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Hannah Giorgis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Insecure: Season 4 (TV, 2020) Insecure never needed to speak for all black Millennials; this year, it proved that it's best when it just speaks for Molly and Issa.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
93% Twenties: Season 1 (TV, 2020) While the dialogue sometimes veers into cliché, Twenties is sharpest when its characters work through issues rooted in Waithe's own path to Hollywood power. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
91% Gentefied: Season 1 (TV, 2020) While direct references to the current political climate and scenes of protest against "colonizers" can feel clichéd, quieter reflections resonate because of their emphasis on the connections between characters. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
95% Little America: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Its ambitions aren't flashy, but Little America leads with a clear investment in the kinds of people often relegated to the background of other shows. It's a smart, empathetic choice.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
100% The Good Place: Season 4 (TV, 2019-2020) With its tremendous heart and unwavering commitment to the stakes of The Good Place's ethical inquiries, [the series finale] is a delightful return to form.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
100% Schitt's Creek: Season 6 (TV, 2020) With sentimentality and wry humor, Season 6 further homes in on how the siblings' affection for their unlikely home of three years runs parallel to the romances they've found there.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
88% You: Season 2 (TV, 2019) A self-aware work of melodrama, You combines the best elements of murder-mystery series, Millennial sitcoms, and revenge fantasies.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
80% mixed-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Mixed-ish falls into the trap of framing its protagonists as pioneers of mixed-race consciousness, rather than inheritors of a long and complex history.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
96% BoJack Horseman: Season 6 (TV, 2019-2020) In some of the new season's most affecting scenes, BoJack shows Princess Carolyn literally fragmenting herself to get through her daily routine... BoJack seems to understand how performative the job of trying to "have it all" or "do it all" can be.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 21 (TV, 2020) Culminates with a relatively simple resolution to a complex problem. Even so, the show maintains a remarkable level of compassion for the victims in question, and viewers can find some comfort in that.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
96% Big Mouth: Season 3 (TV, 2019) Big Mouth's choice to directly address toxic masculinity is welcome in part because the series draws natural connections between different kinds of intolerance -- and their solutions -- without equating them with one another.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
100% Schitt's Creek: Season 5 (TV, 2019) The series is a delight not just because of its comedic timing, but also because of the tenderness with which its primary couple approach their relationship.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
No Score Yet Are You the One?: Season 8 (TV, 2019) Are You the One? offers a refreshing divergence from many past incarnations of LBGTQ-focused dating shows. Though the series doesn't eschew boozed-up romantic drama, it never plays its participants' sexual orientations as the source of spectacle.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
96% Killing Eve: Season 1 (TV, 2018) What distinguishes Killing Eve isn't just that Villanelle is a categorically transgressive female character; it's also that she's interesting. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
98% BoJack Horseman: Season 5 (TV, 2018) It's difficult, cathartic television. It feels personal.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
100% Big Mouth: My Furry Valentine (TV, 2019) "My Furry Valentine" is a hilarious romp, but it also functions as a confetti-gilded reminder of what Big Mouth does best.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
100% David Makes Man: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The surrealism of David Makes Man channels McCraney's out-of-body experiences to wrenching, lyrical effect: Even when the show ends, the quiet grace of its protagonist hovers over the viewer.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
100% Free Meek: Season 1 (TV, 2019) As a rapper and a businessman, Jay-Z is entitled to invest his money as he wishes. Free Meek is a strong example of what his energies can help produce. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
95% Big Little Lies: Season 2 - She Knows (TV Episode) This season, with Perry Wright's shadowy death serving as a catalyst for the other characters' erratic behavior, the show has smartly dedicated much of its run time to exploring the Monterey Five's strained relationships.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
No Score Yet Family Food Fight: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The interactions among family members provide the dynamism that makes [the] show a satisfying addition to the bloated landscape of food-focused television.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
100% Big Little Lies: Season 2 - What Have They Done? (TV Episode) Big Little Lies, which has so often been framed as a show about women behaving badly, reframes its characters' actions and motivations not by offering new plot points, but by slowly peeling back the motivations of the men who surround them.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
96% When They See Us: Season 1 (TV, 2019) In rendering their journeys, DuVernay pays careful attention to the terrifying power of language, especially the animalistic rhetoric with which prosecutors and journalists referred to the teens. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
70% She's Gotta Have It: Season 2 (TV, 2019) Unconvincing as breezy sitcom or weighty satire, Season 2 of She's Gotta Have It diverges further from Lee's romance-centric source material but offers its protagonist little imaginative recourse.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
100% Fleabag: Season 2 (TV, 2019) In an entertainment landscape that rarely grants women characters the range to be challenging, Fleabag's commitment to exploring the sisters' anxieties about (and slow progress toward) one another is a breath of fresh air.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
98% Tuca & Bertie: Season 1 (TV, 2019) It's a consistent joy to watch the series bring that same richness to its characters' internal realities. Tuca and Bertie are still trying to figure things out, but the series handles their growing pains with tenderness and understanding.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
100% The Bold Type: Season 3 (TV, 2019) Thankfully, The Bold Type, with its earnest story lines and thoughtful touches, remains a delight to watch.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
95% Catastrophe: Season 4 (TV, 2019) It's as gorgeous and transcendent a finale as the series deserves. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
98% Leaving Neverland: Miniseries (TV, 2019) A deeply empathetic work... The documentary is a thorough, brutal accounting of Robson's and Safechuck's psychological states both as children and as adults, attempting to name what they say happened to them.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
95% Surviving R. Kelly: Season 1 (TV, 2019) It is a staggering, stomach-churning narrative work -- especially for those who have experienced similar traumas.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season - Crabs in a Barrel (TV Episode) If "This Is America" suggests that joy is both possible and temporary even in this context, "Crabs in a Barrel" suggests the same of pain: Earn and Al have both suffered, but in the end they're all they got.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
100% Big Mouth: Season 2 (TV, 2018) In all its hormone-driven glory, Big Mouth is a refreshing addition to the TV landscape partly because it makes serious points without ever taking itself too seriously.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
98% The Good Place: Season 3 (TV, 2018-2019) As ethical boundaries continue to be crossed in nearly every realm of America's social fabric, it's refreshing to watch a series wrestle so earnestly with questions of what human beings owe one another on an interpersonal basis.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
No Score Yet Greenleaf: Season 3 (TV, 2018) Greenleaf may be a show about the church, but its lessons range far beyond the spiritual.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
100% The Bold Type: Season 2 (TV, 2018) The Bold Type dramatizes the lives of its three leads without turning any of the women into caricatures.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
81% Dietland: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Dietland, which premiered Monday on AMC, finds creator Marti Noxon at her most comfortable: spinning unconventional stories about complicated, rage-filled women.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
98% Atlanta: Robbin' Season (TV, 2018) In some scenes... the weight of community ties seems suffocating; in others, it's evident that none of the characters would survive without one another. The distance between those two points is what Atlanta mines, and what resonates most powerfully.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
97% Dear White People: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Dear White People overwhelmingly sacrifices character development in service of its mission to "start a conversation," and isn't self-aware enough to recognize where it fits within that dialogue. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017