Category Archives: TV Show Reviews

The Flight Attendant (Season 1)


Season 1 Air Date: November 26th – December 17th 2020

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

The Flight Attendant (Season 1)

Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Michiel Huisman, Zosia Mamet, T.R. Knight, Michelle Gomez, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews, Nolan Gerard Funk, Rosie Perez

Have you ever had any repressed memories or things you remember differently about your past or the world you live in? don’t you wish that there was a way to dive deep and go back into the past to see the truth of what you thought was right and what you previously believed that may not have been true? What if there was a completely unrelated but traumatic event which forced you to confront your demons and shake the foundations of what you believe, but into something more solid and real? Confused? Well, this is the premise of the dark comedy/action hour long series The Flight Attendant. Starring former Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco, the show, which was recently renewed for season 2, and which was nominated for a Golden Globe (best actress in a TV musical or comedy), is one insane episode after another- and is fun for a binge. But is the show helpful and inspiring to us, or is it just mindless entertainment?

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WandaVision (Double Episode Premiere)

Disney +

Season 1 Premiere Date:

  • Episode 1 and 2: January 15th 2021

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

WandaVision (Double Episode Premiere)

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Debra Jo Rupp, Fred Melamed, Kathryn Hahn, Kat Dennings, Randall Park, Teyonah Parris

‘We are an unusual couple’

‘We just don’t know what to expect’

‘Is this really happening?’

‘I assure you I’m married, to a man, a human one and tall’

‘Wanda, who is doing this to you?’

‘Have you come to save us?’

‘Am I dead?’ ‘No of course not! Why would you ask?’ ‘Because you are!’

‘This is going to be a gas!’.

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Selena + Chef (Season 1)


Season Air Date:

  • Season 1: August 13th – August 27th 2020

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Selena + Chef (Season 1)

Starring: Selena Gomez, with special guests Nana Cornett, Papa Cornett, Liz Golden, Raquelle Stevens, Theresa Mingus, Paige Reed

Chefs include: Ludo Lefebvre, Antonia Lofaso, Candice Kumai, Roy Choi, Jon & Vinny, Nancy Silverton, Angelo Sosa, Tanya Holland, Daniel Holzman, Nyesha Arrington

Dishes include: French Omelette, Cheese Souffle (Episode 1); Seafood Toastada (Episode 2), Spicy Miso Ramen, Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies (Episode 3), Korean BBQ Short Rib Breakfast Tacos, Hawaiian Malasadas (Episode 4), Chicken Dinner, Bruschetta (Episode 5), Italian Party Buffett (Episode 6), Guacamole 101, Baja Style Fried Rice (Episode 7), Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Bacon Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits (Episode 8), Chicken Meatballs and Gnocchi (Episode 9), Branzino with Spice Tomato-Coconut Sauce, Dog Biscuits and Glaze (Episode 10)

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Stargirl (Season 1)

DC Universe / CW

Season Air Date:

  • Season 1: May 18th – August 10th 2020

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Stargirl (Season 1)

Starring: Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Jake Austin Walker, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Christopher James Baker, Amy Smart, Luke Wilson, Hunter Sansone, Henry Thomas, Eric Goins, Neil Hopkins, Joy Osmanski, Hina Khan, Mark Ashworth, Nelson Lee, Joel McHale, Geoff Stults

How would you define being a hero? Is it a calling, or is it part of your DNA? Are you a hero because of your parents, or do you carve out your own destiny for yourself? Are you an everyday her, keeping your head down and continuing to make the world a better place in an unassuming way; or do you crave attention and seek the limelight, wanting to be a hero that everyone sees and appreciates? Last year we all wanted a hero. Because of COVID-19 and the riots originating from the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter; we all craved for and longed for a hero to deliver us from the mess we all found ourselves in. We all longed for a saviour and a deliverer. While as a Christian I believe that Jesus is our Saviour and will always be; in 2020 a different kind of saviour arose. It’s not the same as Jesus… but if you want to be encouraged, inspired and reassured that everything in this world will eventually be ok (key word is eventually!), then look no further than CD Universe’s and CW’s joint series Stargirl.

