The Good Place: my new TV obsession

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.

Love The Good Place? Leave a comment under the articles, let’s talk about it!

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Has Game Of Thrones lost its edge?

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.

The Problems with Sherlock’s “Final Problem”

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.

The Weird World of Street Sharks’ Alternate History

I wrote a piece for Movie Pilot about the bizarro alternate history of the Saturday morning cartoon Street Sharks.

The original story came from the website Geek (as fully credited in my piece), who tell the tale of Jordan Minor, who made himself the editor of the Street Sharks section of TVTome.com (now simply TV.com). He began to make up synopsis for episodes that never excited and from there…

…well, let’s just say things got weird as fact and fiction blurred. Read the full article here.

The Last Minute Changes That Saved Great TV Shows

I wrote a piece for WhatCulture about the last minute changes that saved great TV shows.

Would you have watched Lost if Jack had died in the pilot? Frasier if the pompous radio host was a housebound, paraplegic newspaper magnate?

Read the full article here to find out what the shows you love almost looked like.

(Oh, and this was an article I got a lot of heat for on Twitter from Taylor Lautner fans for a throwaway line in the intro)