Valerie Ettenhofer

Valerie Ettenhofer is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, TV-lover, and mac and cheese enthusiast. As a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects, she covers television through regular reviews and her recurring column, Episodes. She is also a voting member of the Critics Choice Association's television and documentary branches. Twitter: @aandeandval (She/her)
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Let’s Revisit That Cathartic ‘Jessica Jones’ Showdown

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Jessica Jones’ first season is a brutal and powerful look at intimate partner violence that ends stronger than ever.

Hacks Season Review

‘Hacks’ May Be TV’s Most Incisive Comedy

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Season two of the Emmy-winning series is as clever and dynamic as ever as Deborah and Ava hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.

Girls5eva Season 2

With A Great Sophomore Season, ‘Girls5eva’ Is Officially A Two-Hit Wonder

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

With catchy songs and an endless supply of absurdly hilarious jokes, the series about a ‘90s girl band making a comeback only has itself to compete with in its second season.

Undone Season 2

‘Undone’ Season 2 is Gorgeous and Restless

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Imperfect but beautiful, rotoscope sci-fi show Undone’s second season loses some urgency but maintains plenty of enjoyable elements.

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‘We Own This City’ is a Dutiful Take On Police Corruption

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Jon Bernthal stars in this true story about police corruption from the makers of The Wire.

Barry Season Review Bill Hader

Season 3 of ‘Barry’ is Dark As Hell, But Still Great

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Alec Berg and Bill Hader’s dark comedy series returns for a bold and heavy third season that still manages to garner laughs.

Russian Doll Season Review

Natasha Lyonne Rules In The Time Traveling Second Season of ‘Russian Doll’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Nadia takes a time train to the ‘80s in Russian Doll’s unique, rewarding second season.

Better Call Saul Season Review

‘Better Call Saul’ Is Steering Into A Thrilling, Nerve-Racking Endgame

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Six seasons in, Better Call Saul has grown into a climactic, character-driven drama whose greatness parallels that of Breaking Bad.

A Dark Quiet Death

Love and Creativity Die “A Dark Quiet Death” in Mythic Quest’s Standalone Episode

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The tech comedy’s best episode is a decades-spanning story about selling out, breaking up, and making art.