First Look: Guilt

Sonia See - June 29, 2016

A few weeks before Guilt premiered, Hulu insisted on airing trailers everywhere. Glancing at the trailer, I had decided that I was not going to watch the show. Then, the reality of my barren playlist hit me – I had nothing else to watch. Guilt follows the story of Grace Atwood, an American student involved in the murder of her British roommate Molly Ryan. Sounds …

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Shadowhunters Redeems Itself

Sonia See - April 3, 2016

Some shows require more than a few episodes to find their voice and Shadowhunters proved to be one of these shows. Following the disastrous review that the series received from its first few episodes, it was only fair to give it another go. Everybody has to be allowed room for improvement. With the CGI remaining semi-horrible and McNamara failing to match the drastic amelioration of …

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Throne of Glass: A Spoiler-Free Review

Sonia See - March 17, 2016

Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien, the world’s greatest assassin, is sentenced to hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier. One day, she is pulled aside and is made an offer that is too hard to refuse: She is to serve as the Crown Prince’s champion in the upcoming competition to find a new champion/assassin for the King of Adarlan. Her reward? Freedom after four years of …

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The Family Takes Lost & Found to a New Level

Sonia See - March 10, 2016

Last week, ABC unleashed a silent bomb with the premiere of The Family. The show is about Adam Warren, an 8-year-old boy, who goes missing while his mother campaigns for City Council. After the confession of the next door neighbor, the family comes to terms that their child is dead until a decade after the fact when a boy emerges out of the woods and claims …

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Quantico Sets out to Break Stereotypes

Sonia See - March 8, 2016

Set amidst flashbacks and present time, Quantico tells the story of FBI Agent Alex Parrish, wrongly accused of carrying out a terrorist act. She escapes the FBI’s custody and is on the run to find out which of her former classmates set her up. The show is divided between her time as an FBI trainee at Quantico and her time as a fugitive. Commonly dubbed …

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‘The Real O’Neals’ Struggles to Fit In

Sonia See - March 7, 2016

The network that brought on a plethora of TV shows embracing diversity (Fresh Off The Boat, Blackish, and The Goldbergs) adds on a brand new sitcom about a very religious Irish-American family whose lives seem perfect until one night, where the entire family decides to confess their secrets. The parents (Plimpton and Ferguson) are getting divorced, the oldest child is an anorexic jock, the youngest …

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Red Queen: A Brutally Honest Review

Sonia See - March 5, 2016

Ever so often, books are so excellent that they speak for themselves from the very first pages. The first few lines draw the reader in while the chapters grip the reader making them stay till the end. These are some of the characteristics of a good book. Red Queen, unfortunately, does not possess any of that. Before I continue, I should explain the format of …

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Will DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Stand The Test of Time?

Sonia See - March 4, 2016

Set in the same fictional universe as Arrow and The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow starts off in the year 2166 where Voldemort Vandal Savage (these “V” villain names always get me confused with He Who Must Not Be Named) is killing everyone, destroying the world and the fiber of time. Having witnessed the horror of the future, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), a time-traveling rogue …

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Was Masterchef Season 6 Rigged?

Sonia See - March 3, 2016

Half a year later, Masterchef Season 6 made its way onto my screen. Speak of lack of things to watch! Masterchef is a cooking show, starring the “ruthless” Gordon Ramsay, where home cooks fight their way to winning a quarter of a million dollars, a cookbook and the Masterchef trophy (and obviously title). Contestants typically go through four events: The Mystery Box Challenge. Contestants haven’t …

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A Likable Zombie Solves Crimes

Sonia See - March 1, 2016

While the majority of movies and TV series emphasize on an impending zombie apocalypse and insist on teaching the world a million ways how not to die during one, iZombie offers a witty zombie who helps save lives. The show explores an intelligent kind of zombie: one who has brains and eats brains. Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) is a promising medical student with a …

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