Bit of a sensational headline, but for those of you who are watching, 1: I do want to discuss spoilers so — SPOILER WARNING — but 2: I more want to discuss why this is being heralded as some kind of instant classic when it’s... not very good? Subjective opinions are just that, but apart … Continue reading Anyone else watching Westworld through a lens of miserable apathy?
Some sad but not surprising news today: Channel 4 has decided not to renew the primary color extravaganza that was Utopia. The show got dismal ratings throughout its run even though it enjoyed a cult following online and was mostly well-reviewed. And while I recommended that you tune in for the second series a few months … Continue reading Channel 4 Will No Longer Be Looking for Jessica Hyde
The Leftovers premiered a couple of weeks ago on HBO. Based on the Rapture-esque Tom Perrotta novel of the same name, the show follows the lives of a group of small town residents still reeling from an event three years earlier in which 2% of the world's population mysteriously disappeared. More a treatise on grief … Continue reading The Leftovers, or Why We Need to Stop Predicting the Next Breaking Bad
HBO just released a video of some of the new cast members for Season 3 of Game of Thrones. Naturally, as I've read every book in the series, I should have plenty of things to say and think about the actors chosen. Unfortunately, I quickily discovered that the easiest way to get through the numerous, … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 3 Casting Roundup
To paraphrase Warming Glow, the honeymoon is over between Game of Thrones and TV critics. After nearly a year and a half of what seemed like unanimous support and adoration for HBO's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's fantasy series, many are beginning to wonder if the show isn't too gratuitous. Last week's episode, Garden … Continue reading Has Game of Thrones Gone Too Far? (Hint: No)