‘Stranger Things 3’ Is Your Summer TV Fling

I attempted writing reviews for Stranger Things earlier, for whatever reason I lost interest. It’s TV comfort food. Critically beyond reproach, it’s a bonus that it does so many things well. A brief for the unconverted, it is a throwback to the child adventure era of Steven Spielberg’s 1980 era Amblin produced films (E.T., The…

One Episode to Go: Can ‘Game of Thrones’ Stick the Landing?

Fans faith of the most popular show on earth was shaken as quality wise the writing quality on Game of Thrones has dipped significantly as its endgame comes into focus. The source of the problem according to fans and reviews seems to rest entirely on the writer/ creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss. Game of…

“The Bells” Was the Worst Episode of ‘Game of Thrones’. Ever.

That was historical. A Game 7 buzzer beater the likes of which nobody has seen before. It’s the law of conservation of energy that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transferred from one form to another. I am of course talking about the NBA playoff game between The Philidelphia…

“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” Review: ‘Hell of a Night’

This was an unquestionably good episode of Game of Thrones, the best in years (qualified praise since there’s only been a handful of episodes), and this is what TV from a cultural standpoint is all about. Well received, good non-clunky fan service and payoffs. When a show can just film people talking in a dimly…

Sharp Objects Ends on a Typically Dour Note

Where to end? A lot of TV shows conclude in ways that don’t wrap up every element of plot. Gone Girl doesn’t finish at the end of Dunne’s story, but concludes at the most interesting chapter. Having given you enough words about each of the characters that you can convincingly draw your own conclusions. Great Murder…