UnREAL’s final season falls to new depths of depravity

D

There’s a moment in UnREAL’s fourth and final season when Faith—the friendly country girl who came out as a lesbian in season one—shows up and is shocked at how the state of affairs has worsened on the set of Everlasting. Keep in mind: On Faith’s season of the dating competition, a woman fell to her death. At first,…

Sharp Objects is a gripping rumination on who perpetrates—and perpetuates—violence

B+

Nothing proves the summer TV landscape has shifted quite like debuting some Emmy bait in the wake of Independence Day. And Sharp Objects, the HBO adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel of the same name, proves itself an early contender for next year’s awards. Showrunner Marti Noxon deftly interprets and…

Girlfriends’ Guide returns for Abby and Jake’s official uncoupling

B+

One thing that Girlfriends’ Guide gets is that divorce is never an easy, cut-and-dried process. Jake and Abby started out the series about as far apart from each other as two people can be, emotionally, and have spent subsequent episodes redefining their relationship, such as it is. The highlight of season two was the…