Marco Polo (2014) TV Review

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.

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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 (2013) Season One 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.

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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”