There are few things more exciting in television than watching a series take the leap. Those who stuck with The Leftovers saw it emerge as one of the best shows of the decade. Succession shook off its first-season jitters and began firing on all cylinders. Even all-time great shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad … Continue reading TV Review: ‘The Bear’ Season 2 Takes the Crown as the Best Show on Television
The idea of building a series around Lil Dicky seemed absurd when it first found its way to FX. However, three seasons into the series and Dave Burd remains as interesting as ever. While more straightforward than other comedies, Dave continues to dig into the persona of its star. Based on the three episodes provided … Continue reading TV Review: ‘Dave’ Returns with Its Most Stylistic and Emotional Episodes
Steven Knight creates very dark shows, and the world of TV has stumbled into greatness because of it. Series like Peaky Blinders provided showcase exposure for highly talented performers. In many cases, those fringe players moved onto superstardom. However, Knight's aesthetics will push some audiences away from his messages. Rarely has this been more evident … Continue reading TV Review: ‘Great Expectations’ Gets Into the Dickensian Mud to Mixed Effect
FX releases a dynamite new trailer for "Fosse/Verdon," their next push for sensational television. With Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in tow, "Fosse/Verdon" could be a big hit.
One of my favorite horror comedies in recent years was Taika Waititi's What We Do in the Shadows. The film followed Waititi, Jermaine Clemente (who served as co-director and co-writer) and other vampires in New Zealand leading up to a special ball. The film worked as a great visual comedy about vamps, as well as a great new mockumentary. The … Continue reading Trailer Talk: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Will Make For Hilarious Vampire Comedy
If you're ready for schizophrenia on your TV screen, it's time to check out FX's new series Legion. Not only has the series emerged as one of the best new shows on television, but the slow-burn narrative will benefit the series. After all, shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men thrived because of their slow-burn approaches … Continue reading “Legion” Rises to the Top of the Comic Book Television World