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)
Lost Pilot Episode Sawyer Alone

The ‘Lost’ Pilot Episode Just Keeps Getting Better With Age

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

In the latest Episode column, we revisit the bold, beautiful two-part premiere of Lost.

Shrinking Review Harrison Ford Sitcom

Despite Scene-Stealer Harrison Ford, ‘Shrinking’ is A Chaotic Sitcom Letdown

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Harrison Ford and Jessica Williams steal the show in Shrinking, a messy, grating new comedy from the creators of Ted Lasso.

Poker Face Review

Natasha Lyonne is A 21st-Century Columbo in Rian Johnson’s Brilliant ‘Poker Face’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Lyonne teams up with the Knives Out filmmaker for Peacock’s new murder mystery series, and the result is some flat-out fantastic procedural television.

That 90s Show

That ’90s Show Is An Endearing Encore To A Sitcom Favorite

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

That ‘90s Show is shaping up to be a worthy sequel to a much-loved sitcom comfort watch.

Best Tv Scenes 2022

The Best TV Scenes of 2022

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The best TV scenes of 2022 were complex, profound, and anchored by some of the greatest small-screen performances in recent memory.

Mayfair Witches Tv Review

AMC’s ‘Mayfair Witches’ Lacks Some Necessary Magic

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The second entry into AMC’s Anne Rice universe stars Alexandra Daddario as a neurosurgeon with a witchy family history.

Best Tv Shows 2022

The Best TV Shows of 2022

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

TV critic Valerie Ettenhofer picks the 15 best TV shows from a crowded, exciting year in television.

Noah Centineo in The Recruit

Noah Centineo-Led ‘The Recruit’ Is A Brisk and Breezy Spy Dramedy

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Centineo stars in this fun, frothy Netflix dramedy series about a new CIA recruit thrown into the deepest of deep ends.

Helen Mirren in the premiere episode of 1923 - Review

The Premiere of ‘1923’ Finds Promise and Pain in the 20th Century

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren star in the latest Yellowstone prequel, which also features plots following a rugged safari hunter and a Native American residential school student.