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)
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.

Hamish Linklater in Midnight Mass

Mike Flanagan’s ‘Midnight Mass’ is Dense and Dazzling

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

In Netflix’s island-set limited series, exhausting religious elements are countered by great performances and inspired horror.

Sex Education Season

‘Sex Education’ is Back and Better than Ever

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The latest season of the empowering, entertaining series shows Moordale students fighting to let their freak flags fly.

Impeachment American Crime Story Feldstein

‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Reframes the Clinton-Lewinsky Narrative Once and For All

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The FX series takes on one of the biggest stories of the 1990s and compellingly tears down media-made misconceptions in the process.

What We Do In The Shadows Season

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Season 3 is a Mixed Bag (of Blood)

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The latest episodes of the vampire comedy start off light on charm and laughs, but it eventually recovers its footing.

The Other Two Season 2

‘The Other Two’ is a Can’t-Miss Satire of Celebrity

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

In its second season, the under-watched but excellent satire makes the jump from Comedy Central to HBO Max and is even better there.