Category Archives: Television
NEW SHOWSThe Last of Us – “When You’re Lost in the Darkness” (A) / series premiereAs a non-gamer, I didn’t know what to expect. Though as a fan of Chernobyl, my expectations were pretty high. This 90-minute pilot is about … Continue reading
COMEDY SHOWS & SPECIALS Documentary Now! (IFC)One of the only shows on the air that feels like it’s tailor-made to my overlapping nerdy interests. Documentary Now! continues to deliver spot-on absurdist parodies of obscure documentaries, solely because IFC’s parent company … Continue reading
BINGEINGThe Little Drummer Girl (A) While the acting is tremendous, the writing is taut and the production design is immaculate, what makes this one of the best literary adaptations ever is Park Chan-wook’s incredible direction. Even the quietest moments are … Continue reading
I wanted to take a new approach for this column in 2023. There’s just way too much out there, and even last year I was still dropping way too many suggestions. This year, it’s all about curation. I’m still focusing … Continue reading
BINGEINGNewsRadio – Season 4 (A average)The finest workplace comedy’s last season with its MVP (Phil Hartman). The most consistently hilarious season. It’s so great that even a silly Titanic parody works like gangbusters.
NEW SHOWSThe White Lotus – “Byg” (A) / season finaleThis season has focused a lot on vague fissures and unseen interactions, which meant I wasn’t quite as enamored with it as I was with Season 1. But this finale pulled … Continue reading
CURRENT SHOWS & SPECIALSThe Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (B+)The first MCU Phase Four project that felt like its creative team actually gave a shit. It’s a total delight, free of the bullshit connective tissue to other content. Not … Continue reading