Is Stranger Things overrated? That question has been haunting me, especially after all the growing praise its gotten, including our official stranger things review.
If Netflix’s second season of Daredevil has one reigning achievement, it’s that Marvel fans have a live-action iteration of the Punisher that doesn’t absolutely suck. It was about damn time. Continue Reading…
Damn, just when you thought ’80s nostalgia wore out your welcome, Netflix’s Stranger Things gives you another reason to rue the absence of ’80s punk mixtapes and trapper keepers.
One of the most intriguing things about the History channel‘s Norsemen saga, Vikings, is how untapped the ancient practices of the Vikings are in contemporary America. What’s even more compelling, however, is that a TV show of this high production value and gory abandon falls under the History channel’s wheelhouse.
It’s no secret that I thoroughly (and I do mean thoroughly) enjoy the Showtime series Homeland, if nothing other than to watch the spectacular performances put on by leads Claire Daines and Damian Lewis. But the storytelling is equally as thrilling and compelling.
The last thing on my mind when watching the series? Tourism.
It’s been very busy for me lately, that’s for sure. If it’s not man-eating pigs that capture my attention, then it’s the misadventures of a serial killer. And if not that, then it has to be the bipolar spy who’s trying to prevent a sequel to 9/11. And lets not forget about my ongoing music project.
But there’s no way that I was going to be missing out on the web of deceit that envelops one of my favorite shows, Sons of Anarchy.
Fresh off an Emmy win for Best Drama Series, including best lead actor and actress (in a drama series) nods for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, Homeland raked in more viewers than at any point in season one. And why not?
Dexter’s sixth season was a mild disappointment. But I think almost everyone who has stuck around with the series was both shocked, but also pleased at the big season finale reveal. After all these years of keeping secrets, this one was out of the bag.
We knew it was bound to happen: DEA super-narc Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) would stumble on evidence that would identify Walter White (Bryan Cranston) as the ever elusive crystal meth shadow kingpin, Heisenberg. What we didn’t know, however, is that he’d espy that evidence while taking a shit. And that, fair readers, is why Breaking Bad is one of the greatest shows ever created.
NBC’s Awake would have to do a lot more to keep me up. I generally like watching smart television shows, and Awake did very well with its pilot episode to show a pretty clever premise well executed, with promise of good things to come. Hook was firmly in cheek. But after 10 episodes of tugging and pulling, I’m close to cutting and running.
And I’m not the only one.