If You Aren't Watching Victor and Valentino Yet, Now's the Time to Start

Cartoon Network’s Victor and Valentinofrom creator Diego Molano—is a testament to the idea that the more culturally specific a story is, the more universal it tends to end up being. Because “universality” is really just a polite way of describing something as lacking in emotional substance, and when narratives are…

Jessica Jones' Surprising Cameos Leave the Door Open for Potential Future Opportunities

With Jessica Jones’ final season, the age of Marvel’s Netflix heroes has come to an end, and all things considered, the series’ finale did a solid job of giving its characters the space to leave some excellent, lasting impressions. But there are two moments in Jessica Jones’ very last episode suggesting that the…

Disney's Falcon & Winter Soldier Has to Explore Race and Captain America's Legacy

Now that they’ve done their part to save the universe in Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes are packing up their gear and jetting off to Disney+ to star in their own miniseries. Falcon & Winter Soldier is sure to give the duo an interesting space to define themselves as Avengers in a post-Endgame MCU. But…

Dark Phoenix's Simon Kinberg Took Inspiration From Nolan's Batman to Bring the X-Men Down to Earth

There’s an unsteady, chaotic energy coursing through much of Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix. It almost feels like an extension of the existential crisis its titular hero finds herself in as she becomes the most powerful mutant to ever walk the Earth. That feeling, according to Kinberg, was a wholly intentional part of…

Report: Swamp Thing Could Have Run for 3 Seasons and Led to a Justice League: Dark Spinoff

TV shows come and go, but the recent cancellation of DC Universe’s Swamp Thing series was particularly surprising considering that the first season, which only began airing weeks ago, was generally well received by fans and critics alike. As strange and sudden as Swamp Thing’s departure seems from the outside, it…

Black Mirror's 'Striking Vipers' Is an Important Exploration of Black Masculinity and Sexuality

“Striking Vipers,” the first episode of Black Mirror’s fifth season, keeps with the series’ tradition of hitting the pause button on its nightmarish depictions of near-future realities in favor of exploring intimate, human stories about the positive emotional connections our technological innovations make possible.…

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