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The Flight Attendant (Pilot)


Season 1 Premiere Air Date: November 26th 2020

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

The Flight Attendant (Pilot)

Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Michiel Huisman, Zosia Mamet, T.R. Knight, Michelle Gomez, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews, Nolan Gerard Funk, Rosie Perez

Don’t you reckon that TV is becoming slightly predictable these days? Lawyer shows, police procedurals, medical dramas, family dramas, superhero shows, reality TV… the list goes on. Has there been anything new that we can all that we can marvel at and be amazed? As we are sitting at home during lockdown and quarantine and just basically being away from everyone whom we think has COVID-19; we flick through our Netflix account or our Disney + account or our Foxtel or Stan account… and we find the same things as last time. Frustrated we ask God ‘Send us something new and exciting’… and let me tell you. God has answered.

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Ted Lasso (Season 1)

Apple TV+

Season Air Date:

  • Season 1: August 14th – October 2nd 2020

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Ted Lasso (Season 1)

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Juno Temple, Cristo Fernandez, Anthony Head, Keeley Hazel

One of the first TV shows I saw ever was Monk. The show was about a detective who’s wife was killed in a car bomb- and the entire 8 season run has him solving crimes as a consultant for the police again, while trying to solve his wife’s murder. Mind you, Adrian Monk has OCD and has an assistant who helps him in literally everything- and as me and my family saw the show (not religiously, but here and there) I enjoyed it for what it was- a procedural comedy/drama. Back then in the early 2000’s I wasn’t concerned about ratings and whether one show was cancelled or renewed- it just was what it was, and I was none the wiser as to the process as to determining a show’s fate. In the early 2010’s when I started to religiously watch TV shows week to week, and more often than not looking forward to them (Once Upon A Time, Person Of Interest, every single show from the Arrowverse, Packed To The Rafters, Parenthood, the latter seasons of Psych, Castle and The Mentalist, White Collar, Royal Pains, Switched At Birth, The Fosters and Continuum to name a few!); that was when ratings mattered. I was familiar with what was a ‘good rating’ which meant a show was likely safe, and I found myself being familiar with ratings that meant a show was in danger of being cancelled. Sometimes a show would be unexpectedly renewed or unexpectedly cancelled… but more often than not a shows survival depended on the ratings.

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Season Air Date:

  • Season 4: October 22nd 2018 – May 20th 2019
  • Season 5: January 14th 2020 – June 2nd 2020

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Legends Of Tomorrow (Season 4-5)

Starring: Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Tala Ashe, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Amy Pemberton, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan, Courtney Ford, Ramona Young, Adam Tsekhman, Thomas F. Wilson, Jane Carr, Christian Keyes, Sisa Grey, Olivia Swann, Shayan Sobhian, Sarah Strange, Joanna Vanderham, Mina Sundwall

Let me ask you a question for a moment, a question that’s seemingly innocent yet holds more weight than you probably will realise. And that question is this. What was your favourite TV show growing up? Was it the classics of the 70’s and 80’s, like MASH, Fawlty Towers, Dallas, Bewitched, Colombo, Miami Vice, Full House and Quantam Leap? Perhaps you love sci-fi and genre shows, like LOST, Fringe, Once Upon A Time, V, Wynonna Earp, Humans, The Orville, Black Mirror, Roswell, Roswell: New Mexico, Timeless, Manifest or Killjoys? Or maybe you love the comedies… Frasier, Spin City, Samantha Who?, Two And A Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, The Good Place, Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, New Girl, Brooklyn 99, Modern Family, Superstore or The Goldbergs? Or do you love superhero shows, like the Arrowverse? Whatever you prefer in terms of TV show genre, maybe there’s a show that you place above all others, one that you’d instantly watch, no matter what is going in in your life. Even if you are enduring trials and tribulations beyond what you could ever imagine, is there a TV show in your life that you’d always make time for, rain or hail or sunshine?

