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.
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.
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.
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)
Back in the heady days of April, before Game Of Thrones’ 6th season hit the airwaves, I posted an article for WhatCulture called “10 Confusing Game Of Thrones Moments Nobody Understands”.
If you want to read about Jon Snow’s baffling tactics, Gendry bobbing around the sea in a rowboat and the White Walkers desire for babies, then read the full article here.
My fiance, most of my work mates, and various friends and family members are big fans of the American Horror Story anthology series. It’s safe to say that having seen the first two seasons, I am not.
I reviewed Murder House and Asylum together for Comic Bastards. I gave it a score of 2/5, noting that it feels “as though it’s written by an excitable child with ADHD”.
Read the full review(s) here.