The Romanoffs Episode 1: “The Violet Hour”

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Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner begins with two back-to-back roundtables between Caemeron Crain and Lindsay Stamhuis. Contains spoilers for Episode 1 "The Violet Hour". LS: I can't speak for everyone but I didn't know what to expect walking into this. Until about three days ago, I didn't even …

The Leftovers: An Anniversary Celebration

On October 14 2011, 2% of the world's population---140 million people---disappeared in an event known as the "Sudden Departure". On October 14 2018, 25YL will become the place to debate, discuss, and deliberate the details of The Leftovers, the HBO television series that evolved from this singular, catastrophic event. Throughout the day, the 25YL Site Facebook …

Favorites: Top 10 Fictional Schools

Here at 25YLSite, we handle a lot of heavy lifting. Analysis, interpretation, deep discussion, introspective interviews… you name it, we’ve got it. “Favorites” takes a lighter approach to the material we normally cover. Each week, we will take you through a list of favorites – whether it’s moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever! …

Something’s Lost, But Something’s Gained: The Affair — Season 4 Episode 10

For the first time (I think -- at least I can't remember another episode like this) we get a three-part look at a few days in November, between Alison's chaotic funeral in Montauk and the tumultuous scene at Vik's hospital bedside in Los Angeles. It wasn't a typical episode in that regard, but also in …

Shovels, Sunset Boulevards, and Sharp Dressed Men: The Return Part 15

"You asked about this shovel," Nadine says to Ed in the opening scene of Part 15 of The Return. "Well, I'm shoveling myself out of the shit!" "Have you been watching that show of Jacoby's?" Ed drawls. Nadine's grin says it all. "You know I have," she replies, before "freeing" Ed to pursue Norma, as they …