The Virtues of Miami Vice: “Phil the Shill”

For five seasons, Metro-Dade vice squad detectives Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs cruised the neon-soaked streets of Miami as soldiers in a seemingly endless war on drugs, guns and prostitution. For Deadshirt, writers Max Robinson and Jake Arant hit the pavement and dig into the Read More …

Sweet/Vicious‘s Finale Caps an Uneasy Vigilante Origin Story

The first season finale of Sweet/Vicious aired a couple of weeks ago with a double episode (“An Innocent Man,” written by Amanda Lasher, and “Pure Heroine,” written by series creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson). Halfway through its run, I praised the show as one of the best Read More …

Aw C’mon Gotham: Season 3, Episode 14 “The Gentle Art of Making Enemies”

Fox’s “Batman-without-Batman” soap opera is the most amazingly weird show on television. For every episode this season, Deadshirt’s own Sarah Register, Kayleigh Hearn and Max Robinson discuss the good, the bad…the beginning? of little Bruce Wayne, skinny Oswald Cobblepot, and Jim Gordon sans ‘stache as they try to find their Read More …

Deadshirt is Watching: Devils and Drunks

Deadshirt Is Watching…is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: Lucifer and Lethal Weapon! Chuck Winters is watching… Lucifer Season 2, Episode Read More …

Aw C’mon Gotham: Season 3, Episode 13 “Smile Like You Mean It”

Fox’s “Batman-without-Batman” soap opera is the most amazingly weird show on television. For every episode this season, Deadshirt’s own Sarah Register, Kayleigh Hearn and Max Robinson discuss the good, the bad…the beginning? of little Bruce Wayne, skinny Oswald Cobblepot, and Jim Gordon sans ‘stache as they try to find their Read More …

Amazon’s Sneaky Pete is an Overwritten Disappointment

On paper, Sneaky Pete sounds great. The brainchild of David Shore (House, Battle Creek) and Bryan Cranston, it stars Giovanni Ribisi as Marius Josipovic, a con artist who steals the identity of his former cellmate as a way to lay low after being released from prison. Although it Read More …

Aw C’mon Gotham: Season 3, Episode 12 “Ghosts”

Fox’s “Batman-without-Batman” soap opera is the most amazingly weird show on television. For every episode this season, Deadshirt’s own Sarah Register, Kayleigh Hearn and Max Robinson discuss the good, the bad…the beginning? of little Bruce Wayne, skinny Oswald Cobblepot, and Jim Gordon sans ‘stache as they try to find their Read More …

Deadshirt is Watching: A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Mick!

Deadshirt Is Watching… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Mick! Andrew Niemann Read More …

Deadshirt is Watching: We’re Off to See The Wizard!

Deadshirt Is Watching… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: Emerald City and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! Andrew Niemann Read More …

Infinite Diversity: Gazing “Far Beyond the Stars” (As They Gaze Back)

Star Trek is an enormous and complex cultural entity whose impact on politics, technology, and storytelling are undeniable. For half a century, it has appealed to a vast and varied audience, and it means something a little different to each viewer. In this season of Read More …