TV Recap: I Am The Night – The Happening …

I Am The Night
“Matador” (Episode 104)
February 18, 2019

Last week on I Am The Night, Jay discovered (disgusting) similarities between the Janis Brewster case and the Black Dahlia murder. Unfortunately, Jay’s obsession with the Hodel case landed him in the slammer where the LAPD almost extracted an eye. Fauna did some light B&E in her step-grandma’s house, and realized the creepy dude from the Bus Stop rest area is her grandfather, George Hodel.  Jay and Fauna finally met and Sepp (f/k/a Mr. Black Car) really stepped up his creepy AF Factor!

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Catch up on all the action from last week’s episode with our deep dive recap and review here! Now, on to tonight’s episode of I Am The Night BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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TV Recap: I Am The Night – Gnothi Seauton …

I Am The Night
“Dark Flower” (Episode 103)
February 11, 2019

Last week’s episode introduced us to more characters playing into Fauna’s evolving definition of self. She has to grapple with the fact that she’s not black despite being raised as mixed race her whole life. We met her step-grandmother, Corinna Huntington, kinda like a breathy, arty, odder Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company. Fauna learns more about her new-found family from Corinna and even has a creepy encounter with the man stalking her for years and the man who we know as Dr. Hodel in an art gallery. Jay is spiraling back into the depths of the Hodel case again and getting himself deeper into the mire.

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Catch up on all the action from last week’s episode with our deep dive recap and review here! Now, on to tonight’s episode of I Am The Night BEWARE OF SPOILERS! 

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TV Recap: I Am The Night – Apate

I Am The Night
“Phenomenon of Interference” (Episode 102)
February 4, 2018

Last week on I Am The Night, we met Pat, a young girl growing up as a mixed race child in 1960’s Nevada. After a little sleuthing, Pat learned the shocking secret that her mother is NOT her birth mother and that her real name is Fauna Hodel. Fauna sets out for California to learn more about her mother and her family. In Los Angeles, we met Jay Singletary, a down and out reporter trying to find a reason to keep living every day. Haunted by his coverage of a sexual assault trial some 16 years prior, Jay has suffered a loss of professional credibility and personal self-worth.

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Catch up on all of the action from last week’s episode with our deep dive recap and review here! Now, on to tonight’s all new episode of I Am The NightBEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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TV Recap: I Am The Night – Some Stories Will Eat You Alive …

I Am The Night
“Pilot” (Episode 101)
January 28, 2018

I Am The Night, a six-episode period drama on TNT, premiered tonight. Like 2018’s successful run of the suspense thriller, The Alienist, I Am The Night is part of what TNT calls, “the TNT Suspense Collection.” The series is based on the life of Fauna Hodel and her 2008 autobiography, One Day She’ll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel (co-written with J.R. Briamonte). The show stars India Eisley (as Fauna) and Chris Pine (as Jay Singletary), and is directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman).

TNT’s official synopsis of the show is, “Inspired by true events, I Am The Night tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reported (Chris Pine), haunted by the case that undid him.

“Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays), a man involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime.”

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On to our deep dive recap and review of the Pilot episode of, I Am The Night … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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TV Recap: The Alienist – What Compels A Man To Do Evil and To Do Good …

The Alienist
“Castle In The Sky” (Episode 110)
March 26, 2018

Joseph has been taken. Kreizler is despondent. The team is hot on the killer’s heels but still too many steps behind. This is where we are as tonight’s season finale of The Alienist begins. Before going any further, make sure you’re caught up on all of last week’s harrowing action with our deep dive recap & review here!

All caught up? Good! Then on to tonight’s season finale of The Alienist, “Castle in the Sky” … after the jump (spoilers ahead)!

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TV Recap: The Alienist – Haply I May Remember and Haply May Forget …

The Alienist
“Requiem” (Episode 109)
March 19, 2018

We left off last week’s episode of The Alienist with that devastating loss.  Tonight begins the final two hours of this limited series run and everything is changed.

Before you go any further, make sure you’ve caught up with our recap & review from last week, here! Caught up? Good. Now, on to tonight’s episode of The Alienist … after the jump (spoilers beware)!!

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TV Recap: The Alienist – The Better Angels of Our Nature …

The Alienist
“Psychopathia Sexualis” (Episode 108)
March 12, 2018

One of the most important episodes in Season 1 of The Alienist, “Psychopathia Sexualis” does an excellent job setting the stage for the final showdowns amongst all our characters. Pieces are falling into place rapidly now and, the final scene of tonight’s episode has far reaching consequences for the remainder of Kreizler’s arc this season.

Make sure you are all caught up on our recap of last week’s episode here!

Caught up? Good. Now on to our deep dive recap & review of tonight’s all new, The Alienist … after the jump (spoilers)!!!!

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TV Recap: The Alienist -From Millionaires’ Mile to Mulberry Street

The Alienist
“Many Sainted Men” (Episode 107)
March 5, 2018

Fallout from “the Slap.” Another dead boy prostitute. J.P. Morgan’s palatial estate. A confrontation. Several confrontations.  And, a kiss.

Tonight’s episode of The Alienist is not one to be missed.

Read on for our deep dive recap and review … after the jump (spoilers beware)!!

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