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)
That 90s Show

That ’90s Show Is An Endearing Encore To A Sitcom Favorite

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

That ‘90s Show is shaping up to be a worthy sequel to a much-loved sitcom comfort watch.

Best Tv Scenes 2022

The Best TV Scenes of 2022

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The best TV scenes of 2022 were complex, profound, and anchored by some of the greatest small-screen performances in recent memory.

Mayfair Witches Tv Review

AMC’s ‘Mayfair Witches’ Lacks Some Necessary Magic

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The second entry into AMC’s Anne Rice universe stars Alexandra Daddario as a neurosurgeon with a witchy family history.

Best Tv Shows 2022

The Best TV Shows of 2022

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

TV critic Valerie Ettenhofer picks the 15 best TV shows from a crowded, exciting year in television.

Noah Centineo in The Recruit

Noah Centineo-Led ‘The Recruit’ Is A Brisk and Breezy Spy Dramedy

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Centineo stars in this fun, frothy Netflix dramedy series about a new CIA recruit thrown into the deepest of deep ends.

Helen Mirren in the premiere episode of 1923 - Review

The Premiere of ‘1923’ Finds Promise and Pain in the 20th Century

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren star in the latest Yellowstone prequel, which also features plots following a rugged safari hunter and a Native American residential school student.

Willow Series Review

The New ‘Willow’ Series Is A Super-Fun Fantasy Throwback

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Warwick Davis returns alongside a charming young cast in the fun Disney+ sequel to Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy film.

Better Call Saul Finale Gone

The Heartfelt Long Con of ‘Better Call Saul’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The story of a sleazy lawyer’s descent into amorality pulled off one of the most meaningful series finales in recent history by becoming the one thing none of us dared hope for: a redemption story.

Wednesday Netflix Review

Jenna Ortega Makes Teen Mystery ‘Wednesday’ Worth Watching

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Neither the Tim Burton treatment nor the Netflix treatment can fully redeem the teen mystery Wednesday, but a great lead performance almost does the trick.