Heathers Series Premiere: Grade It!

Listen up, bus trash! We’re about to discuss both parts of Thursday’s Heathers premiere. If you don’t want to be spoiled, you should probably turn back now. Dear Diary… Nearly two years after being ordered to series, Paramount Network’s long-shelved Heathers reboot — based on the 1988 cult classic — has finally arrived, and no one is safe. […]

ABC's The Rookie Premiere: Grade It!

The Rookie reported for duty this Tuesday night, positioning Castle‘s Nathan Fillion as the titular 40-year-old flatfoot. Did the new ABC procedural cop your attention? Fillion stars as John Nolan, a college dropout/longtime construction worker who one year after his marriage cratered, and in the wake of bravely busting up a bank holdup, enrolls in […]

HBO's Camping Premiere: Grade It!

Jennifer Garner’s Kathryn McSorley-Jodell is a human clipboard, an obsessive organizer, a control freak whose desire to bend everyone to her will makes her not much fun at parties. Or anywhere, actually. HBO’s Camping, Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham’s adaptation of the British comedy of the same name, has viewers tag along on Kathryn’s meticulously […]

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Premiere Recap: Orange Is the New Bunch — Grade It!

Will a self-imposed prison sentence solve all of Rebecca Bunch’s problems? Crazy Ex-Girlfriend returns for its final season to tell us: Yeah, probably not. Friday’s Season 4 premiere picks up where we left off, with Rebecca pleading guilty to attempted second-degree murder for shoving Trent off that ledge. In the judge’s chambers, Rebecca is represented […]

Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House Series Premiere: Grade It!

Something wicked this way comes… and for the members of The Haunting of Hill House‘s deeply unfortunate Crain family, that malicious presence is gonna stick around for quite some time. Netflix’s 10-episode series adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s horror novel started streaming on Friday and soon revealed itself as a complex family drama merged with a […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Private Life,’ ‘Eighth Grade’

One of the year’s best movies, and one of the best Netflix originals to date, is streaming on that service at this very moment, so that’s your top priority for this week’s viewing. It’s followed closely by two terrific summer sleepers, a summer blockbuster that’s not half bad, and a sprawling, masterful piece of television […]

Insecure Season 3 Finale Recap: Birthday Ache — Plus, Grade It

In Insecure’s Season 3 finale Sunday, Issa wanted one thing and one thing only: a drama-free and happy birthday. But, considering the way she’d just been ghosted by Nathan and the way she’d been sparking anew with ex-boyfriend Lawrence, who in turn was sparking with church lady Deniese, was that really a possibility? Read on […]

ABC's A Million Little Things: Grade It!

Four guys, stuck in a broken elevator, bond over their love of the Boston Bruins. They become fast pals, and their friendship flourishes over the years, through relationships, weddings, the birth of children, professional advancements and, in one case, hard-won sobriety. Then one member of the group commits suicide, and the remaining three wonder how […]

NBC's New Amsterdam: Grade It!

NBC added another medical drama to its lineup with the series premiere of New Amsterdam on Tuesday. Will you be checking into this hospital? Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) stars as Dr. Max Goodwin — did no one point out to the producers that there’s already a Goodwin on Chicago Med? — the new medical director of […]

American Horror Story: Apocalypse: Grade the Season 8 Premiere

Billy Eichner’s character may not have survived the premiere of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, but at least he went out doing what Eichner loved most: screaming at people on the street. Then again, it’s not like he won’t have plenty of company in the afterlife — following a series of nuclear explosions across the globe, […]