By the time you finish reading this, you'll forget all about this week's meaningless Modern Family 

C

This week’s review needs to begin with a question, and it’s one of the utmost importance: Is anyone else completely losing track of where every character on Modern Family is supposed to be in their life? I can’t be the only one that feels lost when they think back on all the supposed milestones, past events, and…

Modern Family moves in the right direction, and talks about trust and honesty

B+

When Modern Family is really delivering in terms of storytelling, it’s usually because it’s using seemingly separate storylines to muse on similar ideas and themes. The ensemble sitcom more often than not reverts to chaos when it comes to its various episodic stories. There’s little rhyme or reason to what’s going on,…

Appropriately enough, an uncertain future marks the beginning of the end for Modern Family

B

If there’s a single takeaway from the final season premiere of Modern Family, it’s that kicking a season off with storytelling that’s built around actual actions and consequences is a smart choice. Too many seasons past have started off with lackluster episodes that have trouble situating the characters in any…

Netflix’s The Innocents weaves a sci-fi mystery through the story of young love and discovery

B

A lot of the buzz surrounding Netflix’s latest TV original, The Innocents, seems focused on comparing the show to Stranger Things. From a corporate perspective the comparison is smart. It’s a straightforward way to reel in an audience that might otherwise shy away from genre shows with sci-fi influences. Outside that…

The 100s thrilling finale is complicated by its propensity to blow everything up

B+

“Earth isn’t coming back.” Those are the words an aging Monty speaks at the end of “Damocles - Part Two.” The words have been a long time coming. The statement itself is brought about by McReary’s sabotage, his launching of missiles to make sure the Shallow Valley is destroyed if he can’t have it to himself, but it’s…

The 100 clarifies its story of violence and consequences in the first part of its finale

B+

More than any other episode in recent memory, “Damocles -Part 1" boasts an aura of death. I know that sounds like a strange claim to make about a show that just aired an episode that hinged on the fact that a whole lot of people were indulging in cannibalism to survive in a bunker where people are forced to fight to…

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