Author: Valerie Ettenhofer

Bay Area freelance writer, podcast producer, TV lover, and cheese plate enthusiast.

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Will Be Reborn on Netflix

With the original showrunners on board and a commitment to cultural representation, we can safely get hyped about this.

‘The Deuce’ Has Become A Worthy Successor to ‘The Wire’

The second season of the David Simon co-created series is deeper and more dynamic than its first.

When is Slow Burn Television Worth It?

Weighing the pros and cons of the summer of the "slow-burn."

9 More Fanfic Tropes We Want To See On Screen

'Set It Up,' 'Love, Simon,' and other favorites from this year have all adapted popular fanfiction plots, but why stop…

Here’s To The Nervous Young Heroines of 2018

The shy girls inherit the earth in ‘Eighth Grade’ and ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

‘Castle Rock’ and The Trouble With Easter Eggs

On the importance (and difficulty) of untangling the Stephen King-inspired show from its source material.

Sound Editor Trevor Gates Talks Emmy Noms and Horror Scenes that Freak Him Out

Trevor Gates talks the power of sound, "Teddy Perkins," and the most disturbing movie moments he's brought to life. Sound design…

The 50 Best TV Pilots of the 21st Century

First episodes are notoriously tough to pull off, but all of these shows started strong.

This Year’s Most and Least Exciting Emmy Races

Not all categories are created equal.