Welcome to Hey, What Are You Watching? — your home for pop culture recommendations, reviews, personal essays, and stray musings from me, Valerie Ettenhofer.

If you don’t know me, let me introduce myself: I’m Val, a freelance writer currently working as a TV critic at Film School Rejects and a news writer at /Film. I’m also a voting member of the LGBTQ+ critics’ circle GALECA, as well as the Critics Choice Association’s television and documentary branches.

Hey, What Are You Watching? will publish new essay posts periodically, with a weekly round-up post every weekend featuring links to what I’ve been watching and writing about. If you’d like more information, you can find a lengthier description of what this project is going for here.

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Valerie Ettenhofer

TV critic and entertainment journalist at Slashfilm, Film School Rejects, The Playlist, IGN, and more. Voting member of the Critics Choice Association and GALECA.