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Danette Chavez

Danette Chavez
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 77% Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It was an ambitious endeavor, but ultimately ill-conceived, as the season-one finale proves that City Of Angels has taken us for a ride; a lurching journey full of dead-ends and unsatisfying detours.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
B 89% Search Party: Season 3 (TV, 2020) It'll be interesting to see how much of a generational conflict actually factors into the show. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
80% The Wil Wheaton Project: Season 1 (TV, 2014) I suppose we could do worse than to have multiple smart, funny people helping us navigate the good and bad of TV and the Internet.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
C 60% Love Life: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Love Life fails to live up to either of those expectations, offering rote observations about interpersonal relationships and shallow characterization. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
100% I Promise: Season 1 (TV, 2020) This is no vanity project. The focus is on the students, their families, and their teachers, who work together to honor the school's philosophy: a pledge of self-improvement. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
80% Shape of Pasta: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Though it's not the most filling food show, Shape Of Pasta does see Funke follow in the late Anthony Bourdain's footsteps with his commitment to showcasing the people, cuisine, and culture he's learning from. So, buon appetito.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
C+ 72% Defending Jacob: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The result is a story that feels both overstuffed and underdeveloped. Like its namesake, Defending Jacob is brought down just as it's taking off.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
C- 50% Freud: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Such a wild departure from a more traditional biopic series might actually be appreciated if Freud didn't treat the cocaine-loving, free association-developing doctor as a mere bystander in all the murder and mayhem. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
B 80% Run: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Run is at its best when embracing rom-com traditions, like the will-they/won't-they and the meet-cute, then just as quickly subverting them.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
C+ 91% Gentefied: Season 1 (TV, 2020) By telling such specific narratives, they're broadening the definition of not just what it means to be Mexican or Chicanx, but what it means to be American. Gentefied may come up short on focus, but not purpose.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
B 67% The Eddy: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The Eddy combines a compelling, if unoriginal, murder mystery with a moving character study.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
B- 81% Devs: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Instead of big revelations, he adds more layers that are meant to enhance our understanding of the philosophical matters he's laid out; the picture isn't expanded so much as brought into sharper focus. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
B- 62% Snowpiercer: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Its style might not match its ambition, but after an arduous trek, Snowpiercer mostly proves to be worth the wait.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
B- No Score Yet Manhunt: Deadly Games (TV, 2020) Deadly Games would be a solid watch if it devoted itself to just Richard and Eric's inversely proportional trajectories... But Sodroski and Dinner rightly recognize that Kathy Scruggs' story also needs to be told.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
B+ 100% One Day at a Time: Season 4 (TV, 2020) ODAAT returns with renewed vibrance and vigor, and plenty left to say about the issues that families across this country face today.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
B+ 100% Better Things: Season 4 (TV, 2020) Sam's been hearing about her encroaching obsolescence for some time now, but for the first time, she doesn't attempt to shrug it off or otherwise put off dealing with it. She's steering into the skid with a V8 engine.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
B 87% Star Trek: Picard: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Regret is a powerful motivator, and Jean-Luc's list of regrets is nearly as long as his list of accomplishments, but Picard is more opening salvo than it is a requiem for a starship captain. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
B 88% Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (TV, 2020) The philosophical comedy may seem slight compared to The Good Place, but Miracle Workers reckons with many of the same questions about goodness and free will.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
B- 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 10 (TV, 2020) Where any of this is going is anyone's guess, including David & co.'s, I'd wager. But I will always hem and haw over niceties, so Curb still has my attention... for now.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
B 96% Party of Five: Season 1 (TV, 2019-2020) There's a greater focus on teen angst and rites of passage in Party Of Five than overt social commentary, which can feel more groundbreaking and political than its real-life allusions. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
C+ 83% Lost in Space: Season 2 (TV, 2019) You won't get lost in Lost In Space, but the family-friendly adventures of the Robinsons will still make for solid viewing over the holiday break.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
B 100% Work in Progress: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Happily enough, Work In Progress doesn't sand off Abby's edges to make her more palatable, nor does it leave her sitting on the sidelines while her conventionally hot friends get it on.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
C+ 82% The World According to Jeff Goldblum: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Aside from its marquee host, TWATJG could be any of a number of the mostly bland, curiosity-stoking series that make up National Geographic's schedule.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
A 100% Fleabag: Season 2 (TV, 2019) The premiere is an early frontrunner for best episode of the season, if not the series, returning to Fleabag's theatrical roots for an evening of farce and concentrated viciousness‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
C- 44% See: Season 1 (TV, 2019) After a cliffhanger, the remaining episodes could take the rest of the season in a more promising direction, but that will require See to venture as far away from the familiar as its characters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
