TV Video Games and the Future of Storytelling

TV Video Games and the Future of Storytelling

A few days ago, I finally sat through the trailer for the film Rampage when it popped up before a video I was trying to watch on YouTube. I liked the video game Rampage when I was younger, I still like Dwayne Johnson, and the trailer makes the film look like a fun spectacle. However, I’m not […]

Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch

Between tarot readings, astrology, and emoji spells, it’s undeniable that witchcraft is in. The #witch hashtag has over 5,250,000 hits on Instagram; Minneapolis has been dubbed a “witch district” of storefronts; and celebrities like Lana Del Ray took part in and encouraged a mass hexing of President Trump via NME. Now, she has confirmed it in […]

The Diversity of Drunk History

The Diversity of Drunk History

Comedy Central’s Drunk History just finished its winter season. Though it won’t return until June 19th, now is the perfect time to catch up on what might be one of television’s most educational and inclusive shows. Drunk History began with a drunken conversation about, well, history. Waters’ friend, Jake Johnson (of New Girl fame), stumbled […]

Fox’s Gamechanger: Cutting Commercials

Fox’s Gamechanger: Cutting Commercials

Joe Marchese, head of ad sales for Fox Networks Group, is looking to shake up the television world: by 2020, he plans to reduce commercial times to a minuscule two minutes an hour. At a recent industry event in Los Angeles, Marchese announced the move, which could dramatically change today’s television landscape. The relationship between […]

The Return of Legion, TV’s Strangest Show

The Return of Legion, TV’s Strangest Show

Noah Hawley’s Legion is unlike anything else on television. Filled with mutants, musical numbers, and mindfucks, the series follows David Haller (Dan Stevens), who’s either the most powerful psychic on the planet or completely insane (possibly both). The show runs “parallel” to Fox’s X-Men properties, but you’d never know it outside of a handful of sly references. There’s no […]

The Content Arms Race and The slow bleed that is Peak TV

The Content Arms Race and The slow bleed that is Peak TV

Remember when there were just seven network channels? If you were lucky, you had a friend that had cable, giving you access to Nickelodeon and Bonanza reruns. Fast forward twenty years, and now you would have big-budget, polished TV series being churned out at a historical pace. HBO is taunting viewers with teasers for the […]

Black Mirror: The Twilight Zone successor

Black Mirror: The Twilight Zone successor

The beauty of cinema, the true beauty, is it’s undeniable ability to make audience members feel. It’s talent to extract those who dare to put themselves before it for however long (2 minutes, 20 minutes, or even 3 hours), and place them in a comatose state of awe. This is what makes this art so […]