Category: 2021 TV Reviews

Saturday Night Live Season 47 Review - Owen Wilson/Kacey Musgraves

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: ‘Owen Wilson/Kacey Musgraves’

“Michael Che talks trash from a desk (and on his Instagram stories), but who’s going to challenge the audience from the main stage with some weird, wild stuff?”

Godzilla Singular Point - Netflix

Netflix Review: ‘Godzilla Singular Point’ Season 1

“Previous incarnations of Godzilla worked best by implanting ideas that were tangible. However, in the world of ‘Godzilla Singular Point,’ the ideas prove to be non-existent, as do the inhabitants.”

Invincible - Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Review: ‘Invincible’ Season 1

“Comic book adaptations are by no means an easy task, but Robert Kirkman and his co-producers achieve a soaring success with the Amazon Prime series ‘Invincible.'”

Framing Britney Spears Documentary

Review: Samantha Stark’s ‘Framing Britney Spears’

“The best aspects of ‘Framing Britney Spears’ are implicit while the least effective parts are explicit. And in the absence of a direct commentary from Spears, Stark surely could have used more evenhanded and considerate interview subjects.”

This Is a Robbery: The World's Greatest Art Heist - Netflix Documentary

Netflix Review: ‘This Is a Robbery: The World’s Greatest Art Heist’

“With ‘This Is a Robbery,’ Barnicle manages to pinpoint what probably happened at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on St. Patty’s Day 1990 while amplifying the long-term mystery.”

Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American - Netflix

Netflix Review: ‘Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American’

“Bargatze delivers a strong one-hour set in ‘The Greatest Average American,’ even if he seems more interested in referencing his family and friends than owning the stage with original bits.”

Tahar Rahim as Charles Sobhraj in The Serpent on Netflix

Netflix Review: ‘The Serpent’ Suffers from an Identity Crisis

“‘The Serpent’ fashions itself as a serial killer epic, but feels more like an uninspired Jacques Audiard knockoff that shows little interest in deconstructing the psychology of its subject.”

Dota: Dragon's Blood

Netflix Review: ‘Dota: Dragon’s Blood’ Season 1

“‘All these books, all this magic, yeah, they have potential. But what exactly is ‘DOTA: Dragon’s Blood’ trying to say?”

Brian Regan: On the Rocks - Netflix

Netflix Review: ‘Brian Regan: On the Rocks’

“Whereas many Netflix acts are so clearly designed to address cultural topics A, B, and C — whether it’s politics, social media, or celebrity culture — Regan riffs away with evergreen observational humor that gives ‘On the Rocks’ a timeless quality…”