Articles written by: Anisha Vichare

Raised on a healthy diet of equal parts Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Family Matters, and The X-Files, Anisha has been an avid TV watcher since she was probably too young to be. Due to her extensive knowledge of television shows, past and present, she's killer at pop culture trivia and doles out TV recommendations to anyone who asks. A midwestern transplant living in the Texas, you can find her explaining to strangers that Pawnee isn't a real place in Indiana and trying to convince others that the rival high school from Glee was based on her high school (really!).

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The Leftovers “The Book of Kevin”

There’s something extra moving about watching The Leftovers in 2017. When the show premiered in the bright summer days of 2014, the main criticism was how achingly bleak it was. A sad, dark show about how people deal with profound grief, was to some, too hopeless.

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Do the Last Four Words Make Gilmore Girls a Tragedy?

The foundational story of Gilmore Girls begins with a woman who overcomes adversity. A 16-year-old pregnant runaway who is able to build a life for herself and her daughter. It’s a triumphant beginning. And in many ways Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life exists as a triumphant story as […]

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

After what feels like eons of waiting, we all finally got the chance to devour Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life this past weekend. With all the anticipation surrounding it, it feels like a serious comedown after the fact. On top of that, I’m surprised that the revival left […]

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Preview

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve had almost a decade to mull over what became of the Gilmore Girls and all of those who orbited them. Maybe you imagined Luke and Lorelai lived happily ever after with twins, like that weird dream she had in season three. Maybe you imagined […]

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The Night Of “The Call of the Wild”

It’s impressive when a show can close its story with misery while still providing its audience closure. My favorite example is The Wire, whose final episode tied up loose ends without pretending life on the streets of Baltimore was anything other than the battleground it was. It’s not fair to […]

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The Night Of “Ordinary Death”

If he wasn’t guilty before, he is now. The final scene in “Ordinary Death” felt like the end of Naz as we knew him. There are lots of pieces of information about Naz’s past that are supposed to paint him as an unsavory character. But some high school fights and […]

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The Night Of “Samson and Delilah”

The sixth part of our eight-part miniseries, “Samson and Delilah” was full of highs and lows. A lot of things are actually going well. John and Chandra are uncovering new suspects and motives. His eczema is disappearing. She’s getting to give opening statements on a major case. This is great […]

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The Night Of “The Season of the Witch”

Episode five of The Night Of, “The Season of the Witch” featured the most dense plot development we’ve seen in the show thus far. I’ve come to terms with The Night Of as a slow, methodical experience, but I can’t deny that I crave movement and momentum. Consequently, “The Season […]

Summer 2016 TCAs: What’s the Deal with John’s Eczema on HBO’s The Night Of?
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Summer 2016 TCAs: What’s the Deal with John’s Eczema on HBO’s The Night Of?

Anyone that’s been watching HBO’s The Night Of has noticed that lawyer John Stone has a very specific quirk, an affliction even, that follows him in many of his scenes. The itchy, unsightly, and incredibly mundane condition called eczema. I call it mundane for a reason.

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The Night Of “A Dark Crate”

The Night Of has been marketed as a slow-burn type of show, but it hasn’t felt that way until its most recent episode, “A Dark Crate.” Everything on this show is deliberate, from the cold grey opening scene that is only interrupted by a bright red door, to the extra […]