‘Westworld’ Review – These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends

James Bingham reviews HBO's 'Westworld.'

I’m told that HBO is in trouble. Game of Thrones will be ending soon. Nobody liked Vinyl. What’s the network’s Next Big Thing? Does HBO even have a Next Big Thing, or are they just going to cede more of that sweet TV prestige to those jerks at AMC? Continue reading “‘Westworld’ Review – These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends”


True Detective Review – “Church in Ruins” – ADIDAS

Rachel McAdams infiltrates a Hollywood sex party in the latest episode of True Detective.

I know I’ve turned into a bit of a broken record saying this week after week, but this season’s murder mystery just hasn’t reeled me in at all. However, if any episode this season was going to get me into it, this would have been the one. Let me explain.
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True Detective Review – “Down Will Come” – Killshot

I don’t think I could go so far as to say that “Down Will Come” reminded why I love this show, but is certainly was a jolt of adrenaline in a season that doesn’t seem to have any problem taking its sweet ass time with everything. Continue reading “True Detective Review – “Down Will Come” – Killshot”

True Detective Review – “Maybe Tomorrow” – Just when I thought I was out…

Anthology shows are strange things, because no matter how good or bad a season is, there’s always the possibility that the next one is going to be an entirely different thing. Continue reading “True Detective Review – “Maybe Tomorrow” – Just when I thought I was out…”

True Detective Review – “Night Finds You” – Knocking on the devil’s door.

The investigation into Ben Caspere's murder begins on True Detective.

Guys, this show is dark. I don’t know if you knew that. I mean, I’d like to think it’s not the case, but I imagine that people in this world can’t go to the bathroom without ominous, industrial drums clang-clanging in the background. Continue reading “True Detective Review – “Night Finds You” – Knocking on the devil’s door.”

True Detective Review – “The Western Book of the Dead” – Send in the clowns.

Colin Farrell stars as Ray Velcoro in the second season of HBO's True Detective.

Ten minutes into True Detective’s season premiere, Colin Farrell says, “I welcome judgement.” Well, he better, because audiences are still high on Woody Harrelson’s and Matthew McConaughey’s performance from last season. And if season two doesn’t live up to that in every single way, and even go a teensy bit above and beyond, the masses will be waiting in line to dump all over it. Don’t mess with them. They’re serious. Continue reading “True Detective Review – “The Western Book of the Dead” – Send in the clowns.”

Thoughts on Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones Thoughts. Game of Thoughts. Nailed it.

Jon Snow from

Any Game of Thrones fan knows that George R.R. Martin is in it for the long haul. He could come out tomorrow and announce that instead of seven books, he’s decided to write ten, and there would be the typical online wailing and gnashing of teeth, and then we’d all get used to it. We’d get used to it because we are used to this story continuing. A Game of Thrones came out in 1996. Can you believe that? Almost 20 years ago. Waiting for the next book, for the next season, is just what we do. It’s a part of life.  Continue reading “Thoughts on Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones Thoughts. Game of Thoughts. Nailed it.”

HBO Teases The Leftovers Season 2

HBO has released a teaser trailer for the second season of The Leftovers.

There’s such a glut of good TV out there right now that it can be easy to forget that some shows even exist. Such is the case with HBO’s The Leftovers. Well, yesterday, the network released a teaser for the show’s upcoming second season. Just to remind you that, come October, your world is about to get a whole lot more depressing.  Continue reading “HBO Teases The Leftovers Season 2”

The Sansa Stark Rape Controversy Non-troversy

Sansa Stark's rape outraged fans in this latest season of Game of Thrones.

There’s been a lot of talk about the rape scene from last week’s episode of Game of Thrones. And rightfully so. It’s pretty brutal. And it’s another in a long string of misfortunes to befall Sansa Stark. However, after listening to a lot of the criticism that’s been leveled against it, I have to say I’m a little confused. A lot of people are acting as if this was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back, and that the show had reached some point of no return, with even Senator Clair McCaskill weighing in on the discussion. Continue reading “The Sansa Stark Rape Controversy Non-troversy”