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)
Fargo Season

A Fierce Performance Punches Up ‘Fargo’ Season 5

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Five seasons in, one gets the sense that Noah Hawley’s Fargo is in danger of repeating itself.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ Is a Winning Remix With Surprises Up Its Sleeve

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

A familiar voice cast returns for this bold, heartfelt, self-referential new take on a much-loved story.

The Crown

‘The Crown’ Says Goodbye To Princess Diana With A Problematic, Captivating Final Season

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Elizabeth Debicki and Imelda Staunton return in the final season of Netflix’s once-adored, recently iffy historical drama.

The Curse

‘The Curse’ Is An Insufferable, Overlong Genre-Bender

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Nathan Fielder, Emma Stone, and Benny Safdie can’t save this exhausting new satire, which is now on Showtime.

Fellow Travelers Review

‘Fellow Travelers’ is Phenomenal, As Is Jonathan Bailey

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Bailey and Matt Bomer co-star in this heady, tension-soaked, fantastic take on the Lavender Scare.

Invincible Season 2 Review

‘Invincible’ Season 2 Is Aggressively Just Okay

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The second season of Robert Kirkman’s superhero series makes a point of sticking close to the comic books on which it’s based, but that’s not always a good thing.

Lessons In Chemistry Review

‘Lessons in Chemistry’ Is A Welcome Return To TV For Brie Larson

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Larson stars in the new Apple TV+ series – her first lead role on the small screen since 2011 – as a chemist turned cooking show host.

The Fall Of The House Of Usher Review

‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ Is The Year’s Must-Watch Horror Show

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Mike Flanagan’s latest Netflix horror series remixes the prolific works of Edgar Allan Poe to create a funny, fantastic, f—ked up story about the rot of modern capitalism.

Loki Season Review

‘Loki’ Season 2 Is Charming, Visually Impressive, and Overwrought

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Loki season 2 is narratively messy and spreads its ensemble thin, but its quirky comedic tone and fantastic visuals go a long way.