REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 14 “The Road Not Taken”

Sandwiched between the long-awaited Avengers: Endgame and Sunday’s big Game of Thrones throw-down is the season finale of The Orville. Picking up from the surprise ending of last week’s “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow,” “The Road Not Taken” is an exciting dose of time-travel wonkiness with a beating heart fueling the plot. Following Kelly’s decision …

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 3 “Home”

Three episodes into its second season and The Orville continues to focus on its characters. “Home” is more thrilling than either “Ja’loja” or “Primal Urges,” but its primary function is to develop a member of the crew, this time Alara. And it does so effectively, stripping our favorite jar-opener of what she thinks is her …

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 2 “Primal Urges”

As with its first season, The Orville is kicking off its second run with two episodes in the first week. “Primal Urges,” airing in the show’s traditional time slot on Thursday night, is the lost episode from season one after Fox bumped it due to “scheduling.” It’s fairly easy to tell, too; there are no …

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 1 “Ja’loja”

After a year-plus-long wait – a tough pill to swallow when the show in question is on network television – The Orville has finally returned. I watched the series premiere last September expecting a Star Trek spoof with Seth MacFarlane’s particular brand of humor (which many have soured on, I guess, but it still appeals …