remains one of the best cult comedies ever made. The film — the brainchild of sketch comedy…

Ladies’ fight: ‘GLOW’ is a little-known story worth telling

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent I’ve never been a fan of professional wrestling. It’s always struck me as a somewhat silly and low-brow form of entertainment. It’s precisely that attitude the…

Winter has come: ‘Game of Thrones’ kicks off its penultimate season

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent With just over a dozen of episodes left spread across two truncated seasons, “Game of Thrones” has a lot of ground to cover — both figuratively…

Spectacular: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is the Spider-Man movie we’ve been waiting for

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent We’re knee-deep in summer blockbuster season so it seems only fitting that Hollywood has unleashed yet another Spider-Man film. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” marks the third reboot of…

Some pig: ‘Okja’ is food for thought

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent While Netflix has secured its reputation as a powerhouse of original TV programming, it hasn’t offered up much in the way of feature-length films. The streaming…