02nd Oct2015

‘Review 2×10: Conspiracy Theory’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I survived on garbage in the middle of the ocean! I scratched my way out of a grave! You think you can kill me? Nothing can kill me!” “Jesus (bleep)ing Christ, holy (bleep)ing Jesus, Jesus (bleep)ing Christ. It’s a conspiracy,” Forrest hisses to himself in his empty office, staring at crumpled photographs of his many(11) […]

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30th Sep2015

‘Review 2×09: Happiness, Pillow Fight, Imaginary Friend’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“What are your values, son?” A man is dead and Forrest is to blame. The goodness Forrest’s father once saw in his son has been burned away by Forrest’s belief that what he does as the host of Review is more important than and/or somehow separate from his personal integrity and what its dissolution means for the people […]

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19th Sep2015

‘Review 2×08: Murder, Magic 8 Ball, Procrastination’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Are you certain you wish to veto this review?” Avoiding responsibility for his own actions is perhaps Forrest’s most readily identifiable hallmark. Here’s a man who burned his own marriage to the ground on what amounts to a whim and now resents his ex-wife for having broken his heart, a man incapable of recognizing himself […]

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19th Sep2015

‘Review 2×07: Buried Alive, 6 Star Review, Public Speaking’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I bet the only thing more horrifying than that sound will be the moment it stops.” Forrest MacNeil is the worst kind of faux-perpetual motion machine. He may run forever, he may in fact be incapable of ceasing to pursue his destructive path, but he needs an incredible amount of fuel to keep going, and his […]

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29th Aug2015

‘Review 2×05: Catfish, Haunted House’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“There is one final capstone to place on this monument of dishonesty.” ‘Catfish, Haunted House’ is relatively low-key for an episode of Review. It’s not because Forrest somehow has a normal set of experiences. In fact, he loses his life’s savings, perpetrates fraud on his ex wife, and is stabbed and knocked down the stairs by the […]

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21st Aug2015

‘Review 2×04: Cult, Perfect Body’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s easy. You find some vulnerable people, you isolate them, you exploit them financially. Then, rivers of blood.” Lucille calls it right from the get-go. When a man about to open a CrossFit gym asks Forrest what it’s like to be a cult leader he might as well start chiseling tombstones. Forrest himself even admits, […]

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15th Aug2015

‘Review 2×03: Falsely Accused, Sleep With Your Teacher, Little Person’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“The farther you go, the smaller you get.” There can be no question as to whether or not Forrest’s journey to review life’s wonders and horrors is one of attrition. Piece by piece, bite by bite, Thursday by Thursday, Forrest MacNeil is dying before our eyes. The episode’s third act literally diminishes Forrest, first placing him […]

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