Animation, Disney+, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Star Wars Visions (2021)

While it might be controversial to some, it seems like Star Wars as a property has felt somewhat stagnant for a few years. Even with the fun and sense of adventure brought forth by The Mandalorian, that show has recently fallen back on old characters…

Netflix, TIFF 2021, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Hellbound (TIFF 2021)

One person’s damnation is the whole public’s event of the season. Leave it to writer-director Yeon Sang-ho to mutate ordinary concepts into outlandish fun, most notably that 2016 mega-hit where a high-speed train to Busan becomes the perfect buffet line for zombies. Hellbound, however, is…

Animation, Disney+, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: What If – Episodes 1-2

With Loki’s recent destruction of the so-called Sacred Timeline, the table is set for the MCU to enter truly unchartered waters. All bets are off on where Phase Four could take us; deceased characters could come back in alternate forms, multiple versions of the same…

Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Kingdom – Ashin of the North (2021)

It’s not only the undead populating Kingdom’s Joseon who have a craving for blood and guts. For two seasons now, members of the Haewon Cho clan have proven themselves to be the scarier ghouls — also drawn to carnage, but never thoughtlessly or rampantly. Just…

Apple TV+, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 1 (2021)

Season 1 of Ted Lasso could not have come at a more perfect time because it has helped us through lockdowns and beyond, with many people re-watching it countless times, for Ted’s biscuits are the ultimate in comfort food. Season 2 has fairly swiftly followed,…

Disney+, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Loki Episodes 3-4 (2021)

After getting very worried that Loki had jumped the shark in Episode 3, it’s with great relief that I can report that Episode 4 brings it fully back on track and we can now excitedly look forward to seeing how things will wrap up in…

Disney+, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Loki Episodes 1-2 (2021)

As someone who went into the first two episodes of Loki completely cold (I had seen no teasers, trailers, clips or even any images really), I did not know what to expect. Of course, many of us guessed that we would be picking up Loki’s…

Apple TV+, Mystery, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Lisey’s Story (2021)

Apple TV’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story (debuting 4 June) is first and foremost an exploration of love and loss. It’s romantic and tender and at times even a little heart-aching. But King being King, of course, elements of supernatural horror and stalker thriller…

Animation, Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Yasuke (2021)

Over the past few years, Netflix has tried very hard to establish itself as a serious outlet for quality anime. Series like Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, and Aggretsuko have proven that the platform can publish and host acclaimed anime of multiple genres; while Yasuke does not…

Crime, Documentary, Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: The Sons of Sam (2021)

The Son of Sam murders in 1970s New York City are some of the most well-known, the most chilling, in all of true crime. When David Berkowitz was identified as the gunman responsible for the shootings that left seven people dead and several more seriously…

Comedy, Hulu, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Shrill Season 3 (2021)

Shrill felt like it was a groundbreaking show when its first season launched in March 2019, with the Fat Babe Pool Party in particular, causing a stir on social media. The talk surrounding season two was much more muted and there hasn’t been much hype…

Netflix, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Jupiter’s Legacy (2021)

It’s hard not to discuss some of the massively loved but equally uncouth comic book stories without Mark Millar being part of the conversation. An established presence in the industry, his favoured titles Kick-Ass and Kingsman struck a chord that rippled out to the movie…