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Lukas Hawley

It’s Time to Give Preacher The Chance It Deserves

AMC’s Preacher has unfortunately languished in relative obscurity. I confess that this has been a constant source of consternation and confusion for me. The TV show is backed and produced by Seth Rogan. Its source material is one of the more famous… Continue Reading →

Ruminating on The Leftovers Finale

I watched The Leftovers final episode last Sunday, hoping for the satisfying ending that Lost never gave me, and though I’m not sure Lindelhoff gave me much resolution, I can say this finale has been stewing around in my head almost constantly… Continue Reading →

Twin Peaks: The Return Is Beautifully Weird

There are few sins worse in pop culture these days than not grasping the current zeitgeist stemming out of a new (or old) piece of content. Indeed, it’s nearly blasphemous as a pop-culture writer to admit a certain ignorance with… Continue Reading →

Mummy Impossible: Franchise Starter

Stephen King’s book, Danse Macabre, is a fascinating take on writing, horror and society. He begins the book by offering three main archetypes. There is the werewolf, the vampire and the thing without a name. He spends much of the next… Continue Reading →

The Problem of the Franchise

I remember seeing First Blood for the first time, as a kid. I remember thinking at the time that the movie was titled Rambo: First Blood. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized Rambo’s name wasn’t in the title. Speaking… Continue Reading →

The Leftovers: Charlatan or The Real Deal?

Some time ago, J.J. Abrams gave a TED talk. In that presentation he goes on at length about the concept of mystery in cinema and life. He shows the audience what he calls a mystery box, and explains his fascination… Continue Reading →

American Gods: The Devil’s in the Details (But Not in The Bone Orchard)

Here’s a question: How do you convert a character created in a written medium to one expressed in a visual medium? How do you adapt to this new medium if the character is known to be quiet and reserved, to… Continue Reading →

Legion and the History of Madness

What then is this fascination which now operates through the images of madness?   – Michel Foucault, “Madness and Civilization”

Why You Should Read American Gods Right Now

“All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.”  ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods Chances are that if you keep up with this blog, then you also… Continue Reading →

The Walking Dead: A Theatre of the Absurd

“THERE is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” – Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

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