Ghoul: A Netflix Original Miniseries – “Out of the Smokeless Fire”

It's one thing calling your 18-part TV show an 18-hour movie, but can you imagine your actual movie becoming a Netflix miniseries during production? Well, Patrick Graham can because that's exactly what happened with his new show, Ghoul. In the past few years, Netflix has really committed to producing more and more non-English-language content in …

Sharp Objects Series Finale: Thoughts & Feelings On How The Series Ended

The Sharp Objects series finale has come and gone and certainly left us with a lot to think about. Before I get into the details of what was certainly a more fast-paced hour than we were previously accustomed to, I'll say this: I really enjoyed it. I thought the hour hit upon all the right notes, …

Mad Men Part 3: Breaking the Chains of Expectation

The second and third seasons of Mad Men illustrated in great detail how the characters in the series were confined by either their gender, sexual orientation, or place in the world. Their confinement dictated their position in their homes, their companies, and often, within themselves. Mad Men pulled audiences into the stifling 1960's, an era …

Better Call Saul S4E3: “Something Beautiful”

In “Something Beautiful” (written by Gordon Smith and directed by Daniel Sackheim—the duo that brought us the masterpiece that was “Chicanery”), there’s a lot of ugliness to be had. We see the bloody aftermath of Nacho being discovered, Jimmy getting his hands dirty, and cracks starting to form in Jimmy and Kim’s relationship. I knew …