Tag EPIX Originals

War of the Worlds: The Perfect Pandemic Binge

Per Matt With the spread of COVID-19, immediate changes went into full effect. People changed the way they shopped. Changed the places they traveled. Changed their commutes to work. Changed their forms of entertainment. Changed the way they breathed. Basically,… Continue Reading →

War of the Worlds: An Epic, Low-Tech Disaster Story

Per Matt The aliens have arrived and they’re on a mission to wipe out the entire human race. While that synopsis may sound exactly like The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, that’s only the beginning for the adapted… Continue Reading →

Retelling The War of the Worlds

Per Matt H.G. Wells crafted one of the first — and possibly the best — interstellar conflicts with The War of the Worlds. Originally released as a serialized story in 1857, his was a genius tale describing a global alien… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Blood Fest

Are horror fans really afraid of the dark? More importantly, would they be able to accurately follow the rules of the genre in order to survive homicidal maniacs, vampires, killer clowns and Zombies on the prowl for blood? Fandoms, pop-culture… Continue Reading →

Rejection, Redemption and Rebranding: Season 3 of Get Shorty

Per Matt For Season 3, Get Shorty reboots its storyline as the entertainment industry experiences blackmail during the #MeToo era in the EPIX showbiz satire.

The Problem With Pennyworth

Per Matt Expanding a well-known character’s backstory is tricky business. On one hand, you’ve got network executives who simply ask for a fun, somewhat believable series people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who expect… Continue Reading →

Organized Crime Gets Bumped Off as Harlem’s Godfather Hits the Streets

Per Matt Organized crime. Gangsters. The Mafia. Crime lords. The kingpin. A mob boss. Hitmen. A made man. Wise guys. Every element depicting the true-crime aspect of America’s (and Italy’s) not-long-ago past always intrigues me, so I was very curious… Continue Reading →

Get Shorty Burns Down Its Past Before Rebuilding Season 3

Per Matt Hollywood loves a comeback story — especially if it’s full of revenge! Season 3 of Get Shorty seems to follow that storyline arc, satirizing show business and definitely bringing darkness to this black comedy. Just don’t expect an… Continue Reading →

Pennyworth: A Fun, Yet Unfocused Batman Prequel

Epix’s new series, Pennyworth, tries to be too many things at once and like the title character, doesn’t quite know where fate is leading him.

Dark Secrets Haunt Perpetual Grace, LTD

Per Matt Life is complicated, and as the characters of the EPIX TV show learn the hard way, nothing ever happens according to plan. Eventually, though, they get into the rhythm of Season 1 in Perpetual Grace, LTD, which only… Continue Reading →

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