B 73% For All Mankind: Season 1 (TV, 2019) A lot of detail (and money) went into For All Mankind's production, from the archival footage that opens most episodes to the fondue set in the Baldwin home to the replica set of the Mission Control.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
C+ 68% Catherine the Great: Miniseries (TV, 2019) Catherine The Great's storytelling never manages to equal the grandeur of its richly detailed set design; as the series unfolds, those extravagant visuals become more and more like façades from the mythical Potemkin villages.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
A- 96% BoJack Horseman: Season 6 (TV, 2019-2020) This may be the weightiest season of BoJack, but introspection has never dulled the show's humor or sense of fun before, and it doesn't start now. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
B 95% Watchmen: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The cast is owed a lot of credit for keeping the momentum going and the series grounded. King contains multitudes-as the de facto lead, she is capable of great compassion and anger in her quest for justice, which is complicated by her years on the force.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
B 85% The Unicorn: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Though his friends spend much of the episode telling Wade (and the audience) what his appeal is, it's when he's quietly doing his thing, like taking his daughters out for waffles, that we actually see it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
C+ 86% The Conners: Season 2 (TV, 2019-2020) Altogether, these staples produce little flavor; maybe it's the lack of a shadow to emerge from, but "Preemies, Weed And Infidelity" is rarely ever more than just fine.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
A- 100% Undone: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Even as it shows off its meticulously constructed worlds, Undone hints at uncharted territories, leaving it up to Alma and the viewer to decide whether or not they want to venture into them. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
B 98% Unbelievable: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Even as Unbelievable hits familiar beats, it never loses its resonance.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
100% Bob's Burgers: Season 5 (TV, 2014-2015) Bob's Burgers is one of the best shows on TV -- not one of the best cartoons or one of the best shows on Fox, but one of the best shows period. It's laugh-out-loud funny, immensely quotable, but mostly it's just so damn charming.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
B+ 85% On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Its characters may be tilting at windmills, but On Becoming A God In Central Florida remains wonderfully grounded.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
A- 100% Lodge 49: Season 2 (TV, 2019) What comes next is a series of strange and fascinating tableaux which, although I'm happy to let this beautiful show just wash over me, I couldn't resist pausing and rewinding in order to make sense of the iconography. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
B 81% The Terror: Infamy (TV, 2019) Infamy is most successful when it's exploring the ways in which these notions of "new" and "old"-birth country versus adopted home, nativists (or nationalists) versus immigrants, keeping cultural heritage alive versus assimilating-clash and overlap.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
B 86% GLOW: Season 3 (TV, 2019) Despite that unevenness, GLOW continues to be one of the best shows about show business, offering an illuminating depiction of the personal and financial costs and finding compelling subjects in everyone from Tammé to Carmen to Yolanda. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
B+ 93% Alternatino With Arturo Castro: Season 1 (TV, 2018-2019) Alternatino makes a great first impression, and it's just getting warmed up.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
A- 97% Pose: Season 2 (TV, 2019) Pose applies the lessons learned from real-world history as well as its own to deliver a second season that's just as lovingly crafted as its first, but with even grander spectacle and greater urgency.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
B+ 85% Big Little Lies: Season 2 (TV, 2019) Though its focus is more scattered this time around, Big Little Lies recaptures much of the magic of the first season, especially in the performances.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
B 84% Good Omens: Miniseries (TV, 2019) Good Omens is an undeniably faithful adaptation of its source material, porting over stretches of text to serve as dialogue, often in the form of exposition.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
A- 100% Vida: Season 2 (TV, 2019) Vida makes great use of its expanded episode order-each half-hour is full of laughter, tears, music, booze, and of course, sex.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
No Score Yet The Awesomes: Season 2 (TV, 2014) I enjoyed the season two premiere of Hulu's original series The Awesomes. The show, like its titular team, still felt a little cobbled together, but I think both are finally getting the hang of this superhero business.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
C 7% L.A.'s Finest: Season 1 (TV, 2019) L.A.'s Finest quickly sinks into mediocrity, unable to offer the same kind of big-screen thrills in a weekly format, or find much of anything new to say about odd couples and pasts that won't stay hidden.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
A- 98% Tuca & Bertie: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Tuca & Bertie is raucous, heartfelt, surreal, and distinctly female.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
C+ 58% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Last of the Starks (TV Episode) The episode often feels like pure setup... It's concerning because there's already been so much table-setting this season.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
C+ 86% Dead to Me: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Jen and Judy don't complete each other, but they do complement one another-and they have a helluva time doing so, which is what makes Dead To Me more compelling than its adequately teased and deployed twists.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
B 85% She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 (TV, 2019) So though it doesn't have nearly as many chances to further the story, She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power is every bit as enjoyable and heartwarming in its second season.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
C- 57% Tin Star: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Tin Star has all the trappings of a great crime drama or revenge thriller, but there's really nothing underneath.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017