For fans of Trailer Park Boys, Wilfred, and Sesame Street, comes The Fuzz, a grown up cop show about drugs, gangsters, and violence, told with the help of hand puppets, and jelly beans. I recently discovered a web series called … Continue reading The Fuzz TV Review: Junkie Hand Puppets
It seems that many of us have misread True Detective. The second season hasn’t been received particularly well, with the casting choices and the dialogue coming under particular scrutiny. But Nic Pizzolatto’s show isn’t a representation of reality, it’s not … Continue reading True Detective, Heat, Twin Peaks, and Pulp Storytelling
AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire isn’t just a Mad Men Clone. The US television network AMC had two aces up its sleeve. It was the network known for telling the story of a high school chemistry teacher turned meth cook … Continue reading You Should be Watching Halt and Catch Fire
Game of Thrones concluded its fifth season with an uneasily plotted episode, it left us with a world where people tortured, killed, and mutilated with impunity and it highlighted just how quickly that world could slide towards anarchy. It becomes … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season Five Retrospective: An Age of Uncertainty
Mad Men’s anti-hero Don Draper finds some peace at the end of a tumultuous seven season run. His story was a touching ode to the ‘60s, but as the decade of love gave way to the realities of the ‘70s, … Continue reading Mad Men (2007 – 2015) TV Retrospective
The contemporary sun sets on an old sort of story as Justified ends its 6-season run. It was unwatched, overlooked, and unloved, but it was arrogant too – it faced off criticism with a considerable show of strong and compelling … Continue reading The Sun Sets on the Golden Age of Television – Justified Retrospective
Netflix has produced a new television show chronicling the tale of a young westerner who finds himself the ‘guest’ of the Khan of Khans, Kublai Khan. Marco Polo is less the tale of one man, and more the story of many.
Anyone with any sort of finger on the pulse of contemporary entertainment will be aware of HBO’s hugely successful Game of Thrones (2011), and perhaps even the History Channel’s Vikings (2013). Marco Polo has overt similarities with both of those shows but it is also something else entirely. With a grandiose aura and a reliance on the internal workings of the Mongolian regal courts, it is a narrative with huge potential. Continue reading “Marco Polo (2014) TV Review”
Please Like Me is a mumblecore dramedy from Australia starring Josh Thomas as a twenty year old coming to terms with being gay, losing his girlfriend, and a suicide attempt by his mother.
Please Like Me is an Australian sitcom from comedian Josh Thomas. It airs on the Pivot network, a channel known for its portrayal of post college malaise for “passionate millenials.” The show certainly taps into the Girls (2012) craze for exposition on twenty somethings written by twenty somethings. It’s also really funny, quirky, and all of the other requisite descriptions that advertise this niche. Continue reading “Please Like Me (2013) Season One Review”