The Orville Crashed and Burned Before It Took Off

Sonia See - September 14, 2017
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From the man who brought Family Guy to small screens everywhere, comes a sci-fi dramedy that screams Star Trek wannabe. At first glance, The Orville seemed like a parody of the successful science fiction media franchise, but the first episode clarified that it was worse – much worse. The Orville is drab.    In his first *TV* live-action appearance, Seth MacFarlane delivers a character that …

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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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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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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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Telenovela Excels at Diversity

Sonia See - February 26, 2016

In light of the most recent campaign against the lack of diversity in Hollywood, it seems fitting to review Telenovela. In an interview with The New York Times, Eva Longoria, producer and lead woman of the sitcom said, “On Telenovela, it was refreshing for casting to go: Eva, you’re Latino heavy. We need to cast one white male somewhere in there.” It is indeed exhilarating …

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