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Season Air Date:

  • Season 5: October 6th 2019 – May 17th 2020

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Supergirl (Season 5)

Starring: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, David Harewood, Jon Cryer, Andrea Brooks, Azie Tesfai, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair. LaMonica Garrett, Phil LaMarr, Mitch Pileggi, Cara Buono, Thomas Lennon

In what is probably one of the most memorable and unexpected years of recent memory, 2020 had it all. Bushfires, floods, COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter protests, movies being delayed, music concerts and touring cancelled, sports games cancelled or having no crowds- the world has seemingly ‘gone to bits’- some could say we are entering the end times- but one thing we all can agree on, is that this year is one of the worst economic periods of recent history. Yet as all of us are stuck in our homes and are wondering when life can return to ‘normal’, a funny thing has happened. We are all becoming probably a bit kinder to each other- more so than maybe any other point in history. I know, that’s a bold statement for me to say- perhaps it’d be better to say that we’re all leaning on each other and are relating to each other because of all of us virtually in the same situation- and I don’t know if our kindness and nice words right now have been the most in history… but it certainly feels that way. While we are all hanging out with each other on Zoom, and finding creative ways to stay in touch with people in general, some of us are finding new hobbies and past times and just generally new things to do to keep us all occupied and not bored out of our brains. For musicians who have home studios, well making an album is in fact possible. For business people in the office, working from home is possible and Zoom meetings and working towards deadlines is very possible too. Youtubers are having tons of success now more than ever- with the turnaround to make videos that are enjoyable and confronting… well the turnaround is quicker than ever. Netflix has also churned out the new TV series, and we all have more time on our hands to talk with our family and deepen our relationships there.

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Supergirl (Seasons 4)


Season Air Date:

  • Season 4: October 14th 2018 – May 19th 2019

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Supergirl (Season 4)

Starring: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Sam Witwer, Nicole Maines, April Parker Jones, David Harewood, Jon Cryer, Bruce Boxleitner, David Ajala, Andrea Brooks, Azie Tesfai

If you’re like me and are a part of running a relatively successful business (any sort, not just limited to café work!), you’d definitely would agree with me that any free time one would have at the end of the day (any time remaining after working, eating, sleeping, doing admin work at home!) is considered luxury. Maybe it’s 1-2 hours a week. Or maybe it’s a whole entire day. Whatever the case may be, any time left over is probably reserved for yourself and is probably spent curling up in bed, or on the couch, binging through your saved TV shows on Netflix. But what if you’re the adventuring kind. What if you’re the person who gets a rush from adrenaline activities, like camping in the woods or rock-climbing or skiing or snowboarding or abseiling or canoeing or fishing in the middle of the ocean or competing on Ninja Warrior? Well never fear guys, because if you’re time poor and can’t physically do any of these activities then I reckon the next best thing to do is to watch the latest season of Supergirl. Because in Kara Danvers’ spare time from working as a reporter, she definitely undertakes a hefty adrenaline activity- fighting crime across National City as Supergirl!

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The Masked Singer [Australia] (Season 1 Premiere- Episode 1, Episode 2)

Channel 10

Premiere Episode Air Date: Monday 23rd September. Tuesday 24th September 2019

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

The Masked Singer [Australia] (Season 1 Premiere- Episode 1, Episode 2)

Presented by: Osher Gunsberg

Judges: Lindsay Lohan, Jackie O, Dannii Minogue, Dave Hughes

When did we as a nation, or maybe as the whole entire world, become obsessed with reality shows? Now I’m not saying that we as a people and we as consumers have completely abandoned watching the scripted version of a TV show- no not by any means; just look at Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Stan and various other streaming services that deliver gripping, high-quality drama and comedy. But what I am saying is that over the past decade or so, I’ve seen, or heard about much more reality shows than I have heard about in a long time, than I can even care to admit, and also than I think is needed. Am I being too controversial? Is there something about reality shows that rub me the wrong way?

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