After a long year-plus of nervously waiting for the second season of HBO’s True Detective, it finally premiered a little over two weeks ago. I say “nervously” because I think pretty much every fan was on edge about some of the casting choices. I mean, Colin Farrell? Taylor Kitsch? Rachel McAdams? Vince freaking Vaughn?! Continue reading
Good day, friends! Sorry for the lack of post yesterday—had a weekend away, and I got mixed up on some dates for a couple of very important upcoming reblogs, so, sadly, that left me with nada. Gonna make up for it by posting next Sunday, so look out! 😉 Continue reading
Slowly but surely, I am getting around to addressing these TV premieres. This was one that I was quite curious about and not just because the premise is interesting. For those who don’t already know, The Leftovers is adapted from a novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta—a novel that I actually read for a class in college once. In fact, we were reading it while Perrotta was in negotiations for making this HBO series, and I know that because my professor was in touch with him. Continue reading
And so it begins—the final season of True Blood, a staple of HBO since 2008. It’s a little weird to think of the network without its bloody, sexy vampire drama, but let’s be real—it is high time for this show to end. In fact, I’ve been thinking that for the past three seasons. The first three seasons were fun and interesting and unique. The last three seasons…not so much. Continue reading
Happy Friday, friends! I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been feeling a little lost now that many of my favorite TV shows are on hiatus. Wow—did that sound as pathetic to you as it did to me? Maybe “lost” is being melodramatic, but it is a little sad not to have those pick-me-ups to look forward to throughout the week. Continue reading
Like I was going to miss the opportunity to gush about the premiere of Game of Thrones. For a review of the first three seasons, feel free to look at this post I did awhile back. Otherwise, continue on to hear my thoughts on the first episode of HBO’s fourth season of the best fantasy drama around, Game of Thrones (and don’t worry—no spoilers).
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Over the last couple of months a few of us sat around watching TV together and collectively jizzing each week after the conclusion of that week’s episode of True Detective, the phenomenal HBO mini series that brought us the likes of Rust Cohle, The Yellow King and some of the greatest character acting I’ve EVER seen. Once it was all over, we reckoned it would be too time consuming and LONG to try and detail all eight episodes so we sent BRIAN out for a carton of smokes, two suitcases of LONE STAR beer, three bottles of Clan MacGregor Scotch Whisky and some potted meat. When he finally fucking got back, we drew up a fire, did some shots (body shots???…….maybe……) and did some writin’ about what we thought of the first season. THANK YOU to everyone who participated!!! I know that was a long commute for some of you!!!
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So I usually try to address TV premieres very soon after the original air date, but I’m a little late on this one…heck, it premiered a month ago; “late” is putting it politely. Basically, I hadn’t even heard about this show until I started seeing positive reviews for it, and now that I finally decided to check it out, here we are—four episodes in. Continue reading
It’s time to take Grown-Up Fantasy TV reviews to the circus! If I had to make a list of great TV shows cancelled prematurely, HBO’s Carnivàle would be in one of the top slots. Probably few people have even heard of this show, let alone remember anything about it. That’s understandable—it only lasted two seasons Continue reading
Back to Grown-Up Fantasy TV! This review will hone in on HBO’s fantasy/horror hit, True Blood. I thought it was only fitting to do a review for this show since the sixth season finale was just last Sunday. Yes, I did watch it. No, I won’t ruin anything for people who have it waiting on their DVRs. Spoilers ain’t my thang. Continue reading