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)
Shadow And Bone Netflix

‘Shadow and Bone’ Should Be the Next Big Netflix Hit

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s much-loved Grishaverse franchise has all the makings of a great fantasy epic.

Game Of Thrones Pilot

Revisiting the ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pilot 10 Years Later

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Before it was a worldwide phenomenon, it was just a new HBO show with a hell of a good hook.

The Nevers Ann Skelly And Laura Donnelly

‘The Nevers’ is the Worst of Joss Whedon

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

This overcrowded, faux-empowering HBO sci-fi series is a wholly original disappointment.

Orphan Black Episode 1 Natural Selection

How ‘Orphan Black’ Hits the Ground Running with “Natural Selection”

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

“Natural Selection” introduces viewers to the series’ fast-paced, thrilling world, as well as to the gift that keeps on giving: Tatiana Maslany’s powerhouse performances.

Chad TV show Nasim Pedrad

‘Chad’ is an Unpleasant Trip Back to High School

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

With creator Nasim Pedrad playing the high school lead, the new comedy series is sure to call to mind ‘Pen15’, but it lacks the depth needed for a good coming-of-age story.

Invincible Tv Series

Robert Kirkman’s Superhero Series ‘Invincible’ Packs a Surprising Punch

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The popular long-running comic is now a shocking animated series led by Steven Yeun and J.K. Simmons.

Sky Rojo

The Netflix Drama Series ‘Sky Rojo’ Delivers Pulpy Thrills

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The team behind the Netflix hit ‘Money Heist’ is back with an exciting new drama series about three women on the run.

Justice Smith Generation Hbo Max

‘Genera+ion’ Does Gen Z Dirty

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Despite it having an appropriately aged showrunner, this coming-of-age series portrays most modern teens as grating.

Justified Bloody Harlan Timothy Olyphant

‘Justified’ and the Battle of “Bloody Harlan”

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Justified’s second season finale, “Bloody Harlan,” is a master class in acting, directing, writing, and American myth-making.