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)
The Great Third Season

‘The Great’ Makes A Surprising Pivot In Its Funny, Uneven Third Season

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult are as good as ever in the third season of The Great, but some of the show’s cyclical plots are running on fumes.

Episodes San Junipero

In ‘San Junipero,’ Heaven Is A Place On Earth

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The best episode of ‘Black Mirror’ takes a detour to the ‘80s to tell a timeless queer love story.

Class Of 09

AI Crime-Fighting Series ‘Class of ’09’ Could Use a More Human Touch

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The new FBI sci-fi series Class of ‘09 fails to make a strong impression, despite boasting some signature FX (on Hulu) aesthetics.

Bupkis Review

‘Bupkis’ is A Creative, Sweet, And Brutally Honest Dark Comedy

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Pete Davidson stars as Pete Davidson in the latest Peacock series, a portrait of playful self-destruction.

Barry Season Review

‘Barry’ Boldly Reinvents Itself In The Eleventh Hour

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Bill Hader’s assassin-turned-actor is back for one last season. This time, he’s behind bars.

Blindspotting Season 2 Review

‘Blindspotting’ Season 2 Is A Creative, Cameo-Filled Vision of Oakland

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The ballad of Ashley and Miles continues.

Beef Netflix Review

Intense Dark Comedy ‘Beef’ Is The Boldest Show Netflix Has Made In Years

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The new Netflix series Beef stars Ali Wong and Steven Yeun as two strangers entangled in a feud, but it taps an intense vein of American anger that goes far beyond a road rage incident.

Succession Season 4 Review

The Final Season of ‘Succession’ Is A No-Holds-Barred Triumph

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Season four of HBO’s Succession is satisfying, surprising, and a great showcase for season MVP Sarah Snook.

Yellowjackets Season 2 Review

‘Yellowjackets’ Season 2 is Must-See TV

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Showtime’s possibly-supernatural survival thriller returns with an intense second season that’s even better than the first.