Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 10 “shutdown -r”

This finale raises the questions of when to take the back seat, when to act, and when to reflect. Throughout an hour of incredible intensity, brilliantly structured and edited to retain a sense of pace and catharsis, the writers note that constantly attempting to act to change an outcome may not the desired results. Instead, … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 10 “shutdown -r”

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Review: Mindhunter Season 1 Episode 10 “Episode 10”

With this superbly directed and written episode, ‘Mindhunter’ confirms this is Holden Ford’s show. It is no accident that his name reflects a contrast of brands, as the character’s actions here clearly indicate a duplicity beyond perspective. Through the many hours of interrogations, study and self-involved analysis, Ford has become a Dr Jekyll and Mr … Continue reading Review: Mindhunter Season 1 Episode 10 “Episode 10”

Review: Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 7 “Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister”

Diverting from the excellent tsunami of tension, thrill and resolution occurring in Hawkins, this episode could have succeeded if the emotional potency had remained consistent, and Eleven had been suitably developed. Unfortunately, neither occurs, as the Eleven's arc here is never fully completed and this seems more a brief way of keeping her out of … Continue reading Review: Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 7 “Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister”

Review: Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 2 “Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak”

While the show’s sense of style remains instantly charming, with multiple pop-culture beats that feel fluid and never stay past their welcome, the atmosphere does seem to intrude on narrative progression. The Duffer Brothers have every reason to fully capitalise on the Halloween theme, but eventually it feels as if the story is stalling to … Continue reading Review: Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 2 “Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak”

2017 Primetime Emmy Award Predictions: Comedy Category

Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner: Veep Potential Spoiler: Atlanta Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Winner: Donald Glover (Atlanta) Potential Spoiler: Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) Potential Spoiler: Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Winner: Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live) Potential … Continue reading 2017 Primetime Emmy Award Predictions: Comedy Category

2017 Primetime Emmy Award Predictions: Limited Series/TV Movie Category

Outstanding Limited Series Winner: Big Little Lies Potential Spoiler: Feud: Bette and Joan Outstanding TV Movie Winner: Black Mirror Potential Spoiler: The Wizard of Lies Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie  Winner: Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies) Potential Spoiler: Riz Ahmed (The Night Of) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie Winner: … Continue reading 2017 Primetime Emmy Award Predictions: Limited Series/TV Movie Category

2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions: Drama Category

Outstanding Drama Series Winner: The Handmaid's Tale Potential Spoiler: Stranger Things Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  Winner: Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) Potential Spoiler: Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Winner: Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) Potential Spoiler: Claire Foy (The Crown) Outstanding Supporting Actor in … Continue reading 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions: Drama Category