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)
Russian Doll Season Review

Natasha Lyonne Rules In The Time Traveling Second Season of ‘Russian Doll’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Nadia takes a time train to the ‘80s in Russian Doll’s unique, rewarding second season.

Better Call Saul Season Review

‘Better Call Saul’ Is Steering Into A Thrilling, Nerve-Racking Endgame

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Six seasons in, Better Call Saul has grown into a climactic, character-driven drama whose greatness parallels that of Breaking Bad.

A Dark Quiet Death

Love and Creativity Die “A Dark Quiet Death” in Mythic Quest’s Standalone Episode

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The tech comedy’s best episode is a decades-spanning story about selling out, breaking up, and making art.

Elle Fanning in The Girl From Plainville

‘The Girl From Plainville’ Is A Refreshingly Sensitive Take on a Tragedy

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Elle Fanning leads Hulu’s thoughtful, realistic dramatization of the now-infamous Michelle Carter texting suicide case.

Bridgerton Season 2

‘Bridgerton’ Season 2 Finds Its Formula But Loses Some of Its Heat

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Netflix’s Regency-era romance returns with a new, more grounded central couple, but it’s still got plenty of drama to spare.

Atlanta Season 3 Stanfield Beetz

Welcome Back, ‘Atlanta’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

As the groundbreaking FX show returns after a four-year hiatus, we look at where it’s been and where it’s going.

The Dropout

‘The Dropout’ is a Weirdly Compelling Character Study

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Amanda Seyfried’s studied performance anchors this Hulu limited series about doomed biotech company Theranos.

Better Things Season 5 Pamela Adlon

The Final Season of ‘Better Things’ is a Tender, Magic-Filled Goodbye

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

As Pamela Adlon’s FX comedy series comes to a close, it remains an engaging, indelible look at the magic of everyday life.

Sharp Objects Amy Adams

How ‘Sharp Objects’ Ended with a Perfect Dose of Poison

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Prestige mystery series don’t get much darker than ‘Sharp Objects,’ and ‘Sharp Objects’ doesn’t get much better than its sickening finale.