Reviews from the Small Screen

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television.

Franklin & Bash: Coffee & Cream

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Coffee and Cream is a boring episode, and at times nonsensical.

Franklin & Bash: Dead And Alive

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Will Jared Franklin finally come out and tell his best friend that he is actually in love with him?

Franklin & Bash: Good Lovin’

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: If there were any justice, Reed Diamond would have an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama or Comedy Emmy nomination for playing the straight man to the hijinks of Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]

Portlandia: Season Three

Luke Bonanno @

  • Excerpt: Portlandia is, seemingly effortlessly, a highbrow sketch show, whose impressive production values, satiric qualities, and lack of a laugh track give it a refinement befitting of the IFC brand and of the creators’ sensibilities. It’s a show fueled by silliness, but not the pop culture and impression-based kinds that quickly date “SNL” episodes.

Rectify: Season 1

Luke Bonanno @

  • Excerpt: his is TV drama done right, intriguing with characters, story, and atmosphere instead of gimmicky, drawn-out mysteries. There is plenty of room for this series to grow, but this short debut season is a compelling and satisfying opening act you are sure to breeze through, hungry for more.

Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special

Luke Bonanno @

  • Excerpt: In short, it feels like a reasonably diverting half-hour of television, given barely more thought and time than an ordinary, less thematically unified “Robot Chicken” episode.

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