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Getting Ghosted

I’ll be the first one to admit it: Initially, I really didn’t understand the concept of Ghosted. And I’m still not exactly sure if the format works, overall, but now that I’m hooked, I’m finally getting it.

The Tick’s Strength of Characters

More superhero shows should be as enjoyable as The Tick. It’s light and funny, without being too goofy. It has some great fights and action scenes, which are always important to a superhero show. Its narrative is tight and compelling,… Continue Reading →

Survival Horror Gets an Old-School Treatment in The Terror

Part historical thriller, part survival horror (akin to The Walking Dead), The Terror is loosely based on a true story… but it feels more like John Carpenter’s The Thing.

Searching for the Truth, Hoping to Uncover Civil War Gold

TV execs seem to be cashing in on the hidden-treasure craze. The most recent TV show to receive the greenlight is The Curse of Civil War Gold, which is steeped in an untold history, along with urban legends that are… Continue Reading →

Final Space Aims to Boldly Go Where No Man Knows…

After watching the previews for Final Space, I had no idea what the animated TV series was about, but I knew I wanted to give the pilot a chance. After watching “Chapter One,” I still don’t know exactly where the… Continue Reading →

Heathers is Back and Forcing the Status Quo to “Lick it Up”

There is a decent chance the audience watching the new Heathers TV show on the Paramount Network has never seen the original black comedy. This makes it equally possible that they will absolutely not understand the point of Heathers and… Continue Reading →

LA to Vegas is Cleared for Comedy

Las Vegas is known for its excess and for attracting oddly extravagant characters, but the real-life Sin City has got nothing on the new Fox TV show. This is the story about the people who fly from LA to Vegas… Continue Reading →

Black Lightning: Progressive TV FTW

You already know Black Lightning is getting a lot of… well… buzz. The showrunners and writers boast an undisputed pedigree of credits, spanning the urban drama and comic genres. The cast is building on bodies of work which seem to… Continue Reading →

Hunting a Monster in The Alienist

There’s a monster on the loose in 1896 New York City, but it’s human nature that’s the most frightening aspect of the limited series, The Alienist.

Soaking Up the Environment of Blue Planet II

Just for fun, from time to time, I’ll take a break from horror and pop-culture programming and actually watch TV shows simply for the visual wonder and awe-inspiring nature of its subject matter. Blue Planet II is that kind of… Continue Reading →

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