TV Review: I Am Not Okay With This Season 1 🤯

I Am Not Okay with the ending.

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Sophia Lillis stars as Sydney Novak in I Am Not Okay With This. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for I Am Not Okay With This Season 1 is spoiler-free.

With only seven episodes in its first season, I Am Not Okay With This (2020, created by Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall) manages to shock audiences with a cliffhanger ending. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Charles Forsman, the series follows Sydney Novak (Sophia Lillis) who discovers that she has telekinetic abilities when she is put under stressful circumstances.

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TV Review: Locke & Key Season 1 🔒🗝

Locke & Key is an ambitious and intriguing series that leaves viewers with many unanswered questions.

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From left to right: Emilia Jones, Connor Jessup and Jackson Robert Scott respectively star as Kinsey Locke, Tyler Locke and Bode Locke in Locke & Key. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Locke & Key Season 1 contains minor spoilers.

With a cast that is pretty much unknown—except for the twin brother of Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Ashmore, who plays the supporting role of Uncle Duncan—Locke & Key (2020, developed by Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill) delivers an average premiere season with a finale that leaves viewers with more questions.

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TV Review: YOU Season 2 🐺

YOU Season 2 shows us what it’s like when crazy meets crazy.

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Penn Badgley stars as Joe Goldberg “Will Bettelheim” in YOU Season 2. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for YOU Season 2 contains spoilers.

From New York to Los Angeles, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley)—now Will Bettelheim—can’t seem to escape his past. In YOU Season 2 (2019, developed by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes), Joe fixates on his new love interest, Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti) and moves on from Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) who was the target in Season 1.

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TV Review: Euphoria Season 1 🌈

Euphoria uses visuals, layered characters and music to create one of the most stunning television series I’ve ever watched.

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Zendaya stars as Rue in Euphoria. CREDIT: HBO

This post for Euphoria Season 1 contains spoilers.

Euphoria’s (2019, created by Sam Levinson) main theme isn’t anything out of the ordinary, as many television networks have done shows about teenagers before; but what makes Euphoria unique is its tone, visuals, sound and characters. The series follows a group of Gen Z-ers and their complex relationships with high school, identity, sexuality and society.

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TV Review: No Good Nick Part 2 🐀🍕

No Good Nick returns with some much-needed answers for its audiences.

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Sean Astin (left) and Melissa Joan Hart (right) respectively star as Ed and Liz in No Good Nick. CREDIT: Netflix

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No Good Nick (2019, created by Keetgi Kogan and David H. Steinberg) returned on Monday (August 5) with another 10 episodes of cons and scams, pulled off by the titular character Nicole “Nick” Patterson (Siena Agudong).

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TV Review: Orange Is the New Black Season 7 🍊🧡

Orange Is the New Black closes out its series with one of the best conclusions I’ve ever seen on a television show.

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Uzo Aduba stars in OITNB as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren. CREDIT: Netflix

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For characters that have been with me for so long, I feel sad that I will no longer be able to see how they’re doing on the small screen. In the final season of Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) (2013-2019, created by Jenji Kohan), audiences got to see the stories of Piper (Taylor Schilling), Alex (Laura Prepon), Suzanne (Uzo Aduba), Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Black Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore), Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), Lorna (Yael Stone) and Red (Kate Mulgrew), all come to an end.

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TV Review: The Boys Season 1 🧔🏻💣🍼🇫🇷

The Boys is a hardcore gruesome television series that reimagines our favourite superheroes in a bad light.

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Dominique McElligott (left) and Antony Starr (right) respectively star as Queen Maeve and Homelander. CREDIT: Amazon Studios

This post for The Boys Season 1 is spoiler-free.

Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys (2019, developed by Eric Kripke) is unlike any television series I’ve ever seen before. The series follows The Seven, a group of corporate-funded and marketed supes managed by Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) of Vought Corporation, who care more about their public image rather than saving the world. From handling their social presence to creating a heroic persona under false pretences, The Boys shows us how the world’s beloved superheroes are in fact anti-heroes.

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