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)
Tom Hopper and Elliot Page in Umbrella Academy Season 3

‘Umbrella Academy’ is Back And More Dysfunctional Than Ever

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Netflix’s dysfunctional superhero saga gets bogged down by frustrating writing choices in a new season that still manages to pull off some great moments.

Evil Review Season

‘Evil’ Continues Contemplating the Horrorshow of Modern America

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

In its third season, unorthodox horror series Evil continues to be one of the most creative shows on TV.

Stranger Things Season

‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 is More Ambitious (and Chaotic) Than Ever

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Overstuffed and chaotic but nonetheless compelling, Stranger Things season four brings new horrors to Hawkins.

Jessica Jones in Aka Smile

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.

We Own This City Review Hbo

‘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.