Hey, you there – sitting on the couch trying to distract yourself from the trashfire current events of 2018. Question for you. Why aren’t you watching Barry? Why You Probably Aren’t: I mean I don’t know, maybe you are?? The truth is that despite being a dear, old friend, TV and I just aren’t as close as […]Read More Why Aren’t You Watching: Barry
10 Cloverfield Lane is streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime. The Cloverfield Paradox is streaming on Netflix. You’ve only got two hours to watch something (let’s assume you’re a grown-up with stuff in the morning), so which is it gonna be? It’s time for a round of Stream This Not That Is the Cloverfield franchise really […]Read More Stream This Not That: 10 Cloverfield Lane vs The Cloverfield Paradox
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“Love loves to love love,” or something like that. What is it about February 14th that brings out the grinch in me? The gender-normative stereotype reinforcing? The forced sappiness and craven branding of emotional expression? The sugar crash that inevitably awaits me after I eat an entire box of cheap chocolates at work that day? […]Read More “Happy Valentine’s Day, no one!” Ten romantic-ish popculture recommendations for February.
It Follows, Available for streaming on Netflix Hi. Cheating again. It Follows came out in 2014, and since then I’ve been talking about it to whoever would listen. It has a brilliant, original concept and commits to its story and characters in a way that’s rare in horror. There are no cheap thrills in It Follows, […]Read More October Watch-a-thon, Day 4
American Horror Story, Season 1 “Murder House” Available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime It’s day 2 of October Watch-a-thon and I’m already cheating. This feels right. Here’s a slightly tweaked repost of something I wrote back in 2014 about why the first season of AHS is really the only one you need: Most […]Read More OCTOBER WATCH-A-THON, Day 2
When Orphan Black premiered in 2013, I knew right away it was a show I would root for – a Canadian sci-fi thriller airing on BBC America featuring a lead performance (performances?) with a stunningly high level of difficulty – all resting on the shoulders of an unknown actress whose name we would soon learn. […]Read More The Future is Female and Scary AF as Orphan Black Returns for its Final Season
We’re one episode away from Season 5 finale of The Americans, FX’s critically acclaimed drama about a family of deep cover Russian spies living in Virginia during the height of the Cold War. And from there, we’re only one season away from the show wrapping up for good, an ending that producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields […]Read More (Cold) War: What is it good for? The Americans Season 5 questions everything.
*mild spoilers ahead for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2* In a movie that features a killer arrow controlled by whistling, an impossibly cute dancing tree branch AND Chris Pratt’s abs, would you believe it if I told you the best scene is two sisters working out their relationship issues? There’s a LOT going on […]Read More Unfridged: Female comic characters break out, break the rules and (hopefully) break the box office