Last week, we were left on the cliffhanger of knowing Ellie had tested positive for the virus/fungi. It's clear the story is taking its cues from Children of Men and Lone Wolf and Cub, but that's not a bad thing. After all, Pedro Pascal has had some success in the format. With the stakes high, … Continue reading The Last of Us: Episode 2 – ‘Infected’ Recap
Welcome to our recap series on The Last of Us, which we'll try to release every Sunday evening after the episode goes live on HBO. Please stick with us, as we have no screeners for the show. Without further ado, here is our recap. RECAP WITH SPOILERS 1968 - During a talk show, a doctor … Continue reading The Last of Us: Episode 1 – “When You’re Lost in the Darkness” Recap
As the creator of one of the strangest TV series of the last decade, Nathan Fielder became an alt-comedy superstar. It meant that someone was always going to give him a chance to make something truly strange. However, there is no doubt that The Rehearsal pushed us further than anyone might have anticipated. The resulting … Continue reading Review: ‘The Rehearsal’ Delivers a Wholly Unique Television Experience
It feels like every day is more saturated than the last with tragedies. The sensation is not unlike that of whiplash, a physical failure of the body and mind to adequately keep pace with the sheer barrage of information that is spewed on to the world stage with alarming frequency. Daniel Tovy’s character Danny in … Continue reading Review: ‘Years and Years’ Deals in Beautiful Discomfort
Barry came out swinging in its first episode back on HBO. After a massive cliffhanger that could have easily been a series finale last year, Bill Hader and Alec Berg made sure that the momentum picked up where they left it with the new season. Both Hader and Henry Winkler took home Emmys for Best Actor and Supporting Actor … Continue reading TV Recap – ‘Barry’: Death, Trauma, and Jokes Take Center Stage in ‘The Show Must Go On, Probably’
Michael Jackson left an indelible mark on pop culture for decades. Jackson might be the single largest star in the history of American culture. The longevity of his career and his talent have never been in doubt. However, the specter that lived in the shadows of his career were the allegations of pedophilia and sexual … Continue reading Review: ‘Leaving Neverland’ Draws Power From Two Boys Growing Up In Michael Jackson’s Shadow
Yesterday we ran through our thoughts on the Golden Globes for the film side, but today is TV time! Considering both of our hosts (in case you haven't hear, Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg) hail from TV, this could be a lot of fun. Expecting at least one Lonely Island gag at some point. Still, TV offers … Continue reading Golden Globe Predictions Part 2: It’s TV Time!
Some shows have come to define the evolution of the blockbuster. HBO has led the charge, with "Game of Thrones" taking pole position as the show that changed television. "Stranger Things" follows this path in many ways, and now "Westworld" has leaned fully into this mold. The series comes from Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, who adapted … Continue reading ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Finale: I Saved Myself