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)
Flight Of The Conchords Mugged

Remember When the Flight of the Conchords Got “Mugged”?

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

HBO’s short-lived musical series was at its best when the protagonists wandered naively into strange situations, like in this Season 1 episode.

The Great Season 2

‘The Great’ is a Violent Delight

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

FSR chief television critic Valerie Ettenhofer reviews Season 2 of Hulu’s quasi-historical series, calling the return ruthless, funny, and relentlessly entertaining.

The Wheel Of Time

After Years of Anticipation, ‘The Wheel of Time’ Falls Flat

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

FSR chief television critic Valerie Ettenhofer says it’s hard to engage with Amazon’s new high fantasy series thanks to its middling CGI and overstuffed mythology.

Dexter New Blood

‘Dexter: New Blood’ Delivers The Same Old Thrills

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The sequel season of the popular serial killer thriller isn’t saying anything new, but it is entertaining.

True Detective Who Goes There

Re-entering the Void with the Best Episode of ‘True Detective’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The surreal HBO series’ first-season midpoint — “Who Goes There?” — careens into epically cinematic chaos.

Invasion Sam Neill

Apple TV+ Sci-fi Epic ‘Invasion’ is Stylish and Stagnant

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The series looks and sounds great, but its thin characters can’t sustain the story at hand.

Succession Season 3

‘Succession’ Returns, on Top of the World

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

In Season 3, the satirical drama reminds us that few things in life are more enjoyable than watching the Roy family fight.

Chucky series

‘Chucky’ Finally Brings His Carnage and Camp to TV

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Don Mancini’s ‘Child’s Play’ franchise makes the jump to television, returning to the town where Charles Lee Ray was born for fresh blood.

Halt And Catch Fire Ten Of Swords

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Reinvented Itself Until The Very End

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The series about the early days of the tech industry was in love with reinvention, and its series finale, “Ten of Swords,” made us love it too.