Jewish Journal

Twisted Recap: Docu-Trauma

By Zan Romanoff

July 31, 2013 | 2:48 pm

I'll give Twisted this one: despite all of the extremely predictable drama around the Danny-Lacey-Jo love triange, they have so far spared us the crushing embarrassment of watching Jo... read on

  • Teen Wolf Recap: The Girl Who Knew Too Much

    By Zan Romanoff

    July 30, 2013 | 9:06 am

    If it's the girls know too much in this episode-- Allison takes her father's careful tracking of the Darach for evidence that he is one, Lydia decides to acknolwedge her power instead of denying it and discovers that she's a banshee, Jennifer, well, Jennifer is the Darach after... read on

  • I Think I Might Be the Only Person in the World Who Doesn’t Really Like Orange is the New Black

    By Zan Romanoff

    July 29, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    All right, I'll admit it: I just don't get Orange is the New Black. I watched three or four episodes the weekend it came out and have made my way through three or four more in the intervening weeks, waiting for it to become addictive, delightful-- even just plain old entertaining.... read on

  • Graceland Recap: Goodbye High

    By Zan Romanoff

    July 26, 2013 | 3:35 pm

    This week's episode of Graceland is the first to abandon its usual procedural format-- a Case of the Week plus or minus some progress on a season-long Big Mystery-- in favor of developing character relationships and moving that one main question to the fore. It makes for a quiet... read on

  • Not Here to Make Friends: Competing on Reality TV

    By Zan Romanoff

    July 25, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    There are all kinds of careers in reality television. Last night's Top Chef Masters, which pits established chefs against one another in a bid to win money for their favorite charities, saw the return of a runner-up from the original Top Chef, Las Vegas' second place finisher Bryan... read on

  • Twisted Recap: We Need to Talk About Danny

    By Zan Romanoff

    July 24, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    Twisted seems to have stalled out in the last few weeks; it feels like it's being mired down by the simplicity of its own plot, by a plodding hesitance to reveal anything for fear that anything might lead to everything. Last week we learned that Danny's dead father was sending... read on

  • Teen Wolf Recap: Visionary

    By Zan Romanoff

    July 23, 2013 | 9:46 am

    People who need to justify the public's sudden widespread interest in fictional supernatural creatures tend to cast them as metaphors: zombies are the stumbling hordes of viral infection and pandemic. Vampires are the simultaneous threat and promise of penetration, consumption,... read on

  • On-Screen Addiction

    By Zan Romanoff

    July 22, 2013 | 5:15 pm

    Addiction is a tough thing to talk about on a television show. It's a disease that defies the typical narrative arc: there's a slow start and a long middle, and getting treatment never guarantees that anyone will stay sober. So it tends to be relegated to Very Special Episodes or... read on

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