20 Years  of 1999: Pt. 1
Jul 3rd '19

20 Years of 1999: Pt. 1

The year 1999 was only 20 years ago, but it seems so much longer. It seems so, so…..so last century. Sorry, couldn’t resist. Although, the changing of the century was a big part of 1999 as companies scrambled to update their computer software amid fears that the rollover of the clocks on December 31, 1999 […]

Healed: The Last Five Episodes of ‘Maniac’

Healed: The Last Five Episodes of ‘Maniac’

[Spoiler alert!] I know these warnings are annoying, but hey, don’t say I didn’t inform you. In a splitting headache that I like to call Maniac, I found myself embarking on the second chapter of the original journey I started a couple of weeks ago. I finally understand why previous episodes involved the main characters, […]

Killing the TV Star: HBO in the Age of Netflix

Killing the TV Star: HBO in the Age of Netflix

For 17 straight years, there was an indisputable “king of television.” For 17 consecutive years, there was one channel that was the go-to place for the highest quality, premiere TV programming. For 17 straight years, there was one channel that all other TV producers chased behind in imitation. That channel was HBO. Now, for the […]

Pilot Season and the Face of TV

Pilot Season and the Face of TV

One of the big things that’s been going on in Hollywood for the past couple months is pilot season; the period of time when studios sign talent and produce TV pilots they hope will be worthy of a full episode order in anticipation of when network executives and advertisers meet to talk money in May. […]

Film Directors Who Should Be Working on Television

Film Directors Who Should Be Working on Television

Apple recently secured the rights to distribute a new TV series that is executive produced by M. Night Shymalan. This will be Shyamalan’s second TV series, following his earlier project, Wayward Pines. I’m not surprised that Shyamalan is turning to TV again because working on Wayward Pines helped resurrect his career, alongside the film, The Visit. He’s far […]

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 […]

The Trump Films Are Coming, And We Might as Well Get Ready Now.

The Trump Films Are Coming, And We Might as Well Get Ready Now.

I am not rich, I am not White. I am younger than 40, I am from California, and I have a college degree. Basically, I am the inverse of the stereotypical supporter of President Donald Trump (except for being male). I’m also a film junkie who can recognize when real life is just a screenplay […]

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 […]