Complex Characters Seek Fullfillment in Togetherness [Review]

Over the past few years, HBO’s Sunday night lineup has become one of most notable programming blocks on television, being the home of shows like Game of Thrones, True Detective, and The Leftovers. The Winter 2015 lineup hasn’t quite lived up to its predecessors, but it does offer Togetherness, Read More …

The Leftovers is Frustrating, Engaging, and Bleak [Review]

Almost all genre shows today stand to some extent in the shadow of LOST. Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse took what might have been a simple story of plane crash survivors and turned it into one of the most watched, most talked about television series Read More …

The #McConnaissance Continues: True Detective is The Real Thing

HBO’s new crime series True Detective is a show that can get away with resting on the laurels afforded it by its star power and simple enough premise. A cop show starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on HBO would probably be well-received even if Read More …

[Citation Needed]: Omar and The Hound.

“Kill me and you’re free, but if I live I’ll break both your hands.” – Game of Thrones S03E08 “You come at the king, you best not miss.” – The Wire S01E08 Feedback from my previous piece ranged from “interesting, and with limited typos!” to Read More …

[Citation Needed] : How HBO’s “Family Tree” proves the documentary sitcom is still viable

“The way I feel about TV on Sunday is the way I used to feel about movies on Friday. TV is better than movies now. Accept it and drive on.” –Patton Oswalt The American version of “The Office” ran nine seasons. In just 4 years, Read More …

“But Now The Rains Weep O’er His Hall”: Game of Thrones and “The Lannister Song”

Last sunday, another outstanding season of HBO’s Game of Thrones came to an end. This season had everything: Chilling plot twists! Doomed romance! Blood-spurting murders! Sinister revenge! Hodor! There are plenty of great things you can say about Game of Thrones; that it has beautifully Read More …