…talk it out

As hard as it may be to hear (or admit) we’re living in a world where politics is everywhere — our homes, our places of work, our celebrity ballroom dance competitions (that’s on you, ABC), and they are certainly in our late-night comedy shows. (Or as the Emmy voters know them, Outstanding Variety Talk Series.)

…Think You’re In Control

Welcome to the final week of summer. For real this time. Seriously, the arrival of autumn is no longer just a pumpkin spice pipe dream. It’s practically here. Fall’s arrival and summer’s end means that we’re mere days away from the Emmy Awards and the beginning of a new television season. Yes, that is still…

…Capture the Spirit

As summer slowly winds down and the autumn television season starts to rev up, a new round of series has been making their entrances. There is a lot to sort through, but one, in particular, jumped out at me this past week — Amazon’s “Carnival Row.” Maybe it was the Victorian steampunk vibes, the fae/fairies,…

…rise and shine

We’re in the throes of the dog days of summer, which calls for some extra #MondayMotivation. So, let’s jumpstart the week with the ladies of “GLOW.” The show released its third season on Netflix this weekend and (three episodes in…anyways) it is, in a word, kickass.

…Preach

Based on its name, you might think “Preacher” is, well, something other than what it is. What it is is “DaVinci Code” meets “Indiana Jones” meets “Kill Bill” and a whole lot more. The show follows former outlaw turned preacher, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper); his childhood friend / co-outlaw, Tulip (Ruth Negga); and their new…

…hear it for The Boys

Imagine a world where superheroes are real. Got it? Now, imagine they’re actually egomaniacal jerks (gross understatement) with really good marketing. That’s the “The Boys.” I don’t think I’ve ever seen a show that so thoroughly earned each and every one of its (many, many, many…) viewer discretion warnings (including some very specific ones I…