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)
American Gigolo Jon Bernthal

‘American Gigolo’ is A Seedy Mixed Bag Anchored by Jon Bernthal

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The new American Gigolo stars Jon Bernthal and reimagines Paul Schrader’s classic as a seedy neo-noir with a wholly different approach to sex and agency.

The Patient Review Steve Carell

Steve Carell Led Series ‘The Patient’ is a Surprisingly Profound High Concept Thriller

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson star in a darkly emotional new FX on Hulu show from the team behind The Americans, about a serial killer who kidnaps his patient.

House Bus Crash Episode

Revisiting The ‘House’ Bus Crash That Shocked Viewers

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The penultimate episode of House’s fourth season sees the death wish-chasing doctor unravel the shocking mystery of his own head injury.

Little Demon Review

Danny DeVito Plays Satan in the Good and Gory Show ‘Little Demon’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

DeVito, Aubrey Plaza, and Lucy DeVito star in the dark new FXX animated sitcom executive produced by Dan Harmon.

House Of The Dragon Review

‘House of the Dragon’ Makes Westeros Feel New Again

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

House of the Dragon brings new chapter of George R.R. Martin’s Westeros tale to life, and so far succeeds thanks to a talented cast and some intriguing change-ups in tone and focus.

A League Of Their Own Prime Video

‘A League of Their Own’ Isn’t A Home Run, But Is Still A Winner

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Broad City star Abbi Jacobson puts a queer, romantic spin on a 90s favorite with Prime Video’s A League of Their Own.

The Sandman Season Review

‘The Sandman’ is a Comic Book Dream Finally Fulfilled

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Netflix’s take on Neil Gaiman’s epic fantasy about fallen lord Dream of the Endless has finally arrived, with an entertaining adaptation that doesn’t sacrifice the vision of the original.

The Resort Peacock

Genre-Bending Mystery ‘The Resort’ Thrives on Cast Charisma

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Cristin Milioti and William Jackson Harper star in The Resort, Peacock’s existential mystery-comedy series from the writer of Palm Springs and the creator of Mr. Robot.

Uncoupled Netflix

Neil Patrick Harris-Led ‘Uncoupled’ is Unlikeable

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The latest series from Sex and the City creator Darren Star follows a New York real estate agent (Neil Patrick Harris) after a bad breakup.