The holiday season is upon us, and we all know what that means: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” emerges from its dark cocoon, spreads its wings, and storms the music charts to reclaim its position as unstoppable yuletide earworm. But this year, tradition would not placate Mimi.
Humanity can rest easy today, for news has come that reminds us of our place at the top of the evolutionary scale. Aliens from the planet Melmac may indeed have developed technology that allows them to travel between worlds, but they apparently haven’t mastered the ability to secure a network pilot pickup.
For the second time in a single season, The Walking Dead has jumped forward in time, established a new state of affairs, and hoped fans would go along for the ride. The first time it pulled this stunt, in the season premiere, it was refreshing and sharp. The second time? Less so.
There are often much easier answers to the big questions on TV than there are in life. Most of us spend years looking for certainty, reassurance, some psychological clue that we’re doing...the right thing, the safe thing, whatever. Homecoming is a reminder: Even dreams have unexpected ends.
“I deserve to be punished. Don’t I?”
When it comes to my mobile games, I favor simplicity of structure above almost all else. Something to play on the train, in a dentist waiting room, in those few moments in bed before sleep, in which no real thought is required beyond the instantly dismissible attention time required to solve a puzzle—be it lexical,…
God bless the quiet dignity of Shea Whigham’s Thomas Carrasco. The man can get the runaround from practically everyone he speaks to, endure gentle mockery and sneering condescension alike, but still stand stolid in the face of such scorn—and even hang up on his boss mid-dressing down. You go, Thomas.
“I don’t know what’s going on. Do you?” Set to the awkward background soundtrack of Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” Heidi’s question to her mother succinctly describes not just the first half of this series, but an apt slogan for the worst results of the Homecoming project.
You know what? Forget everything I said about Colin Belfast in the last review. Who cares if he’s a rotten boss? What he does in this episode is so, so much worse than anything he’s yet done in his position as Heidi’s supervisor at Geist. You may feel the need to shower after watching this episode. Heidi sure should.
It’s not a ratings juggernaut, but season one of The Purge has been USA’s number-one drama for the past couple of months. Plus, it’s your patriotic right as an American to purge, which is why it’s no big surprise to learn the channel has renewed the series for a second season.
Colin is the worst kind of boss. He’s the guy that talks to hear himself talk. He’s the person convinced they already know everything you’re going to say before even initiating conversation with you. Arrogant to hide his insecurity, boorish to cover up his lack of knowledge, and unwilling to hear any opinion but his…
It’s going to be much harder to convince people the earth has actually been invaded by aliens if they’re watching it happen on TV, yet Google won’t confirm it. Nonetheless, Greg Kinnear looked at the possibility of starring in a War Of The Worlds reboot for TV and apparently thought, “Surely someone will be fooled.”
Because it’s a day of the week ending in “-day,” there’s once more exhausting news about something terrible related to the Trump administration. Only this time, NBC is the source of ire, as the network reminds itself how to say, “Oops, forget that happened” after airing a racist campaign advertisement.
Anyone who’s lived through a traumatic event can tell you just how difficult it often is to address it directly. What they can’t always tell you? The degree to which that same trauma is present in every other moment of their lives.