Morissa Schwartz

Morissa Schwartz

Dr. Morissa Schwartz is owner of DrRissysWriting.com and GenZ Publishing. She has written extensively on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” for Entertainment Weekly. You can find her on Twitter @MorissaSchwartz and Instagram @morissa_schwartz.
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You will go into it thinking (especially in the first episode), what a light, silly, predictable sci-fi show. Prepare to have your expectations far exceeded.

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Is it technically a silly stoner comedy from the early 2000s? Yes. But it’s also about the struggles of being young, what it means to “figure things out,” and how you should exit your comfort zone to embrace both youth and maturity.

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Mythic Quest

If you are looking for an It’s Always Sunny spinoff, don’t get your hopes up. But if you are open to a new show that takes the hilarity of nerd culture seriously, this will be your new favorite.

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A Very Sunny Christmas

Gross, over-the-top, brutal, and so opposite of every other Christmas special and movie that you can’t help but appreciate it. 

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The Mosquito Coast

Watching The Mosquito Coast, you get the sense that Apple TV+ was trying to make its version of Netflix’s immensely popular thriller series Ozark. And it succeeded.

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The Best of What’s New in Streaming

From Emmy-worthy limited series to family-friendly animated action shows to a Star Wars spin-off, May is bringing a wide range of worthy titles across the streaming services — the ones not named Netflix (you can view for our Netflix picks here).  There’s even the return of a show that was gone for a decade that

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The Best of What’s New on Netflix: May 2021

From Zach Snyder and Ryan Murphy’s latest to an all-star Hitchcockian thriller, May 2021 has some particularly promising new Netflix Originals.

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Infinity Train

Don’t let the animated format put you off of this thoughtful series full of imaginative designs and compelling, layered characters. It finds the sweet spot between mature themes and lighter, more whimsical fare.

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IMPACT with Gal Godot

After a year of devastating news that has so many feeling hopeless, IMPACT brings a much-needed jolt of inspiration.

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What the Netflix Adaptation Gets Right About Shadow and Bone (and Six of Crows too)

Why does this peculiar adaptation, which on one hand is so true to the source material and on the other is a departure from a loved series, work? Because no expense was spared.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap Episode 6: “One World, One People”

So it turns out that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is ultimately a story about the use of might for right, and who gets to decide the meaning of either.

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Why Nomadland Would be a Worthy, Definitive Best Picture Winner for 2021

Chloe Zhao’s lyrical, masterful film about those forgotten on the fringes of American society has ratcheted up the momentum to be the favorite going into “Hollywood’s biggest night.” And it should be.

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Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone is an immersive fantasy series that will make you care about its characters as much as its mythology. It’s well-written, well-acted, and looks beautiful.

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The Mosquito Coast

Watching The Mosquito Coast, you get the sense that Apple TV+ was trying to make its version of Netflix’s immensely popular thriller series Ozark. And it succeeded.

Featured Image

The Best of What’s New in Streaming

From Emmy-worthy limited series to family-friendly animated action shows to a Star Wars spin-off, May is bringing a wide range of worthy titles across the streaming services — the ones not named Netflix (you can view for our Netflix picks here).  There’s even the return of a show that was gone for a decade that

Read More »
Featured Image

The Best of What’s New on Netflix: May 2021

From Zach Snyder and Ryan Murphy’s latest to an all-star Hitchcockian thriller, May 2021 has some particularly promising new Netflix Originals.

Featured Image

Infinity Train

Don’t let the animated format put you off of this thoughtful series full of imaginative designs and compelling, layered characters. It finds the sweet spot between mature themes and lighter, more whimsical fare.

Featured Image

IMPACT with Gal Godot

After a year of devastating news that has so many feeling hopeless, IMPACT brings a much-needed jolt of inspiration.

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What the Netflix Adaptation Gets Right About Shadow and Bone (and Six of Crows too)

Why does this peculiar adaptation, which on one hand is so true to the source material and on the other is a departure from a loved series, work? Because no expense was spared.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap Episode 6: “One World, One People”

So it turns out that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is ultimately a story about the use of might for right, and who gets to decide the meaning of either.

Featured Image

Why Nomadland Would be a Worthy, Definitive Best Picture Winner for 2021

Chloe Zhao’s lyrical, masterful film about those forgotten on the fringes of American society has ratcheted up the momentum to be the favorite going into “Hollywood’s biggest night.” And it should be.

Featured Image

Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone is an immersive fantasy series that will make you care about its characters as much as its mythology. It’s well-written, well-acted, and looks beautiful.