Fear not, TV fanatics and eclectic cult series connoisseurs! I have a relatively risk-free solution to the Black Mirror Conundrum. For those planning to embark upon a steady diet of this show, I propose the following fail-safe Introductory Mini-Binge.
Category: Series Review
This Halloween, Joey revisits the Cartoon Network miniseries that both scared the crap out of him and made him giggle with glee.
An eight-episode compilation of very loosely related stories, each involving some aspect of sex and romantic relationships in the 21st century, which each struck me individually as slyly disguised potential pilots for Netflix than collectively as a debut season of a single, ongoing series.
On July 15, Netflix released Stranger Things, a supernatural/science-fiction/horror series set in a small town in 1980s Indiana that has, for a lack of a better term, a lot of weird shit going down. What, did you expect me to say “stranger things”?
Joey talks about deception, fanboy rage, and controversy… as well as the Ghostbusters reboot.
Grab your gear and don’t forget The Rules: this week we’re taking a look at NCIS, the lasagna of police procedurals. Warning: you may want lasagna by the end of this episode.
THE CATCH: Con Cons Cop (Series Review)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, spend an evening with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling! One of the weirdest, most ‘80s things you’ve ever seen!
In Joey’s first requested review, he looks at what some consider to be the strangest thing on Adult Swim… and that’s saying a lot.
Gene Hunt and Life on Mars: why do we love them? This week: dark twisted fantasies, destroying the Daily Mail view of the world, and the freedom to be the jerk you always wanted to be.
More like United They’re Bland, am I right?
More like “Teen Titans No!“, hah! Hear what Joey has to say about this seemingly popular series on Cartoon Network.
Sofie reviews the new Studio Ghibli anime Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, based on the book by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, which makes her happy to see something from her childhood appearing again and being treated with so much respect.
A look at the Cadfael television series that aired on ITV in the UK from 1994-1998, as well as some notes regarding how Cadfael relates to role playing games.
“The first season of Daredevil, currently streaming on Netflix, delivers a great cast, great action, great cinematography, and great direction, all of which come together to make a show that is, quite simply, great.”
“This magical girl anime is different from all the others, in that there are no girls in it.”
“Nothing in the later episodes makes me want to retcon my original views. The series retained its early strengths and stuck to the landing.”
“The mid-season premiere of Agents of SHIELD is almost upon us, so here’s a quick recap of season two so far. If you haven’t been keeping up with the show, these are all the people, places, and things you’ll need to know to jump right back in.”
“But just as its protagonist is determined to avoid being defined as ‘Captain America’s girlfriend’, the show also moves on and does its own thing.”
“Alas, all of this development was rendered moot afterward. This is because, like Star Trek: Voyager, Andromeda basically jettisoned its premise by its second season and was content with simply being an action show, with an ineffectual captain to boot.”