The Good Place has arrived in the UK. The Michael Schur (of Brooklyn Nine Nine and Parks and Recreation fame) created sitcom has been airing on NBC in the US, but now the whole of season 1 is available on Netflix on these shores, with new season 2 episodes every Friday.
The wife and I binged the whole first season in a weekend. Needless to say, I loved it, and wanted to write about it.
For Movie Pilot I documented all the clues that led us to THAT twist ending, and you can read that here. (Spoilers, obviously. If you haven’t seen season 1 yet, fork off don’t read it.)
Having watched the first three episodes of season 2 (the first episode was a double-header) I developed a theory about a potential twist for this season, and you can read that here.
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I wrote a piece for Movie Pilot that functions as a semi-review of the “Rick and Morty” episode “The Ricklantis Mixup” (which, for the record, was excellent) and also a discussion of a fan theory that suggests the antagonist “evil” Morty might be Rick’s original Morty.
It’s a bit complicated. But you can read the whole thing here.
So it’s been a quiet…6 months?! Wow. Well, that’s not true, it hasn’t been a quiet 6 months. I’ve been busy, and writing a lot. So busy, in fact, that I neglected this place. No more, though, so you can expect updates throughout the week with links to stuff I’ve written.
First up, a piece for Movie Pilot that’s gathering a bit of traction online, regarding season 7 of Game Of Thrones. Namely, the question: has Game of Thrones lost its edge?
You can read the piece here.
Creators Media (formerly Movie Pilot) recently asked for story submissions on the subject of #DatingTruths to be potentially curated into a fanzine.
For my entry, I spoke about how ignoring advice and NOT taking things slow was the best decision I ever made.
You can read the full article here.
Sherlock aired its season 4 finale this Sunday in the UK, and possibly it’s final episode ever. There were some good things about “The Final Problem” but plenty more confusing plot holes to be investigated.
I’ve written an article for Creators Media (formerly Movie Pilot) trying to get the bottom of all of it. Or more accurately, throwing my hands up in total confusion and annoyance.
Take a look at the full article here.
I was critical of Sherlock’s season four opener The Six Thatchers, but I really enjoyed it’s follow-up, the thoroughly excellent The Lying Detective.
Toby Jones’ creepy performance as villain-of-the-week Culverton Smith made the episode, but there was plenty more to enjoy. You can read my full review over on my Movie Pilot Creators page here.
Sherlock’s new series/season started on January 1st wit the episode “The Six Thatchers”. Was it worth the wait?
I wrote a review for Creators Media (formerly Movie Pilot), though I felt it was more of a collage than a cohesive episode. You can read the full review here.
With 2017 just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about what I want from the year ahead.
One thing I want to do is – somehow – find a way to write full time. I write for a few websites, I also have this blog and a Medium page, but most of it’s unpaid. The stuff that is paid is infrequent and in small amounts. So, to pay my rent, bills and just afford to live, I have a dull day job. In 2017, I hope to be able to quit it.
It might not seem like a big deal, but I’m 31. I’ve been in this non-writing job for a few years, and I’ve been doing non-writing jobs of one kind or another for a decade. I always think: have I left it too late?
These thoughts inspired me to write for Movie Pilot about “late bloomers”. People who had to spend years toiling away before achieving their dreams, be it in movies, TV, literature or music. If you want to know that it’s not too late, read the stories of Alan Rickman, Samuel L. Jackson, Terry Pratchett and others here.
A few days ago, on December 19th, the first teaser trailer for the Blade Runner sequel (now titled Blade Runner 2049) dropped.
I wrote about this first trailer in an article for Movie Pilot which you can read here.
You can read an earlier piece I wrote about it back in June (before we knew the official title) here, too.
Over on Movie Pilot, I collated everything we know about the new season (or series, if you’re British like me) of Sherlock. It’s coming back on January 1st, so get caught up!
Check out the full roundup of information here.