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)
Barry Season Review Bill Hader

Season 3 of ‘Barry’ is Dark As Hell, But Still Great

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Alec Berg and Bill Hader’s dark comedy series returns for a bold and heavy third season that still manages to garner laughs.

Russian Doll Season Review

Natasha Lyonne Rules In The Time Traveling Second Season of ‘Russian Doll’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Nadia takes a time train to the ‘80s in Russian Doll’s unique, rewarding second season.

Better Call Saul Season Review

‘Better Call Saul’ Is Steering Into A Thrilling, Nerve-Racking Endgame

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Six seasons in, Better Call Saul has grown into a climactic, character-driven drama whose greatness parallels that of Breaking Bad.

A Dark Quiet Death

Love and Creativity Die “A Dark Quiet Death” in Mythic Quest’s Standalone Episode

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The tech comedy’s best episode is a decades-spanning story about selling out, breaking up, and making art.

Elle Fanning in The Girl From Plainville

‘The Girl From Plainville’ Is A Refreshingly Sensitive Take on a Tragedy

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Elle Fanning leads Hulu’s thoughtful, realistic dramatization of the now-infamous Michelle Carter texting suicide case.

Bridgerton Season 2

‘Bridgerton’ Season 2 Finds Its Formula But Loses Some of Its Heat

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Netflix’s Regency-era romance returns with a new, more grounded central couple, but it’s still got plenty of drama to spare.

Atlanta Season 3 Stanfield Beetz

Welcome Back, ‘Atlanta’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

As the groundbreaking FX show returns after a four-year hiatus, we look at where it’s been and where it’s going.

The Dropout

‘The Dropout’ is a Weirdly Compelling Character Study

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Amanda Seyfried’s studied performance anchors this Hulu limited series about doomed biotech company Theranos.

Better Things Season 5 Pamela Adlon

The Final Season of ‘Better Things’ is a Tender, Magic-Filled Goodbye

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

As Pamela Adlon’s FX comedy series comes to a close, it remains an engaging, indelible look at the magic of everyday life.