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)

‘Girls5eva’ is a Comedic Showstopper from the Producers of ‘30 Rock’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The latest Peacock series is laugh-out-loud funny and full of catchy original music.

The Girlfriend Experience Season

‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Has Become Disconnected from Desire

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The third season of the Steven Soderbergh-produced escort drama dives deep into tech and science — and loses some of its spark along the way.

The Mosquito Coast Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux Can’t Outrun Capitalism in Moralizing Adventure Series ‘The Mosquito Coast’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The bold new Apple TV+ adaptation of Paul Theroux’s book is heavy on action and family drama.

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.